Global Public Policy

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Research Profile

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.






Prof. Andreas Goldthau joined Regina Mayor (KPMG) and Datu Haji Sharbini Suhali (Sarawak Energy) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the energy transition in ASEAN countries at the Asia School of Business 2021 Leadership for Enterprise…

In an OpEd for the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung, Prof. Andreas Goldthau argues that Europe’s ambitious decarbonization policies need to be flanked by a determined foreign energy policy. In the piece, which appeared on November 7 2021 in the SZ…

On 22 October 2021, Prof. Andreas Goldthau participated in an online panel event at the Woodrow Wilson Center where he discussed geopolitical implications of the global energy transition.

Based on a new German law that addresses due diligence in global supply chains, debates arose about the responsibility of German companies when they operate abroad. On October 6, Karina Marzano contributed to this discussion by analyzing the new law…

On 6 October 2021, Professor Andreas Goldthau discussed the energy crunch on Al Jazeera’s “Inside Story with Darren Jordon”. In his analysis, he focused on explaining the current gas shortages, the geopolitics of the current crisis, and the…

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.

In a new contribution, Professor Goldthau argues that security threats not only lie in climate change but also in the ways the EU chooses to fight it

Can ambitious climate policies in the European Green Deal succeed when faced with rising societal divisions between Europeans?