Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Prof. Dr. Tim Bartley


Portrait Tim Bartley

Since 2017 Professor of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis

2018 Volume editor, Research in Political Sociology volume 26, “The Politics of Land”

2017 Scholar in Residence, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Köln

2012–2017 Associate Professor of Sociology, Ohio State University

2012–2015 Editor, Regulation & Governance

2012 Faculty Co-Director, Social Science Research Council, Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship program, “Governing Global Production”

2009–2012 Associate Professor of Sociology, Indiana University

2010–2011 Visiting Scholar, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Köln

2006-2007 Visiting Fellow, Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Princeton University

2003-2009 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Indiana University

2003 Ph.D., Sociology, University of Arizona


  • Economic Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Global and Transnational Sociology 
  • Social Movements 

Funktion innerhalb des Exzellenzclusters

Visiting Scholar of the Institute for Advanced Study Konstanz (May–August 2018)

Research projects

“The Evolution of Transnational Governance”

“The Ethics of 'Big Data' Analytics”

Ausgewählte Publikationen

Bartley, Tim. 2018. Rules without Rights: Land, Labor, and Private Authority in the Global Economy. Oxford University Press.

Bartley, Tim and Niklas Egels‐Zandén. 2016. “Beyond Decoupling: Unions and the Leveraging of Corporate Social Responsibility in Indonesia.” Socio-Economic Review 14(2):231-255.

Bartley, Tim, Sebastian Koos, Hiram Samel, Gustavo Setrini, and Nikolas Summers. 2015. Looking Behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer. Indiana University Press.

Bartley, Tim. 2014. “Transnational Governance and the Re-Centered State: Sustainability or Legality?” Regulation & Governance 8(1):93-109.

Bartley, Tim and Curtis Child. 2014. “Shaming the Corporation: The Social Production of Targets and the Anti-Sweatshop Movement.” American Sociological Review 79(4):653-679.

Bartley, Tim. 2011. “Transnational Governance as the Layering of Rules: Intersections of Public and Private Standards.” Theoretical Inquiries in Law 12(2):25-51.

Schneiberg, Marc and Tim Bartley. 2010. “Regulating or Redesigning Finance? Market Architectures, Normal Accidents, and Dilemmas of Regulatory Reform.” Research in the Sociology of Organizations 30A:281-307.

Bartley, Tim and Shawna Smith. 2010. “Communities of Practice as Cause and Consequence of Transnational Governance: The Evolution of Social and Environmental Certification.” Pp. 347-374 in Transnational Communities: Shaping Global Economic Governance, edited by Marie-Laure Djelic and Sigrid Quack. Cambridge University Press.

Bartley, Tim. 2007. “Institutional Emergence in an Era of Globalization: The Rise of Transnational Private Regulation of Labor and Environmental Conditions.” American Journal of Sociology 113(2): 297–351.

Bartley, Tim. 2007. “How Foundations Shape Social Movements: The Construction of an Organizational Field and the Rise of Forest Certification.” Social Problems 54(3):229-255.


e-mail BartleyT[at]wustl.edu