AGYA Alumnae/Alumni

Fatima Kastner

Law, Sociology

Areas of Expertise:
Sociology of Law, Theory of World Society, Globalization of Transitional Justice

Current projects

  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Transformation: With this Working Group we aim to analyze and to re-contextualize the various scientific views of the post 2011 developments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Together with my distinguished research fellows Sarhan Dhouib, Florian Kohstall and Carola Richter, I am currently preparing an edited volume entitled Academia in Transformation, which focuses on the modifications of the academic landscape in the aftermath of the so called "Arab Spring".
  • Member of the AGYA Working Group Common Heritage and Common Challenges.
  • Habilitation (second doctorate) "Transitional Justice in der Weltgesellschaft [engl. Transitional Justice in World Society]": Transitional Justice has become a global model for action in dealing with past human rights violations. In my book I reconstruct the socio-legal preconditions and the structural dynamics of world society that have led to the worldwide diffusion of norms, standards, and institutions of transitional justice. Focusing on the transition process in Morocco, my analysis reveals the local impacts of the new global legal regime of Transitional Justice and its function in world society.


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