Michael Zürn visits GLOBUS in Oslo
In an interview with the Norwegian online newspaper Minerva, Professor Michael Zürn warns that international organisations are losing legitimacy.
Michael Zürn (Photo: WZB)
Michael Zürn (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) was invited to Oslo by GLOBUS to present his recent book A Theory of Global Governance. In his lecture, he argued that international organisations receive ever more power, but that they lose legitimacy along the way. Such organisations are increasingly perceived as being under the control of cosmopolitan bureaucrats who the people have little control over.
In an interview with the Norwegian news outlet Minerva, Zürn elaborates on these points. International organisations must be reformed, in order to avoid that the resistance to them increases even more.
"The institutions need to ensure a separation of powers and allow more public participation and more political competition between people within the institutions. This is especially the case with the EU," Zürn argues in the interview.