Nation-states, the most powerful countries in particular, dominate wold politics. How do states work to promote their interests on the international arena?
The study of international organizations and global management examine the myriad actors involved in debating and implementing steering mechanisms with transnational implications. A central question here is which actors can speak and act with authority on behalf of larger groups, and undertake actions aimed at dealing with problems that extend across national borders. Although the nation-state remains the primary actor in world politics, both history and current trends show that non-state actors are important for understanding what states do and how they go abut do it.
Research question within this field may include:
- What is the role of international organizations like the World Bank in shaping the domestic policies of nation-states?
- When and how can expert groups and networks of interest groups succeed in influencing the content of international relations?
News about international organizations
Conflict sensitivity in focus as the three-year NUPI-led research project on the EU’s crisis response (EUNPACK) organised a final conference in Brussels in March.
25 Mar 2019
Researchers within and beyond Europe have been studying the EU's approach to conflict and crises. Here's what they found out.
4 Mar 2019
Engaging in ongoing conflicts brings with it a set of extraordinary challenges.
Publications about international organizations
2019At a time when liberal internationalism and institutions of multilateral cooperation are being dealt almost daily blows, this special issue revisits the notion and practice of middle power liberal internationalism. The introduction suggests that while liberal internationalism is far from dead, the challenges...
: NUPI Report
2019In November 2018, the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, inaugurated one year earlier ‘to develop proposals for norms and policies to enhance international security and stability and guide responsible state and non-state behavior in cyberspace’, launched six norms pointing ‘the way to...
: NUPI Policy Brief
2019(Available in Norwegian only): Denne policy briefen tar utgangspunkt i tre globale trender, og gir en analyse og vurderinger av hva trendene innebærer av utfordringer og muligheter for norsk utenrikspolitikk i tiden fremover: 1. Nye stormakter vokser frem. 2. Migrasjon brer om seg. 3. Utenrikspolitikk...
Research projects about international organizations
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Why is there not more Nordic cooperation on the international arena, when Nordic politicians so often express a willingness to develop cooperation in this field further? This project aims to build new...
2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
EU IDEA has a threefold aim, notably to break new ground on differentiated integration in terms of conceptual approach, policies and networks.
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2019 - 2022 (Ongoing)
NUPI in collaboration with Simula Research Lab will map global data flows and their impact on national autonomy and sovereignty.