This project examines the relationship between the institutional authority of international organizations (IOs) and the dynamics of institutional overlap by asking two questions: What are the implications of differences in IO authority for institutional overlap? And given conditions of institutional overlap, which IO characteristics lead to more or less authority?
In cooperation with Yoram Haftel (Hebrew University Jerusalem), these questions are approached through quantitative analyses and case studies of overlap among international/regional organizations in Africa.
This project is funded by the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony’s Research Cooperation Lower Saxony – Israel grant.
Publications from this research project include:
- Haftel, Yoram, and Tobias Lenz (2022): “Measuring Institutional Overlap in Global Governance,” Review of International Organizations 17(2), 323–347 [open access].
Some working papers in this project are the following:
- “How Organizational Overlap Shapes Delegation: The Case of African Regional Economic Organizations.” With Yoram Haftel, Dan Eran, and Mona Saleh. Last presented at ISA 2023.
- “Organizational Complexity and Regional Authority: Africa and Latin America Compared.” With Yoram Haftel.