Alumni Senior Fellow

Dr phil. habil. Otto Kallscheuer

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Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
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47059 Duisburg
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)203 29861-100
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E-mail: kallscheuer@spam protectgcr21.uni-due.de

Fellowship

Dr. habil. Otto Kallscheuer joined the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Senior Fellow. He conducted his research in Research Unit 2 “Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural Cooperation” from April 2015 to March 2016.

Research Project at the Centre

New Regionalism? Models of Regional Integration within the Changing Geopolitical Patterns of the 21st Century

The field of regional studies or ‘regionalism’ in political science and cultural studies has never been occupied by just one clear-cut, unequivocal discipline or approach. It was the last century (the end of the colonial empires, the end of the Cold War) that has brought major geopolitical shifts and normative demands on the agenda of any debate about ‘regional’ integration, governance and/or stabilization.

  • Optimistic previsions about a liberal New World Order after the end of the Cold War had been strikingly falsified;
  • Hopes that had been invested in the EU as regional ‘role model’ for a postnational World Order have been severely frustrated since by the return of traditional fault-lines of conflict in some of Europe’s neighboring regions (Ucraine, Syria, Libya);
  • Major institutional and political difficulties of the EU as a multi-layered supranational Union to cope with these conflicts and to react to shifting balances of power ´have become manifest.
  • Forms of regional cooperation based on Religion or Culture (Christian-Orthodox, Islamic, Confucian) ar not to be excluded from the debate, but they did not yet present workable results – or they look too familiar: too much alike to older Hegemonial politics in new clothes.

A new multipolar structure of stability and development has not arrived in International politics; so any model of political Regional Integration will have to face an open and shifting field of identities and Interests. It is against this state of the debate that I propose to undertake a critical relecture of Regionalism, distinguishing different patterns of transnational conflict-solution, cooperation, integration according to their regional and (post)imperial (pre)history.

I am looking for a theoretically ordered range of possible regional scales and modes of transnational cooperation, from the Empire to various transnational ‘Gestalten’ of regional integration.

Research Interests

  • New Regionalism
  • Political Philosophy of Early Modernity
  • Religion and Globalization

Current Projects

  • World Religions, World Market, World Politics. About the New Role of the Religious in World Politics (Working Title)
  • Urbi et orbi 2.0. The Role of the Vatican in a Changing International System

Vita

2014 Centre for Advanced Study 'Law as Culture', University of Bonn, Germany
Research Fellow
2012-2015 Universityof Sassari, Italy
Department of Political Philosophy
Visiting Professor
2012-2013 Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Dynamics in the History of Religion’, University of Bochum, Germany
Research Fellow
Summer 2011 Center for Advanced Study 'Law as Culture', University of Bonn, Germany
Fellow
Winter 2009/10 University of Münster, Germany
Cluster of Excellence Religion and Politics
Fellow
2009-2010 University of Basel, Switzerland
Collegium Helveticum Zürich
Center for Religion Economy and Politics (ZRWP)
Fellow
Fall 2004 University of Bremen, Germany
Special Research Area Statehood in Transformation
Visiting Scholar (Expert on Catholic Social Thought)
Since 2000 Universities of Rome, Sassari, Lucerne, Berlin, Bremen
Various Research Fellowships and Visiting Professorships
1999-2000 Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany
Faculty of Political Sciences
Professor
1997 Justus Liebig University Gießen, Germany
Faculty of Political Sciences
Habilitation
1994-1995 Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Visiting Fellow
1993-1994 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
School of Political Science
Member
1987-1991 Rotbuch Verlag, Berlin
Editor
1986-1987 Istituto Universitario Oriental, Naples, Italy
Visiting Professor
1984 Goethe University, Frankfurt
Faculty of Philosophy
PhD

Selected Publications

Kallscheuer, Otto (forthcoming): Religious Field and Geographical Space. Paradoxes of Religious Globalization, in: Werner Gebhart (ed.): Globalität im Reflexionsraum der Käte Hamburger Kollegs.

Kallscheuer, Otto (forthcoming): Risiken normativer Kommunikation in der Globalisierung - Prolegomena für eine interkulturelle Diskussion, in: Jan Christoph Suntrup / Werner Gephart (eds.): Rechtsanalyse als Kulturforschung II, Frankfurt / M. V. Klostermann.

Kallscheuer, Otto (forthcoming): Girard and Religion in the Age of Secularism, in: Wolfgang Palaver / Richard Schenk (eds.), René Girard and World Religions, East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan University Press.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2014): Politik ohne Gott? Eine Fortschrittsutopie von gestern, in: Stefana Sabin / Helmut Orther (Hrsg.): Politik ohne Gott. Wieviel Religion verträgt Demokratie?, Springe: zu Klampen Verlag, 135–145.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2013): Legitimität Identität Stabilität. Die Europäische Union in einer Legitimationskrise?, in: Alexander Heit / Georg Pfleiderer (eds.): Religions-Politik I. Zur historischen Semantik europäischer Legitimationsdiskurse, Zürich: Pano Verlag / Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 251–374.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2012): Der Islam als Kontrastfolie Europas?, in: Alexander Heit / Georg Pfleiderer (eds.): Religions-Politik II. Zur pluralistischen Religionskultur in Europa, Zürich: Pano Verlag / Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 227–42.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2012): Sind Gesellschaften friedensfähig? Stichproben aus der politischen Ideengeschichte, in: Mariano Delgado / Adrian Holderegger / Guido Vergauwen (eds.): Friedensfähigkeit und Friedensvisionen in Religionen und Kulturen, Stuttgart: W. Kohlhammer Verlag, 87–106.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2011): Gibt es eine europäische Zivilreligion?, in: Eveline Goodman-Thau / Arnulf von Scheliha (eds.): Zwischen Formation und Transformation – Die Religionen Europas auf dem Weg des Friedens, Göttingen: V&R unipress Universitätsverlag Osnabrück, 33–48.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2010): Global Pulpit. Religion and the Papacy in the Age of Globalization, english version in: IP / Global Edition 2; German version in: IP / Internationale Politik, März/April: 119–127

Kallscheuer, Otto (2010): Diesseits von Ewigkeit. Theologische Spuren im Denken von Hannah Arendt, in: Martin W. Ramb / Joachim Valentin (eds.), Natürlich Kultur. Postsäkulare Positionierungen, Paderborn – München – Wien – Zürich: Ferdinand Schönigh Verlag, 15–26.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2010): Evolution – Ausschluß oder Ermöglichung von Freiheit, in: Gottfried Magerl / Reinhard Neck (eds.), Evolution – Entwicklung und Dynamik in den Wissenschaften, Wien: Verlag Böhlau, 134–140.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2009): European Integration – Christian Identity – Religious Pluralism, in: Jürgen Gebhardt (ed.), Religious Cultures – Communities of Belief, Heidelberg Carl Winter
Universitätsverlag, 57–73.

Kallscheuer, Otto (series editor): Introducing the German editions of Norberto Bobbio: Il futuro della democrazia <The Future of Democracy> (1988), L’età dei diritti <The Constitutional State> (1998), Etica e politica <Ethics and Politics> (2009); also introducing the books of Michael Walzer and André Gorz in Germany.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2009): Zur Zukunft des Abendlandes <Concerning the Future of the Occident>, Springe: ZuKlampen Verlag.

Kallscheuer, Otto (2006): Die Wissenschaft vom Lieben Gott. Eine Theologie für Recht- und Andersgläubige, Agnostiker und Atheisten <The Science of the Good Lord. A Theology for Orthodox and Other Believers, Agnostics and Atheists>; Frankfurt / M.: Die Andere Bibliothek, Eichborn Verlag.

Kallscheuer, Otto (ed.) (1996): Das Europa der Religionen. Ein Kontinent zwischen Säkularisierung und Fundamentalismus <The Europe of Religions. A Continent Between Secularisation and Fundamentalism>, Frankfurt / Main: S. Fischer Verlag.

Kallscheuer, Otto (1994): Gottes Wort und Volkes Stimme. Glaube Macht Politik <The Word of God and the Voice of the People. Faith Power Politics>, Frankfurt / M. :Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag.

Kallscheuer, Otto (1991): Glaubensfragen <Questions of Faith>, Frankfurt/M.: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • 1977–1982: Assistant Lecturer on Political Theory, Dep. Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Academical Year 1985–1986: Visiting Professor, Dep. of Political Science, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples (Italy)
  • Academical Year 1991–1992: Visiting Professor, Dep. of Political Science, Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples
  • Academical Year 1992–1993: Visiting Professor, Dep. of Political Science, Università di Sassari (Italy)
  • Academical Year 1996–1997: Visiting Professor, Dep. of Political Science, Università di Sassari
  • Academical Year 1999–2000: Professor, Dep. of Political Science, Justus Liebig Universität Giessen (Germany)
  • Summer 2001: Visiting Professor for Political Theory, Dep. of Theology, University of Lucerna (Suisse)
  • Winter 2005/2006: Professor for Political Theory, Dep. of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany)
  • Summer 2008: Visiting Professor for Philosophy of Religion, Dep. of Philosophy and Literature, Università di Sassari
  • Summer 2009: Visiting Professor for Political Theory, Dep. of Political Science, Università di Sassari
  • Winter 2009: Visiting Professor, Dep. of Philosophy, Università di Roma III (Italy)
  • Summer 2013: Visiting Professor for Political Philosophy, University of Sassari
  • Summer 2014: Guest Professorship for Peace-Research (Westfälische Friedens-Professur), University of Osnabrück
  • Spring 2015: : Visiting Professor for Political Philosophy, University of Sassari

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Publisher (from 1986–1992)
  • 1988–2003: Series Editor of RATIONEN - Political Theory Book Series
  • 1993–2004: Editorial Board of TRANSIT. European Review (Vienna)
  • Critic, Journalist, Columnist (for major German and Swiss newspapers, such as: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Zeit, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Rundschau)
  • Member of the Jury 'Sachbücher des Monats' of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (Broadcasting Service)
  • Member of Price-Jury: Hannah Arendt-Award for Political Thinking (2004–2014)
  • Corresponding Editor of Hannah Arendt Newsletter (Hannover – Oldenburg – New York)

Membership

  • German Society for Sociology of Religion
  • Green Academy

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Dr phil. habil. Otto Kallscheuer

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