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McFalls, Laurence

Research Fellow


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Laurence McFalls graduated from Harvard University (PhD 1990, MA 1987) and UCLA (BA 1983) and he is a professor at the Department of Political Science, where he started his career in 1991, following a postdoctoral year as a German Marshall Fund of the United States Fellow. Co-founder of the Canadian Centre for German and European Studies (CCGES) in 1997, he has also directed the unit many times since 2000. McFalls is the Director of the International Research Training Group Diversity project, a Doctoral School run conjointly by the University of Montreal and the Trève and Saarland Universities in Germany.    

Areas of expertise


  • Laurence McFalls, ed., Max Weber’s ‘Objectivity’ Reconsidered, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 385 p.

  • Laurence McFalls & Mariella Pandolfi, “Therapeusis and Parrhesia,” in James Faubion (dir.), Foucault Now, Cambridge: Polity Press (2014).

  • Laurence McFalls & Mariella Pandolfi, “The Enemy Live: A Genealogy,” in C. Bell, J. Bachmann, et C. Holmqvist (dir.), The New Interventionism: Perspectives on War-Police Assemblages, London: Routledge (2014).

  • Laurence McFalls & Martin Beddeleem, « Weber in Frankreich, Foucault en Allemagne: Le dialogue interculturel des sourds-muets » in Christoph Vatter et Robert Dion (dir), Interkulturelle Kommunikation in der frankophonen Welt – La communication interculturelle dans le monde francophone, Sankt Ingbert : Röhrig, 2012.

  • Laurence McFalls, “Benevolent Dictatorship: The Formal Logic of Humanitarian Government” in Didier Fassin and Mariella Pandolfi, eds., Contemporary States of Emergency: The Politics of Humanitarian Intervention, New York: Zone, 2010, 317-334.

  • Laurence McFalls, « France », in Jeffrey Kopstein et Mark Lichbach, Comparative Politics : Interests, Identities, and Institutions in a Changing Global Order, 4th edition, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014, 87-134.

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