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Hortense Jongen

Affiliated to Research

School of Global
Visiting address
Konstepidemins väg 2
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 700
40530 Göteborg

About Hortense Jongen

Dr. Hortense Jongen is a Postdoctoral researcher in the research project ‘Legitimacy outside the State: Governing the Global Internet', led by Prof. Jan Aart Scholte. Taking a mixed-methods approach, she researches the legitimacy of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), one of the most developed institutions in private global governance.

Her PhD Thesis (Maastricht University, 2017) was awarded the 2018 Maastricht University Dissertation Prize for best PhD Thesis defended at the university in 2017 and 2018 (all disciplines except medicine and life sciences). The thesis dealt with the authority of peer reviews among states in the global fight against corruption. Taking a mixed-methods approach, she comparatively analyzed the authority of the OECD Working Group on Bribery, the Council of Europe's GRECO, and the Implementation Review Mechanism of the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

Research interests

Hortense's research interests are in the areas of authority and legitimacy in global governance with a specific interest in the governance of the Internet, mixed-methods research, and the global fight against corruption.


Dissertation (monograph) Jongen, Hortense (2017) ‘Combating Corruption the Soft Way: The Authority of Peer Reviews in the Global Fight against Graft.’ Maastricht: Maastricht University Press.

Journal articles

Jongen, Hortense & Jan Aart Scholte (2021) Legitimacy in Multistakeholder Global Governance at ICANN, Global Governance, Vol. 27, forthcoming

Carraro, Valentina, Conzelmann Thomas & Hortense Jongen (2019) Fears of Peers? Explaining Peer and Public Shaming in Global Governance, Cooperation and Conflict, 54 (3), 335-355

Jongen, Hortense (2018) The Authority of Peer Reviews among States in the Global Governance of Corruption, Review of International Political Economy, 26 (5), 909-935

Carraro, Valentina & Hortense Jongen (2018) Leaving the Doors Open or Keeping them Closed? The Impact of Transparency on the Authority of Peer Reviews in International Organisations, Global Governance, 24 (4), 615-635

Book Chapters Jongen, Hortense (2014) ‘The Dutch Policy Response to Undocumented Migrants. A Clash of Securitisations?’, in Bevelander, P. & Petersson, B. (Eds.), Crisis and Migration. Implications of the Eurozone Crisis for Perceptions, Politics, and Policies of Migration, Lund: Nordic Academic Press.