Publications

Journal articles

Leonard Schuette and Hylke Dijkstra (2023). The show must go on: The EU’s quest to sustain multilateral institutions since 2016. Journal of Common Market Studies, forthcoming.

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2023). Are International Organizations in Decline? An Absolute and Relative Perspective on Institutional Change. Global Policy, advance online publication.

Hylke Dijkstra, Laura von Allwörden, Leonard Schuette and Giuseppe Zaccaria (2023). Donald Trump and the survival strategies of international organizations: When can institutional actors counter existential challenges?. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, advance online publication.

Hylke Dijkstra and Maria Debre (2022). The death of major international organizations: When institutional stickiness is not enough. Global Studies Quarterly, 2(4), 1-13.

Leonard Schuette (2022). Shaping institutional overlap: NATO’s responses to EU security and defence initiatives since 2014. British Journal of Politics and International Relations, advance online publication.

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2022). You’re fired! International courts, re-contracting, and the WTO Appellate Body during the Trump presidency. Global Policy, 13(3), 322-333.

Leonard Schuette (2021). Why NATO survived Trump: The neglected role of Secretary General Stoltenberg. International Affairs, 97(6), 1863–1881. (Blog post) (Podcast)

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2021). COVID-19 and Policy Responses by International Organizations: Crisis of Liberal International Order or Window of Opportunity? Global Policy, 12(4), 443-454. (Blog post)

Leonard Schuette (2021). Forging Unity: European Commission Leadership in the Brexit Negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies, 59(5), 1142-1159.

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2021). Institutional design for a post-liberal order: Why some international organizations live longer than others. European Journal of International Relations, 27(1), 311-339. (Blog post)

Working papers

Hylke Dijkstra and Farsan Ghassim (2022). More authoritative international organizations are challenged less: A recurrent event analysis of state critique and withdrawals

Leonard Schuette (2022). Survival Politics: International organisations amid the crisis of multilateralism

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2022). Coping with the pandemic together: How the AIIB adapted to the COVID-19 crisis by navigating institutional overlap with the World Bank

Leonard Schuette (2021). The OSCE and Crisis of the Liberal Order: Responding to Russian and Institutional Contestation

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2021). International Public Administrations, Organizational Structure, and the Challenges to Global Institutions: The Case of the World Bank

Hylke Dijkstra, Maria Debre and Tim Heinkelmann-Wild (2021). Governance abhors a vacuum: The afterlives of major international organizations

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2021). International bureaucracies, institutional leadership, and the crises of the global order: The case of the WTO

Laura von Allwoerden (2021). When contestation legitimizes: The norm of climate change action and the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

Conference papers

Hylke Dijkstra, Laura von Allwörden, Leonard Schuette, and Giuseppe Zaccaria (2022). Resilience of International Organizations: Institutional Responses to Existential Challenges. Presented at:

  • Workshop “International Cooperation in Challenging Times”, Lake Zurich, 3-4 October.
  • Workshop “Global order, international organisations and organisational options”, EUI Florence, 13-14 October.

Hylke Dijkstra and Farsan Ghassim (2022). More authoritative international organizations are challenged less: A recurrent event analysis of state critique and withdrawals. Presented at:

  • APSA Annual Conference, Montreal, 15-18 September.

Leonard Schuette (2022). Survival Politics: International organisations amid the crisis of multilateralism. Presented at:

  • ECPR General Conference, Innsbruck, 22-26 August 2022.
  • DVPW Workshop, Bonn, July 2022.

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2022). Coping with the pandemic together: How the AIIB adapted to the COVID-19 crisis by navigating institutional overlap with the World Bank. Presented at:

  • ECPR General Conference, Innsbruck, 22-26 August 2022.
  • Dutch Political Science Association, Nijmegen, 16-17 June 2022.

Leonard Schuette and Hylke Dijkstra (2022). The crisis of multilateralism and Europe’s support for a rules-based global order. Presented at:

  • Dutch Political Science Association, Nijmegen, 16-17 June 2022.
  • ECPR Standing Group on the European Union, Rome, 8-10 June 2022.
  • European Union Studies Association, Miami, 19-21 May 2022.
  • Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, 16-17 May 2022.

Laura von Allwörden and Giuseppe Zaccaria (2022). Friends rather than foes? Consequences of institutional overlap as collaborative co-evolution between the World Bank and the AIIB, and the IEA and IRENA. Presented at:

  • EISA Conference, Athens, 1-2 September 2022.
  • ECPR Joint Sessions, Edinburgh, 19-22 April 2022.

