La KFPE è il punto d’informazione centrale per la ricerca globale in Svizzera. S’impegna per una collaborazione di ricerca efficiente ed efficace su un piano di parità con paesi in via di sviluppo e in fase di transizione. Così contribuisce allo sviluppo duraturo e alla soluzione di problemi locali e globali.di più

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What does it mean? Exploring terms and methodologies

“Decolonialization” is a widespread term that is used in a variety of contexts. The aim of this page is to present a number of resources that provide background information on what is meant by decolonization in the context of research and academic exchange, as well as related concepts such as postcolonialism.

During the conference on May 5th we asked the participants what they associate with the term decolonizing. Their associations are synthesized in the following word cloud.

Associations with Decolonizing
Associations with DecolonizingImmagine: KFPE Conference 2023

List of Publications on Decolonizing Research Partnerships

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An Introduction

Decolonizing (N-S/Swiss) Research Collaboration: Efforts, Challenges, and Effects

More in Detail

The two videos below were produced within the project Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict, a collaborative network of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) Freiburg, the Center for Conflict Studies at the Philipps University Marburg, the University of Bayreuth & the University of Erfurt.

Confronting hierarchies through research and practice: in dialogue with Prof. Emery Mudinga
On Coloniality, Hierarchies, Feminism, Empires & Peace: In dialogue with Prof. Madina Tlostanova

More videos:

SRF | Sternstunde Philosophie | Wie der Kolonialismus die Welt bis heute prägt
Decolonising Methods and Methodologies - Dr Linda Tuhiwai Smith