BA (Hons) (Griffith), PhD (LSE), Dip in Italian Language (Universita' per Stranieri, Perugia)
Political science

Professor Linda Weiss received her doctorate from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is Professor in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. She has lectured widely in North America, Europe, and East Asia and has held visiting research appointments at UCLA, Cornell, the LSE, the European University Institute, University of Rome, Stockholm School of Economics, Academia Sinica, Seoul National University, and the Academia Sinica. She currently serves on the editorial boards of several international journals.

Her specialism is the comparative and international politics of economic development, with a focus on state capacity and public-private sector relations. Her work on the topics of globalisation and state power, developmental states, and trade politics has resulted in six books and numerous scholarly papers, a number of which have appeared in seven foreign language translations.

Her current research shifts the focus of earlier work from Europe and East Asia to the United States. In collaboration with a group of American scholars she is working on an internationally funded project that probes the pubic-private hybridisation of the 21st century state. She is also preparing a book-length study of the political economy of national security in the United States.

  • Linda Weiss (1998) The Myth of the Powerless State. Ithaca NY: Cornell University Press and Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Linda Weiss and John Hobson (1995) States and Economic Development: A Comparative Historical Analysis. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Linda Weiss (1988) Creating Capitalism: Explorations in Social Structures Series. Oxford and New York: Blackwell.
  • Linda Weiss ed. (2003) States in the Global Economy: Bringing institutions back in. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press.