Wilfried Zoungrana

I completed in September 2012 my M.A. in Public Policy on comparative cluster management at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy in Erfurt (Germany). Since then I am reading for my Ph.D on postcolonial theory in international relations theory using terrorism as a case study. The current working title is: Postcolonial Theory in Question: Epistemology, International Relations and September 11.The work tries to understand the epistemological underpinnings of terrorism and counter-terrorism discourses using a critical-rationalist framework. The work is supervised by Prof. Hoffmann.

Dates of Visit: 12/05/2014 - 4/07/2014

Email: wilfried.zoungrana@uni-erfurt.de| 

Project Title:

Postcolonial Theory in Question: Epistemology, International Relations and September 11.

Project Description:

The objective of my project is to appraise peripheral theories in International Relations (IR) using the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes (MRSP) of Imre Lakatos. I advocate an appraisal of postcolonial theory which does not build on the French Theory of Derrida, Foucault, Baudrillard, or Lyotard but which looks at the critical tradition of Lakatos to develop new insights. The current working title is: Postcolonial Theory in Question: Epistemology, International Relations and September 11. The work tries to understand the epistemological underpinnings of terrorism and counter-terrorism discourses using a critical-rationalist framework. The work is supervised by Prof. Hoffmann.

My stay at the CPNSS is financed by a stipend from the Centre for Political Practices and Orders (C2PO) of the University of Erfurt.

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