GLOBUS Lecture: The Current Crisis 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. 

Professor Michael Zürn and the cover of his new book. Photo: WZB

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.

Comments by:

Helene Sjursen, Research Professor at ARENA and coordinator of GLOBUS  

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 OrganizationWorld PoliticsInternational Studies QuarterlyGlobal Policy,International TheoryJournal of Common Market StudiesWest European PoliticsPolitics,Politische VierteljahresschriftZeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, and Leviathan, among others.

Full information

Michael Zürn
A Theory of Global Governance. Authority, Legitimacy, and Contestation

Oxford University Press, 2018
ISBN: 9780198819974


Published Feb. 9, 2018 11:02 AM - Last modified Apr. 23, 2018 10:08 AM