Marc Williams

Associate Dean (International), Professor
Emeritus Professor

Marc Williams is Associate Dean (International) UNSW Arts and Social Sciences, and Professor of International Relations at UNSW Sydney. 

Marc’s current research focuses on environmental security in the Pacific; the regulation of the sharing economy; the institutionalization of the BRICS, and race and the international order. He supervises research students working in international political economy, global environmental politics and global governance.

Marc teaches international relations and his previous research and publications have covered topics such as the politics of international economic organizations; international trade and the environment; civil society and global governance; and the developing countries and world politics.

Journal articles
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Downie C; Williams M, 2018, 'After the Paris Agreement: What Role for the BRICS in Global Climate Governance?', Global Policy, vol. 9, pp. 398 - 407, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12550
2018
Williams M, 2015, 'Global Governance of Genetic Resources: Access and Benefit Sharing after the Nagoya Protocol', GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS, vol. 15, pp. 187 - 190, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/GLEP_r_00320
2015
Williams M, 2014, 'North-South Economic Relations, Evolving Multilateralism and the Political Economy of North-South Regional Trade Agreements', The Journal of International Relations, vol. XXXVII, pp. 124 - 170
2014
Williams M; Zhang L, 2014, 'Fei zhengfu zuzhi zai gonggong waijiao zhong de shengfen fenxi Translated title: Analysis of the status of non-governmental organizations in public diplomacy', Gonggong Waijiao Jikan (Public Diplomacy Quarterly), vol. 19, pp. 50 - 56
2014
Williams M, 2012, 'Development Cooperation in the Twenty-First Century', Taiwanese Journal of WTO Studies, vol. XXII, pp. 1 - 38, http://www.airiti.com/ceps/ec_en/ecJnlIntro.aspx?jnlcattype=1&jnlptype=2&jnltype=14&Jnliid=2918&newIssueiid=124292
2012
Williams M, 2005, 'The Third World and Global Environmental Negotiations: Interests, Institutions and Ideas', Global Environmental Politics, vol. Vol 5, pp. 48 - 69
2005
Williams M, 2004, 'The national interest in a global era: Australia in World Affairs1996-2000', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 39, pp. 217 - 217
2004
Williams M, 2001, 'Trade and Environment in the World Trading System: A Decade of Stalemate?', Global Environmental Politics, vol. 1/4, pp. 1 - 9
2001
Williams M; Ford L, 1999, 'The World Trade Organisation,social movements and global environmental management', Environmental Politics, pp. 268 - 289
1999
Books
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O'Brien, R ; Williams, M , 2013, Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics, 4th, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke
2013
O''Brien R; Williams M, 2010, Global Political Economy, 3rd, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
2010
Williams M, 2004, Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics, 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, London
2004
2000, Contesting Global Governance : multilateral economic institutions and global social movements, Williams M, (ed.), Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom
2000
1998, Cancer: a comprehensive clinical guide, Morris DL; Kearsley J; Williams M, (eds.), Harwood Academic Publishers, The Netherlands
1998
Book Chapters
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Williams M, 2012, 'Global Economic Institutions', in An Introduction to International Relations, edn. Second, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 336 - 347, http://www.cambridge.org/gb/knowledge/isbn/item6528780/?site_locale=en_GB
2012
Williams M, 2011, 'Civil society and the WTO: contesting accountability', in Scholte JA (ed.), Building Global Democracy? Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 105 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921476.006
2011
Williams M, 2010, 'Agriculture and the environment', in Kutting G (ed.), Global Environmental Politics: concepts, theories and case studies, Routledge, London and New York, pp. 164 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203844564
2010
Williams M, 2009, 'Feeding the World? Transnational Corporations and the Promotion of Genetically Modified Food', in Clapp J; Fuchs D (ed.), Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance, edn. Food Health and Environment, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. and London, pp. 155 - 185, http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11806
2009
