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’.
Global Governance in the WZB Mitteilungen
Global Governance in the Media
“Menschen in «Zukunftsräten» politisch besser beteiligen - Politischer Club in Tutzing debattierte über ...”
Michael Zürn mentioned in: epd Basisdienst, 19 June 2022
“Der Angriff der Alleinherrscher”
Michael Zürn cited in: Lübecker Nachrichten, 05 June 2022
Contribution by Michael Zürn and Jan Pfaff in: taz - die tageszeitung, 04 June 2022
Michael Zürn mentioned in: Der Spiegel, 24 April 2022
Michael Zürn mentioned in: El Deber, 12 April 2022
Contribution by Michael Zürn in: Der Tagesspiegel, 06 April 2022
Michael Zürn mentioned in: Der Tagesspiegel, 04 April 2022