Jonathan William Kuyper

Associate Professor - Department of Political Science
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Phone +47 22841620
Room 813
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Moltke Moes vei 31 Eilert Sundts hus blokk B 0851 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1097 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

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.

Positions held

  • (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



Tags: Democracy, Political theory, International relations


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