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Global Governance 

The roles of international organizations, networks, and actors often influence the development of policies and outcomes on a range of global issues. From multilateral investments in developing economies to the emergence of international legal standards and systems, global governance research often serves as a theoretical foundation for how the academic, policy, and practitioner communities see the world. Global governance at SIS seeks to enhance our understanding of global history, political dynamics, and economic systems that shape the contemporary functioning of the international system and its organizations. Examples of research include an assessment of the conditions that lead to civic engagement and reconstruction in fragile settings, the exploration of social, political, and ecological dimensions that underlie urban water governance, and the examination of how the urban poor make decisions about their lives that lead to sweeping political and governance reforms. Scholarship in this issue area broadly covers the following topics:

  • International Relations

  • International Communication & Public Diplomacy

  • Multilateralism

  • International Organizations

  • Intercultural Relations

  • Globalization

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Amitav Acharya

aacharya@american.edu

AMITAV ACHARYA

EXPERTISE

  • Southeast Asia

  • Multilateralism and global governance

  • Human security

  • International relations theory

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • The End of American World Order (Polity, Cambridge UK , 2014)

  • The Making of Southeast Asia: International Relations of a Region (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012, and Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2012).

  • “Dialogue and Discovery: In Search of International Relations Theories Beyond the West,” Millennium, vol. 39, no.3 (2011), pp. 619-637.

  • Whose Ideas Matter? Agency and Power in Asian Regionalism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009).


David Bosco

bosco@american.edu

DAVID BOSCO

EXPERTISE

  • International law

  • International organizations

  • United Nations

  • International Criminal Court

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Rough Justice The International Criminal Court in a World of Power Politics (Oxford University Press, 2014)

  • Bosco, David, “Course Corrections: The Obama Administration at the United Nations” (May 30, 2011). The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Vol. 6, pp. 335-349, 2011.

  • Bosco, David, "The International Criminal Court and Crime Prevention: Byproduct or Conscious Goal?" Michigan State Journal of International Law, 19: 163-200, 2010.

  • Five to Rule Them All (Oxford University Press, 2009)


Christine Chin

cchin@american.edu

CHRISTINE CHIN

EXPERTISE

  • Global tourism

  • International migration

  • Gender and development in Southeast Asia

  • Intercultural communication

  • International education

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Cosmopolitan Sex Workers: Women and Migration in a Global City. Oxford University Press, 2013.

  • Cruising in the Global Economy: Profits, Pleasure and Work at Sea. Ashgate Press, 2008.

  • "Diversification and Privatization": Securing Insecurities in the Receiving Country of Malaysia in Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 9, 4 (2008): 285-303.


Derek Cogburn

dcogburn@american.edu

DERRICK COGBURN

EXPERTISE

  • International communication

  • Global information and communication technology

  • Transnational NGOs and global civil society

  • Cyberinfrastructure

  • Virtual organizations and teams

  • Geographically distributed collaborative learning

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • N. Zakaria, D.L. Cogburn (2010) “Context-Dependent vs. Content-Dependent: An Exploration of the Cultural Behavioural Patterns of Online Intercultural Communication Using E-Mail.” . In International Journal of Business and Systems Research 4 (3).

  • Derrick.L Cogburn (2010) Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Cross-National Learning. In The International Studies Encyclopedia.

  • "Globalization, Education and Learning in the Information Economy," Derek C. Mulenga (ed.) Globalization and Lifelong Education: Critical Perspective, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.


Craig Hayden

chayden@american.edu

CRAIG HAYDEN

EXPERTISE

  • Rhetoric of foreign policy related to media technologies

  • Discourse of public diplomacy

  • The impact of communication technology on international influence

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Logics of Narrative and Networks in US Public Diplomacy: Communication Power and US Strategic Engagement,” Journal of International Communication (2013)

  • “Social Diplomacy, Public Diplomacy, and Network Power,” Diplomacy, Development and Security in the Information Age (2013)

  • The Rhetoric of Soft Power: Public Diplomacy in Global Contexts, 2011


Pek Koon Heng-Blackburn

pheng-b@american.edu

PEK KOON HENG-BLACKBURN

EXPERTISE

  • Identity politics

  • Ethnic relations

  • Governance and economic development in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore

  • Nexus between Islam and gender relations in Southeast Asia

  • Increasing salience of non-traditional/human security issues

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "A Constructivist Perspective of the Regional Order in Southeast Asia: Norms Transformation in ASEAN and the ASEAN Charter," Tamkang Journal of International Affairs, October 2009.

  • "Globalization with Chinese Characteristics: Building China-ASEAN Regional Cooperation," Globalization and East Asia, Tamkang University (Taiwan), 2007.

  • "The Mahathir Generation and Nation Building in Malaysia," Reflections: The Mahathir Years, John Hopkins University Press, 2004.


