Hans Schmitz

Hans Schmitz
Phone: (619) 260-2747
Office: Mother Rosalie Hill Hall 275J

Associate Professor

  • PhD, European University Institute, Social and Political Sciences
  • MA, Eberhard-Karls-Universität, Political Science, History, European Ethnology

Hans Peter Schmitz’s research interests focus on the governance and effectiveness of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs), transnationalism, rights-based approaches to development, and global efforts to address noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). He received his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in San Domenico di Fiesole/Italy and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Human Rights Program at The University of Chicago. He is the co-founder of the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs/Syracuse University. He is the 2012 recipient of the International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR) Award for Best Article published in the journal Voluntas.

Scholarly Work

2015. The Global Health Network on Alcohol Control. Successes and Limits of Evidence-Based Advocacy, Health Policy and Planning (forthcoming).

2014. Principled Instrumentalism: A Theory of Transnational NGO Behavior, Review of International Studies (with George E. Mitchell).

2014. Networks in Public Administration. Current Scholarship in Review, Public Management Review 16 (5), 643-665 (with Jesse Lecy and Ines Mergel).

2013. Rebels without a cause? Transnational Diffusion and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), 1986-2011, in: Transnational Dynamics of Civil War, edited by Jeffrey T. Checkel, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 120-48.

2013. Encouraging Greater Compliance: Local Networks and the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), in: The Persistent Power of Human Rights. From Commitment to Compliance, edited by Thomas Risse, Stephen Ropp and Kathryn Sikkink, Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 203-21 (with Wagaki Mwangi and Lothar Rieth).

2013. International Human Rights, in: Handbook of International Relations (2nd edition), edited by Walter Carlsnaes, Thomas Risse and Beth A. Simmons, London: Sage, 827-51 (with Kathryn Sikkink).

2012. A Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) in Practice: Evaluating NGO Development Efforts, Polity 44 (4), 523-41.

2012. Accountability of Transnational NGOs: Aspirations versus Practice, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 41 (6), 1176-95 (with Paloma Raggo and Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken).
2012. ‘Corporations and NGOs: When Accountability leads to Co-optation,’ Journal of Business Ethics 106 (1), 9-21 (with Dorothea Baur).

2012. Non-Governmental and Not-For-Profit Organizational Effectiveness: A Modern Synthesis, Voluntas 23 (2), 434-57 (with Jesse D. Lecy and Haley Swedlund).

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