Book Recommendations

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Europeanisation, Good Governance and Corruption in the Public Sector - The Case of Turkey

When and to what extent external actors, especially the EU, contribute to induce legal and administrative changes and help domestic authorities address the disconnect between good governance standards and corrupt practices? By comparing external promotion of anti-corruption norms and provisions in civil administration, public finance management and public procurement in Turkey KFG alumna Digdem Soyaltin identifies in her book the domestic conditions under which external actors are able to affect real-world outcomes.

Globalizing International Relations

Globalizing International Relations

This volume, edited by Ingo Peters and Wiebke Wemheuer-Vogelaar, engages with the 'Global(izing) International Relations' debate, which is marked by the emerging tensions between the steadily increasing diversity and persisting dividing lines in today's International Relations (IR) scholarship.

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism - the first of its kind - offers a systematic and wide-ranging survey of the scholarship on regionalism, regionalization, and regional governance. It provides an extensive and authoritative examination of comparative regionalism, featuring contributions from leading figures in the field

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Responses to the “Arabellions”: The EU in Comparative Perspective

This special issue, edited by Tanja A. Börzel, Assem Dandashly and Thomas Risse, is devoted to the reactions by external actors including the EU to the events unfolding in the Arab world beginning in December 2010. In particular, it looks at the balancing act by external actors between their desire for stability, on the one hand, and their normative principles toward human rights and democracy, on the other.


Transnationalization and Regulatory Change in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood. Ukraine between Brussels and Moscow

KFG associated fellow Julia Langbein examines in her recent book why regulatory reforms in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood countries are happening despite the presence of domestic veto players who favour the status quo, the lack of EU membership perspective and the presence of Russia as an alternative governance provider.

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Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations. Patching Together a Global Script

This volume, edited by KFG research director Tanja A. Börzel and Vera van Hüllen, explores the conditions under which regional organizations engage in governance transfer in and to areas of limited statehood. The comparison of 12 regional organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East shows that regional organizations have not only institutionalized commitments to human rights, democracy, the rule of law, and the fight against corruption.

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Writing the Rules for Europe: Experts, Cartels, and International Organizations

Technologies have created crucial connections across borders requiring new forms of regulation. Co-authored by KFG Senior Scholar Professor Wolfram Kaiser and Professor of History of Technology Johan W. Schot, this book analyzes how experts, cartels and international organizations have written the rules for Europe since around 1850.

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European Public Spheres. Politics Is Back

In "European Public Spheres. Politics Is Back" leading scholars trace the emergence of a European public sphere over the last sixty years. Edited by KFG research director Thomas Risse, this book gives an overview about various aspects of the discussion on the politicization of public spheres in Europe.


Exhibiting Europe in Museums. Transnational Networks, Collections, Narratives and Representations

Co-authored by KFG Senior Scholar Wolfram Kaiser, Professor of Cultural Studies Stefan Krankenhagen and Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology Kerstin Poehls, this book investigates how museums exhibit Europe.


Democratic Transformation and Obstruction: EU, US and Russia in the South Caucasus

Written by KFG Associated Fellow Nelli Babayan, this book investigates democracy promotion by the European Union and the United States of America and seeks to uncover why intensive democracy promotion has resulted in limited democratic progress.


Advancing Regional Monetary Cooperation: The Case of Fragile Financial Markets

Written by KFG PostDoctoral Fellow Laurissa Mühlich, this book examines regional monetary cooperation as a strategy to enhance macroeconomic stability in developing countries and emerging markets, while seeking to reframe traditional theoretical approaches to regional monetary integration in an interdisciplinary way.

For book publications of KFG members and KFG alumni earlier than 2014 please have a look at our archive.