NEW PAPER  Cleavage Theory Meets Europe’s Crises: Lipset, Rokkan, and Transnational Cleavage, by Liesbet Hooghe & Gary Marks. Forthcoming in Journal of European Public Policy.
NEW DATA    Pooling and Delegation in International organizations
NEW BOOKS Measuring Regional Authority and Community, Scale, and Regional Governance


Welcome! My name is Liesbet Hooghe, and I am the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I was educated in Belgium and received my PhD. from the University of Leuven. After a one-year Fulbright at Cornell University and a three-year postdoctoral fellowship at Nuffield College, Oxford, I joined the political science department at the University of Toronto. I moved to the University of North Carolina in 2000. Between 2004 and 2016 I also held the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU University Amsterdam.

Gary Marks en Liesbeth.

I am a comparativist with an IR and political behavior bent. The central theme in my research is multilevel governance, the incidence, sources, and implications of the dispersion of authority downwards, upwards, and sideways of central (national) government. Most of my research involves Europe but I have developed a keen interest in regional authority in Latin America and Southeast Asia and in the authority of international governmental organizations. Research & teaching topics: political behavior (elites, political parties, public opinion), multilevel governance, decentralization, European integration, international organization. From 2010 to 2015 Gary Marks and I were leading an ERC-funded project on the causes and consequences of multilevel governance, which is summarized in five books to be published by Oxford University Press. Two have been published: Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. I (OUP, 2016), Community, Scale and Regional Governance: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. II (OUP, 2016). The third is in press: Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. III (OUP, 2017). Volume I and Volume II are available until the end of March 2017 at a 30% discount. Please click here to check out.

To access data and publications related to the ERC project, please click Regional authority” and “International authority

CV February 2017

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