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Francesco Duina

Module Co-Leader on transatlantic trade and global trade challenges
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Bates College logoFrancesco Duina is Professor of Sociology at Bates College (USA), where he is also a member of the European Studies Program Committee. His research and interests lie at the intersection of international political economic and economic sociology, with a special focus on EU policy making, legal compliance, and trade relations. He has written extensively on comparative regionalism (the EU, NAFTA, Mercosur, ASEAN, etc.). His articles have appeared in journal such as the Journal of European Public Policy, Journal of European Integration, Review of International Political Economy, Regulation & Governance, and Economy and Society. He has authored six books, including The Social Construction of Free Trade: The EU, NAFTA, and Mercosur (Princeton University Press 2006) and Institutions and the Economy (Polity Press 2011). He was on the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy during 2010-2015. He has held appointments at Harvard University (USA) and the University of British Columbia (Canada), where he was Professor and Head of Sociology during 2013-2015.


  • Duina, Francesco. 2019. “Why the Excitement? Values, Identities, and the Politicization of EU Trade Policy with North America.” Journal of European Public Policy 26 (12): 1866-1882.
  • Duina, Francesco and Tobias Lenz. 2017. “Democratic Legitimacy in Regional Economic Organizations: The European Union in Comparative Perspective.” Economy and Society 46 (3-4): 398-431.
  • Duina, Francesco.  2016. “Making Sense of the Legal and Judicial Architectures of Regional Trade Agreements Worldwide.” Regulation & Governance 10 (4): 368-383.
  • Morano-Foadi, Sonia and Francesco Duina (editors). 2011. Regional Trade Agreements Worldwide: Dynamics and Perspectives. Special issue of European Law Journal 11 (5).
  • Duina, Francesco. 2006. The Social Construction of Free Trade: The European Union, NAFTA, and Mercosur. Princeton: Princeton University Press.