Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn

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Valerie Schmidt

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Valerie Schmidt
Director of the Research Department

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since 2004
Director of the research unit Global Governance at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center and Professor of International Relations at the Free University Berlin

2019-2023
Co-spokesperson of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS)

2004−2009
Founding Dean of the Hertie School of Governance

2008
Co-Founder and Board Member of the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, Free University Berlin, Hertie School of Governance and WZB Berlin Social Science Center

2002−2004
Director of the CRC 597 "Transformations of the State" at the University of Bremen

2001−2003
Director of the Institute of Political Science at the University of Bremen

2001−2003
Co-founder and Board Member of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Bremen

1997−2000
Director of the Centre for European Law and Policy, Bremen

since 1993
Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Bremen

1993−1996
Director of the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS)

1991
Doctoral Thesis entitled "Spieltheorie, Funktionalismus und internationale Politik" submitted to the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Tübingen ("summa cum laude")

Selected Publications

Wzbaktiv
2024
Zürn, Michael (2024): "Public Sphere and Global Governance". In: Philosophy & Social Criticism, Vol. 50, No. 1, S. 255-277. (vorab online publiziert 03.10.2023)
Zürn, Michael (2024): "Weitere Beobachtungen zur demokratischen Regression und ihren Beobachtungen". In: Julian Nida-Rümelin/Timo Greger/Andreas Oldenbourg (Hg.): Normative Konstituenzien der Demokratie. Berlin: De Gruyter, S. 329-340.
Zürn, Michael (2024): "[Sammelrezension] The Best Books to Understand Global Governance in Times of Disruption". In: Shepherd - Explore, Discover, Read, 15.01.2024.
Zürn, Michael (2024): "Authoritarian Forms of Rule in the Twenty-First Century". In: Günter Frankenberg/Wilhelm Heitmeyer (Eds.): Drivers of Authoritarianism. Paths and Developments at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Elgar Studies in Law and Politics. Cheltenham/Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, S. 60-83.
Zürn, Michael (2024): "Die doppelte Schieflage der Diplomiertendemokratie". In: Table.Briefings - For Better-informed Decisions, 14.03.2024.
Zürn, Michael (2024): Quanqiuzhili lilun. quanwei, hefaxing yu zhenglun. Beijing: Social Sciences Literature Press, III, IV, VI, IV, 348 S. (A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation, in chinesischer Sprache)
Zürn, Michael/Schmermund, Katrin (2024): "Eine Errungenschaft für freie Wissenschaft. Die Bedeutung von Artikel 5 Absatz 3 des Grundgesetzes für Forschung und Lehre". In: Forschung & Lehre - Alles was die Wissenschaft bewegt, Jg. 31, H. 5, S. 348-350.
2023
Schäfer, Armin/Zürn, Michael (2023): The Democratic Regression. The Political Causes of Authoritarian Populism. Cambridge/Hoboken, NJ: Polity Press, ix, 234 S. (Die demokratische Regression, in englischer Sprache)
Zürn, Michael (2023): "Authority in International Relations. Contracted, Inscribed, or Reflexive?". In: Christopher Daase/Nicole Deitelhoff/Antonia Witt (Eds.): Rule in International Politics. Cambridge/New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, S. 33-60.
Zürn, Michael (2023): "Die regulative Idee der Wahrheit und demokratische Regression". In: Leviathan - Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaft, Sonderband 40 "Zur Diagnose demokratischer Regression", herausgegeben von Peter Niesen. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 54-82.
Zürn, Michael (2023): "Welchen Preis hat die Freiheit? Über liberales Denken in Zeiten des Klimawandels". In: WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 3=Nr. 181, Online-Supplement.
Zürn, Michael (2023): "Globalisation and Democratic Regression". In: Ralf Fücks/Rainald Manthe (Eds.): Update Liberalism. Liberal Answers to the Challenges of Our Time. X-Texte zu Kultur und Gesellschaft. Bielefeld: transcript, S. 23-28. (Liberalismus neu denken. Freiheitliche Antworten auf die Herausforderungen unserer Zeit, in englischer Sprache)
2022
Zürn, Michael (2022): "How Non-Majoritarian Institutions Make Silent Majorities Vocal. A Political Explanation of Authoritarian Populism". In: Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 20, No. 3, S. 788-807. (vorab online publiziert 26.05.2021)
Zürn, Michael (2022): "COVID-19 and the Legitimacy Crisis of Global Governance". In: Gonca Oguz Gok/Hakan Mehmetcik (Eds.): The Crises of Legitimacy in Global Governance. London/New York, NY: Routledge, S. 37-51.
