Palgrave Schriftenreihe "Governance and Limited Statehood"

Herausgeber: Thomas Risse

This ground-breaking monograph series showcases cutting edge research on the transformation of governance in countries with weak state institutions. Combing theoretically informed and empirically grounded scholarship, it challenges the conventional governance discourse which is biased towards modern developed nation states. Instead, the series focuses on governance in Africa, Asia and Latin America including transnational and trans-regional dimensions.

Located at the intersection of global governance and international relations, on the one hand, and comparative politics, area studies, international law, history, and development studies, on the other, this innovative series helps to challenge fundamental assumptions about governance in the social sciences.

 

15 Publikation(en)

Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood. Contesting the New Modes of Governance

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Thomas Risse, Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich

London: Palgrave Macmillan | 2016

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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The contributors to this book critically examine the performance of new modes of governance in areas of limited statehood, drawing on a range of in-depth case studies on issues of climate change, biodiversity, and health. The Paris Agreement for Climate Change or the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) rely on new modes of governance for implementation. New modes of governance such as market-based instruments, public-private partnerships or stakeholder participation initiatives have been praised for playing a pivotal role in effective and legitimate sustainability governance. Yet, do they also deliver in areas of limited statehood? States such as Malaysia or the Dominican Republic partly lack the ability to implement and enforce rules; their domestic sovereignty is limited. Exploring this perspective on governance, the authors demonstrate that areas of limited statehood are not ungoverned or ungovernable spaces. The book elaborates how and under what conditions new modes of governance emerge in areas of limited statehood, and examines their relative effectiveness.

Civil Society and Mirror Images of Weak States. Bangladesh and the Philippines

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Jasmin Lorch

London: Palgrave Macmillan | 2016

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

Palgrave Verlag

This book investigates theoretically and empirically whether and (if so) how state weakness influences the way in which national civil societies constitute themselves, using Bangladesh and the Philippines as case studies. A vibrant civil society is usually perceived as an important ingredient of democracy, but does this hold for civil society in weak states as well? What does civil society look like in contexts of state weakness? How much and what kind of political influence does it have in such settings? And are its actors really capable and willing to contribute to democracy in states where independent and legal bureaucratic institutions are weak? Addressing each of these questions, the author points the way to some hard re-thinking about the basis for and approach to development assistance to and via local civil society, with crucial repercussions for the ways in which international development assistance is designed and funded.

EU Democracy Promotion and the Arab Spring: International Cooperation and Authoritarianism

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Vera van Hüllen

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2015-08

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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Fuelled by the suspicion that the European Union's democracy promotion efforts in the Middle East and North Africa over the past 20 years were not only ineffective but even counterproductive, this book critically reviews the practice and effects of international democracy promotion efforts vis-à-vis authoritarian regimes. How and under which conditions do authoritarian regimes cooperate on democracy promotion efforts by international actors? And what does the Arab Spring tell us about the nature and prospects of these efforts? Following a comprehensive analysis of cooperation on democracy and human rights in Euro-Mediterranean relations since the early 1990s, the author argues that the same set of factors facilitated both the cooperation of authoritarian regimes and their persistence during the Arab Spring. For authoritarian regimes with moderate levels of political liberalization and statehood, cooperation on democracy and human rights became part of their more 'successful' survival strategies.

Thema: MENA‐Region, Demokratie, State-Building, Autoritarismus, Teilprojekt B2

The Substance of EU Democracy Promotion

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Anne Wetzel, Jan Orbie

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2015-02

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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This book provides a comprehensive overview and explanation of the substance of the European Union's (EU) democracy promotion policy. With the promotion of democracy becoming an increasingly important element of European Union foreign policy, the contributors argue that the question of what is actually being promoted by the EU in third countries must come to the fore of academic and practical discussions. Dealing with the democratic agenda promoted by the EU, this collection focuses on elections, civil and political rights, horizontal accountability, effective power to govern, stateness, state administrative capacity, civil society, and socio-economic development as components of embedded liberal democracy. The conceptual part of the book includes an analytical framework and critical discussions from law, political economy, critical social theory and governance perspectives. The empirical part contains 11 chapters where the common analytical framework is applied to 22 country cases.

Non-State Justice Institutions and the Law

Non-State Justivce Institutions and the Law

Matthias Kötter, Gunnar Folke Schuppert, Tilmann J. Röder, Rüdiger Wolfrum

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2015-02

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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Traditional forms of dispute resolution have become an important aspect in the political and academic debates on law and development and in numerous cases of constitution-making and judicial reform. This book focuses on decision-making by non-state justice institutions at the interface of traditional, religious, and state laws. The authors discuss the implications of non-state justice for the rule of law, presenting case studies on traditional councils and courts in Pakistan, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Bolivia and South Africa. Looking at the legitimacy of non-state justice from various angles, this collection explores the ways in which non-state legal systems and governmental structures are embedded in official state justice institutions and how this affects the protection of human rights.

