Stefan Renckens

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  • Public Policy
  • Comparative Politics
  • International Relations


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

Stefan Renckens

Assistant Professor


Research interests include global environmental politics, transnational private governance, international and comparative political economy and European Union politics. Current research examines the development and impact of transnational private governance, the interactions between public and private governance, and the role of private actors in world politics. Current issue areas of interest include renewable energy, climate change, fisheries, forestry, e-waste, agriculture, and fair trade. Recent publications include: “The Basel Convention, US Politics, and the Emergence of Non-State E-Waste Recycling Certification” in International Environmental Agreements; and “Transnational Private Governance between the Logics of Empowerment and Control” in Regulation & Governance (with Graeme Auld/Benjamin Cashore). Affiliated Faculty member at the Environmental Governance Lab of the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Faculty Associate at the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale University. For more information: www.stefanrenckens.com

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