Regional Authority Index (RAI) v.3
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.
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).
Last updated — March 17, 2021