Thema: Teilprojekt B7

Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations

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Tanja A. Börzel, Vera van Hüllen

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2015-01

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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This volume explores the conditions under which regional organizations engage in governance transfer in and to areas of limited statehood. The comparison of 12 regional organizations in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East shows that regional organizations have not only institutionalized commitments to human rights, democracy, the rule of law, and the fight against corruption. They have also developed more detailed prescriptions of these 'good' governance standards and established similar instruments to promote and protect them in their member states. The authors argue that a global script of governance transfer by regional organizations is emerging. Rather than developing from a central model, however, this is patched together by regional and national actors who are translating governance standards and instruments into their local context.

Thema: Regionalorganisationen (RO), Governance-Theorie, Teilprojekt B2

Justice and Foreign Rule. On International Transitional Administration

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Daniel Jacob

Palgrave Macmillan | 2014-10

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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Can foreign rule ever be morally justified? At first glance, the answer to this question seems clear: in Abraham Lincoln's famous words, foreign rule is neither a government of the people, nor a government by the people. But can it nonetheless be a government for the people? Ever since the end of the First World War, international transitional administrations have replaced dysfunctional state governments to create the conditions for lasting peace and democracy. Recent examples of this practice are Bosnia, Kosovo, East Timor and Iraq. The question of whether foreign rule can be morally justified thus remains a question of pressing practical concern. In response to extreme state failure, the author argues, international transitional administration as a particular form of foreign rule is not only morally justified, but indeed a requirement of justice.

Thema: Externe Akteure, Menschenrechte, Übergangsverwaltungen, Normative Fragen, Teilprojekt B9

Transnational Partnerships: Effectively Providing for Sustainable Development?

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Marianne Beisheim, Andrea Liese

Palgrave Macmillan | 2014-02-18

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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Transnational public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a relatively new form of governance. Why are some of them highly effective, while others are not? The contributors provide an in-depth account, analysis, and comparison of 21 transnational PPPs in the area of sustainable development governance, where PPPs have been hailed by some as a solution to development problems but criticized by others. Moreover, 45 PPP projects undertaken by four service-providing partnerships in so-called 'areas of limited statehood' in South Asia (Bangladesh and India) and East Africa (Kenya and Uganda) are studied. The central aim of this volume is to identify the conditions under which these transnational PPPs are effective, that is, successful in providing collective goods (from clean water to child immunization) in areas of limited statehood. The book investigates the influence of several features of a PPP's institutional design as well as the impact of limited statehood on the effectiveness of a PPP.

Thema: Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), Nachhaltigkeit, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Umwelt, Gesundheit, Sub-Sahara Afrika, Asien, Fragile Staatlichkeit, Teilprojekt D1, Teilprojekt D8

The Transnational Governance of Violence and Crime

The Transnational Governance of Violence and Crime

Anja P. Jakobi, Klaus Dieter Wolf

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2013-10-25

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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The state monopoly of force has increasingly been challenged by non-state actors, seemingly resulting in a loss of control and resources needed to guarantee security. Yet, non-state actors are not only a cause of problems; they can also contribute to guarantee security. The contributors examine the role of non-state actors in the governance of violence and crime. Current research on non-state actors in security points to the fact that the state monopoly of force has increasingly been challenged, seemingly resulting in a loss of control and resources. In contrast, this volume shows how non-state actors are involved in supporting governmental aims, what they contribute and where the limits are or should be. It demonstrates that even in a core area of the state, transnational governance is possible through the activities of a diverse group of actors, including warlords, rebel groups, criminals, non-governmental organizations and businesses.

Local Politics and Contemporary Transformations in the Arab World

Local Politics and Contemporary Transformations in the Arab World

Malika Bouziane, Cilia Harders, Anja Hoffmann

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2013-10-04

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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With the fall of authoritarian regimes in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, new social movements and online cyber networks in cities across the Arab World and throughout the Arab cybersphere emerge as new actors. Rooted in ‘the periphery’, many acknowledge the potentials of these new actors and their ability to challenge the existing political landscape in the region today and in the future. Nonetheless, little attention has been devoted to the long-term processes of transformation within which these developments are rooted. This volume examines the ways in which the state and the political landscape are shaped and challenged, ‘beyond the center’. The contributions examine informal institutions, popular sovereignty, non-conventional forms of participation, and non-elite actors in Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, and Morocco. The book brings together interdisciplinary and critical reflections on space, power, state, and agency. It develops a novel perspective on Middle Eastern studies, focusing on local politics and contributing to the understanding of authoritarian rule and its transformation.

