Jan Wilkens

Jan Wilkens
University of Hamburg | UHH · Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS)

Doctor of Philosophy

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October 2013 - present
University of Hamburg
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • The Seminars I thought included International Relations Theory and the Politics of the Middle East, Contentious Politics and International Relations, Postcolonialism in International Relations
December 2012 - April 2015
University of Hamburg
Position
  • Project Manager
Description
  • Coordinator of the research project Constitutionalism Unbound: The Contested Narrative of (Global) Constitutionalisation (Leading scientist Prof. Antje Wiener, PhD FAcSS), at the University of Hamburg.
Education
September 2011 - September 2012
SOAS, University of London
Field of study
  • Middle East Politics

Publications

Publications (12)
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Some of the main genealogies within postcolonial scholarship are discussed, with a focus on key thinkers, such as Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Aníbal Quijano, and Walter Mignolo. Key concepts, such as colonial discourse theory, development, and subaltern studies are presented. The discussion of postcolonial thought is embedded in a ref...
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This article addresses the broader question of the special issue by reflecting on the coloniality of knowledge production in a context of global climate governance. We highlight key dynamics in which knowledge shapes climate policies and propose a decolonial approach at the nexus of academic knowledge production and policy formation by accounting f...
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Concepts have not attracted their deserved attention so far, despite central contributions highlighting the constitutive role of language in IR. Concepts have to be placed in the context of how we understand reality: questions about meaning, boundaries, practices, discourses and other signifiers of social reality cannot be answered without the reco...
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Während Klimaforschung lange als rein naturwissenschaftliches Unterfangen galt, wird sie zunehmend auch in den Sozialwissenschaften betrieben. Die Popularisierung in und außerhalb der Wissenschaft hat dabei nicht nur zu neuen Problembezügen geführt, sondern auch eine wachsende Unübersichtlichkeit produziert: Es ist ein Bedarf entstanden, disziplinä...
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The working paper examines the UN climate conference (COP26) organised in Glasgow in November 2021 as a transnational mega-event, which constituted not only an important moment in international climate talks, but also a temporary convergence point for a multitude of actors and an arena for conflicts and contestation over framing within a broader gl...
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“European Crisis in Global Perspective – Local Changes and Global Developments
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Contentious politics’ long history in the countries of West Asia and North Africa (WANA) recently took a new form with the events famously labelled “Arab Spring”. These contentions have shaped the politics of respective countries in various ways within their national settings. However, what is the meaning of these processes for international politi...
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Vor vier Jahren begann in Syrien der Aufstand gegen das Assad-Regime. Die Diskussionen darüber be- schränken sich hierzulande häufig auf den Krieg gegen den Terror und die Rolle von IS-AktivistInnen aus Europa und den USA. Wie im Irak verliert die internationale Politik daher auch die Situation vieler SyrerInnen vor Ort aus den Augen. So haben domi...
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Die Forderung nach »kritischer« Normenforschung in den IB durch Engelkamp etal. und Deitelhoff/Zimmermann aufgreifend, plädieren wir dafür, mithilfe eines kri-tisch-konstruktivistischen Forschungsprogramms über eine poststrukturalistischePerspektive hinauszugehen, die lediglich hegemoniale Strukturen hinterfragt. Nor-menforschung muss »kritisch« bl...

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Global Constitutionalism - Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law (website of the journal) seeks to promote a deeper understanding on the foundations, limitations and principles of political order and their dynamics over time on a global scale. The journal is interested in work that refers to constitutionalism as a template for empirical, conceptual or normative research on past, present and future political and legal practices, within and beyond the state. Constitutionalism is understood here not as the study of a legal document, but as a reference frame for interdisciplinary research with a particular focus. Constitutionalism in a wide sense is associated with the study of the constitutive elements of legal and political practice that are central for the assessment of its legality or legitimacy. Constitutionalism does not presuppose the existence of a written constitution. It merely presupposes the interplay between social and institutional practices in which claims to legality and, therefore, legitimate authority, and democracy are central. Constitutionalism analyses the role of fundamental norms, the type of actors, and the institutions and procedures through which legal and political decisions are made. In a more narrow modern sense constitutionalism focuses on the basic ideas relating to justice (such as human rights), procedural fairness and participation (e.g. democracy) and the rule of law as they relate to institutional practices and policies in and beyond the state. An overview of existing literature on the topic is available from the Oxford Bibliographies Online in the "Global Constitutionalism" article by Antje Wiener (Full text PDF).