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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, and trade. 

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 actor


Prior to commencing at the University of Oslo as an assistant professor at the end of 2016, I was a postdoc and then research fellow at Stockholm University (where I maintain a joint-position). This webpage can be found here. Alternately my google scholar page is here.


  • (2017-2020) “The Politization of Global Governance: Democratic Legitimacy in TTIP and TPP”. Principal Investigator. €250,000. Funded by Riksbanken Jubileumsfund. You can read more about it in Swedish here, and a full English website will follow shortly.

  • (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. See my visiting page here.  
  • (2015) Visiting Researcher, The University of Canberra.
  • (2009-10) Visiting Ph.D. Researcher, The European University Institute.




Edited Collections

  • (2017) “Non-state actors in global climate governance: from Copenhagen to Paris and beyond,”Lead editorial in Environmental Politics, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 561-79, with Karin Bäckstrand, Björn-Ola Linnér, and Eva Lövbrand.

Articles in International Peer Reviewed Journals

  • (2017) “The Democratic Legitimacy of Orchestration: The UNFCCC, Non-State Actors, and Transnational Climate Governance,” Environmental Politics, with Karin Bäckstrand.
  • (2017) “Institutional Accountability of Non-State Actors in the UNFCCC: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty,” Review of Policy Research, with Karin Bäckstrand and Heike Schroeder. DOI:10.1111/ropr.12213
  • (2017) “International Courts and Global Democratic Values: Participation, Accountability, and Justification," Review of International Studies, with Theresa Squatrito. DOI: 10.1017/S0260210516000218
  • (2016) “Advancing Justice and Democracy ‘Beyond’ the State: Feasibility through Flexibility,” Political Studies. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12186.
  • (2016) “Real, Not Nominal, Global Democracy: A Reply to Keohane,” International Journal of Constitutional Law, with John S. Dryzek.
  • (2016) “Systemic Representation: Democracy, Deliberation, and Non-Electoral Representatives,” American Political Science Review, Vol. 110, No. 2, pp. 308-24.
  • (2016) "Accountability and Representation: Non-State Actors in UN Climate Diplomacy," Global Environmental Politics, Vol 16, No. 2, pp. 61-81, with Karin Bäckstrand.
  • (2015) “Deliberative Capacity in the Intellectual Property Rights Regime Complex,” Critical Policy Studies, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 317-338.
  • (2015) “Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World: The Systemic Turn,” Critical Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 49-63.
  • (2015) “Against Global Parliament,” Swiss Political Science Review, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 158-79.
  • (2015) “Transformative pathways to world government: a historical institutionalist critique,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 28, No. 4, pp. 657–679.
  • (2014) “The Democratic Potential of Systemic Pluralism,” Global Constitutionalism, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 170-99. 
  • (2014) “Global Democratization and International Regime Complexity,” European Journal of International Relations, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 620-46.
  • (2013) “Designing Institutions for Global Democracy: Flexibility through Escape Clauses and Sunset Provisions,” Ethics and Global Politics, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 195-215.
  • (2012) "Deliberative Democracy and the Neglected Dimension of Leadership,” Journal of Public Deliberation, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-32.
  • (2010) “Global Governance and the Democratic Deficit,” Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3, pp. 169-170.

