Global Governance and Public Policy (Zangl)
Global governance is crucial for global security and environmental sustainability as well as human rights, economic well-being, and social justice around the world. In our crises-ridden times, it is more important than ever to provide sound analysis and foster a better understanding of how states, international organizations and other non-state actors cooperate and struggle over the management of global challenges.
Our team at the Chair of Global Governance and Public Policy offers teaching and research on international politics in general and global governance more specifically.
We teach a broad range of classes – from foundational introductions to International Relations to specialized seminars on topics such as “power shifts in international institutions” or “discourse analysis and ethnography as methods of IR”.
In our research, we address a variety of substantive issues from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, with a special interest in the politics and change of international institutions.
Currently, we are conducting research projects on:
- European blame games:
We study public responsibility attributions in the EU. In our project publications, we investigate various contested policies and explain the direction of public responsibility attributions as well as the strategies national governments and supranational actors employ in European blame games.
- Global power shifts:
We focus on institutional adjustments to global power shifts, asking how and when international institutions adapt. We are particularly interested in cooptation as a mode of managing power shifts.
- Contestation of international institutions:
We investigate the contestation of international institutions through various contestation frames and modes. We are also interested in how IOs respond to this contestation.
- Indirect governance:
We study how the "Governor's Dilemma" shapes indirect modes of governance at various levels. Our current focus is on the loyalty of intermediaries and state sponsors' relationship with rebel intermetiaries.
- Post-truth politics:
We explore the task of critique in times of post-truth politics and investigate neoliberal competition as a source of post-truth politics.
- Regime complexity:
We examine the politics of regime complexity. We are interested in the cooperation, conflict and implicit structure among international institutions occupying the same issue areas of Global Governance.
- Security politics:
We trace the "regulatory security state", in particular in Europe. We also study arms control of dual use technologies and cooptation in the nuclear non-proliferation regime.