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10.01.19 || Job posting: Leibniz Research Group

The Leibniz Research Group „Transnational Justice“ (Prof. R. Forst) is offering a position as a postdoctoral (E13 TV-G-U) at the earliest possible date to join the research group led by Prof. Forst (Leibniz Award, DFG). The position is offered for three years.

Tasks: Research in contemporary theories of transnational justice within Prof. Forst’s (DFG Leibniz Award) Research Group. Applicants have the chance to pursue independent research in the relevant field.

Prerequisites for a successful application are a degree in Political Philosophy or Political Theory with very good marks and extensive knowledge in contemporary political philosophy with a focus on theories of justice and democracy. An outstanding dissertation in the relevant field is also required. Applicants should have a very good command of the English language, an international research profile, and strong organizational skills.

In 2015, Goethe University was certified as “family-friendly university” for the fourth consecutive time. Employees will be supported in their efforts to combine their professional life with family duties, re-entry after parental leave will be facilitated. For the limitation of the contracts of scientific employees the regulations of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz are applicable in connection with the Hessisches Hochschulgesetz.

Please send your application in English or German in one document (2-3 pages research project, CV and two letters of reference, PhD certificate) to Professor Dr. Rainer Forst ( by 22 January 2019. The two letters of reference may also be sent directly from the referees: Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst, Forschungsgruppe Transnationale Gerechtigkeit, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Max-Horkheimer-Str. 2, EXC 6, 60629 Frankfurt, Germany.

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11.11.18 || Debate on ‘Noumenal Power’

Rainer Forst answers his critics in the Journal of Political Power. Here, you can download the manuscript of his reply which was published in the recent issues of JoPP (1, 2 & 3)

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26.09.18 || Discussion at the annual conference of the DGPW

At the annual conference of the DGPW ‘Frontiers of Democracy’, Rainer Forst discusses with Jane Mansbridge (Harvard), Mark Warren (U British Columbia) and Anne Phillips (LSE) on »Conceptualizing the Future of Democracy: Combining Representationand Participatory Innovations«. Watch a video of the event here.