Frederick W. Mayer, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Political Science
Office Location: 178 Rubenstein Hall
Office Phone: (919) 613-9209
Email Address: email@example.com
PhD (Public Policy), Harvard University, 1988
MPP, Harvard University, 1984
A.B. in History and Literature, Harvard University, 1978
Recent Publications (More Publications)
- F.W. Mayer, Narrative and Collective Action (Forthcoming), Oxford University Press .
- S. Barrientos, F.W. Mayer. J. Pickles, and A. Posthuma, Decent work in global production networks: Framing the policy debate, International Labour Review, vol. 150 no. 3-4 (December, 2011) .
- F.W. Mayer, Multi-level games, in Handbook on Multi-Level Governance, edited by H. Enderlein et al (2011), Edward Elgar .
- G. Gereffi and F.W. Mayer, Regulation and Economic Globalization: Prospects and Limits of Private Governance, Business and Politics, vol. 12 no. 3 (2010) .
- Mayer, F.W. and Gary Gereffi, “Globalization and the Demand for Governance,”, in The New Offshoring of Jobs and Global Development (2006), International Labor Organization .
Research Categories: Negotiation Analysis, International, and Domestic
Research Description: Research: International trade policy; globalization and governance; philanthropic foundations; narrative and politics; international negotiations; North American Studies; political analysis
Frederick "Fritz" Mayer is director of graduate studies and associate professor of public policy studies and political science at Duke University ’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. Mayer teaches courses on globalization, international trade policy, negotiation, and political analysis.
Mayer’s research focuses on globalization and its effects, with particular emphasis on the labor and environmental effects of economic integration. His book Interpreting NAFTA: The Art and Science of Political Analysis (Columbia University Press, 1998) chronicles the history of NAFTA and explores the nature of the political processes that created NAFTA, both within and among Mexico, Canada and the United States . In a research project begun in 2002, titled “Two Faces of Governance: Public and Private Governance of Economic Integration in the Americas,” Mayer brought together participants from labor, environment, business and government to seek creative approaches to dealing with labor and environmental issues in the context of economic integration in the Americas.
In addition to his academic experience, Mayer served as senior international trade and foreign policy advisor to former U. S. Sen. Bill Bradley from 1992 to 1993. In previous stints in Washington, Mayer served as an aide to Congressman Sander Levin, as a policy analyst at the U.S. Environment Protection Agency, and as editor at the Close Up Foundation, an educational non-profit organization. From 1997 to 2000, he was director of Duke’s Center for North American Studies.
Mayer received an A.B. in history and literature from Harvard College, and an M.P.P. and a Ph.D. in public policy, both from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.