UN Klimakonferenz in Paris als langfristige Lösung der Krisen im Nahen Osten

Ende dieses Monats beginnt eine der wichtigsten Konferenzen unserer Zeit. Sie wird auch entscheident darüber sein, welches Ausmaß Konflikte und Krisen in gefährdeten Regionen dieser Welt haben werden. Während die Europäische Politik Schlagwörter wie „Präventionslösungen“ oder „Lösen der Probleme vor Ort“ in den Raum stellen, um die Flüchtlingkrise in den Griff zu bekommen, haben sie bei der UN-Klimakonferenz in Paris die Möglichkeit dies zu tun.

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Do we really need a World Energy Organisation?

In previous blog entries, the need for transforming the energy regime complex was discussed. This short essay further elaborates on what should be kept in mind when looking at the institutional framework.

In contrast to logic believe, the school of International Relations has hardly begun to think of institutional design as a valuable field of research and discussion. Mainly, because the sovereignty-based structure, in which states are (in theory at least) of the same hierarchical order, a higher order is barely intended. Or in the words of the father of constructivism, Alexander Wendt, “Anarchy makes the international system among the least hospitable of all social systems to institutional solutions to problems, encouraging actors to rely on power and interests instead”. But yet, Wendt continued “designing institutions has been a big part of what foreign policymakers actually do.”

For Policymakers: What should be considered in view of institutional design?

Opt for a World Energy Organization?

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