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Mathias Koenig-Archibugi


I'm Associate Professor (Reader) in Global Politics in the Department of Government and the Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I teach courses on global politics, international institutions, and research methods. My research interests focus on the governance of global issues, especially in the area of health and labour rights, and on the possibility of democratizing global politics. I am interested in applications of social network analysis to the study of global interactions.

My contact details:

  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7193
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7955 6352
  • Email: m.koenig-archibugi {at}
  • Postal address: LSE Government Department, Houghton Street, London WC2 2AE
  • Office: CON.4.08, see map here
  • Office hours: students can book a slot on LSE for You


Google Scholar profile here

Selected publications

How to Diagnose Democratic Deficits in Global Politics: The Use of the “All Affected Principle”. International Theory, forthcoming.

Are Europeans Ready for a More Democratic European Union? New Evidence on Preference Heterogeneity, Polarization and Crosscuttingness, with Thomas Hale. European Journal of Political Research, Article first published online on 15 Feb 2016 [link]

-       Related blog entry: Do Britons and other Europeans disagree on policy issues? With Thomas Hale. LSE BrexitVote blog.

Aid Fragmentation or Aid Pluralism? The Effect of Multiple Donors on Child Survival in Developing Countries, 1990-2010, with Lu Han, World Development 66, 344-358, December 2015 [abstract] [link]

Why Do States Commit to International Labor Standards? Interdependent Ratification of Core ILO Conventions, 1948-2009, with Leonardo Baccini, World Politics 66(3), 446-490, July 2014 [link]

Accountability-by-Proxy in Transnational Non-State Governance, with Kate Macdonald, Governance 26(3), 499-522, July 2013 [link]

International Institutions in a Functionally Differentiated World Society, in Mathias Albert, Barry Buzan and Michael Zürn (eds) Bringing Sociology to International Relations: World Politics as Differentiation Theory. Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Complexity and Institutional Diversity in Global Health Governance: Implications for Asia, in Kelley Lee, Tikki Pang and Yeling Tan (eds), Asia’s Role in Governing Global Health. Routledge, 2013.

Global Democracy: Normative and Empirical Perspectives, edited with Daniele Archibugi and Raffaele Marchetti. Cambridge University Press, 2011 [More information]

Fuzzy Citizenship in Global Society, Journal of Political Philosophy, 20(4), 456-480 (December 2012) [Link]

Is Global Democracy Possible? European Journal of International Relations, 17(3), 519-542 (September 2011) [Download] [Link to previous version]

Can There Be a Global Demos? An Agency-Based Approach, with Christian List, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Vol. 38, no. 1, 2010, 76-110. [Download]

Understanding the Global Dimensions of Policy, Global Policy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 16-28. [Download]

Accountability in Transnational Relations: How Distinctive Is It?, West European Politics, Vol. 33, No. 5, 2010, 1142-64. [Link]

Which Synthesis? Strategies of Theoretical Integration and the Neorealist-Neoliberal Debate, with Filippo Andreatta, International Political Science Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010, 207-227. [Download]

Explaining Government Preferences for Institutional Change in EU Foreign and Security Policy, International Organization, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2004, pp. 137-174. [Download] [Data] [Method]

New Modes of Governance in the Global System, edited with Michael Zurn. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2006. [More information]

Global Governance and Public Accountability, edited with David Held. Oxford: Blackwell, 2005. [More information]

American Power in the Twenty-First Century, edited with David Held. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004. [More information]

Taming Globalization: Frontiers of Governance, edited with David Held. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2003. [More information]



GV306 Global Public Policy

GV4A4 The Politics of Globalization

IR412 International Institutions

IR501 Methods for International Relations Research


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