Andrea Liese

Andrea Liese
Universität Potsdam · Department of Politics and Public Administration

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Introduction
I am Professor of International Relations at the University of Potsdam (Germany), where I teach and research in the fields of global governance, IOs, human rights, and development. My current research centers on the changing dynamics of norms, and on international organizations, IO expert bodies, and IO international bureaucracies and their authority, expertise, and neutrality.
Education
August 1996 - June 2001
Universität Bremen
Field of study
October 1988 - December 1995
Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main
Field of study
  • Political Science, German Studies, Public Law, Sociology

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Publications (61)
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This paper puts forward a constructivist-interpretivist approach to interface conflicts that emphasizes how international actors articulate and problematize norm collisions in discursive and social interactions. Our approach is decidedly agency-oriented and follows the Special Issue's interest in how interface conflicts play out at the micro-level....
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During COVID-19, various public institutions tried to shape citizens’ behaviour to slow the spread of the pandemic. How did their authority affect citizens’ support of public measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19? The article makes two contributions. First, it presents a novel conceptualisation of authority as a source heuristic. Second,...
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Expert authority is regarded as the heart of international bureaucracies’ power. To measure whether international bureaucracies’ expert authority is indeed recognised and deferred to, we draw on novel data from a survey of a key audience: officials in the policy units of national ministries in 121 countries. Respondents were asked to what extent th...
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World Bank evaluations show that recipient performance varies substantially between different projects. Extant research has focused on country-level variables when explaining these variations. This article goes beyond country-level explanations and highlights the role of World Bank staff. We extend established arguments in the literature on complia...
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Scholars of international relations and public administration widely assume that international bureaucracies, in their role as policy advisors, directly influence countries’ domestic policies. Yet, this is not true across the board. Why do some countries closely consider the advice of international bureaucracies while others do not? This article ar...
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Many international bureaucracies give policy advice to national administrative units. Why is the advice given by some international bureaucracies more influential than the recommendations of others? We argue that targeting advice to member states through national embeddedness and country-tailored research increases the influence of policy advice. S...
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To date, there has been little research on how advocacy coalitions influence the dynamic relationships between norms. Addressing norm collisions as a particular type of norm dynamics, we ask if and how advocacy coalitions and the constellations between them bring such norm collisions to the fore. Norm collisions surface in situations in which actor...
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Many authors have argued that International Public Administration can influence policy-making through their expert authority. The article compares de jure and de facto expert authority of IPAs to evaluate their conformity. It comparatively assesses the two kinds of authority for five important IPAs (BIS, FAO, IMF, OECD and World Bank) active in agr...
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Der Beitrag setzt sich würdigend und kritisch mit Michael Zürns Arbeiten zur internationalen Autorität auseinander. Dessen potenziell autoritatives Autoritätskonzept weist mehrere Vorzüge auf: Erstens bietet es eine Erklärung für ein Paradox. Warum sollten souveräne Staaten die Kompetenz Externer anerkennen, ihnen Ratschläge zu geben bzw. Forderung...
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The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank ascribe to impartiality in their mandates. At the same time, scholarship indicates that their decisions are disproportionately influenced by powerful member states. Impartiality is seen as crucial in determining International Organizations’ (IOs) effectiveness and legitimacy in the literature. Howe...
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The chapter comments on Tiyanjana Maluwa’s analysis of the contestation of value-based norms. It first, referring to the metaphor of the ‘eyes of the beholder’ and the song by Metallica with the same title, answers the question ‘Do I see what you see?’ Second, it is interested in coming closer to an intersubjective ‘truth’, that is a shared underst...
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The paper aims to lay out a framework for evaluating value shifts in the international legal order for the purposes of a forthcoming book. In view of current contestations it asks whether we are observing yet another period of norm change (Wandel) or even a more fundamental transformation of international law — a metamorphosis (Verwandlung). For th...
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Despite demonstrable success in achieving food security, undernourishment persists at an unacceptable level. This chapter studies the governance of food security from the perspective of (limited) statehood: Is the provision of food security affected by limited capacity of states to set and enforce rules and the lack of the monopoly over the means o...
