Stefan Renckens

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  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations


  • B.A., Leuven University
  • M.A., Leuven University
  • M.Sc., Leuven University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University

Stefan Renckens

Associate Professor


Stefan Renckens is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Toronto. His current research projects examine interactions between public authority and transnational private governance; global sustainable finance governance; transnational private rule-makers as lobbyists; and the power of audit firms in transnational governance. Research areas include fisheries, sustainable finance, fair trade, renewable energy, organic agriculture, climate change, and electronic waste. He is the author of the award-winning book Private Governance and Public Authority. Regulating Sustainability in a Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and has published articles in Ecological Economics, Governance, International Environmental Agreements, Journal of Common Market Studies, Regulation & Governance, and World Development, among other journals. He is affiliated with the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy and the Earth System Governance Project. For more information: www.stefanrenckens.com

Research Interests
Global environmental politics
Transnational private governance
International and comparative political economy
Corporate social responsibility
European Union politics

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