Books, book chapters, and articles

(English translations within parentheses)

“Accountability’s effect: reaction speed and legitimacy in global governance”. Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations (forthcoming).

“Popular power in the European Union: Delegated or Alienated?”, in Piattoni, Simona (ed) The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 46-62 (2015).

NGO Influence in International Organizations: Information, Access, and Exchange”, British Journal of Political Science (forthcoming, with Jonas Tallberg, Lisa Maria Dellmuth and Andreas Duit).

“Popular power in the European Union: Delegated or Alienated?”, in Piattoni, Simona (ed) The European Union: Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures in Times of Crisis. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2015).

“Does stakeholder involvement foster democratic legitimacy in international organizations? An empirical assessment of a normative theory” Review of International Organizations (forthcoming, published online Jan 2015, DOI 10.1007/s11558-014-9212-6, with Jonas Tallberg and Lisa Maria Dellmuth)

"The Politics of International Recognition", symposium in International Theory 5: 1 (forthcoming 2013).  (together with Jens Bartelson, Eva Erman, Christine Chwaszcza, Mikulas Fabry, Benjamin Herborth, Oliver Kessler, Steve Krasner, and Thomas Lindemann)

“The Politics of International Recognition: Symposium introduction”, International Theory 5: 1 (forthcoming 2013).

"Is successful democracy promotion possible? The conceptual problem." Democratization. DOI:10.1080/13510347.2012.709240, Pre-published online August, 2012.

"Democratic founding: We the people and the others - A rejoinder to Mark Tushnet". International Journal of Constitutional Law 10 (3): 866-870. (2012)

"Answering questions in parliament during budget debates: Deliberative reciprocity and globalisation in Western Europe" in Parliamentary Affairs, vol. 64, no. 1: 153-174. (2011)

"Democratic founding: We the people and the others". International Journal of Constitutional Law 10 (3): 836-861 (2012)

“The politics of international recognition”, conference opening address.
Audial excerpt (equally a draft of the introduction to a planned publication of the conference contributions). Available at

“Cosmopolitan democratic theory and legitimate founding of political community: Why Turkey has a right to participate in the politics of EU enlargement”. In Guido Montani (ed.) European Democracy and Cosmopolitan Democracy. Ventotene Paper n. 7, Altiero Spinelli Institute for Federalist Studies (2011).

"The Autonomy of Globalizing States: Bridging the Gap between Democratic Theory and International Political Economy" in International Political Science Review, 2011, vol. 32, no. 1: 43-60.

“Fiskal union for en starkare demokrati?” in Ulf Bernitz, Thomas Persson and Lars Oxelheim (eds) Överlever EMU utan fiskal union? Europaperspekti 2011. Stockholm: Santérus förlag. (2011). (“Fiscal union for a stronger democracy?” In Will EMU survive without a fiscal union?) For a TV seminar on the book, se

Disciplin, inspiration och anarki: Manifest för en god statsvetenskap” in Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2010: 4 (Disciplin, inspiration, and anarchy: Manifesto for a good political science in Journal of Political Science)

"Why democracy must be global: self-founding and foreign intervention", International Theory vol. 2 no 3:  381–409 (2010). 

“Does global democracy matter? Hypotheses on famine and war", in Jönsson, Christer and Tallberg, Jonas (eds), Transnational Actors in Global Governance, Macmillan, 2010

"Irrevocable powers and democratic accountability" in Sverker Gustavsson, Christer Karlsson, Thomas Persson (eds.) The Illusion of Accountability in the European Union, Routledge, 2009

"European Union Conditionality: Coercion or Voluntary adaptation" in Alternatives: Turkish Journal of International Relations, vol. 8, no. 1 (Spring 2009): 1-17. Available at

"We the People and the Others: The Co-founding of Democratic States" in ConWEB, Webpapers on Constitutionalism & Governance beyond the State, 2008: 4 (edited version of this paper published also in International Journal of Constitutional Law, see above)

"The Foundation of Legitimate States", Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift, 2008: 1

"The Myth of International Delegation: Limits to and Suggestions for Democratic Theory in the Context of the European Union" in Government and Opposition, January 2007.

"Measuring Democratic Deliberation" in Political Concepts. Working papers by The Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association, IPSA 2006. Accessible

"Påtvingad demokrati - det filosofiska problemet" i Internationella Studier, 2006: 4 ("Imposed democracy - the philosophical problem" in International Studies 2006:4)

"A Dogma of Democratic Theory and Globalization: Why Politics Need not Include Everyone it Affects" in European Journal of International Relations, vol. 12 (2006), no. 3: 433–458.  

"Folkomröstningar och demokrati" i Internationella studier, 2005:2 ("Referenda and democracy", in International Studies, 2005:2)

Democracy Reconsidered: The Prospects of its Theory and Practice during Internationalisation - Britain, France, Sweden, and the EU. Doctoral thesis, Dep. of Political Science, Stockholm University 2004. Available at

"Demokratins former i den internationella politiken och EU" i EU - demokratiskt och effektivt? Stockholm: Fritzes. 2002. SOU 2002: 82 ("The forms of democracy in international politics and the EU" in EU - democratic and effective?) Accessible at

"Europeisk demokrati sui generis. En ofta antydd men aldrig utarbetad och intagen ståndpunkt." i Working papers, 2002:1, Departement of Political Science, Stockholm University. ("European Democracy Sui Generis. An often assumed but never elaborated and defended position" in Working papers, 2002:1, Departement of Political Science, Stockholm University.)

"Den europeiska föreningen av välfärdsstat och gränsöverskridande kapitalism" pp. 223-47 i Ulf Bernitz, Sverker Gustavsson et al. Årsbok för europaforskning 2000, Stockholm: Santérus förlag. ("The European reconciliation of Welfare-States and Transnational Capitalim" in Ulf Bernitz, Sverker Gustavsson et al. European Perspectives. Yearbook of Swedish Reserach on Europe 2000. Stockholm: Santérus förlag.)

"To Share Democratic Legitimacy Between Different Political Levels" pp. 117-136 in Hans Agné, Cees van der Eijk, Brigid Laffan, Britta Lejon, Pippa Norris, Hermann Schmitt and Richard Sinnott 1999. Citizen Participation in European Politics. Stockholm: Fritzes. SOU 1999: 151 (The printed version of the article by Hans Agné includes a number of disordered diagrams. The author may be contacted for a correct version). Accessible at

"Väktarteorin. En lösning på problemet att demokratiskt rättfärdiga den europeiska centralbankens konstitutionella särställning" pp. 139-61 i Statsvetenskaplig tidskrift 1999:2. ("The Theory of Guardians. A solution to the Problem of Democratically Justifying the Constitutionally Unique position of the European Central Bank" in Journal of Political Science)

"Demokrati på europeisk nivå" pp. 7-44, i Hans Agné, Mats Lundström, Giandomenico Majone, Fritz Scharpf 1998. Demokrati på europeisk nivå? Stockholm: Fritzes. SOU 1998: 124 ("Democracy at the European Level" in Hans Agné, Mats Lundström, Giandomenico Majone, Fritz Scharpf. 1998. Democracy at the European level?). Accessible at