The European and Global Governance Cluster analyses contemporary governance institutions and processes of change beyond the nation-state from a variety of perspectives. Its members study legal and political processes in the European Union and at the global level.
The research cluster focuses on the analysis of the post-national constellation in its multiple dimensions. It studies the implications of the increasingly blurred boundaries of the political space for communities and forms of belonging, for the rise of global civil society, and especially for the structures of governance beyond the state. Research interests include, on the one hand, the European Union, in particular the institutional development of the EU, the influence of the EU on core areas of national policy, the role of legal institutions and mechanisms such as fundamental rights and courts in EU policy-making, and the emergence of a European administrative space. Moreover, they include the structure of global law and institutions - the turn towards post-national law, the participation of organised interests in multi-level decision-making, the possibilities of ‘autonomy-protecting’ global governance, and the interfaces between domestic and international authority.
A talk by Katrin Auel (Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna) as part of the European and Global Governance Colloquium. Discussant: Maurits Meijers, BTS.
One for All and All for One? The Role of Collective Actors in Enforcing European Law
On May 23-24, the cluster will host a Jean Monnet Conference organised by Mark Dawson (Hertie School of Governance) and Elise Muir (Maastricht University). [more]
In April 2011, the research cluster held a workshop on "Global Governance as Public Authority: Structures, Contestation and Normative Change". Papers from this workshop have been published in collaboration with the Jean Monnet Center at NYU School of Law as part of the Jean Monnet Working Paper Series.
Selected papers from the workshop have also been published in a symposium issue on "Global Governance as Public Authority" in the International Journal of Constitutional Law 10 (2012), issue 4. The introduction can be read here.
On November 26, the Research Cluster hosted a workshop on "Varieties of Subsidiarity". [more]