Mark Bevir is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for British Studies. He is also Professor in the Graduate School of Governance at the United Nations University (MERIT) and a Distinguished Research Professor in the College of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University.
Born and raised in London, Mark received his B.A. from the University of Exeter and his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford. Before moving to Berkeley, he held posts at the University of Madras, India, and the University of Newcastle, UK. He has held visiting fellowships in Australia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Norway, South Korea, the UK, and the US and has done policy work for governmental and non-governmental organizations in Asia, Europe, and North America, as well as for the United Nations.
Mark's research interests in political theory include ethics, political philosophy, and history of political thought. His work on public policy focuses on organization theory, democratic theory, and governance. His methodological interests cover philosophy of social science, history of social science, and interpretive theory. His most recent book, A Theory of Governance, was released in 2013.