Research

Michal OndercoMy research concerns how actors function within institutionalized settings in international politics. I am interested how preferences of actors for action in such institutionalized settings are made, and what role does culture and material interests play in formation of such preferences. I have special interest in preferences over norm and rule non-compliance. As such, I maintain lively research interest in international relations theory, foreign policy analysis and nuclear nonproliferation.

Recently, I published a monograph Iran's Nuclear Program and the Global South: The Foreign Policy of India, Brazil, and South Africa, on how three big nonproliferation players from the Global South reacted to Iran’s nuclear program and what lessons they drew from international community’s reaction for their own foreign policy. 

[picture credit: Adriano Iaria/NYU Florence, 2015]