GLOBUS Lecture: A Theory of Global Governance
Professor Michael Zürn from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) presented the main findings from his newly published book on the current crisis of global governance at the University of Oslo.
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The book offers a theory of global governance that enables understanding the rise and the current crisis of global governance. It is argued that world politics is now embedded in a normative and institutional structure that contains hierarchies and power inequalities and thus endogenously produces contestation, resistance, and distributional struggles.
Helene Sjursen, GLOBUS coordinator and Research Professor at ARENA
Christopher Lord, Professor at ARENA
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About the author
Michael Zürn is Director of the Global Governance unit at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and Professor of International Relations at the Freie Universität Berlin since 2004. He was founding Dean of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin (2004-2009) and is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and the Academy of Europe. He has written several monographs and anthologies, and has published various articles in International Organization, World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Global Policy,International Theory, Journal of Common Market Studies, West European Politics, Politics,Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, and Leviathan, among others.
A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation
Oxford University Press, 2018