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Jean-Frédéric Morin

Jean-Frédéric Morin

Département de science politique

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Chair-holder, Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy 


Jean-Frédéric Morin is Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy and Full Professor at the Political Science Department of Université Laval.

Jean-Frédéric's current research projects look at international institutions. He is particularly interested in how international institutions innovate, interact and evolve. Empirically, he looks at institutions in the fields of trade, investment, intellectual property, outer space, and environmental governance. 

During the first term of his Canada Research Chair (2014-2019), Jean-Frédéric published 10 books (including monographs, textbooks and edited volumes), 28 peer-reviewed articles, 14 book chapters, and 10 policy briefs. In the same 5-year period, he supervised 13 PhD students and made more than 60 presentation in 12 different countries. 

His publications have appeared in journals such as International Studies QuarterlyEuropean Journal of International Relations, Review of International Organizations, International InteractionsGlobal GovernanceGlobal Environmental Politics, and Review of International Political Economy. His current working papers can be downloaded from www.chaire-epi.ulaval.ca/en .

Jean-Frédéric Morin is available to supervise PhD candidates in international political economy or global environmental politics.


POL-1005 Relations internationales et défis de mondialisation



Morin, J-F and A. Orsini, eds.(2021), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance (2nd edition), Routledge, 310 p.

Morin, JF. C. Olsson, and EÖ Atikcan (2020), Research Methods in the Social Sciences: An A-Z of Key Concepts, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 

Morin, J-F and J. Paquin, Foreign Policy Analysis: A Toolbox, Palgrave, 2018.

Coman, R., A. Crespy, F. Louault, J-F Morin, J-B Pilet et Emilie, van Haute, Méthodes de la science politique: De la question de départ à l'analyse des données, de Boeck, 2016.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Tereza Novotna, Frederik Ponjaert et Mario Telò (dirs.), The Politics of Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: TTIP in a Globalized World, Ashgate, 2015. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Amandine Orsini, Politique internationale de l'environnement, Presses de Sciences Po, 2015.

Coman, Ramona et Jean-Frédéric Morin (dirs.), Political Science in Motion: The Evolution of a Discipline Through its Journals, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2015.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Amandine Orsini (dirs.), Essential Concepts of Global Environmental Governance, Abingdon, Routledge, 2014.

Carta, Caterina et Jean-Frédéric Morin (dirs.), Making Sense of Diversity: EU’s Foreign Policy through the Lenses of Discourse Analysis, Farnham, Ashgate, 2014.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Politique étrangère : Théories, méthodes et références, Paris, Armand Colin, collection U, 2013, 315 p. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Le bilatéralisme américain : la nouvelle frontière du droit international des brevets, Louvain-la-Neuve, De Boeck, 2007, 580 p.

Peer-reviewed articles

Morin, JF and B. Richard (2021) "Astro-Environmentalism: Toward a Polycentric Governance of Space Debris", Global Policy, 12(4): 568-573.

Morin, JF, B. Tremblay-Auger, and C Peacock (2021) "Design Trade-Offs Under Power Asymmetry: COPs and Flexibility Clauses", Global Environmental Politics.

Kim, R. and JF Morin (2021) "Massive Institutional Structures in Global Governance: A Bird's-eye View of the Trade-Environment Supercluster Complex", Global Environmental Politics.

Morin, JF and M Cartwright (2020) "The US' and EU's Intellectual Property Initiatives in Asia: Competition, Coordination or Replication?" Global Policy

Hollway, J, JF Morin and J Pauwelyn (2020) "Structural Conditions for Novelty: The Introduction of New Environmental Clauses to the Trade Regime ComplexInternational Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics 20(1): 61-83.

Morin, JF, D Blümer, C. Brandi, and A. Berger (2019) "Kick-starting diffusion:Explaining the varying frequency of PTAs’ environmental clauses by their initial conditions", World Economy 42(9): 2602-2628.

