NEW: Grand theories of European integration in the 21st Century. Journal of European Public Policy (2019)
NEW: Is Liberal Intergovernmentalism Regressive?Journal of European Public Policy (Feb 2019) + Supplementary appendix
Contested World Order. Review of International Organizations (Nov 2018).
RECENT: The RAI travels to Latin America. Regional & Federal Studies (July 2018).
MIA data (June 2019 latest update)  — including new data on IO policy scope 


Liesbet Hooghe is the W.R Kenan Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and recurring Robert Schuman Fellow at the EUI, Florence. Born and educated in Belgium with a PhD. from the KU Leuven, she was a Fulbright fellow at Cornell University (1989-90) and a postdoctoral fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford (1991-94). In 1994, she joined the University of Toronto. In 2000, she moved to the University of North Carolina. Between 2004 and 2016, she also held the Chair in Multilevel Governance at the VU Amsterdam. Hooghe has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the European University Institute in Florence, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, VU Amsterdam, the Konstanz University, Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, and the Free University of Berlin. She is a former chair of the European Politics Society section of the APSA and of the European Union Studies Association. In 2017 she received the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award of the APSA.

Gary Marks en Liesbeth.

Hooghe is a comparativist. The central theme of her research is multilevel governance — the incidence, sources, and implications of the dispersion of authority downwards, upwards, and sideways of central (national) government. Much of her research involves Europe, but she has developed a keen interest in regional authority in Latin America and Asia. She also works on international organizations.

Teaching: political behavior (elites, political parties, public opinion), multilevel governance, decentralization, European integration, international organization.

From 2010 to 2015, she was co-leading with Gary Marks an ERC-funded project on the causes and consequences of multilevel governance. It is summarized in five books published by Oxford University Press. Three are out: Measuring Regional Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. 1 (OUP, 2016), Community, Scale and Regional Governance: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. 2 (OUP, 2016), Measuring International Authority: A Postfunctionalist Theory of Governance, Vol. 3 (OUP, August 2017). The fourth book, A Theory of International Organization, is in press.

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

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Last updated: Feb 22, 2019

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