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Zürn, Michael 1959-

Works: 145 works in 447 publications in 2 languages and 9,941 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Publishing director, dgs, Other
Classifications: JZ1318, 327
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Most widely held works about Michael Zürn
Most widely held works by Michael Zürn
Analyzing international environmental regimes : from case study to database by Helmut Breitmeier( )

25 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Regime theory has become an increasingly influential approach to the analysis of international relations, particularly in the areas of international political economy and international environmental politics. The conceptual appeal of the idea of "governance without government"--In which a combination of different organizations and institutions supply governance to address specific problems--reflects a world in which the demand for governance is great but the familiar mechanisms for supplying it are weak. Most research on international regimes employs qualitative methods, often using case studies to develop larger theoretical arguments; but a lack of standardization makes comparative analysis difficult. Analyzing International Environmental Regimes introduces the International Regimes Database (IRD), an important methodological innovation that allows scholars to adopt a quantitative approach to the study of international regimes. The IRD is a relational database that makes it possible to compare records on specific aspects of a number of international environmental regimes that are coded using a single, well-defined set of concepts, definitions, and scales. The book first describes the database and discusses a number of methodological, technical, and architectural issues. It then illustrates the use of the IRD as an analytic tool, drawing on the database for descriptive statistics to evaluate theoretical ideas about compliance, decision rules, and the role of knowledge. A CD containing the full IRD data protocol and all the data currently in the database accompanies the book."--Publisher's website
Globalizing interests : pressure groups and denationalization by Michael Zürn( )

13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Globalizing Interests is an innovative study of globalization "from inside," looking at the reaction of nationally constituted interest groups to challenges produced by the denationalization process. The contributors focus on business associations, trade unions, civil rights organizations, and right-wing populists from Canada, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States, and examine how they have responded to three extremely globalized issue areas: the Internet, migration, and climate change. What they find is that "the politics of denationalization" is a new game with new rules, new teams, and surprisingly broad support for governance beyond the nation state."--Jacket
Rule of law dynamics : in an era of international and transnational governance( )

23 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the various strategies, mechanisms, and processes that influence rule of law dynamics across borders and the national-international divide, illuminating the diverse paths of influence. It shows to what extent, and how, rule of law dynamics have changed in recent years, especially at the transnational and international levels of government. To explore these interactive dynamics, the volume adopts an interdisciplinary approach, bringing together the normative perspective of law with the analytical perspective of social sciences. The volume contributes to several fields, including studies of rule of law, law and development, and good governance; democratization; globalization studies; neo-institutionalism and judicial studies; international law, transnational governance, and the emerging literature on judicial reforms in authoritarian regimes; and comparative law (Islamic, African, Asian, and Latin American legal systems)--P. [4] of cover
Law and governance in postnational Europe : compliance beyond the nation-state by Michael Zürn( )

32 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Arguing that legal rules can be implemented beyond national boundaries, this volume examines compliance beyond the nation-state. Four contributors compare compliance with regulations that have been formulated in a very similar way at different levels of governance. They demonstrate that nation states do not necessarily display the best compliance records and that a high degree of legalization, verification and sanctioning systems seem to be more important
A theory of global governance : authority, legitimacy, and contestation by Michael Zürn( )

