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43. The Effectiveness of Transnational Rule-Setting Organisations in Global Sustainability Politics: An Analytical Framework. By Agni Kalfagianni and Philipp Pattberg. Global Governance Working Paper 43. Download (PDF File)>>

42. Technology Transfer through Water Partnerships. A Radical Framework of Assessment for Legitimacy. By Aysem Mert and Eleni Dellas. Global Governance Working Paper 42. 2011. Download (PDF File)>>

41. Global Democracy Without Global Justice? Why a Procedural Account is Flawed. By Klaus Dingwerth. Global Governance Working Paper 41. 2010. Download (PDF File)>>

40. Towards a World Environment Organization: Identifying the Barriers to International Environmental Governance Reform. By Marjanneke J. Vijge. Global Governance Working Paper 40. 2010. Download (PDF File )>>

39. The Good, the Bad and the Even Worse: Explaining Variation in the Performance of Energy Partnerships. By Kacper Szulecki, Philipp Pattberg and Frank Biermann. Global Governance Working Paper 39. 2010. Download (PDF File)>>

38. Transparency to the Rescue? Assessing Effectiveness of 'Governance by Disclosure'. By Aarti Gupta. Global Governance Working Paper 38. 2009. Download (PDF File) >>

37. A Tale of Two Crises - What the Global Financial Crisis means for the Global Environmental Crisis. By Kyla Tienhaara. Global Governance Working Paper 37. 2009. Download (PDF File) >>

36. Regime Conflicts in Global Environmental Governance - A Framework for Analysis. By Fariborz Zelli. Global Governance Working Paper No 36. 2008. Download (PDF File) >>

35. Science and Policy in the Global Governance of Desertification: An Analysis of Institutional Interplay under the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. By Steffen Bauer and Lindsay C. Stringer. Global Governance Working Paper No. 35. 2008. Appeared revised in The Journal of Environment and Development 2009, 18 (3): 248-267.

34. Fragmentation of Global Governance Architectures - The Case of Climate Policy. By Frank Biermann, Philipp Pattberg, Harro van Asselt, and Fariborz Zelli. Global Governance Working Paper No 34. 2007. Appeared revised in Global Environmental Politics 2009, 9 (4): 13-40. 

33. Preparing for a Warmer World. Towards a Global Governance System to Protect Climate Refugees. By Frank Biermann and Ingrid Boas. Appeared revised in Global Environmental Politics 2010, 10 (1): 60-88.

32. Remapping Global Climate Governance: Fragmentation beyond the public/private divide. By Philipp Pattberg and Johannes Stripple/ Global Governance Working Paper No 32. 2007.  Appeared revised in International Environmental Agreements 2008, 8 (4): 367-388.

31. Partnerships for Sustainable Development: An Appraisal Framework. By Frank Biermann, Philipp Pattberg, Sander Chan, Aysem Mert. Global Governance Working Paper No 31. 2007. Download (PDF File) >>

30. Dealing with the Fragmentation of Global Climate Governance: Legal and Political Approaches in Interplay Management. By Harro van Asselt. Global Governance Working Paper No 30. 2007. Download (PDF File) >>

29. Administering International Governance: What Role for Treaty Secretariats? By Steffen Bauer, Per-Olof Busch, and Bernd Siebenhüner. Global Governance Working Paper No 29. 2007.  Appeared revised in International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance (eds. Biermann, Siebenhüner and Schreyögg, Routledge)

28. The Ozone Secretariat: Administering the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. By Steffen Bauer. Global Governance Working Paper No 28. 2007.  Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

27. The Catalyst Conscience: UNEP's Environment Secretariat and International Environmental Governance. By Steffen Bauer Global Governance Working Paper No 27. 2007. Published in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

26. The Influence of International Bureaucracies in Global Environmental Politics: Results from an Expert Survey. By Mireia Tarradell. Global Governance Working Paper No 26. 2007. Download (PDF File) >>

25. Managers of Global Change: The Core Findings of the MANUS Project. By Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner. Global Governance Working Paper No 25. 2007.  Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

24. The Secretariat of the Global Environment Facility. By Lydia Andler. Global Governance Working Paper No 24. 2007. Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

23. A Tanker for the Tankers? The Secretariat of the International Maritime Organization. By Sabine Campe. Global Governance Working Paper No 23. 2007.  Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

22. How to make a living in a straitjacket: explaining influences of the Secretariat to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. By Per-Olof Busch. Global Governance Working Paper No 22. 2006.  Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

21. The World Bank: Making the Business Case for the Environment. By Robert Maschinski and Steffen Behrle. Global Governance Working Paper No 21. 2006. Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

20. The OECD Environment Directorate: The Art of Persuasion and its Limitations. By Per-Olof Busch. Global Governance Working Paper No 20. 2006.  Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

19. Earth System Governance. The Challenge for Social Science. By Frank Biermann. Global Governance Working Paper No 19. 2006. Appeared revised in  Global Environmental Change: Human and Policy Dimensions 2007, 17 (3-4): 326-337.

18. The Transformation of Global Business Regulation. By Philipp Pattberg. Global Governance Working Paper No 18. 2006. Appeared revised in Business and Society Review 111: 3 (2006): 241-268.

