Winners of the 2011 Edition of the International Geneva Award
The Award Jury, composed of members of the Academic Council of International Geneva, selected the following three articles out of a total of 14 papers received. The jury was convinced by the originality, the strong methodology and the direct relevance of the papers for International Organizations.
Democracy promotion through functional cooperation? The case of the European Neighbourhood Policy
Forthcoming in: Democratization, Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 1026 to 1054, August 2011
Dr. Tina Freyburg, Centre for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich
Prof. Sandra Lavenex, Institute for Political Sciences, University of Lucerne
Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig, Centre for Comparative and International Studies, ETH Zurich
Dr. Tatiana Skripka, KFG "The Transformative Power of Europe", Free University of Berlin, and
Dr. Anne Wetzel, Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University, Belgium
The article highlights the conditions under which functional cooperation in specific policy areas can advance principles of democratic governance in non-democratic countries and thus contribute to the internationally recognised objective of democratisation. While focusing on the EU, the study is of broader relevance, in particular for International Organisations (IOs) that are specialized in certain policy fields.
International law and armed non-state actors in Afghanistan
Published in: International Review of the Red Cross, Volume 93, Number 881, March 2011
Dr. Annyssa Bellal,
Gilles Giacca, and
Dr. Stuart Casey-Maslen
Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights
This paper addresses the international legal implications of the armed conflict taking place in Afghanistan focusing on armed non-state actors. The article examines the applicability of international humanitarian law and human rights law to armed non-state actors and addresses important controversies on that topic.
Pathology of Path-Dependency? The ILO and the Challenge of “New Governance”
forthcoming in the Industrial and Labor Relations Review
Prof. Lucio Baccaro, Sociology Department, University of Geneva
Dr. Valentina Mele, Dept. of Institutional Analysis and Public Management, Bocconi University, Milan
The “challenge of new governance” – which is examined in this paper through an in-depth case study of the International Labour Organization (ILO) – is a common feature of most International Organizations (IOs) seeking to adapt to global socio-economic changes. “New governance” as defined in this paper includes a shift from standards expressed as detailed legal norms to “soft law”; the active involvement of civil society organizations and NGOs in the decision-making process as well as the introduction of quantitative indicators tracking the level of compliance with the standards set by the IO.
The SNIS warmly congratulates the winning research teams for their achievements. The award ceremony will take place at the SNIS Annual Conference, to be held on 11 October 2011 in Geneva.