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Tana L Johnson, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Political Science  

Office Location: 236 Sanford Bldg
Office Phone: (919) 613-9210
Duke Box: 90245
Email Address: tana.johnson@duke.edu

Areas of Expertise

  • International
    • Globalization
    • U.S. Foreign Policy
    • United Nations and International Institutions

PhD, University of Chicago, 2010

Research Categories: international relations, foreign policy, international organizations, international bureaucracy, institutional origins and change, international environmental policy, international energy policy, non-state actors, international political economy, international development, Asian politics

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Tana Johnson. "Information Revelation and Structural Supremacy: Understanding the World Trade Organization’s Incorporation of Environmental Policy." Review of International Organizations (Forthcoming).  [abs]
  2. Tana Johnson. Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance. Oxford University Press, 2014. [com]  [abs] [author's comments]
  3. Tana Johnson and Johannes Urpelainen. "International Bureaucrats and the Formation of Intergovernmental Organizations: Institutional Design Discretion Sweetens the Pot." International Organization 68.1 (2014): 177-209. [repo_A918yg2m] [Appendix] [Do-File, PDF] [Stata Data (manually re-save as file extension .dta if downloads as text file)[abs]
  4. Tana Johnson. "Institutional Design and Bureaucrats' Impact on Political Control." Journal of Politics 75.1 (2013): 183-197. [Appendix/Codebook] [Stata Data (manually re-save as file extension .dta if downloads as text file)[abs]
  5. Tana Johnson. "Looking beyond States: Openings for International Bureaucrats to Enter the Institutional Design Process." Review of International Organizations 8.4 (2013): 499-519.  [abs]

Other Information
Tana Johnson's research interests include global governance, international organizations, energy/environmental policy, and U.S. foreign policy. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in International Organization, Journal of Politics, Review of International Organizations, and Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency. Her recent book Organizational Progeny (Oxford University Press, 2014) examines the role of international bureaucrats in designing new institutions. The book is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2015 Chadwick F. Alger Prize for the best book on international organization and multilateralism.

Johnson has received research fellowships from the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, and from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. She serves as a faculty advisor and instructor for Duke’s Program on Global Policy and Governance, which places graduate students in internships in international governmental and non-governmental organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. She also is an energy policy fellow through the Global Governance 2022 program, which consists of academics and practitioners from China, Germany, and the United States.

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