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Sassan Gholiagha

Sassan Gholiagha
European New School of Digital Studies

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Introduction
I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the European New School of Digital Studies where I work on a project on AI and arguments in political science and political debates. My research focuses on dynamic norm relations, global security and international organisations. I have worked on topics such as the R2P, drones, the ICC, drug control, and human trafficking.
Additional affiliations
July 2017 - present
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2017 - June 2017
University of Hamburg
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
September 2008 - September 2009
Coventry University
Field of study
  • Diplomacy, Law, and Global Change
October 2006 - December 2008
Universität Osnabrück
Field of study
  • Democratic Governance and Civil Society
October 2003 - October 2006
Universität Osnabrück
Field of study
  • Social Sciences

Publications

Publications (11)
Book
This book observes a growing humanisation of global politics relating to the appearance of individual human beings in discourses of global politics. It identifies a mismatch concerning International Relations theory and International Law and the study of the humanisation of global politics. To overcome this mismatch, Sassan Gholiagha proposes a nov...
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To date, there has been little research on how advocacy coalitions influence the dynamic relationships between norms. Addressing norm collisions as a particular type of norm dynamics, we ask if and how advocacy coalitions and the constellations between them bring such norm collisions to the fore. Norm collisions surface in situations in which actor...
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Constructivist norm research is a lively and growing research programme in the field of international relations. Unsurprisingly, its increasing differentiation over the last three decades has raised questions about the ability to communicate across different academic camps. This edited volume enables dialogue by identifying commonalities and differ...
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This paper puts forward a constructivist-interpretivist approach to interface conflicts that emphasizes how international actors articulate and problematize norm collisions in discursive and social interactions. Our approach is decidedly agency-oriented and follows the Special Issue's interest in how interface conflicts play out at the micro-level....
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A critique and response to Peter Sloterdijk's article Pseudonymous Politics: Regarding Implicit and Explicit Misconceptions of Democracy’ Link to full text: http://perspectives.iir.cz/download/online-first-forum-peter-sloterdijks-pseudonymous-politics/
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The 2005 World Summit led to the unanimous declaration that all states have a responsibility to protect (R2P) their own population from genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanities, and ethnic cleansing. Furthermore, it was agreed that, should a state manifestly fail, the international community would take over this responsibility. Despite this...
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Within the literature on warfare and drones two observations are currently made. The first is that war is becoming individualized and personalized; the second that warfare is more and more dehumanized. This juxtaposition of individualization and dehumanization within the literature is the departure point of this article. The article engages with th...
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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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A review essay reviewing the following books Alex J Bellamy, Global Politics and The Responsibility to Protect: From Words to Deeds, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2011. Aidan Hehir, The Responsibility to Protect: Rhetoric, Reality and the Future of Humanitarian Intervention, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Anne Orford, International A...

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Projects (5)
Project
The SKILL project is a cooperation of the European New School of Digital Studies (ENS) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (ZLL) of the European University Viadrina as well as the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. Together, the research team aims at developing an AI social science lab for for inquiry-based learning (SKILL). Students will be involved in the process of building and applying AI-based technologies. These technologies will be able to recognize, analyze, and visualize the structure of argumentation in scholarly articles and political arenas, providing students with insights for their own university work. Supported by novel argument analysis technology, students will enhance their knowledge on how to argue like professionals in the field, gain systematic knowledge about the state of a debate, and will develop a deeper basic understanding of the benefits and limitations of AI technologies. SKILL is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under funding reference No 16DHBKI082 and the Brandenburg Ministry of Science, Research and Cultural Affairs (MWFK).
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The research project asks when a norm collision becomes manifest in transnational politics and how a variety of actors (state; non-state; international organizations) respond to such a collision. The research project analyzes norm collisions in six policy issues in the field of human security: trafficking in persons, genetically modified organisms, drug control, organ trafficking, refugee protection, and child labor.
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The research group, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), focuses on the rise of interface conflicts within and across overlapping spheres of authority. The increased institutional production of norms in the international realm leads to both horizontal interface conflicts at the same level of governance (e.g. between international institutions) and vertical interface conflicts across different levels (e.g. between international and national authorities). Under which conditions become such conflicts manifest? What are the responses to conflicting norms and rules within and across overlapping spheres of authority? If responses are justified with reference to normative principles, what are these principles and how are they operationalized concretely? What consequences do the different ways of responding to interface conflicts have for the global order as a whole? With these questions, the research group moves beyond the study of issue-area specific international institutions or organizations, and targets the question of the international order understood as a system of overlapping and interacting spheres of authority. The interdisciplinary research group consists of thematic sub-projects in the fields of international relations and (international) law from Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (Hamburg), Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Potsdam, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.