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Research interests

International organizations, NGOs, human and labor rights, and environmental politics.

Current research projects




Koliev, F (2020) Where help is needed most? Explaining reporting strategies of the International Trade Union Confederation. Political Studies.

Koliev, F, Thomas Sommerer & Jonas Tallberg (2020) Compliance without coercion: Effects of reporting on international labor rights. Journal of Peace Research.

Koliev, F (2019) Shaming and Democracy: Explaining State-Shaming in International Organizations. International Political Science Review.

Koliev, F. & James Lebovic (2018) "Selecting for Shame: The Monitoring of Workers’ Rights by the International Labour Organization, 1989 to 2011". International Studies Quarterly 68 (2): 437-452.


Koliev, F, T Sommerer & J Tallberg (2020) Reporting Matters: Performance Indicators and Compliance in the International Labor Organization (ILO). In Judith Kelley and Beth Simmons (eds.) The Power of Global Performance Indicators. Cambridge University Press.

PhD dissertation

Koliev, F (2018) "Naming and Shaming: The politics and effectiveness of social pressure in the ILO”


Quantitative Methods
Swedish Politics
Political  Science Research: Method and Process
International Relations
International Organizations

Additional qualifications

The George Washington University, Department of Political Science and Elliot School of International Affairs. Visiting scholar, 2015 (Sep-Nov)

Other articles and media appearances 

(2020) "Skam och skuld kommer inte att stoppa covid-19". Published in Dagens Nyheter.

(2019) "Sverige bör stoppa USA:s kandidat till Världsbankschef”. Published in Svenska Dagbladet.

(2017). "Låt UD ranka andra länder efter mänskliga rättigheter". Published in Dagens Nyheter.

(2016) ”The Dominance of the Ruling Party Under Uncertainty”. Published in Baltic Worlds – A scholarly journal from the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES) Södertörn University, Stockholm.

(2015) ”Det är inte en skam att vara fattig”. Published in Svenska Dagbladet.

(2015) ”Ny global överenskommelse ökar pressen på världens ledare”  Published in Tvärdrag and LO (Swedish Trade Union Confederation). [with Oscar Ernerot]

(2013) ”Diktatorn som Europa har glömt”. Published in Expressen.[with Loreen, Hans Gunnar Adén and Fredrik Malm].