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Patricia Goff specializes in international political economy, international relations theory, and international organization, with a particular interest in trade, intellectual property, and the cultural capacity of international organizations. She is co-editor (with Kevin C. Dunn) of Identity and Global Politics: Theoretical and Empirical Elaborations (Palgrave, 2004) and co-editor (with Paul Heinbecker) of Irrelevant or Indispensable?: The United Nations in the 21st Century (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2005). She is also author of Limits to Liberalization: Local Culture in a Global Marketplace (Cornell University Press: 2007).

Academic / Professional Awards

  • Wilfrid Laurier University Merit Award, 2008
  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Standard Research Grant, 2008, “The Political Economy of Traditional Knowledge” ($56,000)
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Instructional Development Grant, 2008, “Bringing Policy into the Classroom”
  • Wilfrid Laurier University Internal Grant, 2007, “The Political Economy of Traditional Knowledge”


  • Goff, P. 2015. “The Environmental Goods Agreement: A Piece of the Puzzle”. Centre for International Governance Innovation Papers No 72.
  • Goff, P. 2015. “Public diplomacy at the global level: The Alliance of Civilizations as a community of practice”. Special Issue on Diplomacy and Practice Theory.
  • Goff, P. 2015. “The Trade in Services Agreement: Plurilateral Progress or Game-Changing Gamble?”. Centre for International Governance Innovation Papers No 53.
  • Goff, P. 2014. “Transatlantic Economic Agreements: Parsing CETA and TTIP“. CIGI Paper No 35.
  • Goff, P. 2013. “Plumbing the Ideational Depths of Governance”. Symposium on Governance 19:3.
  • Goff, P. 2013. “Cultural Diplomacy”. Andrew Cooper, Jorge Heine and Ramesh Thakur (eds). Oxford University Press.
  • Goff, P. 2012. “Global Politics at a Crossroads”. 14:1.
  • Goff, P. 2010. “World Religions and Local Identities: The Case of Shariah Arbitration in Ontario, Canada”. Patrick James (eds). University of Toronto Press.
  • Goff, P. 2008. “Political Beliefs and the Academic Responsibilities of Undergraduate Teaching”. Journal of Political Science Education. With Jamie Frueh, David Blaney, Kevin Dunn, Eric K. Leonard, and Simona Sharoni. 4: 4.
  • Goff, P. 2008. ” Imagining Independence: At the Intersection of Cultural and Foreign Policies”. Brian Bow and Patrick Lennox (eds). University of Toronto Press.
  • Goff, P. 2008. “A Comment on the Effective Possibilities of Ultilateralism”. Alan Alexandroff (ed). Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
  • Goff, P. 2007. “Limits to Liberalization: Local Culture in a Global Marketplace”. Cornell Studies in Political Economy Series: Cornell University Press.
  • Chair, Department of Political Science and North American Studies Program • Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

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Global Political Economy / Waterloo Political Economy Group (WatPEG)Multilateral Institutions
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University
  • M.A., McMaster University
  • B.A., University of Western Ontario

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