Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research


Senior Postdoctoral Researcher


The University of Duisburg-Essen (Campus Duisburg), Käte Hamburger Kolleg/Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21), invites applications for a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher.

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‘Experience and Commitment’ - Christine Unrau has examined the production of ideas in the Global Justice Movement


Christine Unrau, head of research at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, examines the ‘motives, forms and goals of the global justice movement’ in a recently published monograph. In deliberate differentiation from the sociological perspective, it poses the basic question of political theory as to the justification of political commitment by the actors themselves. The object of the analysis is thus the production of ideas in the global justice movement, ‘whose core is the conviction that intervening political action is possible, meaningful and even a duty’.

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Centre's Co-Director Dirk Messner to head United Nations University's UNU-EHS


The United Nations University (UNU) has appointed Professor Dirk Messner as the next Director of its Bonn-based UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), effective from 1 October 2018. Professor Messner, a founding director of the Centre for Global Cooperation Research in 2012, currently serves as its Co-Director and convener for 'Climate Change', one of the four policy fields of particular interest to the Centre.

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Multi-Level Diplomacy in a Polycentric Constellation


A historic meeting of the heads of state of both Koreas on 27 April in Panmunjeom flags the most striking diplomatic success so far in what is considered the longest lasting interstate conflict in today's world at all. In an outstanding manner this conflict elucidates how the global dimension of regional conflicts is associated with threats and opportunities at the same time. Success in the long run seems possible only, if change and reconciliation can be accomplished by an interplay of different levels. Anyhow, the integrating refinement of these regional actors accrues from historic roots.

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Mission Statement

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research seeks to contribute towards a better understanding of the possibilities and limits of transboundary cooperation. By building a learning community, researchers from different disciplines and world regions develop an innovative framework for contemporary cooperation research that enables the exploration of new options for global public policy. We aim to become a crucial hub for this emerging branch of research. We aim to understand the role of transboundary cooperation as an essential part of public policy addressing global challenges.

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research is an interdisciplinary research institute of the University of Duisburg-Essen. The Centre is the tenth and the last Käte Hamburger Kolleg supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research of Germany.