The Project Consortium

“Drifting Apart” compares five cases of dissociation of states from international institutions. In order to better understand these processes and the resulting tensions between the states which remain in the institutions and those that leave, “Drifting Apart” brings together four research institutes of the Leibniz Association from different disciplines.

Peace research, comparative area studies and contemporary historical scholarship all bring their own methods to the table. The selection of case studies ensures that the different types of dissociation are covered – from formal withdrawal to the building of alternative institutions – and that institutions which have different levels of integration and that put a different emphasis on shared values are being researched.