Steven Bernstein

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  • International Relations
  • Public Policy


  • M.A., University of Western Ontario
  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto
  • Ph.D., University of Toronto

Steven Bernstein


Associate Chair, Department of Political Science
Graduate Director, Department of Political Science


Research interests: global governance, global environmental politics, international political economy, internationalization of public policy, and international institutions. Publications include: Unsettled Legitimacy: Political Community, Power, and Authority in a Global Era, co-edited with William Coleman (2009), Global Liberalism and Political Order: Toward a New Grand Compromise? co-edited with Louis W. Pauly (2007); The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism (2001); and articles in European Journal of International Relations, Review of International Political Economy, Science, International Affairs, Comparative Political Studies, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Policy Sciences, Regulation and Governance, Journal of International Economic Law, and Global Environmental Politics. He is a lead faculty member of the Earth Systems Governance Project and has consulted on institutional reform for the United Nations. Current major projects: “Legitimacy in Global Governance,” “Coherence and Incoherence in Global Sustainable Development Governance” (with Erin Hannah), and “Transformative Policy Pathways Towards Decarbonization” (with Matthew Hoffmann).
Research Interests:
• Global Governance and Institutions,
• Environmental Politics,
• International Political Economy,
• Non-State Governance
link to the environmental governance lab website: http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/egl/

Research Interests

  • Global Governance and Institutions
  • Environmental Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • Non-State Governance

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