Book Chapters

  • (2015) “Gridlock in Global Climate Change Negotiations: Two Democratic Arguments against Minilateralism,” in The Ethics of Climate Governance, (eds.) Catriona McKinnon and Aaron Maltais. Rowan and Littlefield Press.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2018). The instrumental value of deliberative democracy - or, do we have good reasons to be deliberative democrats?. Journal of Public Deliberation.  ISSN 1937-2841.  14(1), s 1- 35
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William; Schroeder, Heike & Linnér, Björn-Ola (2018). The evolution of the UNFCCC. Annual Review Environment and Resources.  ISSN 1543-5938.  43, s 343- 368 . doi: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-030119
  • Bäckstrand, Karin & Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). The democratic legitimacy of orchestration: the UNFCCC, non-state actors, and transnational climate governance. Environmental Politics.  ISSN 0964-4016.  26(4), s 764- 788 . doi: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1323579
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). The Means and Ends of Deliberative Democracy: Rejoinder to Gunn. Critical Review.  ISSN 0891-3811.  29(3)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William; Bäckstrand, Karin & Schroeder, Heike (2017). Institutional accountability of nonstate actors in the UNFCCC: Exit, voice, and loyalty. Review of Policy Research.  ISSN 1541-132X.  34(|) . doi: 10.1111/ropr.12213
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William; Linnér, Björn‐Ola & Schroeder, Heike (2017). Non‐state actors in hybrid global climate governance: justice, legitimacy, and effectiveness in a post‐Paris era. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change.  ISSN 1757-7780.  9(1) . doi: 10.1002/wcc.497
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William & Squatrito, Theresa (2017). International courts and global democratic values: Participation, accountability, and justification. Review of International Studies.  ISSN 0260-2105.  43(1), s 152- 176 . doi: 10.1017/S0260210516000218
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2016). Advancing Justice and Democracy ‘beyond’the State: Feasibility through Flexibility. Political Studies.  ISSN 0032-3217.  64(2)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2016). Systemic representation: democracy, deliberation, and nonelectoral representatives. American Political Science Review.  ISSN 0003-0554.  110(2)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William & Bäckstrand, Karin (2016). Accountability and representation: Nonstate actors in UN climate diplomacy. Global Environmental Politics.  ISSN 1526-3800.  16(2)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William & Dryzek, John Stanley (2016). Real, not nominal, global democracy: A reply to Robert Keohane. International Journal of Constitutional Law.  ISSN 1474-2640.  14(4) . doi:
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2015). Against Global Parliament. Swiss Political Science Review.  ISSN 1420-3529.  21(1)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2015). Deliberative capacity in the intellectual property rights regime complex. Critical Policy Studies.  ISSN 1946-0171.  9(3)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2015). Democratic deliberation in the modern world: The systemic turn. Critical Review.  ISSN 0891-3811.  27(1)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2015). Transformative pathways to world government: a historical institutionalist critique. Cambridge Review of International Affairs.  ISSN 0955-7571.  28(4)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). Global Democracy. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  ISSN 1095-5054.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). Global democratization and international regime complexity. European Journal of International Relations.  ISSN 1354-0661.  20(3)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). The democratic potential of systemic pluralism. Global Constitutionalism.  ISSN 2045-3817.  3(2)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2013). Designing institutions for global democracy: flexibility through escape clauses and sunset provisions. Ethics & Global Politics.  ISSN 1654-4951.  6(4)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2012). Deliberative democracy and the neglected dimension of leadership. Journal of Public Deliberation.  ISSN 1937-2841.  8(1)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2012). The Limits of Design for Cosmopolitan Democracy. Public Reason.  ISSN 2065-7285.  4

Se alle arbeider i Cristin

  • Karin, Bäckstrand; Kuyper, Jonathan William; Linnér, Björn-Ola & Lövbrand, Eva (2017). Non-state actors in global climate governance: from Copenhagen to Paris and beyond. Environmental Politics.  ISSN 0964-4016.  26(4), s 561- 579 . doi: 10.1080/09644016.2017.1327485
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). Climate Governance and the Role(s) of Non-state Actors.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). Deliberative Democracy Summer School - Speaker.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). Democratic Legitimacy Beyond the State.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). Democratic Legitimacy Beyond the State: Politicization, Representation, and a Systemic Framework.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). Democratic Legitimacy in TTIP and TPP.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2017). The Law of Deliberative Democracy. Global Policy.  ISSN 1758-5880.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William & Wolkenstein, Fabio (2017). Counteracting failures of representative institutions: When and how to use mini-publics.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2016). Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction. Global Policy.  ISSN 1758-5880.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2016). The Democratic Legitimacy of Orchestration.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2016). The Democratic Legitimacy of Orchestration.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2016). The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations: Strategies and Variables in Prolonged International Negotiations. Carbon and Climate Law Review.  ISSN 1864-9904.  10(2)
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2015). International Courts and Global Democratization.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2015). Systemic Representation: The Democratic Legitimacy of Self-Appointed Representatives.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William & Bäckstrand, Karin (2015). The Democratic Legitimacy of Global Climate Governance: The UNFCCC, Non-State Actors, and Transnational Action.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William; Bäckstrand, Karin & Schroeder, Heike (2015). Accountability of Non-State Actors in the UNFCCC: Exit, Voice, and Loyalty.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). Deliberative Capacity in Global Intellectual Property Rights.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). Representation and Subsidiarity in Global Governance.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). Self-Appointed Representatives in Context.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2014). Systemic Representation: The Democratic Legitimacy of Self-Appointed Representatives.
  • Kuyper, Jonathan William (2010). Global governance and the democratic deficit. Alternative Law Journal.  ISSN 1037-969X.

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