Book seminar: A Theory of Global Governance
Professor Michael Zürn from the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) will present the main findings from his newly published book on the current crisis of global governance.
Illustrations of the cover page of A Theory of Global Governance by Michael Zürn, Oxford University Press.
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.
Christopher Lord, Professor at ARENA
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 Free University of Berlin since 2004. He was founding Dean of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin (2004-2009). He is a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and the Academy of Europe. He is author of numerous 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