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Regional Organizations and Social Policy in Europe and Latin America - A Space for Social Citizenship?

The contributors assess to what extent regional organizations in Europe and Latin America provide a space for the regulation and provision of social policies in the area of social protection, higher education and health. They analyse the impact of regional organizations on social citizenship following political struggle and contestation.

European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders

This book considers the environmental policies that the EU employs outside its borders. Using a systematic and coherent approach to cover a range of EU activities, environmental issues, and geographical areas, it charts the EU’s attempts to shape environmental governance beyond its borders.

International Organizations and Environmental Protection - Conservation and Globalization in the Twentieth Century

Pollution, resource depletion, habitat management, and climate change are all issues that necessarily transcend national boundaries. Accordingly, they and other environmental concerns have been a particular focus for international organizations from before the First World War to the present day. This volume is the first to comprehensively explore the environmental activities of professional communities, NGOs, regional bodies, the United Nations, and other international organizations during the twentieth century. It follows their efforts to shape debates about environmental degradation, develop binding intergovernmental commitments, and—following the seminal 1972 Conference on the Human Environment—implement and enforce actual international policies.

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

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 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

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.

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.

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.

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.