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


My research interests include global environmental politics, transnational private governance, international and comparative political economy, and European Union politics. My current research examines the interactions between public authority and transnational private governance; global sustainable finance governance; transnational private rule-makers as lobbyists;; and transnational private fisheries governance. I have also worked on issues related to renewable energy, climate change, forestry, e-waste, agriculture, and fair trade. Recent publications include my book Private Governance and Public Authority. Regulating Sustainability in a Global Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2020) and articles in Governance, Regulation & Governance, Ecological Economics, Journal of Common Market Studies, , and International Environmental Agreements. I am 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

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