Is the Liberal International Order coming to an end? Uncovering how populists cooperate internationally

A seemingly never-ending stream of observers claim that the populist emphasis on nationalism, identity and popular sovereignty undermines international collaboration and contributes to the crisis of the so-called Liberal International Order (LIO). Why, then, do populist governments continue to engage in regional and international organizations? In my new book with Fredrik Söderbaum and Kilian Spandler, Contestations of the Liberal International Order: A Populist Script of Regional Cooperation, we counter the mainstream image of populist governments as inward-looking, nationalist, sovereigntists and unilateralists, hence inherently opposed to international cooperation. Empirically, we observe that many populists actually ⋙

Research Highlights

New article on JISB: Drug Smuggling and the Stability of Fragile States. The Diverging Trajectories of Mali and Niger

What is the impact of smuggling on political ordering and stability in fragile states? The article I’ve ⋙

Workshop: Perspectives on Governance by Non-State Armed Actors

Workshop on 24 May 2021, 8:45 - 19:15 CEST (i.e. UTC+2), Scuola Normale Superiore ⋙

May-September 2021 Workshop Series Transnational Governance Cohorts: Debating Transnational Governance

The Scuola Normale Superiore and Scuola Sant'Anna are happy to announce a series of online workshops debating transnational ⋙

ERIS Emerging Research in International Security

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