Professor of Political Science, The Information School, University of California, Berkeley
203B South Hall
Berkeley, CA 94704
Areas of Expertise & Civic InvolvementsWeber works at the intersection of technology markets, intellectual property regimes, and international politics. His research, teaching, and advisory work focus on the political economy of knowledge intensive industries, with special attention to health care, information technology, software, and global political economy issues relating to competitiveness. He is also a frequent contributor to scholarly and public debates on international relations and U.S. foreign policy. One of the world’s most expert practitioners of scenario planning, Weber has worked with over a hundred companies and government organizations to develop this discipline as a strategy planning tool.
Deviant Globalization: Black Market Economy in the 21st Century (edited with Jesse Goldhammer and Nils Gilman) (Bloomsbury Academic, 2011).
Shows the dark side of global trade, the illicit flows, black markets, and trafficking in drugs and human bodies that are as much a part of the new world (dis)order as multinational corporations and instant financial transfers.
The End of Arrogance: America in the Global Competition of Ideas (with Bruce W. Jentleson) (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Provides a “big picture” look at the 21st century international system and U.S. strategy.
The Success of Open Source (Harvard University Press, 2005).
Demonstrates how ensuring the free distribution of code among computer programmers can empower a more effective process for building intellectual products.
Cooperation and Discord in U.S.-Soviet Arms Control (Princeton University Press, 1991).
Argues that although nations employ many different types of strategies broadly consistent with game theory's "tit for tat," only strategies based on an ideal type of "enhanced contingent restraint" promoted cooperation in U.S.-Soviet arms control.