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 of the International Atomic Energy Agency. This is work-in-progress. Data for replication and other material is available here.
On Thursday, 19 December 2013, the Global Norms hosts its third workshop this year. This time it’s a small PhD workshop on justice and global biodiversity governance that brings together researchers from Bremen, Göttingen, Lüneburg and Milan for an intense discussion of their work in progress. The workshop is a follow-up activity to our Global Environmental Justice Workshop in April 2013, with further activities, including a panel at the ISA Convention in Toronto (26-29 March 2014), to follow in spring 2014. Further information about the workshop can be obtained from Ina Lehmann.
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 very interesting conference which had excellent papers, great discussions and a very warm and inspiring atmosphere.
Day 1: Opening plenary and a first set of panels