Prof. Dr Jan Aart Scholte

Co-Director

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5230
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276
E-Mail: scholte@gcr21.uni-due.de

Vita

Since 2020

Leiden University

Faculty Governance and Global Affairs

Professor Global Transformations and Governance Challenges

Since 2018

Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Duisburg

Co-Director

Since 2018

Legitimacy outside the State: Governing the Global Internet

Project Leadership

Since 2016

Legitimacy in Global Governance Programme

Co-Convener

Since 2013

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

School of Global Studies

Professor in Peace and Development

2011-2013

Global Research Priorities in Global Governance

Project Leadership Coordinator

2008-2014

Building Global Democracy Programme

Project Leadership Convener

2001-2015

University of Warwick, UK

Department of Politics and International Studies Professor

2006-2008

Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance Project

Coordinator

2003-2007

ESRC Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation

Co-Director

2001-2005

Civil Society and Democracy in the Global Economy Project

Coordinator

2000-2002

Civil Society and Global Finance Project

Coordinator

1999-2001

University of Warwick, UK

Reader in International Studies

1997-1998

Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, NL

Senior Lecturer in International Studies

1985-1996

University of Sussex, UK

(Senior) Lecturer in International Relations

Research Interests

  • globalisation
  • governing a more global world
  • governing the global Internet
  • legitimacy and legitimation in global governance
  • civil society and global politics
  • building global democracy
  • methodologies of global research

Current Projects

  • Global Cooperation and Polycentric Governance, Centre for Global Cooperation Research, 2018–2020
  • Legitimacy in Global Governance, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 2016–2021
  • Legitimacy outside the State: Governing the Global Internet, Swedish Research Council, 2018–2020

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Professor in Peace and Development, School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, since 2013
  • Professor, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, 2001-2015
  • Reader in International Studies, University of Warwick, 1999–2001
  • Senior Lecturer in International Studies, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, 1997–98
  • (Senior) Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex, 1985–96
  • Visiting positions in Germany, India, Russia, Sweden, Uganda, UK, US

Expertise and Consulting Work

  • Advisor to governments of Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, Poland, UK
  • Advisor to global/regional agencies Commonwealth, Council of Europe, EU, ICANN, IMF, UN, UNESCO, UNRISD, World Bank, WTO
  • Advisor to civil society associations across all continents
  • Advisor to foundations and research councils/programmes

Seminars and Conferences

  • Presentations in 52 countries
  • Mass media interviews in 25 countries

Membership

  • Member of advisory boards in 13 countries
  • Lead editor, Global Governance, 2005-9; member of 14 other journal editorial boards
  • Research Funding: Ford Foundation, Nuffield Foundation, International Development Research Centre, Oxfam Novib, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Swedish Research Council, UK Economic and Social Research Council, United Nations University, World Vision, KHK/Centre for Global Cooperation Research, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Publications

Dellmuth, Lisa, Scholte, Jan Aart, Tallberg, Jonas and Verhaegen, Soetkin (2021). ‘The Elite–Citizen Gap in International Organization Legitimacy’, in American Political Science Review, (online first).

Jongen, Hortense and Scholte, Jan Aart (2021). ‘Legitimacy in Multistakeholder Global Governance at ICANN’, in Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 27(2): 298–324.

Scholte, Jan Aart, Verhaegen, Soetkin and Tallberg, Jonas (2021). ‘Elite Attitudes and the Future of Global Governance’, in International Affairs, 97(3): 861–886.

Verhaegen, Soetkin, Scholte, Jan Aart and Tallberg, Jonas (2021). ‘Explaining Elite Perceptions of Legitimacy in Global Governance’, in European Journal of International Relations, 27(2): 622–650.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2021). ‘Beyond Institutionalism: Toward a Transformed Global Governance Theory’, in International Theory, 13(1): 179–191.

Haggart, Blayne, Natasha Tusikov and Jan Aart Scholte (eds.) (2021): Power and Authority in Internet Governance: A Return of the State? Abingdon: Routledge Global Cooperation Series.

