Steven Bernstein

Professor, Political Science
Co-Director, Environmental Governance Lab


Room 268S, 1 Devonshire Place

Steven Bernstein is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and Co-Director of the Environmental Governance Lab alongside Matthew Hoffmann and Teresa Kramarz, at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. 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. Publications include Unsettled Legitimacy: Political Community, Power, and Authority in a Global Era (co-edited with William D. Coleman, 2009); Global Liberalism and Political Order: Toward a New Grand Compromise? (co-edited with Louis W. Pauly 2007); and The Compromise of Liberal Environmentalism (2001); as well as many articles in refereed academic journals, including European Journal of International Relations, Science, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of International Economic Law, International Affairs, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Policy Sciences, Regulation and Governance, and Global Environmental Politics. He is a lead faculty member of the Earth Systems Governance Project and has consulted on institutional reform for the United Nations. Current major projects: “Legitimacy in Global Governance,” “Coherence and Incoherence in Global Sustainable Development Governance” (with Erin Hannah), and “Transformative Policy Pathways Towards Decarbonization” (with Matthew Hoffmann).