Political Science

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Gary Marks joined the department in 2004. He holds, jointly with Liesbet Hooghe, the Chair in Multi-Level Governance. He is also Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Marks' teaching and research interests lie in comparative politics: in particular, the European Union, multi-level governance, political parties, the development of the political left in Western democracies, American Exceptionalism, and the politics of economic policy. Marks’ recent books include Multi-Level Governance and European Integration, with Liesbet Hooghe, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States, with Seymour Martin Lipset, (Norton, 2000); Continuity and Change in Contemporary Capitalism, (CUP, 1999); and European Integration and Political Conflict, with Marco Steenbergen, (CUP 2004)and co-author with Liesbet Hooghe and Arjan Schakel of a double special issue on "Regional Authority in 42 Democracies, 1950-2006" (Regional and Federal Studies, 2008). Journals in which he has published include the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, and the Journal of Common Market Studies.


Gary Marks was educated in England, and received his Ph.D. in 1982 from Stanford University. He taught at the University of Virginia, from 1982 to 1986, and from 1986 at the University of North Carolina.

He has had fellowships at the Hoover Institution, the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, the WZB-Berlin, and the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, and the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg. In recent years, he has been visiting professor at Sciences Po, Konstanz, Twente, the IHS in Vienna, and Pompeu Fabra. He has served in several political science associations, and was Chair of the European Union Studies Association, US, from 1998 to 2000.

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