William D. Coleman
William D. Coleman holds the Center for International Governance Chair in Globalization and Public Policy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. He is the Associate Director of the Joint PhD in Global Governance program and Director of the MA in Global Governance Program, and is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. He was the Founding Director of the Institute on Globalization and the Human Condition at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Born in Nelson, British Columbia, he received his B.A. from Carleton University and his M.A. and Ph.D from The University of Chicago. He has written five books: The Independence Movement in Quebec, 1945-1980 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1984), Business and Politics: A Study in Collective Action (Montreal: McGill Queen's University Press,1988), (with Michael M. Atkinson) The State, Business and Industrial Change in Canada (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1989). This book was awarded the Charles H. Levine Prize for the best book in the fields of public administration and public policy by the Structure of Government Research Committee of the International Political Science Association. The two most recent books are Financial Services, Globalization and Domestic Policy Change: A Comparison of North America and the European Union (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1996) and Agriculture in the New Global Economy (with Wyn Grant and Timothy Josling) (Edward Elgar: 2004). He has also edited three books in the public policy field.
He has been the Project Director of the Globalization and Autonomy Series of books that is being published by the University of British Columbia Press, where he is editor or co-editor of eight books (see http://www.ubcpress.ca/books/series_globalization.html). In addition to these books, he has written articles dealing with Quebec politics, business government relations, changes in agricultural policy, the making of financial services policy and globalization that have been published in journals in Canada, the United States and Europe.
- William D. Coleman, ed. Property, Territory, Globalization: Struggles over Autonomy. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011.
- Scott Prudham and William D. Coleman, "Introduction: Property, Autonomy, Territory, Globalization" in Coleman, ed. Property, Territory, Globalization: Struggles over Autonomy. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2011, pp.1-28.
- William D. Coleman and Austina Reed, "Plant Genetic Resources, Farmers' Rights and the Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights: Reinforcing Asymmetries in Autonomies". In Coleman, ed. Property, Territory, Globalization: Struggles over Autonomy. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2011, pp.172-194.
- "Globalization, imperialism and violence" in Jorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur, eds. The Dark Side of Globalization. Tokyo: United Nations University Press, 2011, pp. 19-31.
- Mario Blaser, Ravindra de Costa, Deborah McGregor and William Coleman, eds. Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age. Vancouver, B.C.: University of British Columbia Press, 2010.
- Yassine Essid and William D. Coleman, eds. Deux Méditerranées: Les voies de la mondialisation et de l’autonomie. Québec: Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2010.
- Petra Rethmann, Imre Szeman and William Coleman, eds. Cultural Autonomy: Frictions and Connections. Vancouver, B.C.:University of British Columbia Press, 2010.
- Louis W. Pauly and William Coleman, eds. Global Ordering: Institutions and Autonomy in a Changing World, Chinese Translation. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press, 2010.
- Mario Blaser, Ravi de Costa, Deborah McGregor and William D. Coleman, “Reconfiguring the Web of Life: Indigenous Peoples, Relationality and Globalization” in Mario Blaser, Ravindra de Costa, Deborah McGregor and William Coleman, eds. Indigenous Peoples and Autonomy: Insights for a Global Age. Vancouver, B.C. University of British Columbia Press, 2010, pp. 3-26.
- Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 2009
- Lauréat Trudeau Foundation Fellow (2007)
- Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award (1997)