Randall Germain is Professor of Political Science and Chair of the Department at Carleton University. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from the University of Victoria (Canada) in 1984, and his doctorate in Political Science from York University (Canada) in 1994. Prior to joining Carleton University in 2003, he taught at McMaster University, the University of Sheffield, the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He has co-edited the Routledge/RIPE Series in Global Political Economy (2000-2007), and convened the ‘International Political Economy Group of the British International Studies Association’ (1998-2001). His teaching and research interests are focused on the field of international political economy, including global economic governance and the political economy of global finance.