For almost three years, I've been working on a research project entitled "The Authority of International Organizations and Institutional Overlap".
The project examines the relationship between the institutional authority of international organizations (IOs) and the dynamics of institutional overlap by asking two questions: What are the implications of differences in IO authority for institutional overlap? And given conditions of institutional overlap, which IO characteristics lead to more or less authority?
In cooperation with Tobias Lenz (Leuphana University Lüneburg & the Institute of Latin American Studies, GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies), these questions are approached through quantitative analyses and case studies of overlap among international/regional organizations in Africa.
This project is generously funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony's Research Cooperation Lower Saxony - Israel grant.