The international political order experiences a profound transformation.
Modern international institutions often exercise political authority in their own right, partially intervening deeply in the affairs of national societies. At the same time, international institutions appear often as too weak to, for instance, regulate international financial markets or to effectively combat climate change and its impacts. As a result, societal and national demands and resistances directed at these institutions are growing and we observe transnational disputes over the future of political cooperation beyond national borders.
In order to capture, explain, and evaluate these dynamics, our research is organized around three inter-related clusters. The first one focusses on Political Authority in Global Governance more specifically. The second cluster addresses Normative Tensions and Coordination Conflicts in the international system. The third cluster, finally, focusses on the Politicization and Challengers of Global Governance.
New Viruses, Old Foundations. COVID-19, Global Health, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
When norms collide: The COVID-19 pandemic and difficult choices on the hierarchy of norms and values
The WHO’s Paradoxical Mandate
The Corona Outbreak and the Real
The WHO After Corona: Discretionary Powers for the Next Pandemic?
Back to the future
Global Governance in the WZB Mitteilungen
Global Governance in the Media
Interview with Michael Zürn in: ZDF Doku, 17 June 2020 (from minute 26:00)
Michael Zürn mentioned in: Der Spiegel, 06 June 2020
Contribution by Mitja Sienknecht and Antje Vetterlein, 05 June 2020
Guest contribution by Mitja Sienknecht in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 03 June 2020
Interview with Michael Zürn in: xinhuanet.com, 22 May 2020
Interview with Michael Zürn in: dw.com, 18 May 2020 (from minute 3:35)
Contribution by Michael Zürn in: the globalist.com, 23 April 2020