Thomas Sommerer

 

Associate Professor


Since 2009, I am a researcher at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University. Previously, I have been working at the University of Konstanz (Dr. rer soc. in 2009), the University of Hamburg and the Max Planck Institute in Bonn.


My current research is focussed on the design and performance of international organizations, democracy and legitimacy in global governance, and processes of diffusion and learning.


At the Department of Political Science, I teach courses on methodology, international politics, and environmental policy. Since 2017, I am the Director of Studies for the graduate program.


You can find an overview of my research and recent papers on ResearchGate and Academia.edu.



Selected publications:


  1. AufzählungszeichenTallberg, Jonas, Sommerer, Thomas, Squatrito, Theresa and Jönsson, Christer (2013): The Opening Up of International Organizations. Transnational Access in Global Governance. Cambridge University Press.




  1. AufzählungszeichenTallberg, Jonas, Sommerer, Thomas, Squatrito, Theresa and Jönsson, Christer (2014): Explaining the Transnational Design of International Organizations. International Organization, Volume 68 / Issue 04 / Fall 2014, pp 741-774.




Selected work in progress:


Sommerer, Thomas, Tallberg, Jonas, Lundgren, Magnus, and Squatrito, Theresa: Decision-Making in International Organizations: Actors, Preferences, and Institutions.

 

Bes, Bart, Sommerer Thomas, and Agné, Hans: On Legitimacy Crises and the Resources of Global Governance Institutions: A Surprisingly Weak Relationship?


Squatrito, Theresa, Lundgren, Magnus, and  Sommerer, Thomas: Naming and shaming by international organizations: Mapping condemnatory speech acts across international organizations.


Tallberg, Jonas, Lundgren, Magnus, Sommerer, Thomas, and Squatrito, Theresa: Liberal Norm Adoption in Global Governance, 1980-2015.