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Routledge Global Cooperation Series

About the Series

The Routledge Global Cooperation series develops innovative approaches to one of the most pressing questions of our time – how to achieve cooperation in a culturally diverse and politically contested global world?

Many key contemporary problems such as climate change and forced migration require intensified cooperation on a global scale. Accelerated globalisation processes have led to an ever-growing interconnectedness of markets, states, societies and individuals. Many of today’s problems cannot be solved by nation states alone and require intensified cooperation at the local, national, regional and global level to tackle current and looming global crises.

We favour books that take an interdisciplinary approach and appeal to an international readership comprised of scholars and postgraduate students.

To submit proposals, please contact the Development Studies Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

Series Editors:

Tobias Debiel, Dirk Messner, Sigrid Quack and Jan Aart Scholte are Co-Directors of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Their research areas include climate change and sustainable development, global governance, internet governance and peacebuilding. Tobias Debiel is Professor of International Relations and Development Policy at the University of Duisburg-Essen and Director of the Institute for Development and Peace in Duisburg, Germany. Dirk Messner is Director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University in Bonn, Germany. Sigrid Quack is Professor of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Jan Aart Scholte is Professor of Global Transformations and Governance Challenges at Leiden University, Netherlands.

Patricia Rinck is editorial manager of the series at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research.

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Global Digital Data Governance Polycentric Perspectives

Global Digital Data Governance: Polycentric Perspectives

1st Edition


Edited By Carolina Aguerre, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Jan Aart Scholte
January 30, 2024

This book provides a nuanced exploration of contemporary digital data governance, highlighting the importance of cooperation across sectors and disciplines in order to adapt to a rapidly evolving technological landscape. Most of the theory around global digital data governance remains scattered, ...

European Union Communities of Practice Diplomacy and Boundary Work in Ukraine

European Union Communities of Practice: Diplomacy and Boundary Work in Ukraine

1st Edition

By Maren Hofius
December 22, 2022

This book provides a practice-based analysis of European Union (EU) diplomacy and community-building. Unlike studies focusing on how EU community-building proceeds centrally in Brussels, this book turns to EU diplomacy in its bordering state of Ukraine. At a time when the EU’s internal cohesion is...

Power and Authority in Internet Governance Return of the State?

Power and Authority in Internet Governance: Return of the State?

1st Edition

Edited By Blayne Haggart, Natasha Tusikov, Jan Aart Scholte
September 26, 2022

Power and Authority in Internet Governance investigates the hotly contested role of the state in today's digital society. The book asks: Is the state "back" in internet regulation? If so, what forms are state involvement taking, and with what consequences for the future? The volume includes case ...

Hegemony and World Order Reimagining Power in Global Politics

Hegemony and World Order: Reimagining Power in Global Politics

1st Edition

Edited By Piotr Dutkiewicz, Tom Casier, Jan Aart Scholte
September 24, 2020

Hegemony and World Order explores a key question for our tumultuous times of multiple global crises. Does hegemony – that is, legitimated rule by dominant power – have a role in ordering world politics of the twenty-first century? If so, what form does that hegemony take: does it lie with a leading...

The Justification of Responsibility in the UN Security Council Practices of Normative Ordering in International Relations

The Justification of Responsibility in the UN Security Council: Practices of Normative Ordering in International Relations

1st Edition

By Holger Niemann
March 04, 2020

The UN Security Council has been given the primary responsibility for maintaining international peace and security. The precise meaning of this responsibility, however, is contested. This lack of clarity is frequently criticised as a source of incoherent and selective decision-making, undermining ...

Rethinking Governance in Europe and Northeast Asia Multilateralism and Nationalism in International Society

Rethinking Governance in Europe and Northeast Asia: Multilateralism and Nationalism in International Society

1st Edition

By Uwe Wissenbach
November 11, 2019

This book explores how nationalism and multilateralism transform international society and global governance. It does so by comparing the governance model of the EU – a constitutionalised and increasingly polycentric form of multilateralism – with Northeast Asia. There nationalist administrations ...

China’s New Role in African Politics From Non-Intervention towards Stabilization?

China’s New Role in African Politics: From Non-Intervention towards Stabilization?

1st Edition

Edited By Christof Hartmann, Nele Noesselt
November 07, 2019

China's rise to global power status in recent decades has been accompanied by deepening economic relationships with Africa, with the New Silk Road's extension to Sub-Saharan Africa as the latest step, leading to much academic debate about the influence of Chinese business in the continent. ...

Trust in International Relations Rationalist, Constructivist, and Psychological Approaches

Trust in International Relations: Rationalist, Constructivist, and Psychological Approaches

1st Edition

Edited By Hiski Haukkala, Carina van de Wetering, Johanna Vuorelma
October 17, 2019

Trust is a core concept in International Relations (IR), representing a key ingredient in state relations. It was only relatively recently that IR scholars began to probe what trust really is, how it can be studied, and how it affects state relations. In the process three distinct ways of ...

Democracy and Climate Change

Democracy and Climate Change

1st Edition

By Frederic Hanusch
June 07, 2019

Democracy and Climate Change explores the various ways in which democratic principles can lead governments to respond differently to climate change. The election cycle can lead to short-termism, which often appears to be at odds with the long-term nature of climate change, with its latency between ...

World Politics in Translation Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation

World Politics in Translation: Power, Relationality and Difference in Global Cooperation

1st Edition

Edited By Tobias Berger, Alejandro Esguerra
June 06, 2019

Virtually all pertinent issues that the world faces today – such as nuclear proliferation, climate change, the spread of infectious disease and economic globalization – imply objects that move. However, surprisingly little is known about how the actual objects of world politics are constituted, how...

The Globalization of Foreign Aid Developing Consensus

The Globalization of Foreign Aid: Developing Consensus

1st Edition

By Liam Swiss
May 07, 2019

Why do aid agencies from wealthy donor countries with diverse domestic political and economic contexts arrive at very similar positions on a wide array of aid policies and priorities? This book suggests that this homogenization of policy represents the effects of common processes of globalization ...

Public Participation in African Constitutionalism

Public Participation in African Constitutionalism

1st Edition

Edited By Tania Abbiate, Markus Böckenförde, Veronica Federico
April 16, 2019

During the last decade of the 20th century, Africa has been marked by a "constitutional wind" which has blown across the continent giving impetus to constitutional reforms designed to introduce constitutionalism and good governance. One of the main features of these processes has been the promotion...

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