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Tanzanian troops of the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) conduct a patrol in Karbab village.
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Legitimating Global-Regional Security Cooperation

Research project
Pågående forskning
Project period
2017 - 2020
Project owner
Kilian Spandler

Financier
German Research Foundation (DFG)

Short description

The international governance of security issues is increasingly shaped by complex interactions between the United Nations and regional organizations The project analyzes the way different actors legitimate or contest security cooperation between the UN and different regional actors. It explores what kinds of frictions arise, how they are handled, and what consequences they have for regional security governance.

Background and research aims

The international governance of security issues is increasingly shaped by complex interactions between the United Nations and regional organizations. This cooperation is generally seen as positive, but there are also challenges and potential downsides. In particular, the involved organizations may have very different ideas about what constitutes appropriate action on security issues like armed conflict or natural disasters.

The project analyzes the way different actors legitimate or contest security cooperation between the UN and different regional actors. It explores what kinds of frictions arise, how they are handled, and what consequences they have for regional security governance.