Farsan Ghassim (2022). The effects of (de)legitmation on citzens’ belief in global governance: A worldwide survey experiment. Presented at:

  • ECPR General Conference, Innsbruck, 22-26 August 2022.
  • ISA Annual Conference, Nashville, 30 March-2 April 2022.

Leonard Schuette (2021). The OSCE and Crisis of the Liberal Order: Responding to Russian and Institutional Contestation. Presented at:

  • BISA European Security Working Group, 21 January 2022.
  • ECPR General Conference, 30 August-3 September 2021.

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2021). International Public Administrations, Organizational Structure, and the Challenges to Global Institutions: The Case of the World Bank. Presented at:

  • NIG conference, 17-18 November 2021.
  • ECPR General Conference, 30 August-3 September 2021.

Hylke Dijkstra, Maria Debre and Tim Heinkelmann-Wild (2021). Governance abhors a vacuum: The afterlives of major international organizations. Presented at:

  • NIG conference, 17-18 November 2021.
  • EUI workshop, 24-25 May 2021.

Giuseppe Zaccaria (2021). International bureaucracies, institutional leadership, and the crises of the global order: The case of the WTO. Presented at:

  • PCE colloquium, 2 June 2021.
  • ECPR Joint Sessions, 17-28 May 2021.

Laura von Allwoerden (2021). When contestation legitimizes: The norm of climate change action and the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. Presented at:

  • NIG conference, 17-18 November 2021.
  • DVPW Kongress, 14-16 September 2021.
  • EISA PEC 2021, 13-17 September 2021.
  • ECPR Joint Sessions, 17-28 May 2021.
  • PCE colloquium, 31 March 2021.

Leonard Schuette (2021). Shaping institutional overlap: NATO’s responses to EU security and defence initiatives since 2014. British Journal of Politics and International Relations. Presented at:

  • Transatlantic Studies Association conference, 5-7 July 2021.
  • PSA conference on 29-31, March 2021.

Hylke Dijkstra, Laura von Allwoerden, Leonard Schuette and Giuseppe Zaccaria (2023). Donald Trump and the survival strategies of international organizations: When can institutional actors counter existential challenges? Cambridge Review of International Affairs. Presented at:

  • Final Conference of the DFG Research Group on International Public Administration. 18-19 March 2021.

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2023). Are International Organizations in Decline?
An Absolute and Relative Perspective on Institutional Change
. Global Policy. Presented at:

  • ISA Research Workshop on “The Performance of Global Governance Institutions”, 24-25 March 2022.
  • ECPR Joint Sessions, 17-28 May 2021.
  • ISA Annual Convention, 6-9 April 2021.
  • PCE colloquium, 27 January 2021.

Leonard Schuette (2021).Why NATO survived Trump: The neglected role of Secretary General Stoltenberg. International Affairs. Presented at:

  • BISA European Security Working Group Workshop, 18 February 2021.
  • PCE colloquium, 18 November 2020.
  • Deutsche Vereinigung fuer Politikwissenschaften, Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises fuer Europa- und Regionalismusforschung, 12-13 November 2020.
  • ECPR General Conference, 24-28 August 2020.

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2021). Covid-19 and policy responses by international organizations: Crisis of liberal international order or window of opportunity?. Global Policy. Presented at:

  • Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaften (DVPW), Offene Sektionstagung Internationale Beziehungen, 7-9 October 2020.
  • ECPR General Conference, 24-28 August 2020.

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2021). Institutional design for a post-liberal order: Why some international organizations live longer than others. European Journal of International Relations. Presented at:

  • ISA Annual Convention, Honolulu, March 2020 (cancelled).
  • ERC Workshop on the “Decline and Death of International Organizations”, 9-10 January 2020.
  • GAAS Political Science Section Annual Meeting, Heidelberg, 7-8 November 2019.
  • Maastricht-York workshop on “Europe and the future of global rules and multilateralism”, Maastricht, 16-17 September 2019.
  • PCE annual conference, Maastricht, 19 June 2019.
  • ECPR General Conference, Wrocław, 4-7 September 2019.
  • ISA Venture Research Workshop: International Organization Dissolution, Zurich, 16-18 June 2019.

Hylke Dijkstra (2019). Who gets to live forever? An Institutional Theory on the Life and Death of International Organizations. ECPR Joint Sessions, Mons, 8-12 April.