Biography

John Vogler holds a B.A. in Modern History and Politics from Reading and and an M.Sc (Econ) and Ph.D in International Relations from the London School of Economics. His doctoral work was on the international settlement of internal wars and his first teaching appointment was at the Liverpool Polytechnic (subsequently Liverpool JMU) where he became head of Politics. He was also taught and undertook course development at the Open University and through the 1990s was concerned with the development of  the ESRC’s Global Environmental Change research programme.  In 1992 he founded, and then convened for 20 years the British International Studies Association’s Working Group on the Environment. In 2001 he was appointed to a chair in International Relations at Keele. He led an EU Marie Curie Fellowship programme which brought doctoral students from across Europe to study environmental economics and politics at Keele. From 2009 he was a grant holder and member of the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and in 2012 became a professorial research fellow while continuing to teach on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and to supervise research students.

 

Research and scholarship

Professor Vogler has a long term interest in the International Relations of the environment and the problems of international cooperation. This has involved several studies of the governance of global commons, the oceans, Antarctica, outer space and the atmosphere. All are interdependent and interconnected in what we must now call the climate emergency. His recent work has focused on this with a major study of the international politics of climate change that emphasised the role of power, sovereignty and prestige alongside the pursuit of economic and energy interests. Current research attempts to track and analyse the politics of the climate change regime created 2015 Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC. A related theme is how to understand and theorise international relations under conditions of enforced adaptation to climate change. Professor Vogler also  has a continuing  interest in  the European Union in the international system and most specifically on its role as  a champion of environmental causes, building upon work that he published with Charlotte Bretherton from 1999 on ‘actorness’.

Teaching

General International Relations including Year 1 ‘Introduction to International Relations’ and M.A. module ‘The Changing Agenda in International Relations’.

Environment and Climate Change, M.A, modules ‘Dimensions of Environmental Politics’ and ‘Climate Change’.’

Selected Publications

  • Vogler JF. 2018. Energy, climate and global governance: the 2015 Paris Agreement in Perspective. In The Oxford Energy and Society Handbook.
  • Vogler JF. 2017. The Challenge of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change. In International Relations and the European Union. Hill C and Smith M (Eds.). (2nd ed.). Oxford Univ Pr. link>
  • Vogler J. 2016. An unfinished foundation: the United Nations and global environmental governance. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 92(6), 1538-1539. link> doi>
  • Vogler J. 2017. Global climate politics Can the EU be an actor?. link> doi>
  • Vogler J. 2016. Climate Change in World Politics. Springer. doi> link>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Vogler J. 2016. Climate Change in World Politics. Springer. doi> link>
  • VOGLER JF and Bretherton C. 2006. The European Union as a Global Actor. Routledge.

Journal Articles

  • Vogler J. 2016. An unfinished foundation: the United Nations and global environmental governance. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 92(6), 1538-1539. link> doi>
  • Bretherton C and Vogler J. 2013. A global actor past its peak?. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, vol. 27(3), 375-390. link> doi>
  • Vogler J. 2013. Changing conceptions of climate and energy security in Europe. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 22(4), 627-645. link> doi>
  • Vogler J. 2012. Global Commons Revisited. GLOBAL POLICY, vol. 3(1), 61-71. link> doi>
  • Vogler J. 2011. Global Commons Revisited. Global Policy, vol. 1(3), 61-71. doi>
  • FALKNER R, STEPHAN H, VOGLER J. International Climate Policy after Copenhagen: Towards a 'Building Blocks' Approach. Global Policy, vol. 1(3), 252-262. doi>
  • Vogler J. 2010. The institutionalisation of trust in the international climate regime. ENERGY POLICY, vol. 38(6), 2681-2687. link> doi>
  • Vogler JF, Falkner R, Stephan, H.. 2010. International Climate Change Policy After Copenhagen: Towards a 'Building Blocks' Approach. Global Policy, vol. 1(3), 252-262. doi>
  • Vogler JF. 2009. Climate change and EU foreign policy: The negotiation of burden sharing. International Politics, vol. 46(4), 469-490. doi>
  • Vogler J. 2009. The crisis of global governance: towards a new political economy of sustainability. ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 18(3), 453-454. link>
  • Vogler JF and Bretherton C. 2008. The European Union as a Sustainable Development Actor: the Case of External Fisheries Policy. Journal of European Integration, vol. 30(3), 401-417. doi>
  • Vogler JF and Stephan H. 2007. The European Union in global environmental governance: Leadership in the making?. International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, vol. 7(4), 389-413. doi>
  • Vogler JF. 2006. Green Statehood and Environmental Crisis. Journal of International Political Theory, vol. 2(2), 101-108.
  • Vogler JF and Bretherton C. 2006. The European Union as a Protagonist to the United States on Climate Change. International Studies Perspectives, vol. 7(1), 1-22. doi>
  • Vogler J. 2005. The European contribution to global environmental governance. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 81(4), 835-+. link> doi>
  • VOGLER JF. 2005. The European contribution to global environmental governance. International Affairs, vol. 81(4), 835-850. doi>
  • Vogler J. 2003. Environmental leadership in developing countries: transnational relations and biodiversity policy in Costa Rica and Bolivia. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 79(5), 1103-1106. link>
  • Vogler J. 2003. Greening the Americas: NAFTA's lessons for hemispheric trade. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 79(5), 1103-1106. link>
  • VOGLER JF. 2003. Taking Institutions Seriously: How Regime Analysis can be Relevant to Multilevel Environmental Governance. Global Environmental Politics, vol. 3(2), 25-39. doi>
  • Vogler J. 2003. The Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety: reconciling trade in biotechnology with environment and development?. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 79(2), 445-446. link>
  • Vogler J. 2002. The environment, international relations and US foreign policy. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 78(2), 396-397. link>
  • Vogler J. 2001. Climate change and American foreign policy. INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, vol. 77(3), 759-760. link>
  • Vogler J. 2001. Future Directions: The atmosphere as a global commons. Atmospheric Environment, vol. 35(13), 2427-2428. doi>

