Professor Steven Bernstein

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Degrees: Ph.D., University of Toronto M.A., University of Toronto, B.A., University of Western Ontario


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Steven Bernstein is Professor of Political Science and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. He also co-edits the journal Global Environmental Politics and is a lead faculty member of the Earth Systems Governance Project. His research spans the areas of global governance and institutions, global environmental politics, non-state forms of governance, international political economy, and internationalization of public policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books and author of nearly 70 articles and book chapters including in Science, Nature Climate Change, European Journal of International Relations,  Review of International Political EconomyComparative Political Studies, Journal of International Economic Law, International Affairs, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Policy Sciences, Regulation and Governance, and Global Environmental Politics. Current research investigates transformative policies and initiatives to achieve decarbonization (with Matthew Hoffmann), coherence and incoherence in global sustainability governance and the challenge of legitimacy in global governance.  Website: