This project uses a “conceptual laboratory” to take a critical theoretical approach we call “reversing the gaze” – i.e. deploying concepts developed in the Global South to the North. It tests the analytic purchase of three mid-level concepts – “re-tribalisation”, “political society” and “the cunning state” – on political crisis phenomena in Europe against the background of a careful inquiry into the methodological scope of comparison.
- Interview with Elísio Macamo and Ralph Weber on the project “Reversing the Gaze”The Grants Office of the University of Basel interviewed two of our principal investigators.
- 4 QUESTIONS TO… Elísio Macamo”I am committed to the old-fashioned view that there is only one science”
- Research Colloquium, Spring Semester 2021: “Comparison and Beyond”The focus of this semester is on methodological and conceptual issues concerning comparison.