Coming Up

10-28 July: LSE Summer School course IR120 'Trade, Development and the Environment', registration now open: [link]

4 October: Guest lecture 'American exceptionalism, great power responsibility and global sustainability', University of Copenhagen.


PAPERBACK IN 2016: Falkner, Robert (ed) The Handbook of Global Climate and Environment Policy (Wiley-Blackwell). [Publisher][Amazon]

Falkner, Robert (2008) Business Power and Conflict in International Environmental Politics  (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan) - paperback published in 2009.

Research updates

NEW SPECIAL ISSUE: Falkner, Robert and Helmut Anheier, guest editors (2017), 'Europe and the world: Rethinking Europe’s external relations in an age of global turmoil', special issue of International Politics 54(4). [link]

NEW ARTICLE: Falkner, Robert (2017), 'Rethinking Europe's external relations in an age of global turmoil: an introduction', International Politics 54(4): 389-404. [link]

NEW CHAPTER: Falkner, Robert (2017), ‘The Anarchical Society and Climate Change’ in: The Anarchical Society at 40: Contemporary Challenges and Prospects, ed. by Hidemi Suganami, Madeline Carr and Adam Humphreys (Oxford: Oxford University Press), pp. 198-215. [download]

NEW BLOG: Falkner, Robert (2017) "Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: what next for international climate policy?" International Affairs Blog, 5 June [link].

NEW ARTICLE: Chan, Sander, Robert Falkner, Matthew Goldberg and Harro van Asselt (2017), 'Effective and geographically balanced? An output-based assessment of non-state climate actions', in: Climate Policy [open access].

Book review: Fact and Fiction in Global Energy Policy: 15 Contentious Questions, by Benjamin J. Sovacool, Marilyn A. Brown and Scott V. Valentine. LSE Review of Books, March 2017. [link]

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'The Paris Agreement and the New Logic of International Climate Politics', International Affairs 92(5), September, pp. 1107–1125. [download][open access]

Listen to my interview with Chatham House about my article on the Paris Agreement: International Affairs podcast.

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'A minilateral solution for global climate change? On bargaining efficiency, club benefits and international legitimacy', Perspectives on Politics 14(1), pp. 87-101. [download]

Breggin, Linda, Robert Falkner, Read Porter, John Pendergrass and Nico Jaspers (2016), "Addressing the Risks of Nanomaterials under United States and European Union Regulatory Frameworks for Chemicals", in: Assessing Nanoparticle Risks to Human Health, 2nd edition, edited by Gurumurthy Ramachandran (Waltham, MA: Elsevier Science), pp. 179-254. [link]

Falkner, Robert (2016) 'Ralf Dahrendorf and the European Question', Dahrendorf Forum blog, 17 March. [link]

Falkner, Robert (2015) 'International Negotiations: Towards Minilateralism', Nature Climate Change, vol. 5, no. 9, pp. 805-6. [link]

Falkner, Robert: "Business involvement in climate negotiations has come a long way", LSE Business Review blog, 9 December 2015 [link]

Chan, Sander, Robert Falkner, Harro van Asselt and Matthew Goldberg (2015) 'Strengthening non-state climate action: a progress assessment of commitments launched at the 2014 UN Climate Summit', Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy, Working Paper No. 242, London School of Economics, November. [download]

Robert Falkner

I am an Associate Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). My research focuses on international political economy, global environmental politics, and the role of business in international relations. At LSE, I serve as the Academic Director of the TRIUM Global Executive MBA, an alliance between LSE, NYU Stern School of Business and HEC Paris. I am also an associate of the LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and of Chatham House.

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