Chapters

  • Vogler JF. 2018. Energy, climate and global governance: the 2015 Paris Agreement in Perspective. In The Oxford Energy and Society Handbook.
  • Vogler JF. 2017. The Challenge of the Environment, Energy and Climate Change. In International Relations and the European Union. Hill C and Smith M (Eds.). (2nd ed.). Oxford Univ Pr. link>
  • Vogler J. 2017. Global climate politics Can the EU be an actor?. link> doi>
  • Vogler JF. 2016. Structural Change and Climate Politics. In Climate Change in World Politics. Springer Link. link>
  • Vogler JF. 2015. Realism. In Research Handbook on Climate Governance. Edward Elgar. link>
  • Vogler JF. 2014. The international politics of sustainable development. In Handbook of Sustainable Development. Atkinson GDSNE (Ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • Vogler JF. 2014. EU Climate Diplomacy - Internal and External Dimensions. In EU-Asia Dialogue, Climate Change Diplomacy: The Way Forward, Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and European Union.
  • Vogler JF. 2013. Mainstream Theories: Realism and Rationalism. In Routledge Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Routledge. link>
  • Vogler JF. 2011. European Union environmental policy. In Comparative Environmental Regionalism. Elliott LM and Breslin S (Eds.).
  • Vogler JF. 2011. International Relations theory and the environment. In Global Environmental Politics Concepts, Theories And Case Studies. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Vogler JF. 2011. The European Union as a global environmental policy actor:climate change. In The European Union as a leader in international climate change politics. Wurzel R and Connelly J (Eds.). Taylor & Francis.
  • Vogler JF. 2010. European scientific and technical responses to the challenge of sustaining global commons. In International science and technology cooperation in a globalized world. Prange-Gstöhl H (Ed.). Edward Elgar Pub.
  • Vogler JF. 2009. Past its Peak? The European Union as a Global Actor 10 Years After. In The EU as a Foreign and Security Policy Actor. Dordrecht: Republic of Letters.
  • Vogler JF. 2007. Environmental Issues. In The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations. Baylis JSSOP (Ed.). OUP Oxford.
  • Vogler JF. 2005. Studying the Global Commonds, Governance without Politics?. In A Handbook of Global Environmental Politics. Dauvergne P (Ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
  • VOGLER JF. 2005. In defense of international environmental cooperation. In The State and the Global Ecological Crisis. Barry J and Eckersley R (Eds.). MIT Press.
  • Vogler J. 2004. The European dimension. In The Iraq War and Democratic Politics. Danchev A and Macmillan J (Eds.). Routledge, London.
  • Vogler JF. 2003. The European Union and September 11th. In 11 September 2001: War, Terror and Judgement. RBJ GBW (Ed.). Routledge.
  • Vogler J and Jordan A. 2003. Governance and the environment. In Negotiating Environmental Change: New Perspectives from Social Science. Berkhout F, Leach M, Scoones I (Eds.). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
  • Vogler JF. 2002. The European Union and the securitisation of the environment. In Human Security and the Environment: International Comparisons. Page E and Redclift M (Eds.). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham.
  • Vogler J. 2001. The Environment and Natural Resources. In Issues in World Politics (2nd edition). White B, Little R, Smith M (Eds.). Palgrave, London.

Other

  • Vogler J. 2003. The external environmental policy of the European Union. Yearbook of International Cooperation on Environment and Development 2003/2004.

PhD Supervision

Supervision available in : IR theory and the environment, global commons, environmental foreign policy, climate change regime, aspects of European Union external policy and ‘actorness’.

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