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The increasing density and entanglement of international law and institutions leads to a growing potential for collisions between norms and rules emanating from different international institutions. It is an open question, however, when actors actually create manifest conflicts about overlapping norms and rules and how – and with what consequences...
Institutional overlap emerges not only as an unintended by-product of purposive state action but also as its deliberate result. In two ways, this paper expands existing research on the causes and consequences of institutional overlap. First, we establish that three different types of dissatisfaction may lead states to deliberately create institutio...
The research group, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), focuses on the rise of interface conflicts within and across overlapping spheres of authority. The increased institutional production of norms in the international realm leads to both horizontal interface conflicts at the same level of governance (e.g. between international institutions) and vertical interface conflicts across different levels (e.g. between international and national authorities). Under which conditions become such conflicts manifest? What are the responses to conflicting norms and rules within and across overlapping spheres of authority? If responses are justified with reference to normative principles, what are these principles and how are they operationalized concretely? What consequences do the different ways of responding to interface conflicts have for the global order as a whole? With these questions, the research group moves beyond the study of issue-area specific international institutions or organizations, and targets the question of the international order understood as a system of overlapping and interacting spheres of authority. The interdisciplinary research group consists of thematic sub-projects in the fields of international relations and (international) law from Freie Universität Berlin, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva), Helmut-Schmidt-Universität (Hamburg), Hertie School of Governance (Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, University of Potsdam, and the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.