Thema: Teilprojekt B6

Business and Climate Change Governance

Business and Climate Change Governance

Tanja A. Börzel, Ralph Hamann

Palgrave Macmillan | 2013-09-06

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

Palgrave Macmillan

Why do business organisations contribute to climate change governance in areas of limited statehood? In many countries, governments are too weak and often also not willing to set and enforce climate change regulations. While companies have the capacities to fill the resulting governance gap, conventional wisdom expects them to take advantage by relocating their production sites in order to escape strict national regulation. Studies on South Africa, Kenya and Germany demonstrate that business contributions to the mitigation and adaptation to climate change vary significantly between countries, sectors and firms. In order to explain these variations, the contributors bring together two important literatures that rarely speak to each other – governance and business management - arguing that the threat of public regulation has an important role in motivating business efforts.

Thema: Südafrika, Umwelt, Policy, Teilprojekt D2, Teilprojekt B2

Business and Governance in South Africa

Business and Governance in South Africa

Tanja A. Börzel, Christian Thauer

Palgrave Macmillan | 2013-06-03

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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Under which conditions do companies engage in the provision of collective goods and services if the state lacks the capacity to do so? To what extent do multinational firms engage in a 'race to the top' fostering rather than undermining regulation? The empirical analyses in the individual chapters look at business responses to some of South Africa's most pertinent governance challenges, HIV/AIDS and environmental pollution. The contributors look at firms in four industry sectors: the automotive industry, the mining industry, the food and beverage industry and the textile industry. These four sectors comprise a significant number of foreign as well as local companies, with or without brand name, which cater to different market segments within South Africa, differ in size and are exposed to varying pressure from NGOs and foreign competitors.

Thema: Südafrika, Umwelt, Gesundheit, Teilprojekt D2, Teilprojekt B2

Public Security in the Negotiated State

Public Security in the Negotiated State

Markus-Michael Müller

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2011-12-15

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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This book seeks to overcome the lack of theoretically informed empirical studies on policing and state-society relations in areas of limited statehood. By drawing on in-depth field research in Mexico City, Markus-Michael Müller offers an insightful analysis of the negotiated character of the Mexican state and its impact on policing. Despite the resulting un-public nature of Mexican policing, he demonstrates that Mexico City residents do not abandon the state as a security provider but continue to turn to the state, in a variety of formal and informal ways and even have normative expectations regarding state-centred security provision. By putting these findings in perspective with other related cases in Latin America, Africa and Asia, the author provides a new cutting-edge perspective on the material and symbolic relevance of the state in areas of limited statehood.

Thema: Policing, Staat, Lateinamerika, Sicherheit, Teilprojekt C3

Gender in Transitional Justice

Gender in Transitional Justice

Susanne Buckley-Zistel, Ruth Stanley

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2011-11-30

Erschienen in: Governance and Limited Statehood Series

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In this original collection of articles, the editors for the first time bring together scholars from various disciplines to explore the gender politics of transitional justice. Based on empirical research, the volume explores strategies and measures of dealing with the legacy of massive human rights abuses from various gender perspectives including retributive and gender justice, the potentials and limits of agency, and the correlation between transitional justice and social change for women and men. Analysing how countries like Rwanda, South Africa, Cambodia, East Timor, Columbia, Chile and Germany come to terms with their violent pasts, the authors take a broader view on the gendered impact of transitional justice by incorporating, yet going beyond, a focus on sexualised violence against women. They investigate other expressions of gendered injustices, such as structural inequalities, the analysis of masculinities and the rights of sexual minorities.

Thema: Governance-Theorie, Internationale Organisationen/Staat, Sub-Sahara Afrika, Teilprojekt C3

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law

Amichai Magen, Thomas Risse, Michael McFaul

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan | 2009-07-31

Palgrave Macmillan

Are Americans and Europeans united or divided over the goal of promoting democracy and the rule of law around the globe? What strategies and instruments do they wield in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East in an effort to achieve these goals? And what do their successes and failures reveal both about the challenge of encouraging the spread of freedom and the nature of American and European foreign policies in the 21st century? These are some of the pressing questions tackled in this volume by a distinguished group of analysts from both sides of the Atlantic. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the authors demonstrate in detail that the U.S. and the EU share many common features in their democracy promotion strategies, including shared 'double standards'. This is a much anticipated study – one that provides the first systematic, comparative analysis of American and European efforts to transform governance in developing countries.

Thema: Nordamerika, Europa, Demokratie, Rule of Law, Governance-Theorie, Teilprojekt A1