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International Organizations and Research Methods: An Introduction

Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber, & Lucile Maertens. (eds.). 2023.

Which methods are being used and in what ways? Do we need a specific methodology applied to the case of international organization? What are the concrete methodological challenges when doing research on these organizations? This pioneering book answers these questions by compiling a broad inventory of the methods developed in the study of international organizations.

The Climatization of Global Politics

Palgrave Macmillan.

Stefan Aykut, & Lucile Maertens. (eds) 2023. 

This volume examines the process through which climate change is transforming global governance, as both an increasingly central issue on the international stage and an increasingly structured policy domain with its specific modes of governing, networks of actors, discourses, and knowledge practices. Collectively, the contributions aim to assess how and why climate change is becoming a dominant frame in international politics. In doing so, they also contribute to understanding the dynamics and drivers of climatization.

Why International Organizations Hate Politics: Depoliticizing the World

New York, Routledge.

Marieke Louis & Lucile Maertens. 2021. 

“We don’t do politics!” Anyone who has dealt with international organizations (IOs) has heard this claim at least once. Building on the concept of depoliticization, this book provides a systematic analysis of IO apolitical claims and why they “hate” politics. It shows that depoliticization sustains IO everyday activities while allowing them to remain engaged in politics, even when they pretend not to.

Espace Mondial : L’Atlas [Atlas of the Global World]

Presses de Sciences Po, Paris.

Marie-Françoise Durand with Mélanie Albaret, Delphine Allès, Philippe Copinschi, Lucile Maertens, Delphine Placidi-Frot and Atelier de cartographie de Sciences Po. 2018.

Also available online. In English, online only.

This atlas unpacks major issues of our time in images and texts with more than 200 downloadable maps and graphs in color and nearly 230 definitions of essential notions and concepts.

Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) face aux catastrophes naturelles. Ce que le tsunami de 2004 a changé [The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Natural Disasters. The change of the 2004 Tsunami]

Paris: L’Harmattan, collection Perspectives Organisationnelles.

Lucile Maertens. 2012.

Alors que le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Réfugiés (HCR) s’est, depuis sa création, consacré à la protection des personnes migrantes, déplacées pour des raisons exclusivement politiques, l’agence onusienne est intervenue au secours des victimes du tsunami en décembre 2004. Pourtant qualifiée d’« exceptionnelle », cette opération marque en réalité le début d’une série d’interventions hors mandat destinées aux victimes de catastrophes naturelles. En interrogeant cet élargissement de mandat, cet ouvrage pose la question du changement dans les organisations internationales et du rôle des événements majeurs sur la scène internationale dans le renouvellement de leur agenda.

Peer-reviewed articles

Role-Play Simulations for Decision Making in Contexts of Uncertainty: Challenges and Strategies When Engaging Elites as Participants

Audrey Alejandro, Lucile Maertens, Zoé Cheli, and Augusting Fragnière. 2024. Political Science and Politics. First view, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049096523001166

Designing Role-Play Simulations for Climate Change Decision-Making: A Step-by-step Approach to Facilitate Cooperation between Science and Policy

Audrey Alejandro, Lucile Maertens, Zoé Cheli, Augustin Fragnière, and Oriane Sarrasin. 2024. Environmental Science & Policy. 103650. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2023.103650

The Future of Environmental Peace and Conflict Research

Tobias Ide, McKenzie F. Johnson, Jon Barnett, Florian Krampe, Philippe Le Billon, Lucile Maertens, Nina von Uexkull & Irene Vélez-Torres. 2023. Environmental Politics. pp. 1-27. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2022.2156174

Time and space in the study of international organizations: An introduction

Lucile Maertens, Leah R. Kimber, Fanny Badache & Emilie Dairon. 2021Global Policy12 (S7) pp. 5-13. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.13022

Leah R. Kimber & Lucile Maertens. 2021Global Policy12 (S7) pp. 14-23. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.13005

The Climatization of Global Politic: Introduction to the Special Issue

Stefan Aykut & Lucile Maertens. 2021. International Politics, vol. 58, n°4: 501-518. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41311-021-00325-0

Climatizing the UN Security Council

Lucile Maertens. 2021International Politics58 (4) pp. 640-660. https://dx.doi.org/10.1057/s41311-021-00281-9

Introduction. Environnement, climat, défense et sécurité : un agenda en transformation

Adrien Estève & Lucile Maertens. 2020Les Champs de MarsN° 35 (2) pp. 11-26https://dx.doi.org/10.3917/lcdm.035.0011

Depoliticisation as a Securitising Move. The case of the United Nations Environment Programme

Lucile Maertens. 2018. European Journal of International Security, vol. 3, n°3: 344-363.  https://doi.org/10.1017/eis.2018.5

Sécuritisation et logiques institutionnelles. Les obstacles à la sécuritisation de l’environnement à l’ONU [Securitization and Institutional Logic. Obstacles to Securitization of the Environment at the UN]

Lucile Maertens. 2018. Études internationales, vol. 49, n°1: 105-131. https://doi.org/10.7202/1050546ar

