How do actors claim political agency and under which circumstances are these claims likely to be recognized? These are the questions that Matthias Hofferberth and I tackle in a paper that has now been published in Historical Social Research. It is part of a Special Issue edited by Thomas Gehring and Johannes Marx on „The Emergence and Effects of Non-hierarchical Collective Agency„. I’ve written about the genesis of the paper here so this is just an update post.
The full citation of the paper is: Hofferberth, Matthias; Lambach, Daniel (2023): Claims and Recognition: A Relational Approach to Agency in World Politics. In: Historical Social Research 48:3, 125-152. You can download it here for free, or via JSTOR.