While our common theoretical focus at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research is to gain a better understanding of how global cooperation takes place in complex and polycentric governance contexts as well as how and why it unfolds (or fails) over time, we are well aware that there is not one single answer to these questions. Rather to the opposite: We expect to find patterned variety rather than uniformity. Such patterned variety asks for systematic comparative analysis across policy fields within each of our thematic fields.
Empirical studies on thematic research fields seek to analyze and compare four policy fields in which global cooperation is urgent but hard to achieve: climate change, migration, peacebuilding and the internet.
Introduction 'Policy Fields'