Key concepts and policy analysis in international development politics (habilitation thesis)

The idea of the project is to bring together two mostly unconnected approaches from the sociology of development. Using different themes as examples, I combine an approach informed by the sociology of knowledge with a problem-oriented perspective on development. I expect that both perspectives benefit from incorporating insights of the other. Several themes relate to the cluster „Pathways of Global Cooperation“. For example, I discuss scenarios as techniques for projecting future pathways of cooperation, and I argue that a process-oriented view on poverty and wealth offers fresh perspectives on development cooperation. 

Keywords  sociology of development; quantification; sociology of knowledge; poverty; wealth; inequality; universalism; development cooperation