International Public Administrations: Global Public Policy between Technocracy and Democracy
The governments of modern democracies are caught in an ambivalent situation. On the one hand, they have to deal with tendencies of growing nationalism and scepticism towards supra- and international institutions. On the other hand, they need these organizations to effectively address rising problems of global scale such as climate change, the movement of refugees, and pandemic disease outbreaks. A central benefit of international organizations is their well-trained, and above all often highly motivated staff. Thus, while governments have become increasingly reluctant to involve in international agreements, they have continued to delegate substantial competences to the administrative bodies of international organizations.
Lecture by Prof. Dr. Christoph Knill and Dr. Yves Steinebach: Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science
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