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Internationale Organisationen (IOs) und ihre Verwaltungsstäbe haben in den vergangenen Jahren als Forschungsgegenstand erheblich an Bedeutung gewonnen. In dieser expandierenden IO-Forschung werden Interviews zunehmend genutzt, wobei Forscher_innen besonders häufig auf semi-strukturierte Expert_inneninterviews als Instrument der Datenerhebung zurück...
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This chapter takes stock with the research on the authority of international organizations (IOs) and international public administrations (IPAs) in the fields of International Relations (IR) and Public Administration (PA). It combines arguments from conceptual and theoretical debates with empirical findings to explore under which conditions IPAs ar...
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Durch Hartnäckigkeit gelang es den wenigen weiblichen Delegierten der Gründungskonferenz der Vereinten Nationen (UN), gleich an mehreren Stellen der UN-Charta das Gebot der Gleichstellung von Mann und Frau zu verankern. Das Engagement für die Sache der Frau erfolgte zunächst unter dem Aspekt der Verwirklichung der Menschenrechte. Seit den siebzige...
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Non-State Actors (NSA) have always played a key role in international human rights politics. Recently, the field of NSA became more diversified and challenges established typologies. This article demonstrates how different NSA may contribute to the protection of human rights in all phases of the policy cycle, but also how they challenge and violate...
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Why are some transnational public-private partnerships (PPPs) highly effective, while others are not? The contributors compare 21 transnational PPPs that seek to provide collective goods in the field of sustainable development.
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Transnational public–private partnerships (PPPs) are external governance actors in the field of development cooperation and vary in composition, potentially including nonprofit and for-profit organizations, state and public agencies, and intergovernmental organizations. This article analyzes the conditions under which PPPs have been successful in p...
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This chapter summarizes the principal results of the case studies and comparisons in the volume and reflects on these results in the light of our overarching conceptual and theoretical framework.1 In Section 9.1 of this chapter, we summarize and synthesize the findings on the overall effectiveness of transnational partnerships, presented in Chapter...
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Much of the scientific debate on governance in areas of limited statehood centers on the question of how — that is, by what modes of governance — security and other collective goods can be provided in the absence of consolidated statehood. Yet it is equally important to address the question of who governs (Avant et al., 2010, p. 223) when it is not...
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This volume analyzes the conditions that lead to different levels of effectiveness among transnational pub lie-priva te partnerships (PPPs) for sustainable development working in areas of limited statehood. Defining PPP effectiveness as furthering the attainment of international development goals such as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), we...
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Transnational public-private partnerships (PPPs) are a relatively new form of governance. By governance we mean ‘the various institutionalized modes of social coordination to produce and implement collectively binding rules or to provide collective goods’ (Risse, 2011b, p. 9). In PPPs, non-state actors (such as non-profit organizations and companie...
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Comparative empirical accounts of the local-level work of transnational PPPs are scarce in the academic literature (for some exceptions, see Compagnon, 2012; Hog, 2012; Jamali, 2004; Kolk and Lenfant, 2013; Marin, 2009). This chapter examines the local-level work of four public-private partnerships (PPPs) in areas of limited statehood in East Afric...
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The Power of Human Rights (published in 1999) was an innovative and influential contribution to the study of international human rights. At its center was a 'spiral model' of human rights change which described the various socialization processes through which international norms were internalized into the domestic practices of various authoritaria...
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This article compares two transnational public–private partnerships against hunger and malnutrition, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and the International Alliance Against Hunger with regard to their degree of business involvement and their input and output legimacy. We examine the participation of stakeholders, the accountability and tr...
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Inhalt: - I. Einleitung - II. Aktuelle Entwicklungen im regionalen Menschenrechtsschutz - III. Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeitender regionalen Systeme - IV. Universalismus versus Regionalismus? - V. Ursachen des Regionalismus: bottomup, top-down oder horizontal diffundierend? - VI. Schlussfolgerung
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One of the most widely held assumptions in the literature on global governance is that international organizations are increasingly turning to transnational actors (TNAs), that is, civil society organizations, business associations and multinational corporations, in standard-setting and implementation. Yet how can we explain varying degrees of open...
