The Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 focuses on the questions:
How can effective and legitimate governance be sustained in areas of limited statehood? What problems emerge under such conditions? Which consequences may arise from non-state governance for national and international politics?
The SFB 700 is a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Foundation - Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) over a time span of twelve years. Five institutions support the research center: the Freie Universität Berlin, the University of Potsdam, the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB), as well as the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Researchers from different academic fields including political, historical, and jurisprudential contexts work together, expanding the borders of their respective institutions to discuss... » continue
Information on the SFB 700
An introductory brochure on the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700 "Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood" and its work is available here, an even briefer overview gives this flyer.