This is a cross-posting from the Global Norms Blog In our research project, we ask how norms of global governance have changed. One indicator for growing attention to democratic norms is the participation of non-state actors in the processes of intergovernmental organizations. In my dissertation, I focus on this aspect...

Cross-posting from the global norms blog In our collaborative research, we are examining changes in how international organizations try to legitimize their activities to various audiences. The larger goal is to identify patterns of changing norms that underpin the legitimization efforts of international organizations. Here’s a quick overview of some patterns for the case...

Cross-posting from the global norms blog In early September, we had the pleasure to welcome a number of international researchers in Bremen for the Global Norms Conference on the Legitimation and Delegitimation of Global Governance Organizations (click to see the whole program). In the following paragraphs, I will discuss some highlights of a...

Cross-posting from global norms blog I had the pleasure to visit this year’s IAEA General Conference in Vienna (see some of my photos, below). The IAEA is one of the organizations we analyze in our broader research on changing norms of global governance. So, the direct contact with the organization...