Williams M, 2008, 'Global Civil Society and Global Politics', in Kofman E; Youngs G (ed.), Globalization: Theory and Practice, edn. 3, Continuum Publishing Co, New York & London, pp. 73 - 86
2008
Williams M, 2007, 'Multilateral economic institutions', in An Introduction to International Relations: Australian Perspectives, pp. 237 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139168557.022
2007
Williams M, 2005, 'Knowledge and Global Environmental Policy', in Dauvergne P (ed.), Handbook of Global Environmental Policy, Edward Elgar, Northampton, MA, USA, pp. 402 - 416
2005
Williams M, 2005, 'Globalization and Civil Society', in Ravenhill J (ed.), Global Political Economy, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 344 - 369
2005
Williams M, 2005, 'Civil Society and the World Trading System', in Kelly D; Grant W (ed.), The Politics of International Trade in the Twenty-first Century, edn. First, Palgrave MacMillan, Great Britain, pp. 30 - 46
2005
Williams M, 2004, 'Contesting Global Trade Rules: Social Movements and the World Trade Organization', in Beneria L; Bisnath S (ed.), Global Tensions, edn. 1st, Routledge Press, Nw York & London, pp. 193 - 206
2004
Williams M, 2003, 'Contesting global trade rules: Social movements and the world trade organization', in Global Tensions: Challenges and Opportunities in the World Economy, pp. 160 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203017722
2003
Williams M, 2003, 'Social Movements and Global Politics', in Kofman E; Youngs G (ed.), Globalisation: Theory and Practice, edn. 2nd, Continuum Publishing Co, London and New York, pp. 79 - 92
2003
Williams M, 2001, 'In search of global standards: the political economy of trade and the environment', in The international political economy of the environment. Critical perspectives, edn. Original, Lynne Reinner Publishers, United States of America, pp. 39 - 62
2001
Williams M, 2000, 'The World Bank,the World Trade Organisation and the environmental social movement', in O'Brien R (ed.), Contesting Global Governance : multilateral economic institutions and global social movements, edn. 1st, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom, pp. 109 - 158
2000
Williams M, 2000, 'The World Bank,the World Trade Organisation and the environmental social movement', in Non-state actors and authority in the global system, Routledge Press, London, pp. 241 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203165041
2000
Williams M, 2000, 'The political economy of meat : food,culture and identity', in Political economy,power and the body, edn. Original, Macmillan Press, London UK, pp. 135 - 158
2000
Conference Papers
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Williams M, 2004, 'The World Trade Organisation and Challenges to the Global Trading System', in Liou T-H (ed.), International Conference on WTO, FTA and Australia-Asia Relations, International Conference on WTO, FTA and Australia-Asia Relations, NCCU, pp. 133 - 158, presented at International Conference on WTO, FTA and Australia-Asia Relations, NCCU, 03 December 2004 - 06 December 2004
2004

International political economy, international relations theory, international organisations, global environmental politics, global political economy

Teaching areas:
International Relations

Current teaching:
ARTS 2812 Politics of International Organization
POLS 5133 Global Civil Society and World Politics
POLS5161 Developing Countries and the International System

Areas of HDR supervision:
International political economy, global environmental politics and global governance

Current HDR supervisions:
Rebecca Pearse, PhD Politics & International Relations, The politics of emissions trading in the Asia-Pacific
Fajar Yusuf, PhD Politics & International Relations, Human rights in ASEAN
Mary Venner, PhD Politics & International Relations, Technical assistance, capacity development and aid effectiveness in Kosovo
Niveen el Moghazy, PhD. Politics & International Relations, Transnational acquisitions in land and their impact on food security

Recent HDR completions:
John Rees, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2009, The Dynamics of Religion in International Relations and Development
Giulia de Matteis, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2009, The Euro and Italian politics
Robert Nicholls, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2010, Regulating broadcasting in Australia
Kim Spurway, PhD Social Science & Policy, 2012, Decsion-making in Disaster Management
Sharon Springell, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2012, The Theory of Policy Alignment: An Ideational Explanation for Change
Mohammed Islam, PhD Politics & International Relations, 2012, Food Security in Bangladesh