I am an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Toronto and the University of Toronto ScarboroughI'm also an Affiliated Faculty member of the Environmental Governance Lab in the Munk School of Global Affairs, a Research Fellow of the Earth System Governance project, and a Faculty Associate at the Governance, Environment, and Markets Initiative at Yale University.

My research interests include global environmental politics, transnational private governance, international and comparative political economy, and European Union politics. 



Renckens, Stefan, Grace Skogstad, and Matthieu Mondou. When Normative and Market Power Interact: The European Union and Global Biofuels Governance. Journal of Common Market Studies

Auld, Graeme and Stefan Renckens. 2017. Rule-Making Feedbacks through Intermediation and Evaluation in Transnational Private Governance. The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 670(1): 93-111. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0002716217690185


Renckens, Stefan. 2015. The Basel Convention, US Politics, and the Emergence of Non-State E-Waste Recycling Certification, International Environmental Agreements 15(2): 141-158.

Auld, Graeme, Stefan Renckens and Benjamin Cashore. 2015. Transnational Private Governance between the Logics of Empowerment and Control, Regulation & Governance 9(2): 108-124.


December 1-3: Princeton conference on "Organizational Ecology and Institutional Change in Global Governance"

September 22: ISEAL webinar on "Compliance Processes in Transnational Private Governance: The Case of Marine Sustainability Standards" (with Graeme Auld). 
*LISTEN to the webinar here.