Tana L. Johnson
Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Tana Johnson's research interests include global governance, international organizations, energy/environmental policy, interactions between the private and public sectors, and U.S. foreign policy. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in International Organization, Journal of Politics, Review of International Organizations, and Oxford Handbook of the American Presidency. Johnson's book Organizational Progeny: Why Governments are Losing Control over the Proliferating Structures of Global Governance (2014, Oxford University Press) shows that in a variety of policy areas, global governance structures are getting harder for national governments to control -- not only because the quantity and staffing of international organizations has mushroomed, but also because the people working in these organizations try to insulate any new organizations against governments' interference. Organizational Progeny is the recipient of the International Studies Association's 2015 Chadwick F. Alger Prize for best book on international organization and multilateralism.Johnson has received research fellowships from the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton University, and from the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt University. She serves as a faculty advisor and instructor for Duke’s Program on Global Policy and Governance, which places graduate students in internships in international governmental and non-governmental organizations in Geneva, Switzerland. She also has been an energy policy fellow through the Global Governance 2022 program, which consists of academics and practitioners from China, Germany, and the United States.
- Ph.D., University of Chicago 2010
Johnson, T. "Cooperation, co-optation, competition, conflict: international bureaucracies and non-governmental organizations in an interdependent world." Review of International Political Economy 23.5 (September 2, 2016): 737-767. Full Text
Heiss, A, and Johnson, T. "Internal, Interactive, and Institutional Factors: A Unified Framework for Understanding International Nongovernmental Organizations." International Studies Review 18.3 (September 2016): 528-541. Full Text Open Access Copy
Johnson, TANA. "Information Revelation and Structural Supremacy: The World Trade Organization’s Incorporation of Environmental Policy." The Review of International Organizations 10.2 (2015): 207-229. Full Text
Johnson, TANA, and Urpelainen, J. "International Bureaucrats and the Formation of Intergovernmental Organizations: Institutional Design Discretion Sweetens the Pot." International Organization 68.1 (2014): 175-208. Open Access Copy
Johnson, TANA. "Looking beyond States: Openings for International Bureaucrats to Enter the Institutional Design Process." Review of International Organizations 8.4 (2013): 499-519. Full Text
Johnson, TANA. "Institutional Design and Bureaucrats' Impact on Political Control." Journal of Politics 75.1 (2013): 183-197.
Johnson, T, and Urpelainen, J. "A Strategic Theory of Regime Integration and Separation." INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION 66.4 (2012): 645-677. Full Text
Johnson, T. "Guilt by association: The link between states' influence and the legitimacy of intergovernmental organizations." Review of International Organizations 6.1 (2011): 57-84. Full Text
Johnson, TANA, and Calderon, V. "Poverty Alleviation and Income Inequality in Brazil." Chicago Policy Review (March 2007).