Matthew Hoffman

Matthew Hoffman
Political Science

Research Interests: 

  • Global Environmental Governance
  • International Organization
  • Social Constructivism


  • International Relations
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • International Organization


  • 2009 SSHRC "Governance and Legitimacy in Carbon Markets" co-investigator .
  • 2008 Leverhulme Trust International Networks Grant "Transnational Climate Change Governance" Partner in network of 16 scholars..
  • 2007 Univerisy of Toronto Connaught New Faculty Matching Grant "Contesting Climate Change: NGOs, Norms, and Governance"

Selected Publications: 

  • Matthew J. Hoffmann (2011) Climate Governance at the Crossroads: Experimenting with a Global Response After Kyoto, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Matthew J. Hoffmann (2005) Ozone Depletion and Climate Change: Constructing a Global Response, Albany: State University of New York Press.
  • Liliana Andonova and Matthew J. Hoffmann (2012), “From Rio to Rio and Beyond: Innovation in Global Environmental Governance,” Journal of Environment and Development 21 (1): 57-61.
  • Michele Betsill and Matthew Hoffmann (2011), “The Contours of Cap and Trade: The Evolution of Emissions Trading Systems for Greenhouse Gases” Review of Policy Research 27 (1): 81-103.
  • Steven Bernstein, Michele Betsill, Matthew Hoffmann, Matthew Paterson (2010), “A Tale of Two Copenhagens: Carbon Markets and Climate Governance” Millenium: Journal of International Studies 39 (1): 161-173.
  • Matthew J. Hoffmann (2009), “Is Constructivist Ethics an Oxymoron?” International Studies Review 11 (2): 231-252.
  • Robert Denemark and Matthew J Hoffmann (2008) “Not Just Scraps of Paper: The Dynamics of Multilateral Treaty-Making” Cooperation and Conflict 43 (2): 185-219.