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.


Cooperative climate action 2013 – 2018: Global performance and geographic scope
Policy briefs
Tackling the global climate crisis can be successful if public and private sector actions are stepped up
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Can catalytic climate action work?
The climate is changing. Here’s how politics will also change.
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Stepping up climate action at home
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Policy briefs
Cooperative climate action: global performance & delivery in the Global South
Associate Professor Tom Hale, Senior Researcher
Policy briefs