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Gary Marks en Liesbeth.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, where he is co-leading an ERC advanced grant. 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. He was the PI 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. In 2023 Marks was awarded the Martha Derthick Award by the Federalism & Intergovernmental Relations Section of the American Political Science Association for his co-authored book ‘Multi-Level Governance and European Integration.’ On January 26, 2024, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Maastricht University for his work on multilevel governance.

Marks 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 European University Institute in Florence, 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 he was National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

From 2021 through mid-2026, Gary is co-leading with Liesbet Hooghe an advanced European Research Council grant on political polarization in Western societies. The Transnational Lab is hosted at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the EUI, Florence.

Gary Marks is editor of the book series Transformations in Governance with Oxford University Press (with Liesbet Hooghe and Walter Mattli), and editor of the Cambridge Elements Series in European Politics (with Catherine De Vries).

His research and teaching are chiefly in comparative politics, multilevel governance, and measurement. Gary 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).

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Gary is based at the EUI from mid-January 2024 through the end of 2024.


Last updated –June 16, 2024

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