Morin, JF, H Dobson, C. Peacock, M. Prys-Hansen, A. Anne, L. Belanger, P. Dietsch, J. Fabian, J. Kirton, R. Marchetti, S. Romano, M. Schreurs, A. Silve et E. Vallet (2019), "How Informality Can Address Emerging Issues: Making the Most of the G7", Global Policy, vol. 10(2): 267-273. 

Morin, JF and L. Gomez-Mera (2019) "The Evolution of Governance Systems: the Case of the Trade Regime" International Studies Review, :15-20.

Morin, JF and J Surbeck (2020) "Mapping the New Frontier of International IP Law: Introducing a TRIPs-plus Dataset" World Trade Review 19(1):109-122.

Morin, JF (2020) "Concentration Despite Competition: The Organizational Ecology of Technical Assistance Providers", Review of International Organizations 15(1):75-107.

Morin, JF, O. Serrano, M. Burri, and S. Bannerman (2018) "Rising Economies in the International Patent Regime: From Rule-Breakers to Rule-Changers and Rule-Makers", New Political Economy, vol. 23(3): 255-273.

Morin, JF and S. Jinnah (2018) "The Untapped Potential of Preferential Trade Agreements for Climate Governance", Environmental Politics, 27(3):541-565.

Gold, R., J-F Morin and E. Shadeed (2018) "Does Intellectual Property Lead to Economic Growth? Insights from an Improved IP DatasetRegulation & Governance, tbp vol. 13(1): 107-124.

Morin, JF, A Dür, L. Lechner (2018) "Mapping the Trade and Environment Nexus: Insights from a New Dataset", Global Environmental Politics, vol. 18(1).

Morin, JF, J. Pauwelyn, and J. Hollway, "The Trade Regime as a Complex Adaptive System: Exploration and Exploitation of Environmental Norms in Trade Agreements"Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 20(2), 2017, p. 365-390. 

Morin, JF and M. Rochette (2017), "Transatlantic Convergence of PTAs’ Environmental Clauses" Business and Politics, vol. 19(4):621-658.

Orsini, A, S. Louafi and JF Morin (2017), "Boundary Concepts for Boundary Work Between Science and Technology Studies and International Relations", Review of Policy Research, vol. 34(6):34-743.

Meunier, S. and JF Morin, "The European Union and the Space-Time Continuum of Investment Agreements"Journal of European Integration, vol 39(7), 2017, p. 891-907. 

Morin, JF and R. Gold, "International Socialization at the State and Individual Levels: Mixed Evidence from Intellectual Property", Cambridge Review of International Affairs, vol 29(4): 1375-1395.

Morin, JF, S. Louafi, A. Orsini and M. Oubenal, "Boundary Organizations in Regime Complexes: A Social Network Profil of IPBES", Journal of International Relations and Development, vol. 20(3), 2017, p. 543-577.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Richard Gold, “An Integrated Model for Legal Transplantation: The Diffusion of Intellectual Property Law in Developing Countries”, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 58(4), p. 781-792.  

Carta, Caterina et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Struggling over Meanings: Discourses on EU’s International Presence”, Cooperation and Conflict, vol. 49(3), 2014, p. 295-314.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Paradigm Shift in the Global IP Regime: The Agency of Academics”, Review of International Political Economy, vol. 21(2), 2014, p. 275-309.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Caterina Carta, "Overlapping and Evolving European Discourses on Market Liberalization", British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol. 16(1), 2014 p. 117-132.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Sebastian Oberthür, “The Interface between Expert Knowledge and Politics in a Coproduction Model”, International Studies Review, vol. 15(4), 2013, p. 577-579.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Amandine Orsini, “Insights from Global Environmental Governance”, International Studies Review, vol. 15(4), 2013, p. 562-566.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Amandine Orsini, “Policy Coherency and Regime Complexes: The Case of Genetic Resources”, Review of International Studies, vol. 40(2), 2014, p.303-324.  

