Cover Osteuropa 2-3/2013

In Osteuropa 2-3/2013

Conflict of Faculties
Area Studies and Disciplines during Globalisation


Deutsche Fassung


The need for knowledge about the world has increased rapidly in the age of globalisation. However, available, up-to-date knowledge about the world’s different regions is decreasing. Globalisation is usually understood as the emergence of a single world society that is no longer regionally differentiated, just functionally. The realisation that globalisation may also mean localisation, that new spaces, small and large, are being created, and that old ones are resisting standardisation has thus far penetrated only the rhetoric of science policy, not university practice. Seven scientists from five disciplines discuss how regional research and global research, universal methods and local conditions can be communicated.

(Osteuropa 2-3/2013, pp. 81–102)