Received since May 2021

What follows is a list of new publications of the Centre’s current and former fellows and staff as well as authors from our wider academic network. We publish an updated list and invite you to inform us about your recent contributions to the field of global cooperation research. The published list represents a selection of titles that we feel are substantive contributions to the field.


Abrahamsen, Rita and Bareebe, Gerald (2021). ‘Uganda's Fraudulent Election’, Journal of Democracy, 32(2): 90–104.

Anderl, Felix, Bales, Marius, Bliss, Frank, Brunke, Laura Isabella, Debiel, Tobias, Mutschler, Max, Scheper, Christian, Sondermann, Elena, Ulbert, Cornelia and Vüllers, Johannes (2021). ‘Covid-19 und der Globale Süden: Nachhaltiger Frieden’, in Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC), Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK), Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik an der Universität Hamburg (IFSH) and Institut für Entwicklung und Frieden (INEF) (eds), Friedensgutachten 2021: Europa kann mehr!, Friedensgutachten, Bielefeld: Transcript, 75–93. [Open Access]

Behagel, Jelle Hendrik and Mert, Ayşem (2021). ‘The Political Nature of Fantasy and Political Fantasies of Nature’, Journal of Language and Politics, 20(1): 79–94.

Biswas, Bidisha (2021). ‘Confessions of a Reluctant Hindu’, Washington Post, 09.06.21, available at:

Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm (2021). Conjuring a Cooler World? Blockchains, Imaginaries and the Legitimacy of Climate Governance, Global Cooperation Research Papers, No. 28, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21).

Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm and Hütten, Moritz (2021). ‘The Formal, Financial and Fraught Route to Global Digital Identity Governance’, Frontiers in Blockchain, 4: 1–12. [Open Access]

Campbell-Verduyn, Malcolm, Hütten, Moritz and Rodima-Taylor, Daivi (2021). ‘Technology, Small States and the Legitimacy of Digital Development: Combatting De-risking Through Blockchain-based Re-risking?’, Journal of International Relations and Development, 24: 455–482.

Drieschova, Alena and Adler, Emanuel (2021). ‘The Epistemological Challenge of Truth-Subversion to the Liberal International Order’, International Organization, 75(2): 359–386. [Open Access]

Ecker-Ehrhardt, Matthias (2021). ‘IO Public Communication Going Digital? Understanding Social Media Adoption and Use in Times of Politicization’, in Corneliu Bjola and Ruben Zaiotti (eds), Digital Diplomacy and International Organisations: Autonomy, Legitimacy and Contestation, Abingdon, Oxon/New York, NY: Routledge, 21–50.

Fakhoury, Tamirace (2021). ‘Refugee Return and Fragmented Governance in the Host State: Displaced Syrians in the Face of Lebanon’s Divided Politics’, Third World Quarterly, 42(1): 162–180. [Open Access]

Freistein, Katja and Fehl, Caroline (2021). ‘(Un)making Global Inequalities: International Institutions in a Stratified International Society’, Journal of International Relations and Development, 24(2): 251–278.

Freistein, Katja, Gadinger, Frank and Unrau, Christine (2021). ‘Häuser, Mauern und Grenzen: Rechtspopulistische Globalisierungserzählungen zwischen Bedrohungsszenario und Sicherheitsversprechen’, ZIB, 28(1): 101–126.

Jongen, Hortense and Scholte, Jan Aart (2021). ‘Legitimacy in Multistakeholder Global Governance at ICANN’, Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 27(2): 298–324. [Open Access]

Kluczewska, Karolina (2021). ‘Donor-Funded Women’s Empowerment in Tajikistan: Trajectories of Women’s NGOs and Changing Attitudes to the International Agenda’, Studies in Comparative International Development (online first). [Open Access] 

Kluczewska, Karolina and Foroughi, Payam (2021). ‘The Soft Power of Neoliberal Civil Society: The Case of Post-Communist Tajikistan’, in Kirill Nourzhanov and Sebastien Peyrouse (eds), Soft Power Influence in Central Asia: The Politics of Influence and Seduction, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 249–270.

Kluczewska, Karolina and Korneev, Oleg (2021). ‘Engaging with Labour Migrants: Emigration Policy in Tajikistan’, Asian Studies Review (online first). [Open Access]

Kluczewska, Karolina and Kreikemeyer, Anna (2021). Advancing Peacebuilding from the Ground Up, Policy Brief, 4/21, Hamburg: University of Hamburg: Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy.

Koinova, Maria (2021). Diaspora Entrepreneurs and Contested States, Oxford/New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Marchand, Marianne H. (2021). ‘The Caravanas de Migrantes Making Their Way North: Problematising the Biopolitics of Mobilities in Mexico’, Third World Quarterly, 42(1): 141–161. [Open Access]

Mert, Ayşem, Chan, Sander, Boran, Idil, van Asselt, Harro, Ellinger, Paula, Garcia, Miriam, Hale, Thomas, Hermwille, Lukas, Mbeva, Kennedy Liti, Roger, Charles B., Weinfurter, Amy, Widerberg, Oscar, Bynoe, Paulette, Chengo, Victoria, Cherkaoui, Ayman, Edwards, Todd, Gütschow, Malin, Hsu, Angel, Hultman, Nathan, Levai, David, Mihnar, Saffran, Posa, Sara, Roelfsema, Mark, Rudyk, Bryce, Scobie, Michelle and Shrivastava, Manish Kumar (2021). ‘Climate Ambition and Sustainable Development for a New Decade: A Catalytic Framework’, Global Policy, 12(3): 245–259. [Open Access]

Şahin Mencütek, Zeynep and Nashwan, Ayat J. (2021). ‘Perceptions About the Labour Market Integration of Refugees: Evidences from Syrian Refugees in Jordan’, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 22: 615–633. [Open Access]

Scheel, Stephan (2021). ‘The Politics of (Non)Knowledge in the (Un)Making of Migration’, Journal for Migration Research, 1(2), 39–71. [Open Access]

Scholte, Jan Aart, Verhaegen, Soetkin and Tallberg, Jonas (2021). ‘Elite Attitudes and the Future of Global Governance’, International Affairs, 97(3): 861–886. [Open Access]

Scholte, Jan Aart, Verhaegen, Soetkin and Tallberg, Jonas (2021). ‘Explaining Elite Perceptions of Legitimacy in Global Governance’, European Journal of International Relations, 27(2): 622–650. [Open Access]

Sconfienza, Umberto Mario (2021). The ‘New’ Environmental Narratives and the Resurgence of Old Debates, Global Cooperation Research Papers, No. 27, Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21).

Smith Ochoa, Christopher, Gadinger, Frank and Yildiz, Taylan (2021). ‘Surveillance Under Dispute: Conceptualising Narrative Legitimation Politics’, European Journal of International Security, 6(2): 210–232. [Open Access]

Tedeschini, Michele (2021). ‘Historical Base and Legal Superstructure: Reading Contingency and Necessity in the Tadić Challenge’, in Ingo Venzke and Kevin Jon Heller (eds), Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 129–144.

Unrau, Christine (2021). ‘Alles Heuchler? Der Heucheleivorwurf in der Migrationsdebatte zwischen Erfahrung und Erzählung’, in Claudius Mandel and Philipp Thimm (eds), Experience: Implikationen für Mensch, Gesellschaft und Staat: Festschrift für Wolfgang Leidhold, Würzburg: Königshausen und Neumann.