Duchesne, Erick. et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Revisiting Structural Variables of Trade Negotiations: The Case of the Canada EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement”, International Negotiation, vol. 19, 2013, p. 5-24.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Amandine Orsini, “Regime Complexity and Policy Coherency: Introducing a Co-adjustments Model”, Global Governance, vol. 19, 2013, p. 41-51.                                                

Orsini, Amandine, Jean-Frédéric Morin et Oran R. Young, “Regime Complexes: A Buzz, A Boom or a Boost for Global Governance?”, Global Governance, vol. 19, 2013, p. 27-39.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Richard Gold et Kevin Daley, “Having Faith in IP: Empirical Evidence of IP Conversion”, WIPO Journal vol. 3(2), 2011, p. 93-102.  

Gold, Richard, et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Promising Trends in Access to Medicines”, Global Policy, vol. 3(2), 2012, p. 231-237. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, The Life-Cycle of Transnational Issues: Lessons from the Access to Medicines Controversy”, Global Society, vol. 25(2), 2011, p. 227-247.  

Bubela, Tania et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Lost in Translation: The Canadian Access to Medicines Regime”, Health Law Journal, vol. 19, 2010, p. 113-157.  

Gold, Richard, Tania Bubela et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Wicked Issues at the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Public Health: Mechanisms for Policy Coherence”, McGill Journal of Law and Health, vol. 4(2), 2011, p. 3-41. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, The Two-Level Game of Transnational Network: The case of the Access to Medicines Campaign”, International Interactions, vol. 36(4), 2010, p. 309-334.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Richard Gold, “Consensus-Seeking, Distrust, and Rhetorical Action : the WTO Decision on Access to Medicines”, European Journal of International Relations, vol. 16(4), 2010, p. 563-587.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Multilateralising TRIPs-Plus Agreements: Is the US Strategy a Failure?”, Journal of World Intellectual Property, vol. 12(3), 2009, p. 175-197.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, The Strategic Use of Ethical Arguments in International Patent Lawmaking”, Asian Journal of WTO and International Health Law and Policy, vol. 3(2) 2008, p. 505-537.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Gilbert Gagné, “What Can Best Explain the Prevalence of Bilateralism in the Investment Regime?", International Journal of Political Economy, vol. 36(1), 2007, p. 53-74.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Tripping up TRIPs Debate: IP and Health”, International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, vol. 1(1/2), 2006, p. 37-53.  

Gagné, Gilbert et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “The Evolving American Policy on Investment Protection: Origins, Scope, and Prospects'', Journal of International Economic Law, vol. 9(2) 2006, p. 357-382.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “La divulgation de l’origine des ressources génétiques : Une contribution du droit des brevets au développement durable”, Les Cahiers de la propriété intellectuelle, vol 17(1), 2005, p. 131-147 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, La brevetabilité dans les récents traités de libre-échange américains”, Revue internationale de droit économique, no 4, 2004, p. 483-501. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Une réplique du Sud à l’extension du droit des brevets par les États-Unis”, Droit et société, vol. 58, 2004, p. 633-653.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Water Export: Reconciling International Trade and Sustainable Development in NAFTA”, Journal of Water Science - Revue des sciences de l’eau, vol. 17(1), p. 119-124. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Le droit international des brevets : entre le multilatéralisme et le bilatéralisme américain”, Études internationales, vol. 34(3), 2003, p. 537-562. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, Les accords de bioprospection répondent-ils aux objectifs de la Convention sur la biodiversité”, Revue de droit de l’Université de Sherbrooke, vol 34(1), novembre 2003.  

Book chapters

Berger, A, C Brandi, JF Morin and J. Schwab, 2020 ,"The Trade Effects of Environmental Provisions in Preferential Trade Agreements", in International Trade, Investment, and the Sustainable Development Goals (edited by C. Beverelli; J. Kurtz and D. Raess) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 

Morin, J-F et M. Rochette, "Les dispositions environnementales des accords commerciaux: entre innovation et diffusion", dans Circulations de normes et réseaux d’acteurs dans la gouvernance internationale de l'environnement, sous la direction de Sandrine Maljean Dubois, DICE editions, 2016, p. 37-60.

