Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher

Dr Thomas Hale’s research explores how we can manage transnational problems effectively and fairly. He seeks to explain how political institutions evolve--or not--to face the challenges raised by globalization and interdependence, with a particular emphasis on environmental and economic issues. He holds a PhD in Politics from Princeton University, a masters degree in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and an AB in public policy from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. A US national, Hale has studied and worked in Argentina, China, and Europe. His books include Between Interests and Law: The Politics of Transnational Commercial Disputes (Cambridge 2015), Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge 2014), and Gridlock: Why Global Cooperation Is Failing when We Need It Most (Polity 2013).

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Recent publications

"The climate is changing. Here’s how politics will also change.", Washington Post, October 8, 2018.

"Donald Trump is sacrificing the future of the planet on the altar of his own ego - but it could backfire", New Statesman, June 2, 2017

with Jessica Green, "Reversing the Marginalization of Global Environmental Politics in International Relations: An Opportunity for the Discipline," PS: Political Science and Politics.

Special Issue of International Interactions, The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate Governance, 43:1

Intro: with Charles Roger & Liliana Andonova (2017) "The Comparative Politics of Transnational Climate Governance," International Interactions, 43:1, pp. 1-25.

After Trump, the Groundswell of Global Climate Action is ever more Central to the Climate Regime.” Global Policy. November 22, 2016.

International Sources of Political Order in the People’s Republic of China: A Lacuna in the Fukuyama Framework.” Journal of Chinese Governance, forthcoming. 

All Hands on Deck”: The Paris Agreement and Nonstate Climate Action. Global Environmental Politics, Vol. 16, No. 3. 

with Harro van Asselt et al. “Maximizing the Potential of the Paris Agreement: Effective Review of Action and Support in a Bottom-up Regime.” Discussion Brief. May 2016.

with Harro van Asselt. “How non-state actors can contribute to more effective review processes under the Paris Agreement.” Stockholm Environment Institute Policy Brief. May 2016.

with Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, "Are Europeans ready for a more democratic European Union? New evidence on preference heterogeneity, polarisation and crosscuttingness," European Journal of Political Research, forthcoming. 

"Trade and investment finance after Paris: Navigating the transition to universal lowcarbon energy." Blavatnik School Policy Memo. March 2016.


The role of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in sustainable development: Assessing the first three years
Tom Hale speaks at WEF's Annual Meeting of the Global Future Councils
Stepping up climate action in China and around the world: How local governments, the private sector, and civil society can help
Tom Hale at Global Climate Action Summit
Watch: Beyond gridlock in world politics?
GEG at World Economic Forum Meeting
Wind farm
Global climate action from cities, regions and businesses – 2019
Sensitive intervention points in the post-carbon transition
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Thom Wetzer, Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Journal articles
Current shifts in global economic governance
The Existential Politics of Climate Change
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Nairobi Workshop Report: Strengthening Sub/Non-State Climate Action in the Global South
Who should be 2019’s climate champion?
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher