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  • Kilian Spandler

Legitimating Global-Regional Security Cooperation

International security governance is increasingly shaped by complex cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations. While some policy-makers and academics have hailed global-regional cooperation as a way towards more effective responses to common challenges, it can also lead to competition and conflicts over legitimacy. The UN and its regional partners may have very different ideas about what constitutes appropriate security action. Looking at peacekeeping in Darfur and humanitarian assistance in Southeast Asia, the project studies whether global and regional security actors manage to find common ground for cooperation and how they navigate their frictions.


Current working papers and publications can be found on the project page on ResearchGate.