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Federica Genovese

University of Essex

Based in

United Kingdom

Federica Genovese is a political scientist at the Department of Government at the University of Essex. She has a PhD from the University of Konstanz and degrees from Johns Hopkins SAIS and University of Toronto. In the past she had affiliations with Stanford, Nuffield College at University of Oxford, and Collegio Carlo Alberto.

Her work focuses on international and comparative political economy, with particular attention to climate policy and the politics of the climate crisis. Among other projects, in 2023-27 I lead the new Varieties of Climate Vulnerabilities project, funded by a Research Leadership Award from the Leverhulme Trust.

Country(ies) of Specialty

Germany India United Kingdom

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Fossil fuels Behavioral action Public opinion

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Selected Books

Federica Genovese. 2020. Weak States at Global Climate Negotiations. Cambridge University Press.

Selected Articles

Federica Genovese, Richard McAlexander and Johannes Urpelainen. 2023. Institutional Roots of International Alliances: Party Groupings and Position Similarity at Global Climate Negotiations. Review of International Organizations, 18(2): 329-359

Nikhar Gaikwad, Federica Genovese and Dustin Tingley. 2022. Creating Climate Coalitions: Mass Preferences for Compensating Vulnerability in the World’s Two Largest Democracies. American Political Science Review, 116 (4): 1165-1183.

Federica Genovese. 2021. Market Responses to Global Governance: International Climate Cooperation and Europe’s Carbon Trading. Business and Politics, 23(1): 91-123.

Patrick Bayer and Federica Genovese. 2020. Beliefs about Consequences from Climate Action under Weak Global Institutions: Sectors, Home Bias, and International Embeddedness. Global Environmental Politics, 20(4): 28-50

Federica Genovese and Gerald Schneider. 2020. Smoke with Fire: Financial Crises and the Demand for Parliamentary Oversight in the European Union. Review of International Organizations, 15(3), 633-665

Federica Genovese. 2020. Domestic sources of “mild” positions on international cooperation: Italy and global climate policy. Italian Political Science, 15(1):1-19. 8.

Federica Genovese. 2019. Sectors, Pollution, and Trade: How Industrial Interests Shape Domestic Positions on Global Climate Agreements. International Studies Quarterly, 63(4), 819-836.

Michael M. Bechtel, Federica Genovese and Kenneth Scheve. 2019. Interests, Norms, and Support for the Provision of Global Public Goods: The Case of Climate Cooperation. British Journal of Political Science, 49(4), 1333-1355.

Federica Genovese and Endre Tvinnereim. 2019. Who Opposes Climate Regulation? Business Preferences for the European Emission Trading Scheme. Review of International Organizations, 14(3), 511-542.

Federica Genovese,  Florian Kern and  Christian Martin. 2017. Policy Alteration: Rethinking Diffusion Processes when Policies have Alternatives. International Studies Quarterly, 61:2, 236-252.

Federica Genovese, Gerald Schneider and Pia Wassmann. 2016. The Eurotower Strikes Back: Crises, Adjustments and Europe’s Austerity Protests. Comparative Political Studies, 49:7, 939-967.

Federica Genovese. 2014. States’ Interests at International Climate Negotiations: New Measures of Bargaining Positions. Environmental Politics, 23:4, 610-631