Gary Marks, Burton Craige Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Chair in Multilevel Governance at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, is among the world’s leading political scientists working in the fields of comparative politics, international relations, and political theory. Marks and his wife, the political scientist Professor Liesbet Hooghe, will be in Berlin-Dahlem from September 2010 through June 2011. As part of the DFG Research Unit, Marks and Hooghe will concentrate their research on the causes and consequences of governance in multilevel systems (multilevel governance).
The Transformative Power of Europe Research Unit began its work in July 2008 and will continue to be funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) until 2012 with altogether four million euros.
Humboldt Research Awards are granted in recognition of a researcher’s achievements to date. They are intended for scholars whose fundamental discoveries, new theories, or insights have had a significant impact on their own discipline and who are expected to continue producing cutting-edge achievements in the future.