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Stefan Renckens

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto



Stefan Renckens is Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department of the University of Toronto. He teaches courses on public policy at the Scarborough campus and on business and politics at the St. George campus. His current research examines the development and impact of transnational private governance of global production processes and supply chains, and the interactions between public policy and transnational private governance. Focusing mainly on environmental and natural resources policy and governance, current issue areas of interest include renewable energy, climate change, fisheries, forestry, electronic waste, agriculture, and sustainable/fair trade. In his first book project, Stefan examines the variation in the way the European Union has regulated transnational private governance, and the implications for the functioning of public and private environmental governance. In addition, he is involved in several projects assessing the influence of public policy and institutions on business’ success in complying with transnational private regulation. Stefan holds a Ph.D. (2014) and M.Phil. (2011) in Environmental Politics from Yale University, and Master’s degrees in Political Science (2002), Economic Policy (2003), and Conflict and Peace Studies (2005) from the University of Leuven.

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