Global Governance Institute


Global Governance: Fragmentation, Stagnation, or Transformation? - Miles Kahler

11 November 2016, 6:15 pm–7:30 pm

Miles Kahler

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Archaeology G.6 Lecture Theatre

Global governance has received mixed reviews over the past decade. For some observers, "the system worked" during the global financial crisis and more recently at the COP21 climate negotiations. For others, global institutions, such as the WTO, confront gridlock and stagnation. A new regionalism threatens fragmentation of the global order.  Newly influential actors-NGOs, MNCs, and emerging economies--engage with core issues of global governance, but the net effect of their activity is unclear.  At the same time, domestic political support for multilateralism in the rich countries seems to erode.  What are the prospects for global governance when measured against past performance and contemporary demands?

MILES KAHLER is Distinguished Professor at the School of International Service, American University and Senior Fellow for Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D. C.  He is a member of the editorial boards of International Organization, Global Governance, and Global Summitry. Kahler has been a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2012-2013) and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University (2007-2008). He has published widely in the fields of international politics and international political economy, including articles and books on global governance, international financial institutions, and Asia-Pacific regionalism. His current research projects include the development of institutions of complex governance and the changing role of emerging economies.

DISCUSSANT: Michael Zürn, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

CHAIR: Tom Pegram, GGI Deputy Director

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