Below is a list of publications. My research is funded by nonpartisan actors, such as the Swedish Research Council and the Foundation For Strategic Environmental Research (MISTRA). See my Stockholm University webpage for an overview of ongoing and past research projects.

Research monographs

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J. Legitimacy Politics: Elite Communication and Public Opinion in Global Governance (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023) (315p.)

Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J.A., Tallberg, J., Verhaegen, S. Citizens, Elites, and the Legitimacy of Global Governance (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022) (301p.)

Dellmuth L., Is Europe Good for You? EU Spending and Well-Being (Bristol UP, 2021, 168 p.). Honorable mention for the UACES Book Award in 2022.


Edited volumes

Dellmuth, L., Bloodgood, E.A. (eds), Advocacy Effects in Global Governance (Heidelberg, Springer, 2023).


Peer-reviewed journal articles

Dellmuth, L., Shyrokykh, K., Climate change on Twitter: Implications for climate governance research. WIREs Climate Change, forthcoming.

Shyrokykh, K., Dellmuth, L., Funk, E., “Managing networks: Cohesion and fluidity in EU climate cooperation with European neighbours, European Union Politics, 0 (2023).

Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.-T., “Legitimacy in the trans-scalar governance of climate adaptation", Climate Action, 2:2 (2023).

Gustafsson, M.-T., Rodríguez, Jorge E., Dellmuth, L., “Private adaptation to climate risks: Evidence from the world’s largest mining companies”, Climate Risk Management, 35 (2022), 100386.

Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J.A., Tallberg, J., Verhaegen, S., “The Elite–Citizen Gap in International Organization Legitimacy”, American Political Science Review, 116:1 (2022), pp. 283-300. Honorable mention from the APSA International Collaboration Section in 2023.

Kural, E., Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.-T.,“International organizations and climate change adaptation: A new dataset for the social scientific study of adaptation, 1990–2017”, PLOS ONE, 16(9): e0257101.

Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.-T.,“Global adaptation governance: How intergovernmental organizations mainstream climate change adaptation”, Climate Policy, 21:7 (2021), pp. 868-833.

Dellmuth L, Bender F, Jönsson AR, Rosvold EL, von Uexkull N., “Humanitarian need drives multilateral disaster aid”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 118 (2021), e2018293118.

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Elite Communication and the Popular Legitimacy of International Organizations”, British Journal of Political Science, 51:3 (2021), pp. 1292-1313.

Dellmuth, L., Kural, E., Gustafsson, M.-T.,“Global adaptation governance: Explaining the governance responses of international organizations to new issue linkages”, Environmental Science & Policy, 114 (2020), pp. 204-215.

Dellmuth, L., Schlipphak, B., “Legitimacy beliefs towards global governance institutions: A research agenda”, Journal of European Public Policy, 27:6 (2020), pp. 931-943.

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Why national and international legitimacy beliefs are linked: Social trust as an antecedent factor”, Review of International Organizations, 15 (2020), pp. 311–337.

Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J.A., Tallberg, J., “Institutional sources of legitimacy for international organisations: Beyond procedure versus performance”, Review of International Studies, 45:4 (2019), pp. 627-646.

Petersson, M., Dellmuth, L., Merrie, A. N. and Österblom, H., “Patterns and trends in non-state actor participation in regional fisheries management organizations”, Marine Policy, 104 (2019), pp. 146-156.

Dellmuth, L., Bloodgood, E.A., “Advocacy group effects in global governance: Populations, strategies, and political opportunity structures ”, Interest Groups & Advocacy, 8 (2019), pp. 255–269. (special issue framing paper)

Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.-T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M.,“Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: Advancing the research agenda”, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9:1 (2018), doi:10.1002/wcc.496.

Dellmuth, L., Chalmers, A.W., “All spending is not equal: European Union public spending, policy feedback, and citizens’ support for the EU”, European Journal of Political Research, 57:1 (2018), pp. 3-23.

Târlea, S., Bailer, S., Degner, H., Dellmuth, L., Leuffen, D., Lundgren, M., Tallberg, J. & Wasserfallen, F. “Explaining governmental preferences on Economic and Monetary Union Reform”, European Union Politics, 20:1 (2018), pp. 24-44.

Lundgren, M., Bailer, S., Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J. & Târlea, S. “Bargaining success in the reform of the Eurozone”, European Union Politics, 20:1 (2018), pp. 65-88.

Tallberg, J., Dellmuth, L., Agné, H. and Duit, A., “NGO influence in international organizations: Information, access, and exchange”, British Journal of Political Science , 48:1 (2018), pp. 213-238. Discussed by the Nereus foundation and the Stockholm Resilience Centre .

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Advocacy strategies in global governance: Inside vs. outside lobbying”, Political Studies, 65:3 (2017), pp. 705-723.

