Governance without Hierarchy? Interview with Prof. Tanja Börzel and Prof. Thomas Risse Wed, 2016-06-08 14:00

Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri of SOAS University interviews Professors Tanja Börzel and Thomas Risse of the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin on “Governance Without Hierarchy? Effective and Legitimate in Areas of Limited Statehood”.

Tanja Börzel is professor of political science and holds the Chair for European Integration at the Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin. She is coordinator of the Research College “The Transformative Power of Europe”, together with Thomas Risse, as well as the FP7-Collaborative Project “Maximizing the Enlargement Capacity of the European Union” and the H2020 Collaborative Project “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment”. She also directs the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence “Europe and its Citizens”. Her recent publications include “From Europeanization to Diffusion”, Business and Governance in South Africa. Racing to the Top?, Governance Transfer by Regional Organizations and The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism.

Thomas Risse is professor of international relations at the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is co-ordinator of the Research Center 700 ‘Governance of Areas of Limited Statehood’ and co-director of the Research College ‘Transformative Power of Europe’, both funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). His latest publications include the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Regionalism, European Public Spheres. Politics is Back, “External Actors, State-Building, and Service Provision in Areas of Limited Statehood”.