18 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a major new theory of global governance, explaining both its rise and what many see as its current crisis. The author suggests that world politics is now embedded in a normative and institutional structure dominated by hierarchies and power inequalities and therefore inherently creates contestation, resistance, and distributional struggles. Within an ambitious and systematic new conceptual framework, the theory makes four key contributions. Firstly, it reconstructs global governance as a political system which builds on normative principles and reflexive authorities. Second, it identifies the central legitimation problems of the global governance system with a constitutionalist setting in mind. Third, it explains the rise of state and societal contestation by identifying key endogenous dynamics and probing the causal mechanisms that produced them. Finally, it identifies the conditions under which struggles in the global governance system lead to decline or deepening. Rich with propositions, insights, and evidence, the book promises to be the most important and comprehensive theoretical argument about world politics of the 21st century." -- Publisher's website
New modes of governance in the global system : exploring publicness, delegation and inclusiveness by Mathias Koenig-Archibugi( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization processes are propelling a transformation of governance, with public & private actors increasingly involved in governance activities beyond the level of individual states. This book examines the wide variety of forms that governance can take in the global system
Contested world orders : rising powers, non-governmental organizations, and the politics of authority beyond the nation-state by Matthew D Stephen( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"World orders are increasingly contested. As international institutions have taken on ever more ambitious tasks, they have been challenged by rising powers dissatisfied with existing institutional inequalities, by non-governmental organizations worried about the direction of global governance, and even by some established powers no longer content to lead the institutions they themselves created. For the first time, this volume examines these sources of contestation under a common and systematic institutionalist framework. While the authority of institutions has deepened, at the same time it has fuelled contestation and resistance. In a series of rigorous and empirically revealing chapters, the authors of Contested World Orders examine systematically the demands of key actors in the contestation of international institutions. Ranging in scope from the World Trade Organization and the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime to the Kimberley Process on conflict diamonds and the climate finance provisions of the UNFCCC, the chapters deploy a variety of methods to reveal just to what extent, and along which lines of conflict, rising powers and NGOs contest international institutions. Contested World Orders seeks answers to the key questions of our time: Exactly how deeply are international institutions contested? Which actors seek the most fundamental changes? Which aspects of international institutions have generated the most transnational conflicts? And what does this mean for the future of world order?"--
Governance in einer sich wandelnden Welt( )