Dellmuth, L., “The knowledge gap in world politics: Assessing the sources of citizen awareness of the United Nations Security Council”, Review of International Studies , 42:2 (2016), pp. 673-700.

Discussed by the Nereus foundation. See related LegGov blog article.

Dellmuth, L., Schraff, D. and Stoffel, M.F., “Distributive politics, electoral institutions, and European Structural and Investment Funding: Evidence from Italy and France”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 55:2 (2016), pp. 275-293.

Agné, H., Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “Does stakeholder involvement foster democratic legitimacy in international organizations? An empirical assessment of a normative theory”, Review of International Organizations, 10:4 (2015), pp. 465–488.

Chalmers, A.W., Dellmuth, L., “Fiscal redistribution and public support for European integration”, European Union Politics, 16:3 (2015), pp. 386–407.

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J., “The social legitimacy of international organizations: Interest representation, institutional performance, and confidence extrapolation in the United Nations”, Review of International Studies, 41:3 (2015), pp. 451–475.

Sahlin, K., Wijkström, F., Dellmuth, L., Einarsson, T. and Oberg, A., “The 'Milky Way' of intermediary organizations. A transnational field of university governance”, Policy and Politics, 43:3 (2015), pp. 407–424. Reprinted in: Ansell, C. and Torfing, J. (eds) How Does Collaborative Governance Scale? (Bristol: Policy Press, 2018).

Dellmuth, L. and Stoffel, M.F., “Distributive politics and intergovernmental transfers: The local allocation of European Union Structural Funds”, European Union Politics, 13:3 (2012), pp. 413–433. Sage Award for the best article published in European Union Politics in 2012 (vol. 13).

Dellmuth, L., “The cash divide: The allocation of European Union regional grants”, Journal of European Public Policy, 18:7 (2011), pp. 1016–1033. Best Paper Award for young scholars presented at the Swedish Political Science Association in 2010.

Discussed by Polscieu (Ideas on Europe).


Book chapters

Dellmuth, L., “Legitimacy has risks and benefits for effective international marine management”, in: Ota, Y., Cheung, W.W.L., Cisneros-Montemayor, (eds.), Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change (Amsterdam, London, and Cambridge, MA: Elsevier, 2019).

Dellmuth, L., “Individual sources of legitimacy: Theory and data”, in: Tallberg, J., Bäckstrand, K., Scholte, J.A. (eds.), Legitimacy in Global Governance: Sources, Processes, and Consequences (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018).


Policy papers and reports

Zhou, J., Dellmuth, L., Adams, K.M., Neset, T.-S., von Uexkull, N., The geopolitics of food security: Barriers to the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, SIPRI Insights on Peace & Security, 11 (2020).

Dellmuth, L., Lundgren, H. and Tallberg, J., State Interests and Bargaining Success in the Reform of the Eurozone (Stockholm: Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, SIEPs, 2020).

Dellmuth, L., Tallberg, J. “Luottamus Yhdistyneisiin kansakuntiin (Trust in the United Nations)”, in Poliittinen ja sosiaalinen luottamus Polut, trendit ja kuilut (Political and Social Trust Pathways, Trends and Gaps), ed. by Bäck, M. and Kestilä-Kekkonen, E. (Grano: Ministry of Finance, 2019).

Verhaegen, S., Dellmuth, L., Scholte, J., Tallberg, J., LegGov Elite Survey, Technical Report (stockholm: Stockholm University, 2019).

Mobjörk M, Gustafsson MT, Sonnsjö H, van Baalen S, Dellmuth L and Bremberg N, “Climate-Related Security Risks. Towards an Integrated Approach (Stockholm: SIPRI, 2016) (76 p.).

Cheung, W et al. (2015) “ Predicting future oceans. Climate change, oceans & fisheries”, scientific report for the Nereus Program.

Dellmuth, Lisa (2011) " European structural, agricultural and environmental spending in Germany: Challenges and problems during the allocation and implementation of EU resources”, policy paper, Stockholm University, Department of Political Science.

Policy briefs (selection)

Kural, E., Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.T. “International organizations and adaptation governance: Lessons for policymaking” (Mistra Geopolitics, April 2021).

Dellmuth, L., Gustafsson, M.T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M., “Intergovernmental Organizations and Climate Security Challenges: Implications for Academic Research and Policymaking” (SIPRI Fact Sheet, December 2017).

Mobjörk M, van Baalen S, Bäckstrand K, Bremberg N, Dellmuth L, Gustafsson MT and Sonnsjö H, “Climate change and violent conflict in East Africa - implications for policy”, policy brief April 2016.

Gustafsson MT, Bäckstrand K, Bremberg N, Dellmuth L, Sonnsjö H, van Baalen S and Mobjörk M, “How to integrate climate and conflict risks in development cooperation – experiences and lessons learnt, policy brief April 2016.