While it may be tempting to cast Merkel’s refugee policy in terms of morality, the decisions made by the German chancellor over the past few months have been principally driven by a desire to keep Europe intact. As the EU failed to cooperate and the refugee crisis worsened, Merkel accepted the role of Europe’s default liberal political hegemon, recognizing the dangers that faced the continent.
Meet the 25 fellows who will participate in the next round of the Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues (GGF 2027). Selected from a highly competitive pool of over 200 applicants, the fellows will meet four times over the course of the program to tackle global governance challenges in the areas of data governance, global health and transnational terrorism.
How loudly should international actors criticize governments violating human rights? While shaming can have a positive impact, it may backfire if offenders develop counter-discourses that challenge the legitimacy of criticism. Effective shaming requires strategizing about the vulnerabilities of the targeted state, building alliances and coordinating between domestic and international actors.
In this special issue of Global Society the authors use specific events in the last decade to analyze debates about the “responsibility to protect” and their impact on normative expectations for protecting people from atrocity crimes. The special issue emerged from the “Global Norm Evolution and the Responsibility to Protect” project, which GPPi has been leading since 2012.
National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (nCSIRTs) coordinate the response of domestic and international stakeholders to breaches and failures in digital security. With the increase in national CSIRTs, their role in global cybersecurity needs to be clarified, and they should be kept operationally independent from intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
by Lotte Ruppert, Elias Sagmeister
by Andrea Binder
Political Studies Association
by Isabel Skierka, Mirko Hohmann