PROM Publications

This page contains publications written by current or former researchers in the PROM, which relate to the work done in the context of the research project.


Conzelmann, Thomas (2023): Peer reviews in the OECD. In F. de Francesco & C. M. Radaelli (Eds.), The Elgar companion to the OECD (forthcoming). Edward Elgar.


Conzelmann, Thomas (2022): Peer reviewing the rule of law? A new mechanism to safeguard EU values. European Papers. A Journal on Law and Integration, 7(2), 671–695. 

Carraro, Valentina (2022): The more the better? The complementarity of United Nations institutions in the fight against torture.Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 40(4), 354–378.


Carraro, Valentina and Hortense Jongen (2020): Peer review in financial integrity matters (FACTI Panel Background Paper 8); New York, United Nations FACTI Panel. Online


Carraro, Valentina (2019): Promoting compliance with human rights: The performance of the United Nations’ Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies. International Studies Quarterly  63(4), pp.1079–1093, doi/10.1093/isq/sqz078.

Carraro, Valentina,  Conzelmann, Thomas & Jongen, Hortense (2019): Fears of peers? Explaining peer and public shaming in global governance. Cooperation and Conflict 54(3), 335-355, doi/10.1177/0010836718816729

Carraro, Valentina (2019): Electing the experts: Expertise and independence in the UN Human Rights treaty bodies. European Journal of International Relations, 25(3), 826–851doi/10.1177/1354066118819138.


Jongen, Hortense & Carraro, Valentina (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), pp. 615-635.

Jongen, Hortense (2018): The authority of peer reviews among states in the global governance of corruption. Review of International Political Economy 25 (6), pp. 909-935.  doi:10.1080/09692290.2018.1512891


Carraro, Valentina (2017): The United Nations Treaty Bodies and Universal Periodic Review: Advancing human rights by preventing politicization? Human Rights Quarterly 39 (4), pp. 943-970. doi:10.1353/hrq.2017.0055.

Jongen, Hortense (2017): Combating corruption the soft way: the authority of peer reviews in the global fight against graft. Maastricht : Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.

Carraro, Valentina (2017): A double-edged sword: the effects of politicization on the authority of the UN Universal Periodic Review and Treaty Bodies. Maastricht: Datawyse / Universitaire Pers Maastricht.


Kühner, Martina (2016): Monitoring commitments made under the Kyoto Protocol: An effective tool for accountability in the anthropocene?; in: Philipp Pattberg and Fariborz Zelli (eds.): Environmental governance in the anthropocene: Institutions and legitimacy in a complex world; London and New York: Routledge, pp. 184-197.


Kühner, Martina (2015): The role of ‘soft’ monitoring instruments for compliance with international climate goals; in: Cörvers, Ron et al. (eds): Sustainable development research at ICIS: Taking stock and looking ahead; Maastricht: Universitaire Pers Maastricht, pp. 203-211.

Espey, Jessica & Walęcik, Karolina & Kühner, Martina (2015): Follow-up and review of the SDGs: Fulfilling our commitments (SDSN Working paper, 30 November 2015); New York: Sustainable Development Solutions Network.


Conzelmann, Thomas (2014): Who governs? Authority and authorisation in global affairs. Maastricht: Maastricht University (inaugural lecture; held on 20 June 2014).

Conzelmann, Thomas (2014): ‘The politics of peer reviewing: Comparing the OECD and the EU/OMC’; in Tannelie Blom and Sophie Vanhoonacker (eds.): The politics of informing the EU; Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 49-62.