The Theory Network is a Cross-Cutting Work Unit that cuts across the four topical Research Units of Borders, Orders, (Re-)Allocation, and Temporalities to foster interdisciplinary research. The network’s overall responsibility lies in strengthening the ties between these four Research Units.
In order to realise this, the Theory Network provides for an exchange of theoretical concepts, bridging different epistemological perspectives and theoretical traditions that reflect the plurality of approaches and research questions in SCRIPTS.
Second, the Theory Network provides the space for individual and collective efforts at theory-building. The aim is to compare empirical findings across the Research Units.
Third, it seeks to integrate theoretical concepts and conceptions, hypotheses, and findings from across the Cluster’s à research projects. This serves the overall goal of SCRIPTS to advance an empirically grounded theory of contemporary contestations of the liberal script, its causes, and consequences.