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Oliver Eberl is a Political Theorist at Leibniz University Hanover. He has recently published a book on the colonial legacies in the history of political thought: Naturzustand und Barbarei. Begründung und Kritik staatlicher Ordnung im Zeichen des Kolonialismus (Hamburger Edition, 2021). In it, he argues that Political Philosophy transformed its colonial prejudices of non-Europe peoples into political theories of the state. Accordingly, both in the state’s juridification as well as its critique colonial encumbrances can be observed until today. In a research project at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Oliver and his colleagues examine how political thought has transformed its ‘look downwards’ amid social conflicts from colonial to social practices of degradation.