Associate Professor of International Relations, Department of Politics & International Relations, University of Oxford
Fellow of University College
Karolina researches the role of international law and institutions in promoting international cooperation from both a theoretical as well as an empirical perspective. She is interested in issues related to multilateralism, treaty making, deliberative democracy, and preferential trade. One strand of her research is concerned with the normative aspects of deliberation and how it can contribute to more democratic global governance. Another significant part of her work investigates empirically the conditions under which states adopt treaties to promote cooperation. An important question that arises from this work is how this growing legalized cooperation culminates in a de facto “constitutionalization” of the international order.