‘On ne fait pas de politique !’ Les pratiques de dépolitisation au PNUD et au PNUE [‘We Don’t Do Politics!’ Practices of Depoliticization in UNDP and UNEP]

Lucile Maertens, & Parizet, Raphaëlle. 2017. Critique internationale, vol. 76, n°3: 41-60. https://doi.org/10.3917/crii.076.0041

Ouvrir la boîte noire. Observation participante et organisations internationales [Opening the Black Box. Participant Observation and International Organizations]

Lucile Maertens. 2016. Terrains/Théories, n°5. https://doi.org/10.4000/teth.749

Quand les Casques bleus passent au vert. Environnementalisation des activités de maintien de la paix de l’ONU [When the Blue Helmets Go Green. Environmentalization of UN Peacekeeping]

Lucile Maertens. 2016. Études internationales, vol. 47, n°1: 57-80. https://doi.org/10.7202/1039469ar

Quand les organisations internationales se mettent au vert. Acteurs, instruments et effets de l’appropriation de la question environnementale [When International Organizations Go Green. Appropriation of the Environmental Question: Actors, instruments and effects]

Lucile Maertens & Marieke Louis. 2016. Études internationales, vol. 47, n°1: 5-28. https://doi.org/10.7202/1039467ar

Des stratégies de changement dans les organisations internationales : une analyse comparée du HCR et de l’OIT [Strategies of Change within International Organizations: A Comparison Between the UNHCR and the ILO]

Marieke Louis & Lucile Maertens. 2014. Études internationales, vol. 45, n°2: 183-206. https://doi.org/10.7202/1026588ar

Book Chapters

Chapter 12: Climate change at the United Nations Security Council: securitization, climatization and beyond

Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Trombetta, Maria J. (ed.). Handbook on Climate Change and International Security. Edward Elgar: 182-200.

Chapter 13: The United Nations Environment Programme, climate change and security: between functional necessity and practical rationality

Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Trombetta, Maria J. (ed.). Handbook on Climate Change and International Security. Edward Elgar: 201-217.

Introduction: Rethinking Methods of Investigation and International Organizations

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 1-18 (equal authors).

Participant Observation

Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 33-41 (equal authors).

Discourse Analysis

Audrey Alejandro, Marion Laurence and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 162-170 (equal authors).

Observing

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 19-20 (equal authors).

Interviewing

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 67-68 (equal authors).

Documenting

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 113-115 (equal authors).

Measuring

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 203-204 (equal authors).

Combining

Fanny Badache, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens. 2023. in Badache, Fanny, Leah R. Kimber and Lucile Maertens (eds.). International Organization and Research Methods: An Introduction. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press: 265-267 (equal authors).

The Material Impact of Peace Operations on the Environment and Cultural Heritage

Mathilde Leloup & Lucile Maertens. 2022. in Dorussen Han (ed.), Handbook on Peacekeeping and International RelationsEdward Elgar: 270-285. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781839109935.00031

Vers une dépolitisation des relations internationales ?

Marieke Louis & Lucile Maertens. 2022. in Bertrand Badie and Dominique Vidal (eds.), Le monde ne sera plus comme avantLes liens qui libèrent: 193-208.

Multilatéralisme et environnement [Challenges to Environmental Multilateralism]

Lucile Maertens. 2022. in Julian Hernandez and Jean-Vincent Holleindre (eds.), Nations désunies. La crise du multilatéralisme dans les relations internationales, CNRS Éditions. 235-252. 

Un enjeu de sécurité internationale ? : Les débats au Conseil de sécurité des Nations unies [An International Security Issue? Debates at the United Nations Security Council]

Lucile Maertens. 2022. in Nicolas Regaud, Bastien Alex and François Gemenne (eds.) La guerre chaude. Enjeux stratégiques du changement climatiquePresses de Sciences Po. 223-238. https://dx.doi.org/10.3917/scpo.regau.2022.01.0223

Climate Change and Security within the United Nations: Insights from the UN Environment Programme and the UN Security Council

Lucile Maertens & Judith Nora Hardt. 2021. in Eva Lövbrand and Malin Mobjörk (eds.), Anthropocene (In)securities. Reflections on Collective Survival 50 Years After the Stockholm Conference, Oxford University Press. 34-50

Afterword

Anthony Burke, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Simon Dalby, Francesco Femia, Stefanie Fishel, Sebastián Granda Henao, Judith Nora Hardt, Marcus King, Björn-Ola Linnér, Eva Lövbrand, Lucile Maertens, Beatriz Rodrigues Bessa Mattos, Malin Mobjörk, Henrik Selin, Dan Smith, Rickard Söder and Caitlin Werrell. 2021. in Eva Lövbrand and Malin Mobjörk (eds.), Anthropocene (In)securities. Reflections on Collective Survival 50 Years After the Stockholm Conference, Oxford University Press. 131-136.

UN Peacekeeping and Critical Security Studies

Lucile Maertens. 2020. in Kseniya Oksamytna and John Karlsrud (eds.), UN Peacekeeping and International Relations Theory, Manchester, Manchester University Press. 149-174.

