International organisations seem to be in decline. Brexit and the ongoing migration and Euro crises have shattered the European Union. Keystone organisations of the post-Second World War international order – such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund – are increasingly ridden by conflicts between established and rising powers. And the election of Donald Trump seems to herald the United States’ departure from its long-standing support for institutionalised international cooperation. However, a recent large-scale study of 76 international organisations reveals that their authority has actually grown significantly over the past decades in a broad range of policy fields. Our upcoming GIGA Talk Berlin will present the findings of this research and discuss how international organisations can respond to contestation and nationalist pressures.
Prof. Dr. Liesbet Hooghe, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kolleg-Forschergruppe "The Transformative Power of Europe" at Freie Universität Berlin
Prof. Dr. Tobias Lenz, EU in global regionalism, GIGA and University of Goettingen
Patricia Flor, German Federal Foreign Office
Prof. Dr. Sandra Destradi, GIGA and Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg
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