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Welcome to Professor Bernauer's group «International Political Economy».

We are based at the Center for Comparative and International Studies (CIS) and the Institute for Environmental Decisions (IED). Our research and teaching focuses on political and other conditions under which environmental and economic problems that extend beyond national borders can be solved.



New Publication in Politics and Governance

A new article in Politics and Governance by Thomas Bernauer, Liang Dong, Liam McGrath, Irina Shaymerdenova and Haibin Zhang examines how Chinese citizens view the shift in climate policy from the reciprocal approach characteristic of Kyoto to the Paris agreement’s internationally coordinated and monitored unilateralist approach. Read more 


New Publication in Global Environmental Politics

Climate clubs, or “minilateralism,” are increasingly advocated as a way to move global climate governance forward. With supporters and detractors, climate clubs need careful institutional design to be politically feasible. A new article by Robert Gampfer investigates the design features that affect public support support. Read more 


New UNEP Publication

Poor air quality and climate change are the two greatest threats to human health in the pan-European region says new United Nations Environment Programme report. Professors Thomas Bernauer and Christian Loewe have served as coordinating lead authors for Chapter 3: Strengthening Environmental Governance. Read more 

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