Meunier, Sophie et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “No Agreement is an Island: Negotiating TTIP in a Dense Regime Complex” in TTIP in a Multipolar World (edited by JF Morin, T. Novotna, F. Ponjaert and M. Telò). Ashgate. A paraitre en 2015.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric and Sara Bannerman, “Tigers and Dragons at the World Intellectual Property Organization” in Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions (edited by D. Lesage and T. Van De Graaf) Palgrave, à paraitre en 2014. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, "L’adhésion des pays en développement au droit de la propriété intellectuelle : entre maréchaux, marchands et missionnaires", dans Droit et économie de la propriété intellectuelle (sous la dir. de M. Vivant), LGDJ, 2014, p. 3-22. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, "Global Environmental Politics", dans Globalization, Europe and Multilateralism, (sous la dir. de M. Telo), Ashgate, 2013, p. 227-246.  

Orsini, Amandine et Jean-Frédéric Morin, "La cohérence de l'Union européenne à propos de la gestion internationale des ressources génétiques : Stratégie rationnelle, politique bureaucratique ou socialisation internationale ?", L’européanisation : Sciences humaines et nouveaux enjeux (sous la dir. de D. Duez, O. Paye et C. Verdure), Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2014, p. 187-220

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Ina Lehmann, "La politique internationale de l’environnement", dans Manuel de Relations internationales (sous la dir de D. Battistella), Paris, Ellipses, 2013, p. 461-482.

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Maria Martin de Almagro "Spirals of Contentions: From Internationalization to Internalization", dans Routledge Handbook of International Organization (sous la dir. de B. Reinalda), Abingdon, Routledge, 2013, p. 350-360. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric et Mélanie Bourassa Forcier, “Pharmaceutical Patent Policy in Developing Countries : Learning from the Canadian Experience”, dans Intellectual Property, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health (sous la dir. de K. Shadlen, S. Guennif, A. Guzman et N. Lalitha), Edward Elgar, 2011, p. 202-223.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “L'ecopolitique internationale“ dans Introduction aux relations internationales (sous la dir. de D. Deschênes et S. Paquin), Montréal, Chenelière, 2009, p. 158-180. 

Gold, Richard et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Working Outside the WIPO Box” in Implementing WIPO's Development Agenda (sous la dir. de J. de Beer) Waterloo, Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2009, p. 57-69.  

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Mon bien est plus commun que le tien! ” in La santé et le bien commun (sous la dir de B.M. Knoppers et Y. Joly), Montréal, Thémis, 2008, p. 77-119. 

Bourassa Forcier, Mélanie et Jean-Frédéric Morin, “Canadian pharmaceutical patent policy: international constraints and domestic priorities”, A New IP Paradigm (sous la dir. de Y. Gendreau), Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2008, p. 81-106. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “Rhetorical Discourses in International Patent Lawmaking”, Biotechnology IP and Bioethics, (sous la dir. de R. Gold et B.-M. Knoppers), Markham, LexisNexis, 2009. 

Morin, Jean-Frédéric, “US Free Trade Agreements”, Intellectual Property : Bridging Aesthetics and Economics (sous la dir. de Y. Gendreau) Montréal, Thémis, 2006, p. 323-349.

Special issues

Jean-Frédéric Morin et Caterina Carta “Vox Market Vox Populi“, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, vol. 16(1), 2014.

Carta, Caterina et Jean-Frédéric Morin,  “Struggling over Meanings”, Cooperation and Conflict. 2014 

Jean-Frédéric Morin et Amandine Orsini (dir) “Forum : Global Environmental Governance”, International Studies Perspective, vol. 15(4), 2013. 

Jean-Frédéric Morin et Amandine Orsini (dir) “Managing Regime Complexity”, Global Governance, vol. 19(1), 2013.

Erick Duchesne et Jean-Frédéric Morin “Negotiating the Next Generation of Bilateral Trade Agreements”, International Negotiation, vol. 19, 2013.

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Research interests

  • Trade agreements
  • Design of international institutions
  • International political economy
  • Institutional interactions
  • Global intellectual property politics
  • International environmental politics
  • International relations
  • Political science