4 editions published in 2008 in German and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Begriff Governance ist ein Erfolgsbegriff und zwar nicht nur in der Politikwissenschaft, sondern auch in anderen Disziplinen, selbst in der eher begriffskonservativen Rechtswissenschaft. Der Preis dieses Erfolges ist die Uneindeutigkeit des Governancebegriffs, was die Governance-Forschung dazu zwingt, sich über die Begriffsverwendung von Governance zu verständigen und die Verwendungskontexte des Governancebegriffs analytisch sorgfältig auszudifferenzieren. Zu beidem will dieses PVS-Sonderheft einen weiterführenden Beitrag leisten. In den Beiträgen der Herausgeber und im ersten Teil des Bandes geht es um erste Konturen einer Theorie von Governance und die Präzisierung des Governancebegriffs. Der Abgrenzung und Schärfung des Governancebegriffs dienen ferner die Beiträge, die sich mit dem Verhältnis zum historisch so dominanten Organisationsprinzip der Hierarchie auseinandersetzen. Mit dem Teil "Governance und Recht" wird gezielt ein multidisziplinärer Dialog über das Governance-Konzept eröffnet, und zwar in der Hoffnung, daraus gerade für ein Verständnis von Governance als Koordination von Akteurshandeln in Regelungsstrukturen zu lernen. Die den Governanceebenen gewidmeten Teile - von "National" zu "Transnational" Governance - beschäftigen sich mit unterschiedlichen Governance-Kontexten und unterschiedlichen Governance-Modi wie etwa Netzwerken und Public Private Partnerships. Sinn des Bandes ist also weniger eine Bestandsaufnahme der Governance-Forschung, sondern eine Verortung von Governancestrukturen und Governanceprozessen vor dem Hintergrund sich wandelnder Staatlichkeit
Protecting the individual from international authority : human rights in international organizations by Monika Heupel( )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on ten case studies on UN and EU sanctions policy, UN and NATO peacekeeping and World Bank and IMF lending, this book examines human rights violations which arise from actions of international organizations (IOs) rather than those of states. The book shows that IOs develop institutional provisions to make sure that their policies do not violate human rights. It further explains why and how powerful IOs have introduced human rights protection provisions and analyses their features, including differences in design and quality."--Page [i]
Handbook on multi-level governance( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 'Handbook' presents a comprehensive review of the wide-ranging literature, covering various theoretical and conceptual approaches to multi-level governance, and their application to policy-making in the domestic, regional and global context
Historical institutionalism and international relations : explaining institutional development in world politics by Thomas Rixen( )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book applies the analytical approach called Historical Institutionalism (HI)- so far mostly used within comparative politics-to the field of International Relations (IR). It provides an introduction to HI concepts and makes an argument for why it is particularly well-suited for understanding current developments within international institutions. In particular, it helps us to understand the combination of change and stability that together form the dynamics of institutional development over time. It is the first book to collect original, empirical research applying historical institutionalism to international institutions. The chapters cover a range of institutions important to IR, including the development of European Union competition policy, the global politics of financial reform after the 2008 crisis, the institutional development of the World Health Organization, membership reforms in the League of Nations and the United Nations Security Council, and civil society access to intergovernmental organizations. The concluding chapter discusses the relationship of HI to other institutionalist approaches and the role of HI in future IR research.--
Transformations of the state?( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of the state on human lives is more comprehensive and sustained than that of any other organizational construct. It steers the economy, fights crime, provides education, sustains democracy, enters wars, guarantees social welfare, collects taxes, and deploys some forty percent of the gross national product. Transformations of the state? defines the multi-faceted modern state in four intersecting dimensions: resources, or control of the use of force and revenues; law, or jurisdiction and the courts; legitimacy, or the acceptance of political rule by the populace; and welfare, or the facilitation of economic growth and social equality. The twentieth-century nation-state blended those dimensions and turned the post-WWII era into the golden age of the state. What has become of that state and its functions and what is its future? Political scientists, lawyers, economists and sociologists have examined a sample of OECD nation-states in the search for answers to these questions
Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaates : Globalisierung und Denationalisierung als Chance by Michael Zürn( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in German and Undetermined and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle over borders : cosmopolitanism and communitarianism by P De Wilde( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Citizens, parties, and movements are increasingly contesting issues connected to globalization, such as whether to welcome immigrants, promote free trade, and support international integration. The resulting political fault line, precipitated by a deepening rift between elites and mass publics, has created space for the rise of populism. Responding to these issues and debates, this book presents a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of how economic, cultural and political globalization have transformed democratic politics. This study offers a fresh perspective on the rise of populism based on analyses of public and elite opinion and party politics, as well as mass media debates on climate change, human rights, migration, regional integration, and trade in the USA, Germany, Poland, Turkey, and Mexico. Furthermore, it considers similar conflicts taking place within the European Union and the United Nations. Appealing to political scientists, sociologists and international relations scholars, this book is also an accessible introduction to these debates for undergraduate and masters students
Lehrbuch der Internationalen Beziehungen per Anhalter durch die IB-Galaxis by Nicole Deitelhoff( )

4 editions published in 2016 in German and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interessen und Institutionen in der internationalen Politik : Grundlegung und Anwendungen des situationsstrukturellen Ansatzes by Michael Zürn( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Theorie internationaler Politik hat dieselben Aufgaben zu erfüllen und steht vor denselben Problemen wie andere sozialwissenschaftliehe Theorien auch. Ihre zentrale Aufgabe besteht nach K.R. Popper somit darin, die nicht-intendierten, also ungewollten Konsequenzen von intentionalen, also absichts vollen menschlichen Handlungen aufzuspüren und dabei "vieles" mit "wenigem" zu erklären. Es gibt jedoch immer wieder Versuche der Theoriebildung in den Internationalen Beziehun l gen, die entgegen dem Poppersehen Postulat ungewollte Konsequenzen sozialen Handeins auf Kräfte, die unabhängig von den Intentionen der Entscheidungsträger wirken, zurückführen. So erklären Analytiker den Krieg als Resultat wirkungsmächtiger Triebkräfte der Geschichte oder als unabdingbar für die Reproduktion der bestandsnotwendigen Hierarchie des internationalen Systems. Derartige Erklärungsversuche beruhen ebenfalls auf fest etablierten sozialwissenschaftlichen Weltbildern. Generell kann zwischen drei sozialwissenschaJtlichen Weltbildern unterschieden werden, die sich durch einen jeweils eigenen Erklärungs modus auszeichnen. (a) Im funktionalistischen Weltbild werden nicht-intendierte Kon sequenzen sozialen Handeins durch die positiven Effekte (Funktionen) für ein System erklärt, das auf einer höheren Ebene angesiedelt ist. Es wird eine Theorie sozialer Systeme angestrebt. Der Prozeß der Auflösung von Fürstentümern und die Bildung von Nationalstaaten in Europa -um eine disziplinenübergeifende sozialwissenschaftliehe Problemstellung zu wählen - ist im Rahmen dieses Weltbildes durch die entsprechenden Bedürfnisse eines entstehenden kapitalistischen Weltsystems verursacht (vgl. Z.B. Wallerstein 1974)
Die demokratische Regression die politischen Ursachen des autoritären Populismus by Armin Schäfer( Book )

