Politics and International Relations


Dr Frank Grundig joined the School in 2007. He previously taught at the University of Essex and was a Marie Curie Fellow.

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Rutherford S4.E4

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Available for: Press   Expertise: Global climate negotiations Effectiveness of environmental institutions.   Languages: German (native)

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Hovi, J., Ward, H. and Grundig, F. (2014). Hope or Despair? Formal Models of Climate Cooperation. Environmental and Resource Economics [Online] 62:665-688. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10640-014-9799-3.
Grundig, F. and Ward, H. (2013). Structural Group Leadership and Regime Effectiveness. Political Studies.
Grundig, F. (2012). Dealing with the temporal domain of regime effectiveness: A further conceptual development of the Oslo-Potsdam solution. International Environmental Agreements [Online] 12:111-127. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10784-011-9156-8.
Grundig, F. et al. (2012). Self-Enforcing Peace and Environmental Agreements:Towards Scholarly Cross-Fertilization. International Studies Review [Online] 14:522-540. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/misr.12003.
Grundig, F. (2009). Political Strategy and Climate Change: A Rational Choice Perspective. Environmental Politics [Online] 18:747-764. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010903157057.
Grundig, F. (2006). Patterns of International Cooperation and the Explanatory Power of Relative Gains: An Analysis of Cooperation on Global Climate Change, Ozone Depletion, and International Trade. International Studies Quarterly [Online] 50:781-801. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2478.2006.00425.x/full.
Ward, H., Grundig, F. and Zorick, E. (2001). Marching at the Pace of the Slowest: a Model of International Climate-Change Negotiations. Political Studies [Online] 49:438-461. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-9248.00320/abstract.
Book section
Ward, H., Grundig, F. and Zorick, E. (2004). Rational Players, Irrational Regimes. in: Underdal, A. and Young, O. R. eds. Regime Consequences: Metodological challenges and Research Strategies. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 151-182.
Grundig, F., Ward, H. and Zorick, E. (2001). Formal Approaches to Global Climate Negotiations. in: Luterbacher, U. and Sprinz, D. eds. International Relations and Global Climate Change. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, pp. 150-178.
Conference or workshop item
Grundig, F. (2014). Regime activity and domestic demand for environmental goods. in: 72nd Midwest Political Studies Association Annual Convention.
Grundig, F. and Ward, H. (2011). Leveraging Effective Provision of International Public Goods: A Limit On Hegemonic Leadership.
Grundig, F. (2014). Economic statecraft, security externalities, and the emergence of exclusionary trade coalitions. Journal of Strategic Studies.
Grundig, F., Hovi, J. and Ward, H. (2014). Cooperation on climate change: insights from game-theory. in: Luterbacher, U. and Sprinz, D. eds. International Relations and Global Climate Change. MIT Press. Available at: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/international-relations-and-global-climate-change.
Total publications in KAR: 13 [See all in KAR]
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Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Cooperation, international institutions / international regimes of cooperation and international relations theory.
  • Regime effectiveness and the effects of institutions more widely, such as the effects of international institutions on domestic politics.
  • The role of (structural) power and international structural leadership and its effect on institutions in particular.
  • International environmental politics and international political economy.


Current projects

Effect of international regimes and organisations on demand for environmental policy.

Spread of climate policy and demand for environmental protection


Research Supervision

Role of environmental NGOs in global governance and international / domestic politics.


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