Tamar Gutner

tgutner@american.edu

TAMAR GUTNER

EXPERTISE

  • International organizations

  • Global environmental politics

  • International political economy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • International Organizations in World Politics, CQ Press, forthcoming.

  • "The Politics of IO Performance,"special issue of Review of International Organizations 5:3. Co-edited with Alexander Thompson.

  • "When Doing Good Does Not: The IMF and the Millennium Development Goals," in Who Governs the Globe? edited by Deborah D. Avant, Martha Finnemore, and Susan K. Sell (Cambridge 2010).

  • Banking on the Environment: Multilateral Development Banks and Their Environmental Performance in Central and Eastern Europe. MIT Press, 2002.


Patrick Jackson

ptjack@american.edu

PATRICK THADDEUS JACKSON

EXPERTISE

  • Culture and agency

  • International relations theory

  • Philosophy of science

  • Sociological methodology

  • The role of rhetoric in public life

  • Political and social theory of Max Weber

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • “Rationalizing Realpolitik: The Liberalizing of Historical Pessimism in American International Relations,” chapter for Neil Gross, ed., Professors and their Politics (Johns Hopkins Press, 2014).

  • The Conduct of Inquiry in International Relations: Philosophy of Science and its Implications for the Study of World Politics (Routledge, 2011). Recipient of the International Studies Association-Northeast’s Yale H. Ferguson Book Award, November 2012.

  • "How to Think About Civilizations," in Civilizations in World Politics: Plural and Pluralist Perspectives, Routledge 2010.


Miles Kahler

mkahler@ucsd.edu

MILES KAHLER

EXPERTISE

  • International relations

  • International political economy

  • Global governance

  • Asian regional institutions

  • Evolution of the nation-state

  • Political economy of international finance


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Politics in the New Hard Times: The Great Recession in Comparative Perspective (co-editor with David A. Lake). Cornell University Press, 2013.

  • Integrating Regions: Asia in Comparative Context (co-editor with Andrew MacIntyre). Stanford University Press, 2013.

  • “Rising Powers and Global Governance: Negotiating Change in a Resilient Status Quo,” International Affairs, 89, 3 (May 2013), pp. 711-729.


Ji-Young Lee

jiyoungl@american.edu

JI-YOUNG LEE

EXPERTISE

  • East Asian security

  • Korean politics and foreign policy

  • The diplomatic history of East Asia

  • International relations theory

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • The Making of Hegemony: China-Japan-Korea Relations in Early Modern East Asia, Complete book manuscript under review

  • “Diplomatic Ritual as a Power Resource: the Politics of Asymmetry in Early Modern Chinese-Korean Relations,” Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 13, no. 2 (May-Aug. 2013), pp. 309-36.

  • “Politics of South Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.

  • “Politics of North Korea,” in Richard Valelly, ed., Oxford Bibliographies Online: Political Science (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013); with Victor Cha.


Nanette Levinson

nlevins@american.edu

NANETTE LEVINSON

EXPERTISE

  • Internet policies and governance

  • Cross-national alliances

  • International science and technology policy and administration

  • Change processes

  • Culture, communication and social entrepreneurship

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • "Innovation in Cross-National Alliance Ecosystems." International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 11 (2010): 258-263.

  • “Teaching Globalization, Globally: A Seven-Year Case Study of South Africa-US Virtual Teams,” (with D. Cogburn), Information Technologies and International Development, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Spring 2008.

  • “Help Me, Help You: A Triple-Track Approach to Maximizing Collaborative Learning in Complex, Cross-National Virtual Teams,” (with D. Cogburn), Computer Supported-Collaborative Learning: Best Practices and Principles For Instructors, ed. by A.L.R. Lassiter and K. Orvis, Information Science Publishing, 2007.


Clarence Lusane

clusane@american.edu

CLARENCE LUSANE

EXPERTISE

  • International race politics

  • Human rights

  • Electoral politics


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Dreams and Drones: King, Obama, and the Politics of the Nobel Peace Prize, forthcoming.

  • An Economic Lynching: African Americans and the Great Recession, in preparation. Projected completion, June 2014. Contracted with City Lights Books.

  • The Black History of the White House, City Lights Books, December, 2010.


James Mittelman

jmittel@american.edu

JAMES MITTELMAN

EXPERTISE

  • Global political economy

  • Sub-Saharan Africa and Eastern Asia

  • Globalization

  • Global governance

  • International relations theory

  • Development

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Political Critiques and Social Theories of the Global, coeditor, Sage, 2014.

  • Contesting Global Order: Development, Globalization, and Global Governance. London and New York: Routledge, 2011.

  • Hyperconflict: Globalization and Insecurity, Stanford University Press, 2010 (winner of the 2010 Outstanding Academic Title Award, sponsored by Choice).


