Publications

Books

rgp_9781137610058Volker Rittberger, Bernhard Zangl, Andreas Kruck and Hylke Dijkstra (2019). International Organization, third edition. London: Red Global Press. More information

The third edition of this popular core textbook provides wide-ranging coverage of the structure, internal working, policies and performance of international organizations such as the UN, EU, IMF and World Bank. Such organizations have never been so important in addressing the challenges that face our increasingly globalised world. This book introduces students to theories with which to approach international organizations, their history, and their ability to respond to contemporary issues in world politics from nuclear disarmament, climate change and human rights protection, to trade, monetary and financial relations, and international development.

Journal articles

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

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

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)

Conference papers

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

  • Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, 17-18 February 2022.

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

  • Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance, 17-18 February 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). Counter-effect of the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Manifesting the UNFCCC’s legitimacy. Presented at:

  • NIG conference, 17-18 November 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. 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 (2021). Donald Trump and the survival strategies of international organizations: When can institutional actors counter existential challenges? Final Conference of the DFG Research Group on International Public Administration. 18-19 March 2021.

Maria Debre and Hylke Dijkstra (2021). Conceptualizing and Operationalizing the Decline of International Organizations: Toward a Relative View of Institutional Change. Presented at:

  • 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.

Hylke Dijkstra and Maria Debre (2020). The death of 21 major international organizations: When institutional stickiness is not enough. NestIOr Working Paper, 22 June 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.