Global public policy addresses the challenge of governing transnational phenomena in the absence of a global Leviathan. As such, it comprises policy areas as different as trade, migration, financial regulation, economic development, energy and the environment. Against the backdrop off increasingly contested policy authority in a globalized world, the research area studies the delivery of global public goods and the problem of safeguarding the global commons; the role of global networks and global public-private partnerships in producing transnational policy outcomes; the dynamics pertaining to policy transfer, diffusion and global best practice; and the policy actors involved at all governance levels.
Eicke, L. & Goldthau, A. (2021). "Are we at risk of an uneven low-carbon transition? Assessing evidence from a mixed-method elite study." Environmental Science & Policy 124:370-379. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2021.07.009.
Goldthau, A. (2021). "Widening the EU’s Geoeconomic and Regulatory Approach to Climate Policy." In The EU and Climate Security: Toward Ecological Diplomacy, edited by Olivia Lazard and Richard Youngs, 33-40. Brussels: Carnegie Europe.
Sgambatti Monteiro, A., Marzano, K. & Rittl, C. (2020). Der braslianische Amazonas-Deal: Zwischen Schutz und Entwicklung [The Brazilian Amazon Deal: Between Protection and Development]. KoBra Brasilicum, available in German only
Sovacoo, B. K., Bergman, N., Hopkins, D., Jenkins, K. E., Hielscher, S., Goldthau, A. & Brossmann, B. (2020). Imagining sustainable energy and mobility transitions: Valence, temporality, and radicalism in 38 visions of a low-carbon future. Social Studies of Science, open access
PhD Student Laima Eicke and Prof. Andreas Goldthau published an article on the importance of relative timing of energy transition processes, and implications of a global divide among transition leaders and laggards.
Ambitious clean tech investment brings about strategic benefits, whereas fostering fossil infrastructure may put a country into a competitive disadvantage, Professor Goldthau argued during the German-Polish Forum held by the German Council on Foreign…
On April 27th, Professor Goldthau discussed the importance of clean energy tech as a central way to advance sustainable development in the Global South, as part of the launch of UNDP’s Global Governance Report on Paving the way for low-carbon…
Our PhD student Karina Marzano wrote a blog text for the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) in Potsdam on the challenges of regulating global supply chains. She analyzes the German Due Diligence Law based on lessons learned…