Veranstaltungen

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Conflicts in Space – Spatial Conflicts. Current Research Perspectives

10. Oktober – 11. Oktober

For a long time, the globalization of economics, politics, and other social fields was seen as an unstoppable development. In recent years, however, the global geopolitical landscape has witnessed a resurgence of spatial conflicts, particularly over issues of borders, national territories, and sovereignty. The emergence of new spatial conflicts, not only in Europe but around the world, signifies the ongoing refiguration of power and agency, often converging at the intersection of culture, politics, and economics. Among the most far-reaching challenges are the conflict between authoritarian and liberal scripts, between globalizing and de-globalizing economic tendencies, between integration and demarcational cleavages in global social structures and mobilities, or between cosmopolitan and geopolitical strategies. These conflicts of space reflect the incessant interplay between human aspirations and geographical limits.

This conference therefore brings together researchers from different contexts, disciplines and theoretical orientations to advance our understanding of conflict in and about space. We look at conflict at all scales (from interactions to states) and in the most diverse spatial settings (city, region) and figurations (territories, networks, places, and trajectories) in order to address the still unresolved research gap of whether and how we can understand current social conflicts as a phenomenon that is driven by spatiality of the social. In doing so, we draw on the notion of refiguration, which challenges both the globalization thesis and the recently resurgent notions of de-globalization. While emphasizing the empirical analysis of conflicts in space, the conference seeks to identify general principles of the spatial dynamics of social conflicts.

Zur Übersicht

Conflicts in Space – Spatial Conflicts. Current Research Perspectives

10. Oktober – 11. Oktober

Programm

Confirmed keynote speakers include Prof. Arjun Appadurai (New York University), Prof. Teresa Koloma Beck (Helmut-Schmidt Universität) and Prof. Atsuro Morita (Osaka University).

Panels will address:

 

  • Spatial Conflicts and Physical Violence
  • Social Conflicts
  • Ecological Conflicts,
  • Politics and Economy,
  • Culture, Language and Religion,
  • Migration and Circulation