Postcolonial Hierarchies


Hönke, J., Cezne, E. & Yang, Y. M. (2024). Africa’s Global Infrastructures: South-South Transformations in Practice. Hurst Publishers.  
Tripathi, S. & Richter, S. (2024). Transient States and Timeless Ties: (In)Formality, Power Networks, and the EU Mission in Kosovo. International Studies Quarterly, 68(2), 1-14.

Durdiyeva, S. (2024). Towards Decolonial Agenda for Transitional Justice: „The Old is Dying and the New Cannot Be Born.“ In Thamil Ventham Ananthavinayagan and Amritha Vishwanath Shenoy (eds.), The Wretched of the Global South: Critical Approaches to International Human Rights Law. Springer Singapore. 

McCullough A. & Sandor, A. (2023). Briefing: How a Mutiny Became A(nother) Coup: The Politics of Counterinsurgency and International Military Partnerships in Niger. African Affairs, 122(489),  587-601.

Ketzmerick, M. (2023). The Anglophone crisis in Cameroon: local conflict, global competition, and transnational rebel governance. Small Wars & Insurgencies, 34(1), 247-278.

Ndlovu-Gatsheni, Sabelo J. (2023). Intellectual imperialism and decolonisation in African Studies. Third World Quarterly. 

Glasman, J. (2023). Petit manuel d’autodéfense à l’usage des volontaires. Les humanités humanitaires. Les Belles Letres, Paris.

Sydiq, T. (2023). Competing to Govern: Opportunities and Regime Responsiveness to Civilian Protests During the Taliban Insurgency in Afghanistan. In Rebel Governance in the Middle East (pp. 319-345). Singapore: Springer Nature Singapore.

Sydiq, T. (2023). Exploring transterranean activism as a research site beyond local protest sites. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 0(0), 1-17.

Stuchtey, B. (2023). Postkoloniales Denken. Aufarbeitung der Geschichte und Konfrontation mit der Gegenwart. Die Politische Meinung, 68(579), 84-88.

Jenss, A. (2023). Selective security in the war on drugs: The coloniality of state power in Colombia and Mexico. Transforming capitalism. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Durdiyeva, S. (2023). The Role of Civil Society in Transitional Justice Processes: The Case of Russia. Routledge Transitional Justice Series.

Sydiq, T. (2023). Entgrenzung von Gewalt in autoritärer Herrschaft. Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 36(2), 269-282.

Rodríguez, F., & Bazán Seminario, C. (2023). Authoritarian practices between ‚para-coloniality‘ and ‚cheap security‘: when Chinese state capital meets neoliberal copper mining (and protests) in Las Bambas, Peru. Globalizations , 1-19.

Jenss, A. (2023). Everyday scalar politics: navigating insecurity in the competitive city. Urban Geography, 1-21.

Durdiyeva, S. (2022). Children of the Gulag, Long Road to Justice: The Challenges and Limitations of Reparations in Russia. International Journal of Transitional Justice16 (3), 380-395.

Basli, P. Buckley-Zistel, S., & Koloma Beck, T. (2022). On remembering, unlearning, and creating new stories: An interview with Priya Basil conducted by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Teresa Koloma Beck. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, 11(2).

Ketzmerick, M., & Sydiq, T. (2022). Europa dezentralisieren als Strategie – Was bedeutet „nicht-westlich“ in der und für die Friedens- und Konfliktforschung? Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung 11(2).

Glasman, J. (2022). Universale Normen fallen nicht vom Himmel. Zeitschrift für Friedens-und Konfliktforschung, 11(2).

Buckley-Zistel, S., & Koloma Beck, T. (2022).Dekolonisiert Euch! Kritische Betrachtungen der Friedens- und Konfliktforschung. Zeitschrift für Friedens- und Konfliktforschung,  11(2).

Guarneros, V. & Jenss, A. (2022). Transformed Security Practices: Informalization in the Production of Hegemony and Place, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 46(4), 614-630. 


Bazán Seminario, C.; Rodríguez, F., Minería china, para-colonialidad y autoritarismo: el caso Las Bambas, Perú. 19 October 2023. DPLf Fundación para el Debido Proceso.

Rodríguez, F., Bazán Seminario, C. (2023): Späte Nutznießer des Kolonialismus. Chinesische Staats­unternehmen als para­koloniale Akteure in Peru. iz3w 398, 16-17.

Rodríguez, F.; Wetterich, C., „Dekolonisierung der Hochschule. Im Spannungsfeld von Wissensproduktion und Wissensvermittlung“. 18 Juni 2023. Forum Wissenschaft 2/2023.

Durdiyeva, S., “Not in Our Name:” Why Russia is Not a Decolonial Ally or the Dark Side of Civilizational Communism and Imperialism. 29 May 2023. John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Review of International Affairs decolonial-ally-or-the-dark-side-of-civilizational-communism-and-imperialism/

Durdiyeva, S., April 2023 Blog: ‘The Virus of Truth’ – Protests and Documentation as an Impetus for Transitional Justice in Belarus. Oxford Belarus Observatory. protests-and-documentation-as-an-impetus-for-transitional

García Pinzón, V.; Salguero, J., Myths and hard Truths in the Latin American Security Landscape. (Part I) Bukele’s State of Emergency in El Salvador. 27 February 2024. UVRN Urban Violence Research Network.  

Sydiq, T. A Fork In The Road For Khamenei. 10 February 2023. Zenith.

Glasman, J. White Saviourism is a Colonial Legacy. But White Indifference is the Larger One. The Humanitarian Blog. White Saviourism is a Colonial Legacy. But White Indifference is the Larger One. – Joël Glasman (

Sydiq, T. Aufbegehren ist ansteckend. 24 January 2023. welt-sichten.

Durdiyeva S. Transitional Justice. A Call for Decolonisation. 10 January 2023. FriEnt. protests-and-documentation-as-an-impetus-for-transitional

Ghoutschi, S. K., Salehi, M., Sydiq, T. Für die Protestbewegung im Iran bedeutet Stabilität ein Leben in Unfreiheit. 28 December 2022. Frankfurter Rundschau. iran-proteste-politik-des-westens-keine-angst-vor-freiheitskaempfen-91997686.html

Sydiq, T. 20 October 2022. Nicht erst seit heute revolutionär. IPG Journal.

Sydiq, T. 4 October 2022. Das Pendel schwingt weiter. W+F Blog.

Sydiq, T. 28 June 2022. Warum Irans Führung die Hände gebunden sind. Zenith.



The Policy Paper Series (PPS) serves to create and disseminate policy and practice-oriented knowledge created within the network ‚Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict‘. The series addresses a broader audience of political actors including decision-makers and practitioners from international and grassroot organizations as well activist, journalistic, and think-tank networks. The series is particularly interested in showcasing collaborative research between scholars from the Global South and Global North. Policy Papers emphasize issues of positionality and reflexivity pertaining to the power asymmetries in which peace and conflict knowledge itself is embedded.

Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Selbi Durdiyeva are guest editing a Special Issue entitled ‚Decolonizing Theory and Practice of Transitional Justice‘ that will be published by Peacebuilding Journal (Taylor and Francis Online). The Special Issue brings together contributions that through various case studies and theoretical perspectives examine how transitional justice as a field engaged with decolonisation and what would decolonising the practice and theory of transitional justice mean.