Edited By Jana Hertwig, Sylvia Maus, Almut Meyer zu Schwabedissen and Matthias Schuler
Over the last decades and especially in the new millennium, global society is increasingly facing new risks and challenges on a global scale, demanding global solutions. With their articles on global risks, the authors have contributed to a topic that suffers from severe under-specification. Their contributions can be summoned up under three headings: Identification and Assessment, Normative Reflections and Alternative Modes of Governance. Each of the assembled articles shows, from very different academic perspectives, how international actors – states as well as regional and international organisations – deal with global risks that in today’s globalised world affect not only one state or region, but the international community as a whole.