Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
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Dr. Esref Aksu joined Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research as a Fellow. He conducted his research in Research Unit 3 “Global Governance Revisited” from January to June 2013.
The research project is entitled: "Global Governance Reconsidered: A Conceptual Approach".
Dr. Aksu's future research will map existing attempts at conceptual clarification of “global governance” and identify the problems they entail. Against the backdrop of this extant literature, Esref Aksu sets out to make the case that the concept of global governance is most interesting, innovative, and promising (in its combined analytical and normative effect) when we keep the spotlight on the “global governance of not-so-global issues”, precisely because this notion relates to how “global(ised)” issues are created out of nonglobal ones through the involvement of multiple dynamics and actors. It is mostly here that alternative frameworks (e.g. the regime theory, interdependence approach, globalisation perspective, world system theory) remain theoretically insufficient.
- Global Governance
- Intellectual & Conceptual History of International Relations
- Global Governance: Critical Reflections on the Concept
- Rethinking the Category of Norm in International Relations
|Since 04/2012||Dipartimento di Studi Anglo-Germanici e dell'Europa Orientale, University of Bari, Italy
Non-Resident Research Associate
|11/2004-01/2012||Political Science and IR Programme, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Lecturer in International Relations
|09/2002-08/2003||Department of Politics and Public Administration, University of Limerick, Ireland
Junior Lecturer in International Studies
Aksu, Esref (forthcoming): Anti-Slavery in International Law and Relations, in: Franca Dellarosa (ed.): Slavery: Histories, Fictions, Memory, 1760-2007 (Liguori)
Aksu, Esref (2009): Global Collective Memory: Conceptual Difficulties of an Appealing Idea, in: Global Society: Journal of Interdisciplinary International Relations, 23:3, 317–332
Aksu, Esref (2008) (ed.): Early Notions of Global Governance: Selected Eighteenth-Century Proposals for Perpetual Peace, Cardiff: University of Wales Press
Aksu, Esref (2008): Perpetual Peace: A Project by Europeans for Europeans?, in: Peace & Change: A Journal of Peace Research, 33:3, 368-387
Aksu, Esref (2007): Locating Cosmopolitan Democracy in the Theory-Praxis Nexus, in: Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 32:3, 275-294
Aksu, Esref (2003): The United Nations, Intra-State Peacekeeping and Normative Change, Manchester: Manchester University Press
Aksu, Esref and Joseph A. Camilleri (2002) (eds): Democratizing Global Governance, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan