Mark Bevir

Mark Bevir

Professor of Political Science – UC Berkeley

In addition to teaching at Berkeley, Mark is a Professor in the Graduate School of Governance, United Nations University (MERIT), a joint research and training institute that explores the social, political and economic factors that drive technological innovation, with a particular focus on creation, diffusion and access to knowledge.

Mark uses philosophy and history to argue that social science is inherently historical and interpretive, and that this view of social science encourages more democratic policymaking. Recently Mark has been using interpretive theory to analyze current patterns of governance and some democratic alternatives.

His work on public policy focuses on organization theory, democratic theory, and governance, through both governmental and non-governmental organizations in Europe and the USA as well as the United Nations.

Fields of Interest:

Political Theory, Public Policy, Methodology


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