Gouvernance environnementale mondiale [Global Environmental Governance]

Lucile Maertens. 2020. in Dictionnaire critique de l’anthropocène, Paris, CNRS éditions. 441-444.

Le cadrage de l’environnement à l’Assemblée [Framing the Environment at the UN General Assembly]

Alice Baillat, & Lucile Maertens. 2020. in Guillaume Devin, Franck Petiteville and Simon Tordjman (eds.), L’Assemblée Générale de l’ONU : Sociologie d’une institution politique mondiale, Paris, Presses de Sciences Po. 263-279 (available online)

Studying International Water Conflict

Lucile Maertens and Géraldine Pflieger. 2018. in Mara Tignino and Christian Brethaut (eds.), Research Handbook on Freshwater Law and International Relations, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar. 367-390. (equal authors) DOI: https://doi.org/10.4337/9781785360695.00029

Gouverner le système international. Le multilatéralisme en pratique(s) [Governing the International System. Multilateralism in Practice(s)]

Lucile Maertens. 2018. in Delphine Allès, Stéphane Paquin, Romain Malejacq (eds.), Un monde fragmenté ? Autour de la sociologie des relations internationales de Bertrand Badie, Paris, CNRS Éditions: 159-177.

The Field Study

Marieke Louis, Lucile Maertens, & Marie Saiget. 2017. in Guillaume Devin (ed.), Resources and Applied Methods in International Relations, New York, Springer International Publishing: 95-108. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61979-8_7

Environnement et sécurité : Analyse du discours onusien [Environment and Security: the United Nations’ Discourse]

Lucile Maertens. 2017. in Cynthia Fleury, Anne-Caroline Prévot (éds.), Le souci de la nature. Apprendre, inventer, gouverner, Paris, CNRS éditions: 25-37.

The Partial Climatisation of Migration, Security and Conflict

Lucile Maertens and Alice Baillat. 2017. in Stefan Aykut, Jean Foyer, Edouard Morena (eds.), Globalising the Climate. COP21 and the Climatisation of Global Debates, New York, Routledge: 116-134.

Quand le Bleu passe au vert : La sécurisation de l’environnement à l’ONU [From Blue to Green: The Securitization of the Environment at the UN]

Lucile Maertens. 2016. in Nicolas Clinchamps, Christel Cournil, Catherine Fabregoule, Geetha Ganapathy-Dore (eds), Sécurité et environnement (conference proceedings), Brussels, Bruylant: 59-82.

L’enquête de terrain [Fieldwork]

Marieke Louis, Lucile Maertens, and Marie Saiget. 2016. in Guillaume Devin (ed.), Méthodes de recherche en relations internationales, Paris, Les Presses de Sciences Po: 137-154 (equal authors (available online).

Le défi de la sécurité environnementale à l’ONU [The UN Facing Environmental Security]

Lucile Maertens. 2015.  in François Gemenne (ed.), L’enjeu mondial : l’environnement, Paris, Les Presses de Sciences Po: 205-214 (available online).

Environnement et aggravation des inégalités : les pauvres à la merci des dégradations environnementales [The Environment and Growing Inequalities: the Poor Facing Environmental Degradation]

Lucile Maertens. 2015. in Bertrand Badie et Dominique Vidal (eds.), Un monde d’inégalités : l’état du monde 2016, Paris, La Découverte: 140-147 (available online).

Le HCR et l’appropriation progressive de l’agenda environnemental [The UNHCR’s Environmental Agenda: An Ownership Process]

Lucile Maertens. 2015. in Christel Cournil et Chloé Vlassopoulos (eds.), Mobilité humaine et environment. Du global au local, Paris, Quae édition: 107-126 (available online).

Commentary on the UN Security Council Resolution 1929 on nuclear non-proliferation and Iran (in French)

Lucile Maertens. 2012. in Mélanie Albaret, Emmanuel Decaux, Nicolas Lemay-Hebert et Delphine Placidi-Frot (eds), Les grandes résolutions du Conseil de Sécurité, Paris, Dalloz: 537-556.

Articles in editor-reviewed journals

Le changement climatique en débat au Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU [Debating Climate Change at the UN Security Council]

Lucile Maertens. 2018. Revue internationale et stratégique, n°109: 105-114.

Changement climatique au Conseil de sécurité : reconfigurations du débat Nord-Sud [Climate Change at the Security Council: Transforming the North/South Debate]

Lucile Maertens. 2015. INFORMATIONS et Commentaires. July-Sept., n°172: 17-24.

Entre sécurisation de l’environnement et environnementalisation de la sécurité : le défi de la sécurité environnementale à l’ONU [Between Securitisation of the Environment and Environmentalisation of Security: The UN facing Environmental Security]

Lucile Maertens. 2015. Ceriscope, Special Issue on Environment and International Relations, n°4 (available online).

Défis écologiques [au Sahel] : environnement fragile, populations vulnérables [Ecological Issues in the Sahel Region: Fragile Environment, Vulnerable Peoples]

Lucile Maertens. 2012. Questions internationales, Special Issue on the Sahel, Nov.-Dec., n°58, Paris, La Documentation Française: 61-67.

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