Mittseminarium: Felicitas Fritzsche


Datum: onsdag 29 maj 2024

Tid: 12.00 – 13.30

Plats: F702

Mittseminarium: Felicitas Fritzsche

Partnerships, initiated voluntarily by and between actors from the public and private sector, are nowadays an ingrained mode of global governance for sustainable development, and have been made one of the official means of implementation in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Assessments of the effectiveness and legitimacy of partnerships have highlighted important shortcomings of partnerships mobilized at major summits on sustainable development, and continue to be crucial to hold them to account. Scholars frequently suggest that the organizational efforts of the United Nations should become stronger to enhance the quality of partnerships, but do not examine organizational and political factors empirically, focusing on existing constraints and opportunities. This dissertation aims to build upon and expand existing research by examining how and why partnerships within global governance on sustainable development have evolved and are governed by different parts of the United Nations. Theoretically this dissertation draws on existing research on the rise of partnerships within global governance from sociological institutionalism, and political economy, and brings in practice theory. Empirically it focuses upon the evolvement of partnerships within global governance on sustainable development since the early 2000s, being the first analysis of how and why partnerships have evolved over time. The findings of this dissertation have important implications for understanding the organizational and political context of partnerships.