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

Tana L. Johnson
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Office Location:  Sanford Building 236, 201 Science Drive, Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708
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Web Page:   http://www.organizationalprogeny.com


Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2010

International Relations
Security, Peace, & Conflict
Research Interests: 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. Johnson, T; Urpelainen, J, The more things change, the more they stay the same: Developing countries’ unity at the nexus of trade and environmental policy, Review of International Organizations, vol. 15 no. 2 (April, 2020), pp. 445-473 [doi]  [abs].
  2. Johnson, TL; Urpelainen, J, The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same? Developing Countries’ Unity in International Politics., Review of International Organizations (November, 2018), Springer-Verlag .
  3. Johnson, TL, Liberal Institutionalism, in International Organization and Global Governance, edited by Weiss, T; Wilkenson, R (February, 2018), Routledge  [abs].
  4. Johnson, T, Envisioning the invisible: Nonstate actors in international affairs, International Studies Review, vol. 18 no. 4 (December, 2016), pp. 722-724 [doi] .
  5. Johnson, T, Cooperation, co-optation, competition, conflict: international bureaucracies and non-governmental organizations in an interdependent world, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 23 no. 5 (September, 2016), pp. 737-767, Informa UK Limited [doi]  [abs].
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. 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 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.

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