Re-thinking the role of the state in Global Governance
The global institutions of governance developed in the period after World War II were based on a set of values and goals that were believed to be universal but that are increasingly challenged by new powers.
Changes in distribution of power
How does the changing distribution of power and economic resources in the world condition the emergence of developmental states today? What impact does a stronger and more expansive China, a wobbly United States, and increasing tendencies towards inward looking strategies and protectionism have?
These are among the questions that are explored and researched under the State and Global Governance group. We aim to generate new empirical knowledge, as well as exploring to what extent theories developed to understand the developments of modern European states can be used to understand the different forms of authority, legitimacy and state capacities in the Global South today.