The Adjustment of International Institutions to Global Power Shifts: A Framework for Analysis

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Posted Nov 27, 2020 | Global Policy, Andreas Kruck, Bernhard Zangi

Power shifts often create an impetus for institutional adjustment, but do not automatically lead to institutional adaptation. As China and India rise, and the US or the UK decline, international institutions such as the UN Security Council, the WTO and the IMF come under pressure to adapt to new realities. In the wake of global power shifts, both emerging and established powers may challenge the institutional status quo. In this article for Global Policy, Andreas Kruck and Bernhard Zangl specify the conditions under which challengers achieve institutional adaptation through particular strategies, and discuss implications for the management of global power shifts and the future of the international order.


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