6 Research Fellows (3 years)
in the research group "Overlapping Spheres of Authority and Interface Conflicts in the Global Order" (OSAIC)
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. across two or more international spheres of authority) and vertical interface conflicts
across spheres of authority on different levels (e.g. international and national spheres of authority).
Under which conditions become such conflicts manifest? What are the responses to conflicting rules originating
from 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
(Hamburg), Hertie School of Governance
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
, University of Potsdam
, and WZB Berlin Social Science Center
The different calls will be announced soon on the webpage for current job advertisements of the different
institutions as well as on the project website
and will outline further details and expectations for the individual Postdoctoral and PhD projects.
||Management of Interface Conflicts in African Security Governance
||Anna Geis, Professor of International Security and Conflict Studies, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität
||1 Postdoctoral Researcher and 1 Doctoral Researcher (f/m)
||Responding to Norm Collisions: Procedural Norms and Interface Management in Fragmented Areas of Transnational Politics
||Anna Holzscheiter, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Freie Universität Berlin/WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Andrea Liese, Professor for International Organizations, University of Potsdam
||1 Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m)
||Evolving Internet Interfaces: Content Control and Privacy Protection
||Markus Jachtenfuchs, Professor of European and Global Governance, Hertie School of Governance
||2 Doctoral Researchers (f/m)
||Responses to Interface Conflicts: How Spheres of Authority Handle Conflicting Rules
||Michael Zürn, Director of the Research Unit "Global Governance", WZB Berlin Social Science Center/Professor of International Relations, Freie Universität Berlin
Benjamin Faude, Research Fellow in the Research Unit "Global Governance", WZB Berlin Social Science Center
|Position:||1 Doctoral Researcher (f/m)
We invite applicants to apply to more than one project. Make sure that the criteria specified in the individual
calls are met. These may vary depending on local requirements and admission procedures. Applications must be sent
according to the procedures and requirements set out in the individual calls.
The tentative application deadline is 6 March 2017.
The starting date for all positions is 1 June 2017.
For information regarding the salary of the Postdoctoral Researcher and Doctoral Researcher positions, please consult the local call for applications.
Please visit the project website
) for further information.
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