Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster „Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration“

Operationalizing the Responsibility to Protect

14. Juni 2012

Authors’ Conference

The example of the Responsibility to Protect reveals that there is a gap between normative innovation and the practice of norm implementation. This is particularly true for the ever-shifting patterns of global politics. The prevalent two-step view of norms (first, norms are decided upon; second, they are implemented) has obvious limits. This authors’ conference discusses the non-linearity of global norm developments, the global practice of norm implementation, and the ways, even workarounds, how actors try to operationalize norms in political decision-making and practical policy implementation.

This author's workshop is jointly organized by the Center of Excellence "Cultural Foundations of Integration" at University of Konstanz, the Center of Excellence "Normative Orders" and the Project “Transformation of Security Culture”, both at Goethe University Frankfurt/Main. Convenors are Prof. Wolfgang Seibel (University of Konstanz), Prof. Christopher Daase and Julian Junk (Goethe University Frankfurt).

Thu-Sat, 14-16 June 2012
University of Konstanz, room Y 311


Frederik Trettin
Department of Politics and Management
University of Konstanz