Dutkiewicz, Piotr, Tom Casier and Jan Aart Scholte (eds.) (2020): Hegemony and World Order: Reimagining Power in Global Politics. Abingdon: Routledge Global Cooperation Series.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2020): ‘After Liberal Global Democracy: New Methodology for New Praxis’, Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 13 (1), 67–92. doi.org/10.1007/s40647-019-00265-3

Scholte, Jan Aart (2020): ‘Multistakeholderism: Filling the Global Governance Gap?’ Research review prepared for the Global Challenges Foundation. Posted at: globalchallenges.org/multistakeholderism-filling-the-global-governance-gap/.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2019): ‘Civil Society and Global Governance: Exploring Transscalar Connections’, Interest Groups & Advocacy, 8 (3), 490–98. doi.org/10.1057/s41309-019-00067-8

Scholte, Jan Aart (2019): ‘Sources of Legitimacy in Global Governance’, Outlines of Global Transformations: Politics, Economics, Law, 12 (3), 47–76. doi.org/10.23932/2542-0240-2019-12-3-47-76

Dellmuth, Lisa, Jan Aart Scholte and Jonas Tallberg (2019): ‘Institutional Sources of Legitimacy for International Organizations: Beyond Procedure versus Performance’, Review of International Studies, 47 (4), 627–46. doi.org/10.1017/S026021051900007X

Scholte, Jan Aart (2018): ‘Internet Governance’, in Matthias Middell (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Transregional Studies. Abingdon: Routledge, 311–19.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2018): ‘Democracy’, in Mark Juergensmeyer, Saskia Sassen and Manfred B. Steger (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Global Studies. New York: Oxford University Press, 431–54.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2018): ‘Global Governance 2030’, in Stefan Mair, Dirk Messner, and Lutz Meyer (eds.), Germany and the World 2030. What Will Change. How We Must Act. Berlin: Ullstein, 66–73.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2018): ‘Civil Society and NGOs’, in Thomas G. Weiss and Rorden Wilkinson (eds.), International Organization and Global Governance. Abingdon: Routledge, 351–64.

Tallberg, Jonas, Bäckstrand, Karin, Scholte, Jan Aart (eds.) (2018): Legitimacy in Global Governance: Sources, Processes, and Consequences, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2017): A New Global Development Agenda? Special Issue of Forum for Development Studies (edited with Fredrik Söderbaum), 44, 1, ISSN 0803-9410.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2017): Polycentrism and Democracy in Internet Governance, in Uta Kohl (ed.), The Net and the Nation State: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Internet Governance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 165-84.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2016): Whither Global Theory? In: ProtoSociology, Vol. 33, pp. 213-24.

Scholte, Jan Aart et al. (2016): New Rules for Global Justice. London: Rowman & Littlefield International.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2015): Global Cooperation through Cultural Diversity: Remaking Democracy? Duisburg: Centre for Global Cooperation Research (Global Dialogues 8).

Scholte, Jan Aart (2014): Reinventing Global Democracy in: European Journal of International Relations, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 3-28.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2013): Civil Society and Financial Markets: What Is Not Happening and Why, in: Journal of Civil Society, vol. 9, no. 2, pp. 129-47.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2012): A More Inclusive Global Governance? The IMF and Civil Society in Africa, in: Global Governance, vol. 18, no. 2 , pp. 185-206.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2012): Poor People in Rich Countries: The Roles of Global Governance, in: Global Social Policy, vol. 12, no. 1 , pp. 3-23.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2011): Building Global Democracy? Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance (eds.), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2011): Towards Greater Legitimacy in Global Governance, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 110-20.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2010): Governing a More Global World, in: Corporate Governance, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 459-74.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2009): Global Civil Society Yearbook 2008-9: Poverty and Activism (co-editor), London: Sage, Reconstructing Contemporary Democracy’, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 305-50.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2007): Civil Society and the Legitimation of Global Governance, Journal of Civil Society, vol. 3, no. 3 , pp. 305-26.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2005): Globalization: A Critical Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005 second and 2000 first edition (six translations).

Scholte, Jan Aart (2004): Civil Society and Democratically Accountable Global Governance, Government and Opposition, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 211-33.

Scholte, Jan Aart (2002): Civil Society and Democracy in Global Governance, Global Governance, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 281-304.

Scholte, Jan Aart, Robert O'Brien, Anne-Marie Goetz, Marc Williams (2000): Contesting Global Governance: Multilateral Economic Institutions and Global Social Movements, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scholte, Jan Aart (1997): Global Capitalism and the State, International Affairs, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 427–52.