Research Fields

Fields of Research

Principal research fields at the Centre for Atlantic and Global Studies are:

1) Coping strategies and conflict settlement in Atlantic societies
Phenomena related to violence, peace processes, global human rights, interculturality and legal pluralism, religion and ethnicity as political resources.

2) Sustainability in a national and international context
Natural resources, climate change and climate induced migration, global handling of environmental phenomena.

3) Dealing with the colonial past and the colonial heritage
Culture of memory and colonial past, provenance and restitution research, (post)colonial crisis phenomena and conflict dynamics, racism.

4) Mediality and interculturality
Knowledge production and organization, identity construction and its cultural representations, political participation.

5) Challenges posed by long-term social changes in the Atlantic sphere
Demographic change, migration and mobility processes, the asymmetrical world economy, social inequality and labour relations.