Profile: Jean-Marc Coicaud

Professor of Law and Global Affairs, and Director of the Division of Global Affairs

  • Associated Programs

    Jean-Marc Coicaud is serving on the advisory board of Global Policy Journal (London) and is a member of the Carnegie Council Advisory Board of Global Policy Innovations (New York).


  • Courses Taught

    Jean-Marc Coicaud has lectured extensively in various parts of the world, including Chile (Naval War Academy), China (Tsinghua University, Beijing University, Institute of International Law of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), France (École Polytechnique, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Institut d’Études Politiques), Hungary (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Italy, (European University Institute), Japan (Waseda University, Keio University, Chuo University), the United Kingdom (Oxford University, International Institute for Strategic Studies), and the United States (Princeton University, University of California at Berkeley, University of Southern California, Columbia University, New York University School of Law, Rand Corporation, US War College).

  • Education

    Ph.D. in Political Science-Law from the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

    Doctorat d'Etat in Political Theory from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Paris

  • Publications

    Jean-Marc Coicaud has published fourteen books (single-authored, co-authored and co-edited) and multiple chapters and articles in the fields of comparative politics, political and legal theory, international relations and international law. His books are available in English, French, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic, and include the following: L’introuvable démocratie autoritaire (L’Harmattan, 1996), Légitimité et Politique (Presses Universitaires de France, 1997), Politics and Legitimacy: A Contribution to the Study of Political Right and Political Responsibility (Cambridge University Press, 2002), Beyond the National Interest (United States Institute of Peace Press, 2007), Kokuren no Genkai/Kokuren no Mirai (Future of the UN/Limits of the UN - Fujiwara Shoten, 2007), Mai Xiang Guo Ji Fa Zhi (Towards the International Rule of Law - Sanlian Shudian, 2008).

    His latest book, co-edited with Hilary Charlesworth, is, Fault Lines of International Legitimacy (Cambridge University Press, 2009). His most recent chapter is “Solidarity: Meaning and Challenges”, in Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser and Leonardo Morlino, International Encyclopedia of Political Science (Thousand Oaks, CA, Sage Publications, 2011). His most recent article is, “Chugoku, gurobaru taikoku e no jouken” (“Strengths and Weaknesses of China, and the Evolution of the International System”),(written with Zhang Jin), published in Japanese in KAN: History, Environment, Civilization: A Quarterly Journal on Learning and the Arts for Global Readership (Tokyo, Fujiwara Shoten, Vol. 46/2011 Summer).

    He is now working on a book entitled International Legitimacy and Global Justice, for which he is under contract with Cambridge University Press.