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Konkurrenzdruck, Ineffizienz und mangelnde Unterstützung seitens der Mitgliedstaaten haben die Welternährungsorganisation (FAO) in eine schwere Krise gebracht. Vor dem Hintergrund der gegenwärtigen Nahrungsmittelkrise geht der Beitrag der Frage nach, ob es der FAO durch ihr Krisenmanagement gelungen ist, ihre Position unter den vielen ernährungspol...
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US Hegemony and the Project of Universal Human Rights Tony Evans
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Wenn von Governance in einer sich wandelnden Welt die Rede ist, so sind damit vor allem veränderte Akteursbeziehungen sowie die Enthierarchisierung von Politik angesprochen (vgl. Benz 2004; Schuppert 2005). Ein Paradebeispiel für diese neuen Steuerungsformen sind Partnerschaften zwischen öffentlichen und privaten Akteuren, die wir im Folgenden unte...
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Neben den Verwaltungen auf bundesstaatlicher, föderaler und lokaler Ebene gibt es in-ternationale Verwaltungen, die in der Öffentlichkeit weitaus weniger bekannt sind und in den Medien und der Wissenschaft auch seltener thematisiert werden. Zum Teil sind sie von ähnlichen Entwicklungen betroffen wie die Verwaltungen im Nationalstaat: Sie sind Opfer...
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International administrations are quickly spreading. Nearly each of the growing number of international organizations possesses an administrative body that provides substantial services to the organization and its member states. The activities of international bureaucracies go beyond merely administrative and supportive tasks which historically lie...
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Das Anprangern von Menschenrechtsverletzungen ist das derzeit gängigste Instrument zur Durchsetzung von Menschenrechten in der internationalen und transnationalen Politik. Andrea Liese analysiert, wie sich Nichtregierungsorganisationen und Kontrollorgane im Menschenrechtsregime der Vereinten Nationen bzw. des Europarats dieses Instruments bedienen...
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Die Internationale Arbeitsorganisation (IAO), bekannter unter den englischen Initialen ILO, ist vor über 80 Jahren angetreten, um weltweit Rechtsverpflichtungen mit Blick auf universale Mindeststandards für die Arbeits- und Lebensverhältnisse zu befördern. Seitdem hat sich die Welt grundlegend verändert, nicht aber die Dringlichkeit der Aufgabe. Mi...
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"Im Abschnitt 2 werden zunächst Primäraufgabe, Strukturen und historische Entwicklungslinien der IAO-Gesamtstrategie und die neuen Herausforderungen in Zeiten der Globalisierung skizziert. Abschnitt 3 entwickelt die Untersuchungsheuristik organisatorischen Lernens vor dem Hintergrund von fünf grundlegenden Organisationsproblemen jedweder Organisati...
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Transstaatliche Räume sind verdichtete und relativ stabile ökonomische, politische, soziale und kulturelle Beziehungen zwischen Personen, Netzwerken und Organisationen, die Grenzen von Nationalstaaten überschreiten. Am Beispiel der Verflechtungen zwischen Deutschland und der Türkei beantworten die Beiträge folgende Fragen: Welche Formen grenzübersc...
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Es seien Welten – so ein häufig vorgebrachter Kritikpunkt –, welche die Analyse von Kultur und die der internationalen Beziehungen trennten. Dafür werden im wesentlichen folgende drei Punkte genannt: In ihrer Universalität und Vieldeutigkeitentziehe sich Kultur der empirischen Analyse und Meßbarkeit sowie der Feststel-lung kausaler Zusammenhänge (F...

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Archived project
This research is part of the larger research group "International Public Administrations". The project examines to what extent and under which conditions the expert knowledge and the resulting policy advice of international public administrations are recognized and taken into account by national interlocutors. We collected data for this project by means of a global survey in 2016. The survey also allows us to analyze other features of international bureaucracies, for example their neutrality.
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We examine whether and to what effect international bureaucracies act as agents of policy transfer and contribute to national and international governance without using enforcement and conditionality. We study the OECD and the World Bank and their activities in financial and agricultural policy.