Kyoung-Ah Nam

nam@american.edu

KYOUNG-AH NAM

EXPERTISE

  • Intercultural communication

  • Intercultural education and training

  • Maximizing study/work abroad

  • Global leadership development

  • Cross-cultural negotiation

  • The role of culture in language learning

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Nam, K. A. & Condon, J. (2010). "The D.I.E. is cast: The Continuing Evolution of Intercultural Communication’s Favorite Classroom Exercise." International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 34 (1), 81-87.

  • Nam, K. A. & Fry, G. (2010). "The development of Global Literacy and Intercultural Competence as a Response to the Complex Challenges of the 21st Century: A Meta-synthesis." The Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy, 2 (2), 9-32.

  • Fry, G., Paige, R. M., Jon, J., Dillow, J., & Nam, K. A (2009, November). "The Transformative Power of Study Abroad." Portland, Maine: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE).


Randolph Persaud

persaud@american.edu

RANDOLPH PERSAUD

EXPERTISE

  • Political economy of globalization

  • Human and global security

  • North/south relations

  • Global politics of race, culture and identity


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Counter-Hegemony and Foreign Policy: The Dialectics of Marginalized and Global Forces in Jamaica, State University of New York Press, 2001.

  • Race and International Relations - A Special Issue of Alternatives, co-editor (with R.B.J. Walker), 2001.


Christopher Rudolph

crudolph@american.edu

CHRISTOPHER RUDOLPH

EXPERTISE

  • National security

  • International political economy

  • International migration

  • Ethnic conflict

  • International law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • National Security and Immigration: Policy Development in the United States and Western Europe Since 1945. Stanford University Press, 2006.


Michael Schroeder

schroede@american.edu

MICHAEL SCHROEDER

EXPERTISE

  • The UN system

  • Theories of international relations

  • International cooperation

  • International organization

  • Political leadership


PUBLICATIONS

  • Michael Bluman Schroeder (2014). “Executive Leadership in the Study of International Organization: A Framework for Analysis.” International Studies Review 16(3): 339-361.

  • Michael Bluman Schroeder (2014). “NGO Transnational Advocacy for Accountability: From Declarations of Anti-Impunity to Implementing the Rome Statute.” (with Alana Tiemessen.) in Implementation and World Politics: How International Norms Change Practice. Alexander Betts and Phil Orchard (eds.) New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Michael Bluman Schroeder (2013). “The Politics of Change at the United Nations: The Evolution of Electoral Services, 1989-2006.” Global Governance 19(2): 207-226.


Amanda Taylor

AMANDA TAYLOR

EXPERTISE

  • International education

  • Cross-cultural communication

  • Community organizing for school reform

  • Critical race theory

  • Education policy implementation

  • Intercultural leadership

  • Qualitative research methods

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Taylor, A., Kuttner, P., Westmoreland, H. (2011). Cement Between the Bricks: Building New Schools in New York City. In M. Warren and K. Mapp (eds.) A Match on Dry Grass: Community Organizing as a Catalyst for School Reform. Oxford University Press.

  • Frankenberg, E., Merseth, K. & Taylor, A. (May 2010). Walking the Walk: Teacher candidates' professed commitment to urban teaching and their subsequent career decisions. Urban Education, 45(3): 312-346.

  • Taylor, A., & Frankenberg, E. (July 2009). Exploring urban commitment of graduates from an urban-focused teacher education program. Equity & Excellence in Education, 42(3): 327-346.


Matt Taylor

mtaylor@american.edu

MATTHEW TAYLOR

EXPERTISE

  • State capacity

  • Corruption

  • Judicial politics

  • Latin American political economy

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Praça, S. and Taylor, M. M. (2014), Inching Toward Accountability: The Evolution of Brazil's Anticorruption Institutions, 1985–2010. Latin American Politics and Society, 56: 27–48.

  • Matthew M. Taylor (2014). The Limits of Judicial Independence: A Model with Illustration from Venezuela under Chávez . Journal of Latin American Studies, 46, pp 229-259.

  • Matthew M. Taylor (2013), The Open Question Behind Brazil’s Rise on the World Stage, International Affairs Forum, 4(1): 55-58.

  • Judging Policy: Courts and Policy Reform in Democratic Brazil. Stanford University Press, 2008. Recipient of the Victor Nunes Leal Prize, for best book in political science and international relations, Brazilian Political Science Association


Gary Weaver

gweaver@american.edu

GARY WEAVER

EXPERTISE

  • Cross-cultural and international communication, adaptation, negotiation, and conflict

  • American culture, managing cultural diversity, race relations

  • Law enforcement in a culturally diverse society
  • Higher education, college campus life, 
  • Human behavior, counseling

  • Hostage negotiations

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Intercultural Relations: Communication, Identy and Conflict. Pearson Learning Solutions, 2013

  • Editor, "Intercultural Relations," The Journal of International Communication, 2004.

  • Culture, Communication and Conflict: Readings in Intercultural Relations, 3rd ed. Pearson Learning Solutions, 2000.