Chair of Global Governance


Global governance covers all forms of political action involving state and/or non-state actors. At the chair, we are primarily concerned with the role of international governmental organizations, international non-governmental organizations, and corporations in transnational governance.

For example, we investigate how these different actors cooperate within governance institutions to formulate standards.

We focus, in particular, on the following policy areas

  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Human Rights
  • Security

We assume that not all those actors that are affected by a problem are equally involved in the problem solving process.

We therefore primarily investigate which actors and ideas are the most powerful ones in political decision-making processes and which, in contrast are marginalized as well as possible explanations thereof.


The professorship of the chair is currently vacant.

Research Fellow

Frank, Marieluna
Frank, Marieluna
Research Fellow | Coordinator Researchcluster
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1354
Room:Semi 0.25

Marieluna Frank is working at the Chair of Global Governance since April 2021. She studied International Law and Human Rights in Venice and Luxembourg and holds a Master in Politics and Administration. Before joining the ZU, she worked as a trainee and assistant at the Permanent EU Delegation to the United Nations in Geneva. Her main areas of interest are governance structures with regard to human rights and the distribution of global goods. In her research, she investigates the role of non-state actors in the global commons space, the high seas and Antarctica.

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