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Regional Authority Index (RAI) v.3
RAI measures the authority exercised by regional governments within states. This release expands geographical coverage from 81 to 96 countries (now including China, India, Pakistan), extends the time period from 1950 through 2018, and covers metropolitan regions. Scoring is annual and the unit of analysis is the individual region. RAI-MLG summarizes annual scores for each region or regional tier; RAI-Region summarizes annual scores for the most authoritative regional tier; RAI-Country contains annual scores for each country; RAI-Indigenous summarizes annual scores for indigenous governance. RAI-metro (metropolitan regions) is forthcoming. RAI-Rokkan estimates the normative, political, and geographical distinctiveness of 1766 regions in 95 countries in 2018. Click here to read more. [Version of March 17, 2021.]

Data and codebook:  RAI-MLG || RAI-Region || RAI-Country || RAI-Indigenous ||  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)

 

Gary Marks is Burton Craige Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. 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 he was the recipient of a €2.5 million Advanced European Research Council grant (2010-2015). In 2017 he received 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. Professor Marks is a Robert Schuman Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence.

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 OECD Democracies (Routledge, 2010), and most recently, 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 (May 2020) ||  Google scholar

 

Last updated — March 17, 2021

 

 

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