Most of my research so far has been oriented around the questions of the performance of international organizations, with a particular focus on information flows within them. Recently, I started to look much more systematically into how information flows not only within international organizations, but also among states and societies – in other words into how inter-connected the world is in the realm of political information.
  • When it comes to international organizations, I am particularly interested in how their design affects their performance. I understand international organizations as political systems of their own kind, and thus I conceptualize their performance as the ability to perform their key system functions. This framework is relatively comprehensively presented in my recent research monograph on Negotiations in the World Trade Organization.

  • My work on the performance of international organizations is closely connected also with my long-term interest in international public administrations, or simply international bureaucracies. I was the principal investigator of a Czech Science Foundation-funded project on this topic "Global bureaucracy: The politics of international organizations staffing".

  • Since relatively recently, I have been working on an exciting agenda of information connections between states, in particular in the realm of publicly available, politically relevant information (as reported in media). The result is that since 2021, I am the principal investigator of project GLOWIN, Global Flows of Political Information. Together with my collaborators, we hope to be able to bring important new insights into the information dimension of globalization and international politics.

  • For the results of my research so far, please check out the section with publications.
Ⓒ Michal Parizek