Mind the Gap! Political Ethnography & Translations of Western Concepts in non-Western Contexts

  • Tobias Berger
Part of the Trans- und interkulturelle Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte book series (TIPTI)


In recent years, the methodological nationalisms underlying much of contemporary political theory have been increasingly criticised, both for their state-centrism and their primary focus on politics in OECD countries (Kerner 2010: 40). This critique has coincided with two further developments within the discipline: firstly, the increasing efforts to bring political theory beyond the nation-state by focussing on questions of global justice, and, secondly, the aspiration to ground normative political theory in existing social practices rather than in metaphysical presuppositions.


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  • Tobias Berger
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  1. 1.BerlinDeutschland

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