Dr John Mikler
BCom (Hons) UNSW, MIntS (Merit) Syd, PhD Syd
H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney
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Dr Mikler's research interests are primarily focussed on the role of transnational economic actors, particularly multinational corporations, and the interaction between them and states, international organisations and civil society. He takes a comparative institutionalist perspective to the way in which economic actors are regulated, or exercise private authority, especially in respect of the social and environmental impacts of their instrumentally-motivated actions. His recent research is on the international car industry, applying the Varieties of Capitalism Approach to analyse the actions it is/is not taking in respect of the environmental impacts of its products. He is currently researching the intersection of public and private authority in world affairs, and the national institutional contexts that inform approaches to climate change mitigation.
Dr Mikler has presented his work at national and international conferences, and has had his research published as working papers, book chapters, and articles in journals such as Global Society; Business and Politics; Policy and Society (including editing a 2011 special issue on ‘Sharing Sovereignty for Policy Outcomes’); Regulation and Governance; Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society; Local Economy; and New Political Economy. His first book, published by Edward Elgar in 2009, is ‘Greening the Car Industry: Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change’. He is currently editing a Handbook of Global Companies to be published in 2013 by Wiley-Blackwell and linked with the journal Global Policy. In 2008, the Standing Group on Regulatory Governance of the European Consortium for Political Research awarded him its inaugural Giandomenico Majone Prize. This prize recognises outstanding research by scholars in the field of regulatory governance. See http://regulation.upf.edu/index.php?id=giandomenico_majone_prize.
- International Political Economy
- Comparative Political Economy
- Multinational Corporations
- Climate Change
- Business-Government Relations
- Private Authority
- State Sovereignty
Teaching and supervision
- GOVT2440 - Globalisation and National Governance
- GOVT2558 Government, Business and Society
- ECOF5803 The Global Context of Business: Economic, Political and Social
- GOVT2802 International Studies Practicum.
Mikler, J. (2013 forthcoming). Review Essay: Neoliberal Globalization and the Rise of Private Global Regulation. Relations of Global Power: Neoliberal Order and Disorder, G. Teeple and S. McBride (Eds.), and The New Global Rulers: The Privatization of Regulation in the World Economy, Tim Büthe and Walter Mattli. International Studies Review.
Invited Lectures and Seminars
Mikler, J 2012, participation in the 4th International Political Economy Workshop, Murdoch University, Australia 2-3 February.
Mikler, J & Harrison, N 2011, "Varieties of Capitalism and Technological Innovation for Climate Change Mitigation", Department of Government and International Relations Colloquium Series, University of Sydney, 31 March.
Mikler, J 2010, participation in the 3rd International Political Economy Workshop, The University of Griffith, Australia 7-8 December.
Mikler, J 2010, "Still Stalled on the Road to Neoliberal Globalisation? The Endurance of National Institutional Divergence in a Time of Tumult", Contesting Neoliberalism and its Furture Workshop, University of Sydney, 2-3 December.
Mikler, J 2010, "Markets do not Exist, States and Corporations Do", Markets and Society Research Network Symposium, The University of Sydney, 30 September - 1 October.
Mikler, J 2010, "Capitalism and Climate Change: Implications for China", World Universities Network Contemporary China Centre, online at http://www.wun.ac.uk/events/china-business-green-opportunities-capitalism-and-climate-change-implications-china, 18 November.
Mikler, J 2010, discussant for a workshop on The Hybridised State: Past, Present and Future, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, School of Social and Political Sciences, and Institute for the Social Sciences, University of Sydney, 13-14 July.
Mikler, J 2010, "The Global Car Industry, Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change", School of Political Science and International Studies Seminar Series, University of Queensland, Australia, 26 March.
Mikler, J 2009, "The Global Auto Industry: Between Corporate Responsibility and Regulation", Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 18 August.
Mikler, J 2009, "Sharing Sovereignty for Global Regulation: The Cases of Fuel Economy and Online Gambling", Griffith University, Australia, 20 March.
Mikler, J 2009, "The Global Car Industry, Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change: The Institutional Context of Regulation in the EU, US and Japan", The Centre for International Business (CIBUL), University of Leeds, UK, 4 December.
Mikler, J 2009, "The Global Car Industry, Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change: The Institutional Context of Regulation in the EU, US and Japan", The Centre for Research on Socio Cultural Change (CRESC), University of Manchester, UK, 2 December.
Mikler, J 2009, "The Global Car Industry, Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change: The Institutional Context of Regulation in the EU, US and Japan", The Department of International Relations, Koc University, Turkey, 23 November.
Mikler, J 2009, "The Global Car Industry, Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change: The Institutional Context of Regulation in the EU, US and Japan", The Department of Politics, University of York, UK, 11 November.
Mikler, J 2009, "The Global Car Industry, Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change: The Institutional Context of Regulation in the EU, US and Japan", The London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, 4 November.
Mikler, J 2008, "Sharing Sovereignty for Effective Regulation: CO2 Emissions and the Car Industry", Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), The Australian National University, Australia, 30 September.
Mikler, J 2007, "Varieties of Capitalism and the Auto Industry’s Environmental Initiatives: National Institutional Explanations for Firms’ Motivations", Department of Government and International Relations Colloquium Series, University of Sydney, Australia, September.
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