Peter Gourevitch

Bio Outline


  • Advisory Committee Chair
  • Successful Societies


  • University of California San Diego
School of Global Policy & Strategy


  • United States


PhD (Political Science), Harvard University
BA (Government), Oberlin College


Peter Gourevitch is a political scientist whose research lies in the areas of international relations and comparative politics.

He specializes in corporate governance systems in a globalizing world economy, comparing the differences in how countries structure companies and their relationships with shareholders. He is an expert on international political economy, with a particular focus on national responses to pressures arising from international trade and economic globalization, trade disputes among countries, and international trade negotiations. Recently, Gourevitch has also studied corporate social responsibility and the relationship between NGOs, regulation and international institutions.


Rockefeller Bellagio Residential Fellowship, 2008

Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 1995

Relevant Publications

Gourevitch, P. Political Power and Corporate Control: The New Global Politics of Corporate Control. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005.

Gourevitch, P. Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Crises. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1986.

Gourevitch, P. "The second image reversed: the international sources of domestic politics." Int. Organ. 32, no. 04 (September 1978): 881–912.