Transcultural understandings of legitimacy: a pre-condition for global governance?
Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) in cooperation with Deutsche Welle
Why are institutions of global governance accused of lacking legitimacy? Is global governance a Western concept? Which role does transcultural dialogue play for creating common values and finding common solutions of global problems? A panel of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE), organised in the framework of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014, discussed the problem of legitimacy of global governance structures in the context of different cultural understandings.
Presenter Tatjana Reiber, head of the Global Governance School of DIE, launched the panel by taking a vote. The international audience was asked whether different institutions of global governance, such as the United Nations Security Council, are legitimate or not. The results were mixed. Reason enough for the panellists Prof. Jan Aart Scholte (Faculty Chair of Peace and Development in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, UK), Ronald Grätz (General Secretary, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen - ifa, Germany), as well as Siddharth Mallavarapu (Associate Professor & Chairperson, Dept. of International Relations at the South Asian University, India) and Juliana Figale (German Federal Foreign Office, Training for International Diplomats, Germany), both alumni of the Global Governance School of DIE, to discuss why the legitimacy of global goverance is challenged.
Your may listen to the audio recording of the panel in the Soundcloud of the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.
01.07.2014 / 17:00 - 18:30
World Conference Center