Daten zum Projekt

Vorstudie "Contested Norms on the High Seas: Europe as a Global Actor in the Fisheries Sector"

Initiative: Zukunftsfragen der Gesellschaft (beendet)
Ausschreibung: Europe and Gobal Challenges
Bewilligung: 26.10.2009
Laufzeit: 1 Jahr


The project addresses the European Union's role as a key player in policy-making to counter the global challenge of fish-stock extinction. On a global scale the EU's fisheries policy scores more as a laggard than a leader, and knowledge transfer between scientific assessments and policy implementation remains a subject of concern. Both observations suggest that communication gaps play a central role for the development of sustainable fisheries policy. The project argues that, beyond compliance with quotas, sustainable fisheries policy would benefit from addressing socio-cultural survival. Given the interdisciplinary research design, preliminary studies are essential to refine case studies and research details, e.g., allowing for conceptual discussion about the shared research design, and specifying targeted research outcomes. The planning activities focus on a workshop in Hamburg and include bilateral meetings among researchers of the project teams.


  • Prof. Dr. Antje Wiener

    Universität Hamburg
    Fakultät Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
    Political Science
    Chair Political Science esp Global Governance

  • Prof. Antje Vetterlein, Ph. D.

    Copenhagen Business School
    International Center for Business and Politics