International Regime Complexity

How is the overlapping
non-hierarchical nature
of international institutions
in itself shaping  of politics?
This work considers how
international regime complexity
shapes politics within and
across international institutions.

Select publications

“The Rise of International Regime Complexity” with Kal Raustiala. Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, 14:18.1–18.21, 2018. Available on SSRN here.

The Politics of International Regime Complexity. With Sophie Meunier  Perspectives on Politics 7 (1), 2009: 13-24. Download.  © Cambridge University Press

Banana Splits: Nested and Competing Regimes in the Transatlantic Banana Trade Dispute. With Sophie Meunier.  Journal of European Public Policy 13 (3):362-382. 2006. Download

The Evolving Transnational Legal Order. 7 Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 7: 387-415. 2011. Download.

“The Contested Authority and Legitimacy of International Law: The State Strikes Back”  Forthcoming in: Christopher Daase and Nicole Dietelhoff eds. Beyond Anarchy: Rule and Authority in the International System, 2018. On SSRN.

I have a new project with Stephen Nelson that investigates how the simultaneous construction of global economic rules regarding money (the IMF) and trade (the GATT/WTO) from 1945-2007 has shaped global economic rules. Our question is why international legalization of these two domains diverged, but this study also examines how institutions within the global economic regime complex mutually impact each other.