Janina Lang M.A.

DFG-Projekt „Westliche Demokratien und extraterritoriale Menschen-rechtsverletzungen


Feldkirchenstraße 21
96045 Bamberg

E-Mail: janina.lang@uni-bamberg.de
Tel.: +49 (0)951-863 2719
Raum: F21/03.51
Sprechstunde: Termin nach Vereinbarung


Bisherige Projekte:

Research Assistant: “Brexit and Germany”

Research Assistant: “The Politics of the New Germany”



Master-Arbeit (Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg)

The thesis utilizes Historical Institutionalism to explain the UK’s contradicting policies towards Gaddafi’s Regime in Libya during the post-Cold War era. Through this framework, three different periods have been analyzed, including one of strong opposition between 1990 and 2001 (1), one of a growing friendship between 2001 and 2011, (2) and one of open hostilities/ post-conflict management between 2011 and 2019 (3). This comparison allows for an in-depth understanding of the reasoning behind the shifts between the seemingly ambivalent and arbitrary positioning of the UK. In this context, the impact of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as well as the outbreak of the Libyan Revolution are especially highlighted as critical junctures, while the paper further attempts to explain the events’ course of development, and how past occurrences might influence future decision-making processes.

Master-Arbeit (Aston University)

Religious groups as political actors: The state-building process in Bosnia Herzegovina after the 1992-1995 war

The thesis sought to examine the role of religious institutions in the Bosnian post-conflict management by analyzing following research question: “How did the Islamic Community, the Catholic as well as the Serbian Orthodox Church attempt to influence the state-building process of Bosnia-Herzegovina after 1995?” Based on a qualitative research design, the paper concluded that the three religious groups did indeed exert a great influence on the (post-)war era in the Balkan region, while reflecting at the same time the structural and material limitations of the institutions and giving a greater insight into how the religious bodies engage on the political stage.


Das Konzept fragiler Staaten am Beispiel Simbabwes

Die Arbeit basiert auf einer kritischen Analyse des Konzeptes „fragiler Staaten“, welches per se von politischer Relevanz ist, jedoch auf Grund der Definition, Ausarbeitung und potentieller Konsequenzen wiederholt Kontroversen und Diskussionen hervorruft. Am Fallbeispiel Simbabwes wird das Konzept erläutert und mögliche Auswirkungen dargestellt, wobei die Forschungsfrage folgendermaßen festgelegt wurde: „Ist Simbabwe ein fragiler Staat? Welche Faktoren sind mögliche Indikatoren hierfür und welche Risiken birgt dies für das Internationale System?“