Goal: Regional cooperation is often promoted by both academics and politicians as a way for states to address important development challenges. However, the willingness to cooperate on different issues varies greatly across different policy fields. This project seeks to understand these divergences by comparing the transboundary management of rivers and communicable diseases in the Global South.
In collaboration with Prof. Frederik Söderbaum
LEGITIMATING GLOBAL-REGIONAL SECURITY COOPERATION
Goal: International security governance is increasingly shaped by complex cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations. This complicates its legitimation, as global and regional actors may have very different ideas about what constitutes appropriate security action. The project analyzes and compares the legitimation discourses surrounding UN security cooperation with different regional actors, focusing on the sources and consequences of normative frictions at the intersection of global and regional governance.
REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS IN INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY: THE POLITICS OF NORMATIVE ARGUING IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF ASEAN AND THE EU
Goal: The project analyzes the role of norms in the development of regional organizations.