Dr. Jakob Zollmann
2014 - 2016 DAAD Visiting Fellow German Historical Institute Paris
2011 WZB Berlin Social Science Center, unit: Center for Global Constitutionalism
02 2008 Ph.D. (Freie Universität Berlin)
05 2005 Magister Legum (LL.M.) (UC Hasting Law School, San Francisco)
2003 - 2004 post-graduate research at the University of Namibia, Windhoek
12 2002 Magister Artium (M.A.) (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
1997 - 2002 Studies of history, law, philosophy, and political science at the Universities of Berlin (HU) and Paris
German Colonial Law and Comparative Law, 1884–1919, in: Thomas Duve (ed.) Entanglements in Legal History: Conceptual Approaches (Global Perspectives on Legal History 1), Frankfurt/M. 2014, 253 - 294.
L’affaire Naulilaa entre le Portugal et l’Allemagne, 1914–1933. Réflexions sur l’histoire politique d’une sentence arbitrale internationale, in: Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international 15/2 (2013), 201–234.
Communicating Colonial Order. The Police of German-South-West-Africa (ca. 1894-1915), in: Crime, History & Societies 15/1 (2011), 33-57.
Slavery and the colonial state in German South West Africa 1880s to 1918, in: Journal of Namibian Studies, 7 (2010), 85 – 118.
Koloniale Herrschaft und ihre Grenzen. Die Kolonialpolizei in Deutsch Südwestafrika 1894 – 1915, Göttingen 2010.
Polemics and other arguments – a German debate reviewed, in: Journal of Namibian Studies, 1 (2007), 7 – 37.
My project analyses the practice of interstate arbitration in public international law as well as the peace movement and its aspirations for pacification by juridification in the context of 19th and early 20th century. The methodology to be employed is interdisciplinary: historical-hermeneutical questions are linked with juridical-normative questions. In addition, assumptions by political scientists with regard to conflict resolution in international relations will be scrutinised. Two major points are at issue: What are the historical-political conditions under which political actors choose to resort to conflict resolution by arbitration tribunals instead of bilateral negotiations or military force? What are the causes of the increased importance of interstate arbitration?