Prof. Louis W. Pauly

Portrait Foto Prof. Louis W. Pauly (Photo: Louis Pauly)
Photo: Louis Pauly


Former Visiting Researcher of the Research Unit


Louis W. Pauly is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Globalization and Governance.  From September to December 2013, and again from March to June 2014, he was the Karl Deutsch Guest Professor at the WZB in the Global Governance Research Unit.  His current research project, “Governing Global Risks”, continues a long-standing collaboration with Prof. Dr. Edgar Grande.  The project explores new preventive governance instruments and innovations in regional and global arrangements for compensation and adaptation.

Selected Publications

Power in a Complex Global System.  Abingdon, UK:  Routledge, forthcoming. (Co-author; editor, with Bruce Jentleson).

“The Political Economy of Global Financial Crises,” in Global Political Economy, Fourth Edition, edited by John Ravenhill, Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2013.

“The Democratic State in a Global Economy,” in Richard Sandbrook and Ali Burak Guven, eds., Civilizing Globalization, Second Edition, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2013.  

“Chinese IPE Debates on (American) Hegemony,” Review of International Political Economy, vol. 20, no. 6, December 2013. (With Wang Yong.)

 “Democracy and Globalization,” in Zur kritischen Theorie der politischen Gesellschaft,edited by Olaf Asbach et al., Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag, 2012, pp. 293-306.

“The Old and the New Politics of International Financial Stability,” Journal of Common Market Studies, vol. 47, no. 5, 2009, pp. 955-975.

Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World. Vancouver:  University of British Columbia Press, 2008. (Co-author; editor, with William D. Coleman.) 

Complex Sovereignty:  Reconstituting Political Authority in the Twenty-First Century.  Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2005.  (Co-author; editor, with Edgar Grande.)

Democracy beyond the State?  The European Dilemma and the Emerging Global Order.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Publishers/Toronto:  University of Toronto Press, 2000. (Co-author; editor, with Michael Th. Greven.)