17. Between the United States and the South. Strategic Choices for European Climate Policy. By Frank Biermann. Global Governance Working Paper No 17. 2005. Appeared revised in Climate Policy 5 (2005), 273–290.

16. Transatlantic Interdependence in US Climate Change Policy. Cross-Border State-Business Relations Challenging State Autonomy. By Jonas Meckling. Global Governance Working Paper No 16. 2005. Download (PDF File) >>

15. Managers of Global Governance. Assessing and Explaining the Influence of International Bureaucracies. By Frank Biermann and Steffen Bauer. Global Governance Working Paper No 15. 2005. Appeared in Global Environmental Change 14 (2004) 189-193. Appeared revised in Managers of Global Change: The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies (eds. Biermann and Siebenhüner, MIT Press 2009)

14. Democratic Governance Beyond the State: Operationalising an Idea. By Klaus Dingwerth. Global Governance Working Paper No 14. 2004. A revised version was published as Chapter 2 of the monograph The New Transnationalism. (Palgrave Macmillan 2007) Download (PDF File) >>

13. Does Effective International Environmental Governance Require a World Environment Organization? The State of the Debate Prior to the Report of the High- Level Panel on Reforming the United Nations. By Steffen Bauer and Frank Biermann. Global Governance Working Paper No 13. 2004. Reprinted excerpts from Frank Biermann and Steffen Bauer, editors. 2005. A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance? Aldershot (UK): Ashgate. Download (PDF File) >>

12. Global Environmental Governance. Conceptualisation and Examples. By Frank Biermann. Global Governance Working Paper No 12. 2004. Appeared revised in International Environmental Politics, edited by Michele M. Betsill, Kathryn Hochstetler and Dimitris Stevis. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, 237–261. Conceptually further developed in Download (PDF File) >>

11. Proceedings of the 2002 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change: ‘Knowledge for the Sustainability Transition. The Challenge for Social Science’. Edited by Frank Biermann, Sabine Campe and Klaus Jacob. 2004. ISBN 3-00-014956-2. Download (PDF File)>>

10. Europe and Multipolar Global Governance. India and East Asia as New Partners? By Frank Biermann and Hans-Dieter Sohn. Global Governance Working Paper No 10. 2004. Download (PDF File) >>

9. The Institutionalisation of Private Governance: Conceptualising an Emerging Trend in Global Environmental Politics. By Philipp Pattberg. Global Governance Working Paper No 9. 2004. Appeared revised in Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions 2005, 18(4): 589–610. Download (PDF File) >>

8. International Organisations as Learning Agents in the Emerging System of Global Governance. A Conceptual Framework. By Bernd Siebenhüner. Global Governance Working Paper No 8. 2003. Download (PDF File) >>

7. The Changing Role of Nation States in International Environmental Assessments. By Bernd Siebenhüner. Global Governance Working Paper No 7. 2003. Appeared revised in Global Environmental Change, 2003, 13:  113–123. Download (PDF File) >>

6. Globale Politiknetzwerke und ihre demokratische Legitimation [The democractic legitimacy of global public policy networks]. By Klaus Dingwerth. Global Governance Working Paper No 6 (German version). 2003. Appeared in Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen, 2003, 10(1): 69–109. Download (PDF File)>> The Democratic Legitimacy of Global Public Policy Networks. Analysing the World Commission on Dams. By Klaus Dingwerth. Global Governance Working Paper No 6 (English version). 2003. Appeared revised in Global Governance 2005, 11(1): 65–83. Download (PDF File) >>

5. Implementing the Kyoto Protocol Without the United States: The Strategic Role of Energy Tax Adjustments at the Border. By Frank Biermann and Rainer Brohm. Global Governance Working Paper No 5. 2003. Appeared shortened and revised in Climate Policy, 2005, 4(3): 289-302. Download (PDF File) >>

4. Global Environmental Change and the Nation State: Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Edited by Frank Biermann, Rainer Brohm and Klaus Dingwerth. PIK Report No 80. 2002. Selected articles appeared as special issue of Global Environmental Politics 2004, 4(1): 1–114 (edited by Frank Biermann and Klaus Dingwerth). Download (PDF File) >>

3. Strengthening Green Global Governance in a Disparate World Society: Would a World Environment Organization Benefit the South? By Frank Biermann. Global Governance Working Paper No 3. 2002. Appeared revised in International Environmental Agreements 2002, 2(4): 297–315. Download (PDF File) >>

2. Weltumweltpolitik: Global Change als Herausforderung für die deutsche Politikwissenschaft [World environmental policy: Global change as a challenge for German political science]. By Frank Biermann and Klaus Dingwerth. PIK Report No 74. 2001. Appeared revised and shortened in Zeitschrift für Umweltpolitik und Umweltrecht, 2004, 4: 505–29. Download (PDF File) >>

1. The Rising Tide of Green Unilateralism in World Trade Law: Options for Reconciling the Emerging North-South Conflict. By Frank Biermann. PIK Report no 66. 2000. Appeared in Journal of World Trade, 2001, 35(3): 421-448. Download (PDF File) >>

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