Contested World Orders
The project “Contested World Orders” analyzed developments in international politics related to the emergence of two groups of actors: those of the so-called “rising powers” and those of private actors. Both groups have voiced vehement criticism towards the existing world order and have questioned the legitimacy of important international institutions in their current form.
Commonalities and tensions
This project set out to investigate these processes in terms of their connections. It analyzed, on the one hand, the extent to which the challenges posed by “rising powers” and private actors tend to take a similar course and the extent to which both groups may even actively cooperate. This study also considered the tensions that exist within these two processes.
This project 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.