Jonathan William Kuyper
I am a political theorist and international relations scholar. I work mainly with democratic theory, with a special focus on deliberative democracy. I am interested in how democratic theory can be employed to understand changes in domestic politics brought about by globalization, as well as offers ways to respond to these changes. I work on these topics across issue areas such as intellectual property rights, climate change, trade, and investment.
I work primarily with normative theory and methods, but also employ both qualitative and quantitative methods in my research.
Keywords: democratic theory; deliberative democracy; global governance; globalization; climate change; non-state actors
Prior to commencing at the University of Oslo, I was as an assistant professor at Queen's University Belfast. Prior to this, I was a postdoc and then research fellow at Stockholm University, as well as a postdoctoral researcher here at the University of Oslo. My google scholar page is here.
(2017-2020) “The Politicization of Global Governance: Democratic Legitimacy in TTIP and TPP”. Principal Investigator. €250,000. Funded by Riksbanken Jubileumsfund.
(2016-2019) "Fragmentation in Climate Governance," Swedish Energy Agency. Stockholm, Sweden; Lund, Sweden; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Oxford, The UK. Co-investigator. €600,000.
(2009-2012) “Ph.D. Scholarship,” The Australian National University. Awarded as part of Prof. John Dryzek’s Federation Fellowship Fund. $70,000 AUD.
(2016) “Short Term Scientific Mission,” COST grant recipient to attend the University of Oxford. €2,500.
(2011-12) “Endeavour Award Recipient,” Australian Department of Education (DEEWR) to attend Princeton University, $25,000 AUD.
- (2016) Visiting Researcher, The University of Oxford.
- (2015) Visiting Researcher, The University of Canberra.
- (2009-10) Visiting Ph.D. Researcher, The European University Institute.
- (2018-2020) Assistant Professor, Queen's University Belfast
- (2016-207) Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oslo
- (2013-15) Research Fellow, Stockholm University
- (2009-2013) Ph.D. Candidate, The Australian National University
Dryzek JS, Bowman Q, Kuyper JW, Pickering J, Sass J, & Stevenson H. 2019. Deliberative Global Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Bäckstrand K, Kuyper JW, Linnér B-O, and E Lövbrand . 2017. Non-State Actors in the New Landscape of Climate Cooperation,” Special issue in Environmental Politics.
Articles in International Peer Reviewed Journals
Kuyper JW, Moffitt B. 2020. Transnational Populism, Democracy, and Representation: Pitfalls and Potentialities. Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric 12(02): 27-49.
Erman E, Kuyper JW. 2020. Global democracy and feasibility: A non-binary view. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 23(3): 311-31.
Kuyper JW, Wolkenstein F. 2019. Complementing and correcting representative institutions: When and how to use mini‐publics. European Journal of Political Research 58(2): 656-75.
Kuyper JW. 2018. Democratic Legitimacy beyond the State: Politicization, Representation, and a Systemic Framework. Moral Philosophy and Politics 5(2): 281-303.
Kuyper JW. 2018. The instrumental value of deliberative democracy-or, do we have good reasons to be deliberative democrats?. Journal of Deliberative Democracy 14(1): 1-35.
Kuyper JW, Schroeder H, Linnér B-O. 2018. The evolution of the UNFCCC. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 43: 343–68.
Kuyper JW, Linnér BO, Schroeder H. 2018. Non‐state actors in hybrid global climate governance: justice, legitimacy, and effectiveness in a post‐Paris era. WIREs Climate Change 9(1): 1–18.
Bäckstrand K, Kuyper JW. 2017. The democratic legitimacy of orchestration: the UNFCCC, non-state actors, and transnational climate governance. Environmental Politics 26(4): 764–88.
Bäckstrand K, Kuyper JW, Linnér B-O, Lövbrand E. 2017. Non-state actors in global climate governance: from Copenhagen to Paris and beyond. Environmental Politics 26(4): 561–79.
Kuyper JW, Bäckstrand K, Schroeder H. 2017. Institutional accountability of nonstate actors in the UNFCCC: Exit, voice, and loyalty. Review of Policy Research 34(1): 88-109.
Kuyper JW, Squatrito T. 2017. International courts and global democratic values: Participation, accountability, and justification. Review of International Studies 43(1): 152-76.
Kuyper JW. 2017. The means and ends of deliberative democracy: Rejoinder to Gunn. Critical Review 29(3): 328-50.
Kuyper JW. 2016. Advancing Justice and Democracy ‘Beyond’ the State: Feasibility through Flexibility. Political Studies 64(2): 417-435.
Kuyper JW and Drzyek SJ. 2016. Real, Not Nominal, Global Democracy: A Reply to Keohane. International Journal of Constitutional Law 14(4): 930-37.
Kuyper JW. 2016. Systemic Representation: Democracy, Deliberation, and Non-Electoral Representatives. American Political Science Review 110(2): 308-24.
Bäckstrand K and Kuyper JW. 2016. Accountability and Representation: Non-State Actors in UN Climate Diplomacy. Global Environmental Politics 16(2): 61-81.
Kuyper JW. 2015. Deliberative Capacity in the Intellectual Property Rights Regime Complex. Critical Policy Studies 9(3): 317-338.
- Kuyper JW. 2015. Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World: The Systemic Turn. Critical Review 27(1): 49-63.
- Kuyper JW. 2015. Against Global Parliament. Swiss Political Science Review 21(1): 158-79.
- Kuyper JW. 2015. Transformative pathways to world government: a historical institutionalist critique. Cambridge Review of International Affairs 28(4): 657–679.
- Kuyper JW. 2014. The Democratic Potential of Systemic Pluralism. Global Constitutionalism 3(2): 170-99.
- Kuyper JW. 2014. Global Democratization and International Regime Complexity. European Journal of International Relations 20(3): 620-46.
- Kuyper JW. 2013. Designing Institutions for Global Democracy: Flexibility through Escape Clauses and Sunset Provisions. Ethics and Global Politics 6(4): 195-215.
- Kuyper JW. 2012. Deliberative Democracy and the Neglected Dimension of Leadership. Journal of Deliberative Democracy 8(1): 1-32.
- Kuyper JW. 2010. Global Governance and the Democratic Deficit. Alternative Law Journal 35(3): 169-170.
Erman E, Kuyper JW. 2020. Global democracy and feasibility. In: Legitimacy Beyond the State Normative and Conceptual Questions, edited by NP Adams, A Scherz, and C Schmelzle (London: Taylor & Francis).
Kuyper JW. 2020. Democratic Deficits. In: The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology, edited by G Ritzer and C Rojek (London: John Wiley & Sons).
- Kuyper JW. 2015. Gridlock in Global Climate Change Negotiations: Two Democratic Arguments against Minilateralism. In: The Ethics of Climate Governance (eds.) C McKinnon and A Maltais. Rowan and Littlefield Press.
Bäckstrand, Karin; Kuyper, Jonathan William & Nasiritousi, Naghmeh (2021). From collaboration to contestation? Perceptions of legitimacy and effectiveness in post-Paris climate governance. Earth System Governance. ISSN 2589-8116. 9, p. 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.esg.2021.100115. Full text in Research Archive