About Robert O. Keohane

Political Science

Robert O. Keohane is a Professor of International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He received his PhD from Harvard University where he returned in 1985 to serve as then Stanfield Professor of International Peace, and later became the James B. Duke Professor of Political Science at Duke University. Dr. Keohane was President of the International Studies Association from 1988-1989 and President of the American Political Science Association from 1999-2000. He stood as the Chair of the Department of Government at Harvard University from 1988-1992, and has, throughout his career, served in various capacities at International Organization.
In 2005, Foreign Policy identified Dr. Keohane as “the most influential scholar of international relations.” He is the author or co-author of numerous books includingAnti-Americanisms in World Politics (Cornell University Press, 2007); Power and Governance in a Partially Globalized World (Routledge, 2002); Designing Social Inquiry: Scientific Inference in Qualitative Research (Princeton University Press, 1994); International Institutions and State Power: Essays in International Relations Theory (Westview, 1989); After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy (Princeton University Press, 1984); and Power and Interdependence: World Politics in Transition (Boston: Little, Brown, 1977). Recent articles and book chapters include “Democracy-Enhancing Multilateralism,”International Organization, “Toward a Post-Kyoto Climate Change Architecture: A Political Analysis,” Cambridge University Press; “Accountability in World Politics,”Scandinavian Political Studies; “Anti-Americanisms,” Policy Review; “Decisiveness and Accountability as Part of a Principled Response to Nonstate Threats,” Ethics and International Affairs; “The Contingent Legitimacy of Multilateralism,”Multilateralism under Challenge? Power, International Structure, and World Order; and “The Legitimacy of Global Governance Institutions,” Ethics and International Affairs. He has received honorary degrees from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Science Po in Paris.

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