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

Office Location: Sanford Building 236, 201 Science Drive, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
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

Education:
Ph.D., 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

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Pubpol 301.001, Pol analy pub pol making Synopsis
    Sanford 05, TuTh 10:05 AM-11:20 AM

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Tana Johnson. "Internal, Interactive, and Institutional Factors: A Unified Framework for Understanding International Non-Governmental Organizations (with Andrew Heiss, Ph.D. student at Duke University)." International Studies Review (Forthcoming).
  2. Tana Johnson. "Exploring Generalizability, Dynamics, and Policy Implications in Organizational Progeny." International Politics Reviews (Forthcoming).
  3. Tana Johnson. "Envisioning the Invisible: Non-State Actors in International Affairs." International Studies Review (Forthcoming).
  4. Tana Johnson. "Information Revelation and Structural Supremacy: Understanding the World Trade Organization’s Incorporation of Environmental Policy." Review of International Organizations 10.2 (2015): 207-229.  [abs]
  5. TANA Johnson. "Information Revelation and Structural Supremacy: The World Trade Organization’s Incorporation of Environmental Policy." The Review of International Organizations 10.2 (2015): 207-229. [doi]

Highlight:
Tana Johnson's research interests include global governance, international organizations, energy/environmental policy, interactions between the private and public sectors, 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.

Johnson's book Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance (2014, Oxford University Press) shows that in a variety of policy areas, global governance structures are getting harder for national governments to control -- not only because the quantity and staffing of international organizations has mushroomed, but also because the people working in these organizations try to insulate any new organizations against governments' interference.  Organizational Progeny is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2015 Chadwick F. Alger Prize for 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 has been an energy policy fellow through the Global Governance 2022 program, which consists of academics and practitioners from China, Germany, and the United States. (On leave, 2015-2016)

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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