I am a comparativist with an IR and public administration/ public policy bent. The central theme in my research is multilevel governance, that is, the incidence, sources, and implications of the dispersion of authority downwards, upwards, and sideways of central (national) government. Most of my research involves Europe but I have developed a keen interest in regional authority in Latin America and Southeast Asia and in the authority of international governmental organizations. Interests: identity, parties & public opinion, political elites (esp. the European Commission), decentralization, European integration, international organizations. Gary Marks and I are leading an ERC-funded project on the causes and consequences of multilevel governance, which will keep us out of mischief for the next few years. If you'd like to know more, check out the project's website.
Liesbet Hooghe's CV (May 2015)