refereed journal articles

Schleifer, Philip 2018. Varieties of Multi-Stakeholder Governance: Selecting Legitimation Strategies in Transnational Sustainability Politics, Globalizations.  [early view]

Fiorini, Matteo, Bernard Hoekman, Marion Jansen, Philip Schleifer, Olga Solleder, Regina Taimasova, and Joseph Wozniak 2018. Institutional Design of Voluntary Sustainability Standard Systems: Evidence from a New Database, Development Policy Review.  [early view]

Fransen, Luc, Jelmer Schalk, Marcel Kok, Vivek Voora, Jason Potts, Max Joosten, Philip Schleifer, and Graeme Auld 2018. Biodiversity Protection through Networks of Voluntary Sustainability Standard Organizations?, Sustainability, 10, 12: 4379. [link

Schleifer, Philip and Yixian Sun 2018. Emerging Markets and Private Governance: The Political Economy of Sustainable Palm Oil in China and India, Review of International Political Economy, 25, 2: 1-25. [link]

Bloomfield, Michael and Philip Schleifer 2017. Tracing Failure of Coral Reef Protection in Nonstate Market-Driven Governance, Global Environmental Politics, 17, 4: 127-146. [link

Schleifer, Philip 2017Private Regulation and Global Economic Change: The Drivers of Sustainable Agriculture in Brazil, Governance, 30, 4: 687-703. [link

Schleifer, Philip 2016. Private Governance Undermined: India and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, Global Environmental Politics, 16, 1: 38-58. [link

Klingler-Vidra, Robyn and Philip Schleifer 2014. Convergence More or Less: Why Do Practices Vary as they Diffuse?, International Studies Review, 16, 2: 265-274. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2013. Orchestrating Sustainability: The Case of European Union Biofuel Governance, Regulation & Governance, 7, 4: 533-546. [link]

books and book chapters

Bäckstrand, Karin, Fariborz Zelli and Philip Schleifer 2018, The Legitimacy and Accountability of Polycentric Climate Governance, in: Governing Climate Change: Policentricity in Action, edited by David Huitema, Harro van Asselt and Johanna Forster (Cambridge University Press). [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2016, Let’s Bargain: Setting Standards for Sustainable Biofuels, in: Sustainability Politics and Limited Statehood: Contesting the New Modes of Governance, edited by Alejandro Esguerra, Nicole Helmerich, and Thomas Risse (Palgrave Macmillan). [link]

Liese, Andrea and Philip Schleifer 2012, Internationale Arbeitsorganisation, in: Handbuch Internationale Organisationen: Theoretische Grundlagen und Akteure, edited by Katja Freistein and Julia Leininger (Oldenbourg Verlag): 135-144. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2009, How to Make Better Factories? Explaining Variance in Labour Standard Compliance across Asia’s Garment Economies (Grin Verlag).  [link]

Book reviews

Schleifer, Philip 2017. Cramb, Rob A., and John F. McCarthy, eds. 2016. The Oil Palm Complex: Smallholders, Agribusiness and the State in Indonesia and Malaysia. Singapore: NUS Press. Global Environmental Politics, early view. [link]

working papers

Schleifer, Philip, Matteo Fiorini, and Graeme Auld 2017, Transparency in Transnational Sustainability Governance:  A Multivariate Analysis of Regulatory Standard-Setting Programs, EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 2017/16. [link]

Fiorini, Matteo, Bernard Hoekman, Marion Jansen, Philip Schleifer, Olga Solleder, Regina Taimasova, and Joseph Wozniak 2016, Exploring Voluntary Sustainability Standards Using ITC Standards Map: On the Accessibility of Voluntary Sustainability Standards for Suppliers, International Trade Centre Working Paper Series, WP-04-2016.E. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2015, Creating Legitimacy for Private Rules: Explaining the Choice of Legitimation Strategies in Transnational Non-State Governance, EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 2015/62. [link]

Bloomfield, Michael and Philip Schleifer 2015, When Institutions Fail: Legitimacy, (De)legitimation and the Failure of Private Governance Systems, EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 2015/36.  [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2015, Transnational Sustainability Governance and the Global South: A Comparative Study of Producer Support in Brazil, EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 2015/13.  [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2014, Let's Bargain: Setting Standards for Sustainable Biofuels, EUI Working Papers, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies 2014/124.  [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2010, Only Strategic Action? Private Governance in the Global Sportswear Industry,’ Papers on International Political Economy, Center for International Political Economy, Free University Berlin.  [link]

doctoral thesis

Schleifer, Philip 2014, Whose Rules? The Diffusion and Design of Private Governance, doctoral thesis, London School of Economics and Political Science.  [link]

Policy reports and studies

Hoekman, Bernhard, Schleifer, Philip, Fiorini, Matteo, Fransen, Luc, and Gjaltema, Jonna 2018, VSS, Trade and Sustainable Development. In Santiago. Fernandez de Cordoba, and Bonapas Onguglo (Eds.), Voluntary Sustainability Standards, Trade and Sustainable Development: 3rd Flagship Report of the united Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards (UNFSS) (pp. 1-37). United Nations Forum on Sustainability Standards. [link]

Fiorini, Matteo, Philip Schleifer, Regina Taimasova, 2017, Social and Environmental Standards: From Fragmentation to Coordination, International Trade Centre, Geneva. [link]

Fiorini, Matteo, Bernard Hoekman, Marion Jansen, Philip Schleifer, Olga Solleder, Regina Taimasova, and Joseph Wozniak 2016, Social and Environmental Standards: Contributing to More Sustainable Value Chains. Joint Policy Report of the International Trade Centre and the European University Institute. [link]

Frankhauser, Samuel, Michal Nachmany, Philip Schleifer and others 2015, Global Climate Legislation Study (5th edition) (Grantham Research Institute). [link]

Frankhauser, Samuel, Michal Nachmany, Philip Schleifer and others 2014, Globe Climate Legislation Study (4th edition) (GLOBE International). [link]

media publications

Bäckstrand, Karin, Philip Schleifer, and Fariborz Zelli 2016, Legitimacy in a Complex World, Innovations in Climate Governance Blog, September 2016. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2016, India’s Thirst for Palm Oil, New South-South Trade Patterns Cast Doubt on Sustainability Initiatives, New Security Beat, 3 February, 2016. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2015, Can Sustainability Standards Help India Meet the SDGs?, Centre for Responsible Business Blog, 4 November, 2015. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2015, Can Voluntary Sustainability Standards Survive in Emerging Markets?, Mongabay, Environmental News, 17 March, 2015. [link]

Schleifer, Philip 2014, The Rise of South-South Trade: A Challenge for Sustainable Agriculture, The Guardian, Sustainable Business, 12 September 2014. [link]