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Jonathan Kuyper

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Jonathan Kuyper is a postdoctoral research fellow on the project "Non-State Actors in the New Landscape of International Climate Cooperation" where he works with Prof. Karin Bäckstrand. This is a joint project between Stockholm University, Linköping University, and the University of East Anglia. Details can be found at:

Prior to this, Jonathan was a postdoctoral researcher on a project entitled "Transaccess: The Design of International Institutions" headed by Prof. Jonas Tallberg here at Stockholm University. Details at Transaccess.

Jonathan comes to the Department after completing his PhD at The Australian National University in 2012 under the supervision of Prof. John Dryzek.


(2012) Ph.D. International Relations, The Australian National University. Title: “Historical Institutionalism in World Politics: Prospects for Democratisation”.

(2008) Masters of International Relations, Monash University.
Top dissertation for 2007-08 cohort with 90%.
Title: “Deliberative Institutions and Global Governance”.

(2006) Bachelor of Arts, Monash University.
Major in philosophy; Minor in Politics.


Additional qualifications

(2011-12) Princeton University – Department of Politics, Visiting Student and Graduate Coursework in International Relations Theory, Democratic Theory, Graduate Research Seminar Series.

(2010) The Australian National University – Department of International Relations. Doctoral Coursework Program in Research Methods, Statistical Analysis, and History of Political Thought.

(2009-10) European University Institute – Political and Social Science.
Graduate Coursework in Democracy’s Futures, Nationalism in Theory and in Practice, and Core Methods.



(2012) “Historical Institutionalism in World Politics: Prospects for Democratisation.” PhD Thesis.



Articles in peer-reviewed journals

(Forthcoming) “Systemic Representation: Democracy, Deliberation, and Non-Electoral Representatives,” American Political Science Review.

(Forthcoming) “Deliberative Capacity in the Intellectual Property Rights Regime Complex,” Critical Policy Studies. DOI: 10.1080/19460171.2015.1032991

(Forthcoming) “Advancing Justice and Democracy ‘Beyond’ the State: Feasibility through Flexibility,” Political Studies. DOI: 10.1111/1467-9248.12186.

(Forthcoming) “Against Global Parliament,” Swiss Political Science Review.

(Forthcoming) “Transformative Pathways to World Government: A Historical Institutionalist Critique,” Cambridge Review of International Affairs.

(2015) “Global Democracy,” in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (eds.) Edward N. Zalta.

(2015) “Democratic Deliberation in the Modern World: The Systemic Turn,” Critical Review, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 49-63.

(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.


Additional publications

(2014) “Connected Risks, Connected Solutions?: Global Democracy,” Stockholm Resilience Center Policy Report, Stockholm University.

(2014) “International Organizations,” in J Ciment, ed. World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People's Revolutions of the 21st Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

(2014) “Deliberative Democracy,” in J Ciment, ed. World Democracy: From Ancient Times to the People's Revolutions of the 21st Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.

(2012) “The Limits of Design for Cosmopolitan Democracy,” Conference Proceeding. Republished in Public Reason, Vol. 4, No. 1-2, pp. 28-47.


Conference papers and invited presentations

(September 2014) “Self-Appointed Representatives in Context,” European Consortium for Political Research. Glasgow, Scotland.

(July 2014) “Systemic Representation: The Democratic Legitimacy of Self-Appointed Representatives,” Center for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar Series. University of Canberra, Australia.

(July 2014) “Deliberative Capacity in Global Intellectual Property Rights,” Oceanic Conference on International Studies. Melbourne, Australia.

(June 2014) “Subsidiarity in Global Governance: Self-Appointed Representation and Deliberative Capacity,” Subsidiarity in Global Governance Workshop. Invited by Markus Jachtenfuchs and Nico Krisch. Hertie School of Governance, Germany.

(May 2014) “Experimental Governance and Transnational Regulation: Free and Open Source Software,” Stockholm University Research Workshop. Stockholm, Sweden.

(March 2014) “Institutional Change, Deliberation, and International Regime Complexity,” International Studies Association. Toronto, Canada.

(November 2013) “Global Democratic Legitimacy and Deliberative Systems,” Northeastern Political Science Association. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

(October 2013) “Cosmopolitanism and Democracy: On the Universality of Deliberation”, Critical Foundations of Contemporary Cosmopolitanism, Bucharest, Romania.

(October 2013) “Deliberative Capacity in the Intellectual Property Rights Regime Complex”, Swedish Annual Political Science Association Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

(September 2013) “The WTO and the Legalization of Popular Culture Piracy”, Popular Culture and World Politics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

(March 2013) “On the Idea of Reciprocity in Deliberative Democracy”, Stockholm University Political Theory Group, Stockholm, Sweden.

(June 2012) “Preference Formation, ‘Reasons All Can Accept’, and the Philosophy of Language”, Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance Seminar Series, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

(June 2012) "Causal Mechanisms and the Design of Democratic Institutions Beyond the State", Invited Speaker at the Is Democratic Global Governance Possible?, Symposium, University of Sydney, Australia.

(May 2012) “Global Justice and Cosmopolitan Democracy: The Limits of Design”, Global Justice: Norms and Limits Conference, Bucharest, Romania.

(April 2012) “Closing Plenary”, Invited to speak at the conclusion of the Earth Systems Governance Conference, Lund University, Sweden.

(April 2012) “A Global Parliament: A means to strengthen accountability, legitimacy and democracy?" official side-event of Earth System Governance Conference. Invited speaker for a panel discussion with Prof John Dryzek, Prof Andrew Strauss, and Prof Frank Biermann, Lund University, Sweden.

(June 2011) “The Institutional Design of Global Democracy”, International Relations Roundtable Series, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia.

(November 2010) “Deliberative Democracy and the Neglected Dimension of Leadership”, The Public Leadership Workshop (co-sponsored by the Australian and New Zealand School of Governance and University of Tasmania), Tasmania, Australia.

(September 2010) “Global Governance and Global Democracy: A Deliberative Democratic Perspective”, Australian Political Studies Association conference, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.

(September 2010) “Ideal Democratic Theory and Stakeholder Delineation”, Pavia Graduate Conference, Pavia, Italy.

(September 2010) “The Limits and Potential of Historical Institutionalism”, Standing Group on International Relations, Stockholm, Sweden.

(August 2010) “The Use of Ideal Theory in Global Governance and International Relations Studies”, Critical Globalisation Conference, Merton College, Oxford University, UK.

(June 2010) “Global Parliamentary Assembly: A Democratic and Institutional Critique”, Oceanic Conference of International Studies, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

(November 2009) “The Desirability and Feasibility of a Global Parliamentary Assembly”, European University Institute Workshop, Florence: Italy (November 2009).



British Journal of Political Science*
European Journal of International Relations*
European Political Science Review
Global Policy
International Theory
Scandinavian Political Studies
Social Theory and Practice
Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law
The Journal of Political Philosophy*

* Indicates multiple reviews