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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?

Please note: Funding for the SFB 700 officially ended in December 2017. We will no longer update this website continuously. After some final updates in 2018 the website will continue to exist in its current form. All contents of the website will still be available to you.

About Us

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...

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International Closing Conference 2017
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Universität Potsdam
German Institute for Global and Area Studies
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik