Contested World Orders
Volume “Contested World Orders - Rising Powers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and the Politics of Authority Beyond the Nation-State” published at Oxford University Press
World orders are increasingly contested. As international institutions have taken on ever more ambitious tasks, they have been challenged by rising powers dissatisfied with existing institutional inequalities, by non-governmental organizations worried about the direction of global governance, and even by some established powers no longer content to lead the institutions they themselves created. For the first time, this volume examines these sources of contestation under a common and systematic institutionalist framework. While the authority of international institutions has deepened, at the same time it has fueled contestation and resistance.
In a series of rigorous and empirically revealing chapters, the authors of Contested World Orders – among them four scientists from PRIF - examine systematically the demands of key actors in the contestation of international institutions. Ranging in scope from the World Trade Organization and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime to the Kimberley Process on conflict diamonds and the climate finance provisions of the UNFCCC, the chapters analyse along which lines of conflict, rising powers and NGOs contest international institutions. Contested World Orders seeks answers to the key questions of our time: How deeply are international institutions contested? Which actors seek the most fundamental changes? And what does this mean for the future of world order?
Articles by PRIF scientists:
- Exclusive Club Under Stress: The G7 between Rising Powers and Non-state Actors after the Cold War, Dirk Peters
- The Contestation of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, Harald Müller and Alexandros Tokhi
- Transnational Private Authority and Its Contestation, Melanie Coni-Zimmer, Annegret Flohr, and Klaus Dieter Wolf
- Conclusion: Contested World Orders-Continuity or Change?, Michael Zürn, Klaus Dieter Wolf, and Matthew D. Stephen
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The project “Contested World Orders” was carried out in cooperation with both Leibniz Institutes, the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg, and was funded by the Leibniz Association.