Professor Marc Williams

Associate Dean (International), Professor
BSc(Econ) PhD lond.
School of Social Sciences, Dean's Unit

Contact

+61 (2) 9385 2394
+61 (2) 9385 1040
Room 116, Morven Brown
Kensington Campus
Fields: International Relations, Environmental Politics, Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
Tags: International Trade, International Relations, Climate and Climate Change, Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards

Research

Marc Williams is Professor of International Relations at the School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.

Marc’s current research focuses on environmental security in the Pacific (ARC Discovery Grant); transnational civil society and the world trading system; the politics of sustainable consumption; the political economy of genetically modified food; and race and the international order and. 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.

Research Areas

Environmental security; governance and the world trading system; the politics of sustainable consumption, and race and the international order.

Current Research Projects

Climate change and environmental security in the Pacific: The role of regional organisations
Marc Williams and Duncan McDuie-Ra, Australian Research Council - Discovery Project, Project ID: DP110105299 (2011-2013). Climate change will have a major impact on Pacific Island countries and territories. It will have profound consequences for the pursuit of sustainable development and regional stability. In particular it creates new security challenges which exacerbate existing security problems. This project with its focus on climate change and environmental security in the Pacific will promote a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the politics of climate change in the region and the intimate connection between climate change and security. Through its focus on the role of regional organisations in coordinating efforts to combat climate change and developing institutional capacity this project will be of policy relevance.

Postgraduate Research Supervision

Areas of Supervision
International political economy, global environmental politics and global governance

Recent Postgraduate Research 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

Current Postgraduate Research Supervision

  • 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

       Teaching

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

Affiliation and Memberships

Member, International Studies Association

 

Publications

    Books

    • O'Brien, R ;Williams, M, 2013, Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics, 4th, Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, Basingstoke
    • O''Brien R;Williams M, 2010, Global Political Economy, 3rd, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
    • Williams M, 2004, Global Political Economy: Evolution and Dynamics, 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, London
    • Williams M, (ed.), 2000, Contesting Global Governance : multilateral economic institutions and global social movements, 1st, Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom
    • Morris DL; Kearsley J; Williams M, (eds.), 1998, Cancer: a comprehensive clinical guide, Original, Harwood Academic Publishers, The Netherlands

    Book Chapters

    • 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
    • Williams M, 2011, 'Civil society and the WTO: Contesting accountability', in Building Global Democracy?: Civil Society and Accountable Global Governance, pp. 105 - 127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511921476.006
    • Williams M, 2011, 'The World Bank, the World Trade Organisation and the environmental social movement', in Non-State Actors and Authority in the Global System, pp. 241 - 255, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203165041
    • Williams M, 2010, 'Agriculture and the environment', in Global Environmental Politics: Concepts, Theories and Case Studies, pp. 164 - 178, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203844564
    • 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, M I T PRESS, pp. 155 - 185, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000279113700007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    • 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
    • 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
    • Williams M, 2005, 'Knowledge and global environmental policy', in Handbook of Global Environmental Politics, pp. 402 - 416
    • 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
    • Williams M, 2005, 'Globalization and Civil Society', in Ravenhill J (ed.), Global Political Economy, edn. 1, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 344 - 369
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    Journal articles

    Conference Papers

    • Williams M, 2005, '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 - 06 December 2004

Teaching

Postgraduate Research Supervision
PhD supervision
*International relations, international political economy.
*Food Security in Bangladesh
*The USFTA and trade in audiovisual services
*Private actors and Australian climate policy
*In search of the national interest: FDI policy under the Howard Government
* Critical interventions: knowledge and disaster
*Technical assistance, capacity development and aid effectiveness in Kosovo 1999-2009
*Human Rights in ASEAN
* Rights-based NGOs- a critical analysis
*Athens and Jerusalem: The Influence of Religious and Theological Thought on International Relations Theory

Masters supervision
*The ASEAN Charter: Progressive Integration?