Publications

Selected recent publications

Lenz, Tobias, and Mariel Reiss (2023): "Globalising the Study of Diffusion: Multiple Sources and the East African Community," Journal of European Public Policy. Online first, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2023.2245448 [open access].

Schmidtke, Henning, and Tobias Lenz (2023): "Expanding or Defending Legitimacy? Why International Organizations Intensify Self-legitimation," Review of International Organizations. Online first, DOI: 10.1007/s11558-023-09498-0 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, Bes Ceka, Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, and Alexandr Burilkov (2023): "Discovering Cooperation: Endogenous Change in International Organizations," Review of International Organizations 18(4), 631-666 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, and Fredrik Söderbaum (2023): "The Origins of Legitimation Strategies in International Organizations: Agents, Audiences and Environments," International Affairs 99(3), 899-920 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, and Henning Schmidtke (2023): "Agents, Audiences, and Peers: Why International Organizations Diversify their Discursive Legitimation," International Affairs 99(3), 921-940 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias (2021): "Interorganizational Diffusion in International Relations: Regional Institutions and the Role of the European Union," Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press [open access].

Monographs

Lenz, Tobias (2021): "Interorganizational Diffusion in International Relations: Regional Institutions and the Role of the European Union," Oxford: Oxford University Press. Oxford: Oxford University Press [open access].

Schimmelfennig, Frank, Thomas Winzen, Tobias Lenz, Jofre Rocabert, Loriana Crasnic, Cristina Gherasimov, Jana Lipps, and Densua Mumford (2020): The Rise of International Parliaments: Strategic Legitimation in International Organizations. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hooghe, Liesbet, Tobias Lenz, and Gary Marks (2019): A Theory of International Organization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Hooghe, Liesbet, Gary Marks, Tobias Lenz, Jeanine Bezuijen, Besir Ceka, and Svet Derderyan (2017): Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lenz, Tobias (2009): From Geo-Politics to Geo-Economics: The European Union’s Promotion of Regional Integration in Latin America, 1980 – today. Saarbrücken: VDM.

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals

Lenz, Tobias, and Mariel Reiss (2023): "Globalising the Study of Diffusion: Multiple Sources and the East African Community," Journal of European Public Policy. Online first, DOI: 10.1080/13501763.2023.2245448 [open access].

Schmidtke, Henning, and Tobias Lenz (2023): "Expanding or Defending Legitimacy? Why International Organizations Intensify Self-legitimation," Review of International Organizations. Online first, DOI: 10.1007/s11558-023-09498-0 [open access].

Schmidtke, Henning, Swantje Schirmer, Niklas Krösche, and Tobias Lenz (2023): "The Legitimation of International Organizations: Introducing a New Dataset," International Studies Perspectives. Online first, Doi: 10.1093/isp/ekad008 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, Bes Ceka, Liesbet Hooghe, Gary Marks, and Alexandr Burilkov (2023): "Discovering Cooperation: Endogenous Change in International Organizations," Review of International Organizations 18(4), 631-666 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, and Fredrik Söderbaum (2023): "The Origins of Legitimation Strategies in International Organizations: Agents, Audiences and Environments," International Affairs 99(3), 899-920 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, and Henning Schmidtke (2023): "Agents, Audiences, and Peers: Why International Organizations Diversify their Discursive Legitimation," International Affairs 99(3), 921-940 [open access].

Stephen Hall, Tobias Lenz, and Anastassia Obydenkova (2022): "Environmental Commitments and Rhetoric over the Pandemic Crisis: Social Media and Legitimation of the AIIB, the EAEU, and the EU," Post-Communist Economies 34(5), 577–602 [open access].

Haftel, Yoram, and Tobias Lenz (2022): "Measuring Institutional Overlap in Global Governance," Review of International Organizations 17(2), 323–347 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias (2021): "Diffusion and Decentralized Bargaining in International Organizations: Evidence from Mercosur’s Dispute Settlement Mechanism," International Studies Review 23(4), 1859–1883.

Lenz, Tobias, Alexandr Burilkov, and Lora Viola (2019): "Legitimacy and the Cognitive Sources of International Institutional Change: The Case of Regional Parliamentarization," International Studies Quarterly 63(4), 1094–1107 [open access].

Hooghe, Liesbet, Tobias Lenz, and Gary Marks (2019): "Contested World Order: The Delegitimation of International Governance," Review of International Organizations 14(4), 731–743.