Zürn, Michael/Albert, Mathias (2022): "Mut zur Teilhabe. Zur Zukunft der Politischen Theorie in der Poltikwissenschaft". In: Oliver Flügel-Martinsen/Dirk Jörke (Hg.): Vom Nutzen und Nachteil der Politischen Theorie und Ideengeschichte. Rainer Schmalz-Bruns zum Gedenken. Schriftenreihe der Sektion Politische Theorie und Ideengeschichte in der DVPW | Studies in Political Theory, Bd. 41. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 237-253.
2021
Börzel, Tanja A./Zürn, Michael (2021): "Contestations of the Liberal International Order. From Liberal Multilateralism to Postnational Liberalism". In: International Organization - IO, Vol. 75, No. 2, S. 282-305.
Schäfer, Armin/Zürn, Michael (2021): Die demokratische Regression. Edition Suhrkamp. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 246 S.
Zürn, Michael (2021): "On the Role of Contestations, the Power of Reflexive Authority, and Legitimation Problems in the Global Political System". In: International Theory - A Journal of International Politics, Law and Philosophy, Vol. 13, No. 1, S. 192-204. (vorab online publiziert 28.12.2020)
Zürn, Michael/Tokhi, Alexandros/Binder, Martin (2021): "The International Authority Database". In: Global Policy, Vol. 12, No. 4, S. 430-442. (vorab online publiziert 19.06.2021)
2020
Alter, Karen J./Zürn, Michael (2020): "Theorising Backlash Politics. Conclusion to a Special Issue on Backlash Politics in Comparison". In: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Special Issue "Symposium on Backlash Politics in Comparison", edited by Karen J. Alter/Michael Zürn, S. 739-752. (vorab online publiziert 10.09.2020)
Zürn, Michael (2020): "Unravelling Multi-Level Governance Systems". In: The British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Vol. 22, No. 4, S. 784-791. (vorab online publiziert 20.08.2020)
Zürn, Michael/Kreuder-Sonnen, Christian (Eds.) (2020): After Fragmentation. Global Constitutionalism, Special Issue, Vol. 9, No. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, S. 241-436.
2019
Rauh, Christian/Zürn, Michael (2019): "Authority, Politicization, and Alternative Justifications. Endogenous Legitimation Dynamics in Global Economic Governance". In: Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 27, No. 3, S. 583-611. (vorab online publiziert 16.08.2019)
Stephen, Matthew D./Zürn, Michael (Eds.) (2019): Contested World Orders. Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State. Oxford/New York, NY: Oxford University Press, XIII, 393 S.
Tallberg, Jonas/Zürn, Michael (2019): "The Legitimacy and Legitimation of International Organizations. Introduction and Framework". In: The Review of International Organizations, Vol. 14, No. 4, S. 581-606. (vorab online publiziert 05.01.2019)
Zürn, Michael (2019): "Politicization Compared. At National, European, and Global Levels". In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 26, No. 7, Special Issue "The European Union beyond the Polycrisis? Integration and Politicization in an Age of Shifting Cleavages", S. 977-995.
Zürn, Michael (2019): "Denationalisierte Staatlichkeit und autoritärer Populismus. Vom Nutzen und Elend des Staatlichkeitsdiskurses". In: Gunnar Folke Schuppert (Hg.): Von Staat zu Staatlichkeit. Beiträge zu einer multidisziplinären Staatlichkeitswissenschaft. Staatsverständnisse, Bd. 134. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, S. 147-163.
Zürn, Michael/Benson, Robert (2019): "Untapped Potential. How the G20 can Strengthen Global Governance". In: South African Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 26, No. 4, S. 549-562. (vorab online publiziert 13.12.2019)
2018
Heupel, Monika/Hirschmann, Gisela/Zürn, Michael (2018): "International Organisations and Human Rights. What Direct Authority Needs for Its Legitimation". In: Review of International Studies, Vol. 44, No. 2, S. 343-366. (vorab online publiziert 02.10.2017)
Zürn, Michael (2018): "Ordnung als Problem der Weltpolitik". In: Mathias Albert/Nicole Deitelhoff/Gunther Hellmann (Hg.): Ordnung und Regieren in der Weltgesellschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, S. 57-76.
Zürn, Michael (2018): A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation. Cambridge: Oxford University Press.
2016
Deitelhoff, Nicole/Zürn, Michael (2016): Lehrbuch der Internationalen Beziehungen. Per Anhalter durch die IB-Galaxis. C.H. Beck Paperback. München: C.H. Beck, 390 S.
Simmerl, Georg/Zürn, Michael (2016): "Internationale Autorität. Zwei Perspektiven". In: Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, Jg. 23, H. 1, S. 38-70.
Zürn, Michael (2016): "Survey Article. Four Models of a Global Order with Cosmopolitan Intent - An Empirical Assessment". In: The Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 24, No. 1, S. 88-119. (vorab online publiziert 11. September 2015)
Projects
SCRIPTS-Exzellenzcluster Contestations of the Liberal SCRIPT - "Analysis of Support and Resistance to the Liberal Script based on a Survey (PALS)"
Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Prof. Dr. Heiko Giebler
Staff: Lukas Antoine, Rasmus Ollroge
Duration: since 2021
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG) / WZB
 
Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn
Duration: since 2021
Funding: WZB
 
Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn
Duration: since 2021
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG) / WZB
 
Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Prof. Dr. Amrita Narlikar
Duration: since 01.04.2021
Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (01.04.2021-31.03.2024) / WZB (seit 01.04.2024)
 

Societal politicization of international institutions in longitudinal and cross-sectional perspective 
Staff: Prof. Dr. Michael ZürnDr. Christian Rauh
Duration: ongoing since 2012
Funding: WZB

International Authority Database
Staff: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Dr. Alexandros Tokhi
Duration: ongoing since 04. 2012
Funding: Leibniz Association (SAW Senate Competition Committee; 04.2012−03.2016); WZB (since 04.2016)

Completed Projects

Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios (GLOBE)
Staff:
Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Dr. Alexandros Tokhi, İrem Tuncer-Ebetürk, Ph.D.
Duration: 01.02.2020–31.01.2023
Funding:
European Commission, Horizon 2020

SCRIPTS - Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script“ - Theory Network
Head: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel
Staff: Dr. Johannes Gerschewski
Duration: 01.01.2019-31.12.2025
Funding: German Research Foundation (DFG)

Overlapping Spheres of Authority and Interface Conflicts in the Global Order
Staff: Prof. Dr. Mattias Kumm, Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Dr. Benjamin Faude, Dr. Christian Kreuder-Sonnen
Duration 10.2011–05.2020 +3
Funding: Ernst Cassirer Stiftung – Hamburgische Stiftung zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung (10.2011–07.2013); WZB (08.2013–05.2017); German Research Foundation DFG (06.2017–05.2020)

The Politicization of European Integration
Staff: Prof. Dr. Michael Zürn, Prof. Dr. Pieter de Wilde, Dr. Christian Rauh
Funding: WZB

The Political Sociology of Cosmopolitanism and Communitarianism"
Researchers: Prof. Dr. Ruud KoopmansProf. Dr. Wolfgang MerkelProf. Dr. Michael ZürnDr. Pieter de WildeProf. Dr. Bernhard WeßelsDr. Onawa Promise LacewellOliver Strijbis, PhD
Funding: WZB

 

Selected Publications

Wzbaktiv
Zürn, Michael (2024): "Weitere Beobachtungen zur demokratischen Regression und ihren Beobachtungen". In: Julian Nida-Rümelin/Timo Greger/Andreas Oldenbourg (Hg.): Normative Konstituenzien der Demokratie. Berlin: De Gruyter, S. 329-340.