Discipline: Law

What are the factors that lead states and transnational actors to choose between formal intergovernmental organisations, informal intergovernmental organisations and transnational governance networks to structure their interactions and govern global problems?
To what extent does violence against civilians by armed actors increase the risk of conflict escalation and civil war?
Which types of international environmental cooperation are likely to have long-term prospects in democracies and which will not?
How can new institutional arrangements help reconcile livelihood-relevant factors of local populations with the UN program for Reducing Emissions for Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)?
What does impunity mean to local communities in areas of protracted conflict and how do local and regional forms of informal justice contribute to re-establishing law and order?
How do transnational corporate social responsibility standards influence and shape labor conditions in the electronics manufacturing industry in China and Taiwan?
What are the key norms in the treatment of migrant detainees and how can academics and practitioners measure the construction and adherence to these norms?
What are the linkages between climate change, economic growth and conflict?
How can developing countries compensate for their limited power resources by deploying successful strategies in the context of climate change compensation negotiations?