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Dörfler, Thomas. 2019. Security Council Sanctions Governance. The Power and Limits of Rules. Routledge.

Articles (Peer-review)

Gehring, Thomas and Thomas Dörfler. 2019. Constitutive Mechanisms of UN Security Council Practices. Precedent Pressure, Ratchet Effect and Decisions on Council Action in Intrastate Conflicts. In: Review of International Studies 45 (1), 120-140. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0260210518000268

Becker, Manuel, Thomas Dörfler and Thomas Gehring. 2018. Credible Commitment without Independent Regulatory Agents: Evidence from the United Nation Security Council’s Compensation Commission. In: Regulation & Governance. (online first). https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12195

Gehring, Thomas, Christian Dorsch and Thomas Dörfler. 2017. Precedent and Doctrine in Organizational Decision-making: The Power of Informal Institutional Rules in the United Nations Security Council’s Activities on Terrorism. In: Journal of International Relations and Development. (online first). https://doi.org/10.1057/s41268-017-0101-5

Hosli, Madeleine O. and Thomas Dörfler. 2017. Why is Change so Slow? Assessing Prospects for United Nations Security Council Reform. In: Journal of Economic Policy Reform. (online first). https://doi.org/10.1080/17487870.2017.1305903

Dörfler, Thomas, Katharina Holzinger and Jan Biesenbender. 2017. Constitutional Dynamics in the European Union. Success, Failure and Stability of Institutional Treaty Revisions. In: International Journal of Public Administration 40 (14), 1237-1249. https://doi.org/10.1080/01900692.2017.1295267

Stollenwerk, Eric, Thomas Dörfler and Julian Schibberges. 2016. Taking a New Perspective. Mapping the Al Qaeda Network through the Eyes of the UN Security Council. In: Terrorism and Political Violence 28 (5), 950-970. https://doi.org/10.1080/09546553.2014.987341

Dörfler, Thomas and Thomas Gehring. 2015. Wie internationale Organisationen durch die Strukturierung von Entscheidungsprozessen Autonomie gewinnen. Der Weltsicherheitsrat und seine Sanktionsausschüsse als System funktionaler Ausdifferenzierung. In: Conceição-Heldt, Eugénia, Koch, Martin and Liese, Andrea (eds.): Politische Vierteljahresschrift 49 (Special Issue on International Organizations), 30-56. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783845248516-59

Gehring, Thomas and Thomas Dörfler. 2013. Division of Labor and Rule-based Decision-making within the UN Security Council: The Al-Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Regime. In: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations 19 (4), 567–587. https://doi.org/10.1163/19426720-01904006

Book chapters (* Peer Reviewed)

Dörfler, Thomas and Madeleine Hosli. forthcoming. The UN and UNSC Reform Proposals. In: Hosli, Madeleine and Joren Selleslaghs (eds.): The Changing Global Order. United Nations University Series on Regionalism. Springer.

*Dörfler, Thomas, Eric Stollenwerk and Julian Schibberges. 2019. Uncovering Covert Structures: Social Network Analysis and Terrorist Organizations. In: Sage Research Methods Case. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526486974

Hosli, Madeleine O. and Thomas Dörfler. 2015. The United Nations Security Council: The Challenge of Reform. In: Dries Lesage and Thijs Van de Graaf (eds.): Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 135-152. http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/9781137397607_8

Dorsch, Christian and Thomas Dörfler. 2014. Organized Hypocrisy of the International Community: An Institutionalist Explanation of the UN Security Council’s Contradictory Activity on Darfur. In: Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung 15 (1/2), 8-30.

Dörfler, Thomas and Madeleine O. Hosli. 2013. Proposals, Strategies and Preferences: Reforming the United Nations Security Council. In: Bob Reinalda (eds.): Routledge Handbook of International Organization. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 377-390. http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203405345.ch28

Other Publications

Dörfler, Thomas. Die Sanktionsausschüsse zwischen Macht und Regeln. In: Vereinte Nationen [German Review on the United Nations] 66 (2), 62-66. https://zeitschrift-vereinte-nationen.de/suche/zvn/heft/die-sanktionsausschuesse-zwischen-macht-und-regeln/

Brubaker, Rebecca and Thomas Dörfler. 2017. How can Sanctions Contribute to the Prevention of Conflict? In: UNU-CPR Conflict Prevention Series No.4. https://cpr.unu.edu/un-sanctions-and-the-prevention-of-conflict.html

Dörfler, Thomas, Thomas Gehring and Manuel Becker. 2017. Toward Rule-based Decision-making within the UN Security Council through Complex Governance Structures. In: Forschung DSF No.43 (Research Series of the German Foundation for Peace Research). https://bundesstiftung-friedensforschung.de/blog/forschung-dsf-no-43/