Shaping global sustainability in the umbrella of “comprehensive globalisation” - Germany’s role

Messner, Dirk
External Publications (2015)

in: The Chinese Journal of Global Governance 1 (1), 16-35


The current confrontation of irreconcilable concepts of global order poses a serious threat to international cooperation in crucial areas of global governance. German foreign policy faces many challenges in an international system characterised by “comprehensive globalisation”. This global constellation however also implies the great opportunity to establish new patterns of cooperation via transformative alliances with emerging actors of international politics. In this way, Germany could play a substantial transformative role in the global agenda for sustainability.

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Messner, Dirk

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