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Kate Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" Fellowship Announcement
October 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018, Bonn
The Kate Hamburger Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" (http://www.recht-als-kultur.de) invites academics of excellent standing to apply for a fellowship or junior fellowship, for the research period from October 1, 2016, to March 31, 2018 with a maximum term of 12 months, on the research topic: Law and politics.
OVERVIEW: While the first research period of the Center (2010-2016) approached the topic of law as a cultural phenomenon in a systematic and comparative way, in the second phase of research the relation of law to other cultural spheres of modernity will be put on the agenda. Large parts of classical social theory consider the principle of functional differentiation the hallmark of modern societies. In contrast, a non-functionalist analysis of social differentiation, based on the comparison of cultures, becomes vital in order to illuminate the variable relation of social spheres and fields of action in different contexts. This aim of observing the complex of law and politics demands in-depth studies on regionally specific constellations, e.g. by way of a cultural sociology of the state. Moreover, general analyses of the effects of transnational and global constitutionalism on the one hand and the denial of rights and the powerlessness of law on the other must be taken into account as well. All submitted research proposals should follow one of the three transversal schemes of the Center, namely, first, "cultures of differentiation" along with the program's overall basis in a comparative approach towards various legal cultures, second, "human rights and autonomy" and, third, "emotive foundations of the law and the binding force of law".
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: The Kate Hamburger Centre for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" offers a creative place of study for various disciplines in the cultural and legal sciences. Academics of excellent standing may apply by 15 July 2016 with inclusion of their resume, project description (5-10 pages) and selected publications by mail or email (firstname.lastname@example.org):
Dr. phil. Stefan Finger
Managing Director of the Kate Hamburger Kolleg "Recht als Kultur" Internationales Kolleg für Geisteswissenschaftliche Forschung Center for Advanced Study in the Humanities "Law as Culture" Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1-3 53227 Bonn