TANNRE at the EISA Pan-European Conference 2019
As part of the section “The Seen and Unseen of International Organisations: Crisis, Contestation and Change”, arranged by Matthias Kranke (University of Warwick) and Lisbeth Zimmermann (Zeppelin University), the TANNRE paper was presented in the panel “'Us' vs. 'Them'? Boundary Work between International Organisations (I): The Bigger Picture” on September 12. The panel aimed to shed light on different constitutive aspects of IO boundary work, such as the creation of social spaces and objects for inter-organizational engagement, the informality-formality nexus, norm conflicts and resource exchange patterns.
Research assistant Jacob Manderbach presented the paper entitled “En Route to Sustainability? Inter-Institutional Arrangements and the Management of Norm Conflicts in the Global Regime Complex for Food”. The paper investigates the potential of boundary organizations as fora for the development of common norm understandings with regard to the sustainability norm cluster for central IOs (FAO, UNEP, WHO, WTO) in the global regime complex for food. It provides preliminary empirical results for the cases of the SFS Programme (including FAO and UNEP) and the STDF (including FAO, WHO and WTO).
Further contributions to this panel were given by Ségolène Mennesson (Science Po Paris), Pieter Lagerwaard (University of Amsterdam) and Andrea Schneiker (Siegen University). We thank our discussant Matthias Kranke as well as the other participants for their constructive and helpful feedback.