Governing Global Challenges

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Governing Global Challenges

"We cannot tackle climate change without tackling inequality”, Esther Duflo at #noradkonf (25.1 2022) "

Pressing challenges – including climate change, cybersecurity, gender equality, fake news, migration, or pandemics – confront communities and policymakers across the globe. They provoke – at require – rapid societal and political change, but as their causes and effects transcend national borders, such global challenges increase the need to coordinate local, national and international, as well as public and private, political interventions.

Our research group addresses complex wicked problems at the intersections of public policy, organization, law and politics, and political mobilization theory.

Questions guiding our research are:

- What are the global regimes for governing global challenges such as migration, climate change etc., how have they emerged over time, and why have they developed their specific organizational and policy foci?

- How are the Sustainable Development Goals implemented in specific organisations and places and how can we explain variation over space, time, and policy domains?

- How do local institutions, practices and political struggles interact with the global governance of any one challenge?

- How do governance regimes interact and constrain one another, for example with regard to climate change and climate migration or cybersecurity and conflict?


Read more on the research profile here


Autocratization Dynamics

What is democratic backsliding/autocratization?

New publication
Akram Hossain

Migration specific methodologies

Akram Hossain co-authors article that sets focus on migration specific methodologies and highlights contemporary debates on qual vs quant methods in social science.

New book
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Ensured gender equality in South Asia?

Professor Ishtiaq Jamil with new book on gender mainstreaming in South Asia

New publication
Akram Hossain

Ethnicity, religion and gender in democracy

PhD Candidate Akram Hossain coauthor chapter on democratic participation in Bangladesh in new book.

New publication
From left to right: John Higgins, Edward Kirumira, Anja Myrtveit, Tor Halvorsen and Reidar Øygard

Neoliberalism and the fall of the academic profession

Tor Halvorsen, Anja Myrtveit, Andrea Felde and Reidar Øygard studies how neoliberalism has worked to transform the university sector and the academic profession in a new publication.