Matthew Hoffmann

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  • International Relations
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  • B.Sc., Michigan Technological University
  • M.Phil., George Washington University
  • Ph.D., George Washington University

Matthew Hoffmann



Matthew J. Hoffmann is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto and also in the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Toronto, Scarborough. He has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Ph.D. in International Relations from the George Washington University. He teaches and pursues research on climate change politics, global governance, multilateral treaty-making, complex systems and international organization. In addition to a number of articles and book chapters, he is the author of Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response (SUNY Press 2005) and coeditor with Alice Ba of Contending Perspectives on Global Governance (Routledge 2005). His most recent book is Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response after Kyoto (Oxford University Press, 2011). He is also one of multiple co-authors on a 2014 book, Transnational Climate Change Governance (Cambridge University Press).

Research Interests

  • Global Governance
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Social Constructivism
  • Complexity Theory
  • Climate Change Politics

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