Justice in Global Economic Governance

Event Type
Virtual Workshop

Online, 02.11.2020 until 03.11.2020


German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Global economic governance is in dire straits. Many global economic governance regimes are increasingly fragmented and dysfunctional. They lack effectiveness, legitimacy and do not adequately contribute to global sustainability or financial stability or, more generally, the global common good. At the same time, global economic governance as a cooperative endeavor is increasingly contested. The status quo of the global economic order is perceived as unfair by many in terms of its distribution of benefits and burdens of international economic integration as well as in terms of political decision-making and power asymmetries in global governance.

While there are many claims about fairness and unfairness in ongoing debates in different academic fields about globalization, a systematic discussion of a normative perspective on global economic governance, linked to empirical analysis and reform options oriented to the global common good is still lacking. To address this lacuna, this workshop sets out a normative framework for justice in global economic governance and applies it to several domains of the world economy.

The question of justice in global economic governance is both empirically complex and normatively contested, hence a better understanding of past developments and current trends requires thorough cross-disciplinary analysis from economics, law, political science and normative philosophy. This book brings together empirical analysis with normative analysis of each key domain of global economic governance with contributions from leading scholars in the field of international economics, international law, international relations and the political philosophy of global justice. The book is an edited volume with a common thread, i.e. how to assess and reform global economic governance from a normative perspective.





  • Chris Armstrong (University of Southampton)
  • Ayelet Banai (University of Haifa)
  • Armando Barrientos (Manchester University)
  • Kathrin Berensmann (DIE)
  • Andrea Bjorklund (Mc Gill University)
  • Madison Cartwright (Université Laval)
  • Manjiao Chi (University of International Business and Economics, Beijing)
  • Christian von Haldenwang (DIE)
  • Florian Hett (University of Mainz)
  • Sören Hilbrich (DIE)
  • Johannes Himmelreich (Syracuse University)
  • Aaron James (University of California, Irvine)
  • Emily Jones (Oxford University)
  • Sabine Laudage (DIE)
  • Annabelle Lever (Sciences Po)
  • Daniele Malerba (DIE)
  • Marco Meyer (University of York)
  • Darrell Moellendorf (University of Frankfurt)
  • Jean-Frédéric Morin (Université Laval)
  • Amrita Narlikar (GIGA)
  • Miriam Ronzoni (Manchester University)
  • Jakob Schwab (DIE)
  • Kok-Chor Tan (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Juri Viehoff (Manchester University)
  • Ulrich Volz (DIE, SOAS)

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