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Resistance Studies

The Resistance Studies research group adopts a critical approach to the study of various aspects of ”resistance” and to the relationship between resistance, power and social change. The group focuses on relations of power in order to understand global social change because power is usually closely related to resistance. All of the subject areas represented at the School of Global Studies share a broad interest in the field of power and globalisation. However, by honing attention to resistance it is possible to explore action that expresses opposition to contemporary issues of culture, security and development. This is of particular interest for studies of the global South. In this context, research into relations of power and various aspects of action, ‘governmentality’ and biopolitics are highly relevant.

The overall ambition of this group is to contribute with both empirical studies and theoretical development within its own fields of interest but it also aims to disseminate the results of its ongoing and completed projects. The group intends to strengthen research collaboration by holding seminars with invited guests at which ongoing research is discussed in preparation for publication. It also promotes the development of new interdisciplinary research projects and the organisation of conferences. A resistance database is also being developed in order to enable future quantitative studies.

Ongoing projects:

A Paradoxical Conflict over World Heritage at the Border between Cambodia and Thailand - Civil Society Resistance and The Preah Vihear Temple. Mona Lilja och Mikael Baaz. VR, 2012-

Mass Mobilization as Driving Force of Globalized Arab Democratization. Michael Schulz och Isabell Schierenbeck. VR, 2012-

Globalization of Resistance: Influences on Democracy Advocators in Civil Society in the South. Stellan Vinthagen, Mikael Baaz, Mona Lilja och Michael Schulz. VR rambidrag, 2011-


Internal pages for group members (GUL)

Group leaders:

Mona Lilja

E-mail. Tel: 031-786 5819

Michael Schulz
E-mail. Tel: 786 13 80

Mikael Baaz



Page Manager: Research coordinator Isabell Schierenbeck|Last update: 9/10/2014

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