Lenz, Tobias, and Kalypso Nicolaidis (2019): "EU-topia? A Critique of the European Union as a Model," Culture, Practice and Europeanization 4(2), 78–101 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias (2018): "Frame Diffusion and Institutional Choice in Regional Economic Cooperation," International Theory 10(1), 31–70 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, and Lora Viola (2017): "Legitimacy and Institutional Change in International Organizations: A Cognitive Approach," Review of International Studies 43(5), 939-961 [open access].

Lenz, Tobias, and Alexandr Burilkov (2017): "Institutional Pioneers in World Politics: Regional Institution Building and the Influence of the European Union," European Journal of International Relations 23(3), 654–680 [open access].

Duina, Francesco, and Tobias Lenz (2017): "Democratic Legitimacy in Regional Economic Organizations: The European Union in Comparative Perspective," Economy and Society 46(3-4), 398–431.

Duina, Francesco, and Tobias Lenz (2016): "Regionalism and Diffusion Revisited: From Final Design Towards Stages of Decision-Making," Review of International Studies 42(4), 773–797.

Hebel, Kai, and Tobias Lenz (2016): "The Identity/Policy Nexus in European Foreign Policy," Journal of European Public Policy 23(4), 473–491.

Lenz, Tobias, Jeanine Bezuijen, Liesbet Hooghe, and Gary Marks (2014): "Patterns of International Organization: Task Specific vs. General Purpose," Politische Vierteljahresschrift 49, 131–156.

Jetschke, Anja, and Tobias Lenz (2013): "Does Regionalism Diffuse? A New Research Agenda for the Study of Regional Organizations," Journal of European Public Policy 20(4), 626–637.

Lenz, Tobias (2013): "EU Normative Power and Regionalism: Ideational Diffusion and Its Limits," Cooperation and Conflict 48(2), 211–228 [open access via ssoar].

Lenz, Tobias (2012): "Spurred Emulation: The EU and Regional Integration in Mercosur and SADC," West European Politics 35(1), 155–174.

Jetschke, Anja, and Tobias Lenz (2011): "Vergleichende Regionalismusforschung und Diffusion: Eine neue Forschungsagenda [Comparative Regionalism and Diffusion: A New Research Agenda]," Politische Vierteljahresschrift 52(3), 448–474.

Book Chapters and Proceedings

Iroulo, Lynda C. and Tobias Lenz (2022): "Global Theories of Regionalism," In Jürgen Rüland and Astrid Carrapatoso (eds.) Handbook on Global Governance and Regionalism. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 36–51.

Lenz, Tobias (2019): "EU Entrepreneurship, Norm Diffusion and the Creation of Regional Parliamentary Assemblies," In Kolja Raube, Meltem Müftüler Bac, and Jan Wouters (eds.) Parliamentary Cooperation and Diplomacy in EU External Relations: An Essential Companion. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 70–87.

Lenz, Tobias, and Kai Striebinger (2017): "Vergleichende Regionalismusforschung [Comparative Regionalism]," In Simon Koschut (ed.) Regionen und Regionalismus in den Internationalen Beziehungen [Regions and Regionalism in International Relations]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 39–56.

Lenz, Tobias, and Gary Marks (2016): "Regional Institutional Design: Delegation and Pooling," In Tanja Börzel, and Thomas Risse (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Comparative RegionalismOxford. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 513–537.

Journal Articles

Bielawski, Martina, Jasna Jurišić, Tobias Lenz, Tim Maxian Rusche, and Collin Nippert (2006): "Via – Communis Europa: Europe’s Architecture in 2020," WeltTrends 50, 82-90.

Book Reviews

Lenz, Tobias (2017): "Review of Alexandru Grigorescu's 'Democratic Intergovernmental Organizations? Normative Pressures and Decision-Making Rules'," Review of International Organizations 12(1), 151–155.

Web Publications

Duina, Francesco, and Tobias Lenz (2016): "Do Regional Economic Organisations Suffer from a Democratic Legitimacy Deficit? Evidence from Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas," ISA e-Symposium for Sociology, Vol. 6, No. 1.

Lenz, Tobias (2013): "External Influences on Regionalism: Studying EU Diffusion and Its Limits," e-International Relations, 17 July 2013.

Research and Policy Papers

Krösche, Niklas, Schirmer, Swantje, and Tobias Lenz (2021): "Claimed Legitimacy: Appreciating the Diversity of Regional Organizations," GIGA Focus Global, No. 4 (July).

Castro, Rafael, and Tobias Lenz (2019): "The Lima Summit: A Trial by Fire for the Pacific Alliance," GIGA Focus Latin America, No. 4 (July).

Lenz, Tobias (2018): "The European Union: A Model Under Pressure," GIGA Focus Global, No. 6 (December).

Lenz, Tobias (2017): "The Rising Authority of International Organisations," GIGA Focus Global, No. 4 (September).

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