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Most Recent Books

My recent books are:


Biermann, Frank, Thomas Hickmann and Carole-Anne Sénit, editors. 2022. The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals. Transforming Governance through Global Goals? Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 246 pages.

Biermann, Frank, and Rakhyun E. Kim, editors. 2020. Architectures of Earth System Governance. Institutional Complexity and Structural Transformation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 326 pages.


Biermann, Frank, and Eva Lövbrand, editors. 2019. Anthropocene Encounters. New Directions in Green Political Thinking. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 246 pages. 

Kanie, Norichika, and Frank Biermann, editors. 2017. Governing through Goals: Sustainable Development Goals as Governance Innovation. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. 333 pages. Translated into Chinese by Beijing Normal University Press, 2018.

More Books

ESG Earth System Governance Book

Earth System Governance: World Politics in the Anthropocene

By Frank Biermann 

A new model for effective global environmental governance in an era of human-caused planetary transformation and disruption.

Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered Book

Global Environmental Governance Reconsidered


Edited by Frank Biermann and Philipp Pattberg

An examination of three major trends in global governance, exemplified by developments in transnational environmental rule-setting.

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Public-Private Partnerships for Sustainable Development: Emergence, Influence and Legitimacy

Edited by Philipp Pattberg, Frank Biermann, Sander Chan and Aysem Mert

This book provides a first authoritative assessment of partnerships for sustainable development, ten years after the Johannesburg Summit.

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Managers of Global Change
The Influence of International Environmental Bureaucracies

Edited by Frank Biermann and Bernd Siebenhüner

An examination of the role and relevance of international bureaucracies in global environmental governance.

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International Organizations in Global Environmental Governance

Edited by Frank Biermann, Bernd Siebenhüner and Anna Schreyögg

This book provides a comparative study of the role of international organizations in environmental governance. 

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World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance? 

Edited by Frank Biermann and Steffen Bauer

A balanced selection of articles of the leading participants in this debate, including both major supporters and opponents of creating a World Environment Organization.

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Politik und Umwelt

Edited by Klaus Jacob, Frank Biermann, Per-Olof Busch, and Peter H. Feindt

Using the example of national, international and transnational environmental policy, the authors discuss questions of governance beyond the nation state or in multi-level systems.

Partnerships, Governance and Sustainable Development

Edited by Pieter Glasbergen Frank Biermann and Arthur P.J. Mol 

This book explores the process, extent and circumstances under which partnerships can improve the legitimacy and effectiveness of governance for sustainable development.

Global Climate Governance Beyond 2012: Architecture, Agency and Adaptation 

Edited by Frank Biermann, Philipp Pattberg, Fariborz Zelli

An assessment of policy options for future global climate governance, written by a team of leading experts from the European Union and developing countries.

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