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Regional Authority Index (RAI) v.3.1
RAI measures the authority exercised by regional governments within states. This release extends geographical coverage to 96 countries (including China, India, Pakistan) for 1950-2018. The unit of analysis is the individual region and scoring is annual. The dataset comes in five formats: RAI-MLG (each region or regional tier); RAI-Region (most authoritative regional tier in a country); RAI-Country (aggregated to the country); RAI-Indigenous (indigenous communities). RAI-Metro (metropolitan regions). A dataset on regional distinctiveness RAI-Rokkan estimates the normative, political, and geographical distinctiveness of 1766 regions in 2018. Click here to read more. [Last updated on April 26 2021.]

Data and codebook:  RAI-MLG || RAI-Region || RAI-Country || RAI-Indigenous || RAI-Metro ||  RAI-Rokkan 

Data citation article || replication data

RECENT WORK

TEACHING: Keys to European Politics –thirteen videos on the European Union, multilevel governance, the transnational cleavage

PAPERS: 

Cleavage theory. Handbook on EU crises (Jan 2021), pp. 173-94.
Language difference and regional authority.
Regional & Federal Studies (2021) || replication data
The changing political landscape in Europe. Routledge (Oct 2020), pp.20-44.

Grand theories of European integration in the twenty first century. JEPP (Feb 2019)

Is liberal intergovernmentalism regressive? JEPP (Feb 2019) + Supplementary Appendix

SYMPOSIUM ON MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE:

Dorothée Allain-Dupré, Tanja Börzel, Claire Charbit, Charlie Jeffery & John Peterson, Hanna Kleider, Arjan Schakel, Michael Zürn, and a response by Liesbet Hooghe & Gary Marks. The British Journal of Politics and International Relations (November 2020) 22(4): 753-826.   

BOOK:

A Theory of International Organization. Oxford University Press (August 2019)

DATA:

MIA data on international authority (1950-2010) || MIA data on IO policy scope (1950-2017) 
CHES-Europe trend data (1999-2019) on political parties || CHES Candidate survey 2019 (released Jan 22, 2021). CHES-Latin America forthcoming!

 

Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill and Research Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. He was educated in England and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University. In 2010 he was awarded a Humboldt Forschungspreis (Humboldt Research Prize) for his contributions to political science and received of a €2.5 million Advanced European Research Council grant (2010-2015). In 2017 he was recipient of the Daniel Elazar Distinguished Federalism Scholar Award of the APSA. He co-founded the UNC Center for European Studies and EU Center of Excellence in 1994 and 1998, respectively, and served as Director until 2006. Marks has had fellowships and visiting professorships at the VU Amsterdam, the Free University of Berlin, the Hanse Wissenschaftskolleg, Pompeu Fabra, the Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sciences Po, Konstanz University, McMaster University, the University of Twente, and was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Gary Marks en Liesbeth.From 2021 through 2025, Gary is co-leading with Liesbet Hooghe an advanced European Research Council grant on political polarization in Western societies, hosted by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI, Florence.

His research and teaching are chiefly in comparative politics, multilevel governance, and measurement. Marks has published in the leading journals of political science and sociology. His (co-)authored books include Unions in Politics: Britain, Germany, and the United States in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Princeton, 1989), Multi-Level Governance and European Integration (Rowman & Littlefield, 2001); It Didn’t Happen Here: Why Socialism Failed in the United States (Norton, 2001); European Integration and Political Conflict (CUP, 2004), The Rise of Regional Authority: A Comparative Study of 42 Democracies (Routledge, 2010), and four volumes that set out a postfunctionalist theory of multilevel governance: Measuring Regional Authority (OUP, 2016); Community, Scale and Regional Governance (OUP, 2016); Measuring International Authority (OUP, 2017); and A Theory of International Organization (OUP, 2019).

CV (April 2021) ||  Google scholar

 

Last updated — April 23, 2021

 

 

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