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Prof. Dr. Tobias Berger

Cohort 2010

Supervisors: Thomas Risse und Matthew Nelson (SOAS, London)

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Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften


Assistant Professor

Tobias Berger is Juniorprofessor for Political Science with reference to the Transnational Politics of the Global South at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin. After obtaining his PhD from the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies in 2014, he was a visiting fellow at the Department of Law and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale, Germany) as well as a junior research fellow at the Institute for the Human Sciences in Vienna. His book on “Global Norms and Local Courts: Translating the Rule of Law in Bangladesh” is forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2017.

Before embarking on his doctoral studies, he worked for over two years in development-related projects in Ecuador and Cambodia. He studied Political Theory at the University of Oxford (MPhil, 2010) and Politics & Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (BA, 2007).

Title of PhD Thesis

Global Norms and Local Courts – Translating “the rule of law” in Bangladesh

Research Interests

International Relations

Law and Development

Non-state Justice Institutions

Policy Briefings

Project Evaluation

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