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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof Dr Philipp Dann

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Faculty of Law | Prof Dr Philipp Dann | Research | Law and Governance of Development Cooperation

Law and Governance of Development Cooperation

Development cooperation illustrates - like hardly any other field – the problems and normative challenges of global cooperation. For some, it represents a key element of global governance and an imperative of solidarity.  For others, it embodies an instrument of the hegemonic power of the global north. But whatever one’s assessment, surely development cooperation is a central field of global governance and one that is undergoing a profound transformation and increasingly regulated by law. This is the starting point of our research. We study whether and how legal rules govern development interventions – and thereby wish to contribute to the juridification and ultimately better transparency and accountability in this central field in global politics. Our research focuses on the institutional law of development agencies, such as World Bank, United Nations, the EU and the Federal Republic of Germany.

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