11 editions published between 2020 and 2021 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In der Debatte um den Aufstieg national-autoritärer Parteien dominieren zwei Ansätze: ein ökonomischer, der wachsende Ungleichheit infolge der Globalisierung in den Mittelpunkt stellt, und ein kultureller, der gesellschaftliche Liberalisierungsprozesse in den Blick nimmt. Beide Erklärungen, kritisieren Armin Schäfer und Michael Zürn, seien seltsam politikfrei. Daher fragen sie nach den genuin politischen Ursachen dieser Entwicklung: Wie haben sich die Parteien, wie hat sich ihr Verhältnis zu den Bürgern verändert? Was geschieht, wenn Politik sich als ausführendes Organ von Sachzwängen präsentiert? Wer die autoritären Bewegungen stoppen möchte, so die Autoren, muss am politischen Prozess selbst ansetzen und Willy Brandts Formel "Mehr Demokratie wagen" neu denken
Frieden und Krieg : Sicherheit in der nationalen und postnationalen Konstellation by Bernhard Zangl( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in German and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Politisierung der Weltpolitik umkämpfte internationale Institutionen by Michael Zürn( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Verhältnisse eine Sozialkunde by Hans-Jörg Albrecht( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hauptbeschreibung Diese Sozialkunde der Bundesrepublik stellt dar, wie Gesellschaft, Wirtschaft und Politik sich in Deutschland historisch gewandelt haben, wo wir heute stehen und wohin die Entwicklung geht. Ausgewiesene Experten schreiben unter anderem zu den Themen sozialer Wandel, Migration, Familie, Bildung, innere Sicherheit, Wirtschaftsordnung, Arbeitsmarkt und Arbeitswelt, Zivilgesellschaft, Regierungssystem und Medien. Darüber hinaus zeigen mögliche Zukunftsszenarien: Trotz sozialer Ungleichheit, Generationenkonflikt und Demokratieverlust besteht die Chance auf eine Gesellsc
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Analyzing international environmental regimes : from case study to database
Globalizing interests : pressure groups and denationalizationRule of law dynamics : in an era of international and transnational governanceLaw and governance in postnational Europe : compliance beyond the nation-stateA theory of global governance : authority, legitimacy, and contestationNew modes of governance in the global system : exploring publicness, delegation and inclusivenessContested world orders : rising powers, non-governmental organizations, and the politics of authority beyond the nation-stateGovernance in einer sich wandelnden WeltProtecting the individual from international authority : human rights in international organizations
Alternative Names
Cirn, Mihael.

Cirn, Mihael 1959-

Michael Zürn Germany karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Michael Zürn deutscher Politologe

Michael Zürn Duits politicoloog

Michael Zürn German political scientist

Michael Zürn politólogo alemán

Michael Zürn tysk professor

Zuern, Michael, 1959-

Zürn, Michael

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