Dr. Sevasti-Eleni Vezirgiannidou

Lecturer in International Organisations

Department of Political Science and International Studies

Elani Vezirgiannidou

Contact details

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6224

Fax +44 (0)121 414 3496

Email s.vezirgiannidou@bham.ac.uk

Department of Political Science and International Studies
School of Government and Society
Muirhead Tower
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham,
B15 2TT, United Kingdom

About

Eleni’s research interests are in the area of international environmental politics with a specific specialisation in the following topics: how do nations come to cooperate in environmental issues?

Qualifications

PhD in International Relations, University of Essex

MA in International Relations, University of Essex

BA in International and European Economic and Political Studies, University of Macedonia, Greece

Biography

Eleni’s research interests are in the area of international environmental politics with a specific specialisation in the following topics: how do nations come to cooperate in environmental issues? Does this cooperation lead to environmentally beneficial outcomes? What are the challenges for environmental governance in general, and for climate governance in particular? What are the links between environment and other areas of global governance and what are the consequences of those links? Eleni has recently started a project on the role of developing countries in environmental governance and negotiations. She would be interested to supervise students focusing in international environmental politics and governance

Teaching

Currently responsible for the third year module P327 International Organisations

Research

Research and academic interests

  • International Environmental Politics
  • Climate change politics
  • Environment and trade negotiations
  • Environmental Regime effectiveness and compliance
  • The trade-environment debate

Current and recent projects

  • Regime interaction in environmental governance
  • European Leadership in climate negotiations
  • Developing countries in environmental negotiations
  • Trade and environment linkages in institutional settings

Other activities

Other professional appointments

  • 2003-2007: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the University of Essex
  • 2004-2005: Visiting Lecturer, London Metropolitan University
  • 2007-2009: Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge

Publications

Vezirgiannidou, S.E. (forthcoming 2010), Environmental Governance: Regime Displacement in space, time, and across issue-areas, (Brill Press/Martinus Nijhoff)

Vezirgiannidou, S.E.(forthcoming 2010) ‘Entering the Zone of Agreement: the United States in Climate Negotiations’, in Deadlocks in Multilateral Negotiations: Causes and Solutions, edited by Amrita Narlikar (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press)

Vezirgiannidou, S.E. (2009) ‘The Climate Change Regime post-Kyoto: why Compliance is Important and how to Achieve it’, Global Environmental Politics 9(4)

Vezirgiannidou, S.E. (2008) ‘The Kyoto Treaty and Relative Gains’, Environmental Politics 17(1

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