SFB700 - B2 & D2

Prof . Dr. Tanja A. Börzel coordinates two research projects at the Research Center SFB 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood.The SFB 700 is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and has a running time of initially four years. The SFB was officially launched on January 1, 2006. All research projects of the SFB are located at the Alfried-Krupp-Haus in the Binger Straße 40 in Berlin.

Four research associates (PhD candidates) in Berlin and two in Florence work in the two research projects coordinated by Prof. Dr. Börzel.

B2: Good Governance without the  Shadow of Hierarchy? The EU Neighbourhood Policy and Anti-Corruption Measures in Southern Caucasus

Research director: Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel
Research associates: Andreas Stahn, Yasemin Pamuk

The research project investigates in how far the state monopoly on the use of force and the law enforcement capacity ("shadow of hierarchy") are preconditions for successful cooperation between state and non-state actors in coping with political problems in areas of limited statehood. We will conduct a comparative case study on the transposition of EU prescriptions for good governance, focussing on the fight against corruption within the European Neighbourhood Policy in the three countries of the Southern Caucasus and Belarus.

D2: "Fostering Regulation? Corporate Social Responsibility in Countries with Weak Regulatory Capacity"

Research directors: Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel, Prof. Dr. Adrienne Heritier (Europäisches Hochschulinstitut Florenz)
Research associates: Jana Hönke, Nicole Kranz, Anna Müller-Debus, Christian Thauer

The project investigates to what extent self-regulation of multinational companies (MNC) in the area of corporate responsibility, will contribute to the strengthening of regulative capacities in those developing and emerging economies, where they operate. Specifically, we identify the conditions under which MNCs actively seek stronger regulation in the area of health and environment and which ‘new’ forms of governance emerge as a result. The study focuses on four industry sectors in South Africa as an initial case study.