Professor Christian Reus-Smit

Professor

School of Political Science and International Studies
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
c.reussmit@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 69457

Overview

Chris Reus-Smit is Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Before joining UQ, Professor Reus-Smit held Chairs at the European University Institute and the Australian National University (where he was the Head of the Department of International Relations from 2001 to 2010 and Deputy Director of the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies from 2006 to 2008). He is co-editor of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations book series, the journal International Theory, and a new multi-volume series of Oxford Handbooks of International Relations. In 2013-2014 Professor Reus-Smit served as a Vice-President of the International Studies Association.

Research Interests

  • International Relations
  • International Theory
  • International History
  • International Law
  • International Order
  • Human Rights
  • Ethics and International Affairs
  • American Power

Qualifications

  • Fellow of Australian Academy of Social Sciences
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University
  • Master of Arts, Cornell University
  • Diploma in Education, University of Melbourne
  • Master of Arts, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours, La Trobe University

Publications

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Available Projects

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Publications

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Book

Book Chapter

  • Dunne, Tim and Reus-Smit, Christian (2017). Conclusion. In Tim Dunne and Christian Reus-Smit (Ed.), The globalization of international society (pp. 425-432) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smith, Christian and Dunne, Tim (2017). Introduction. In The globalization of international society (pp. 3-17) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian and Dunne, Tim (2017). The globalization of international society. In Tim Dunne and Christian Reus-Smit (Ed.), The globalization of international society (pp. 18-40) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2014). International law. In John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (Ed.), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations 6th ed. (pp. 274-288) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2013). Constructivism. In Theories of International Relations (pp. 217-240) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Rae, Heather and Reus-Smit, Christian (2013). Grand days, dark palaces: the contradictions of liberal ordering. In Tim Dunne and Trine Flockhart (Ed.), Liberal World Orders (pp. 87-105) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2013). The liberal international order reconsidered. In Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian and Ramon Pacheco Pardo (Ed.), After Liberalism?: The Future of Liberalism in International Relations (pp. 167-186) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137303769

  • Pauly, Louis W. and Reus-Smit, Christian (2012). Negotiating Anglo-America: Australia, Canada, and the United States. In Peter Katzenstein (Ed.), Anglo-America and its discontents : civilizational identities beyond West and East (pp. 127-152) London: Routledge.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2009). On rights and institutions. In Charles R. Beitz and Robert E. Goodin (Ed.), Global basic rights (pp. 25-48) Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian and Snidal, Duncan (2008). Between Utopianism and realism: the practical discourses of international relations. In Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (pp. 3-40) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2008). Constructivism. In Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Ed.), Theories of international relations 4th ed. (pp. 212-235) Hampshire, NY, United States: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2008). Constructivism and the English school. In Cornelia Navari (Ed.), Theorising international society: English school methods (pp. 58-77) Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9780230234475

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2008). Constructivism and the structure of ethical reasoning. In Richard M. Price (Ed.), Moral limit and possibility in world politics (pp. 53-82) Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2006). Factors affecting peace and security. In Jack McCaffrie (Ed.), Positioning Navies for the Future: Challenge and Response. Proceedings of the Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference 2004 (pp. 26-32) Broadway, NSW, Australia: Halstead Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2005). Constructivism. In Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Ed.), Theories of International Relations 3rd ed. (pp. 188-211) London, UK: Macmillan.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2005). Liberal hierarchy and the license to use force. In James David Armstrong, Theo Farrell and Bice Maiguashca (Ed.), Force and Legitimacy in World Politics (pp. 71-92) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/S0260210505006790

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2004). International law. In John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens (Ed.), The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations 3rd ed. (pp. 349-368) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2004). Society, power, and ethics. In Christian Reus-Smit (Ed.), The politics of international law (pp. 272-290) Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2004). The constructivist challenge after September 11. In Alex J. Bellamy (Ed.), International Society and its Critics (pp. 81-96) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/0199265208.001.0001

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2004). The politics of international law. In Christian Reus-Smit (Ed.), The politics of international law (pp. 14-44) Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2003). International relations. In Ian McAllister, Steve Dowrick and Riaz Hassan (Ed.), The Cambridge Handbook of the Social Sciences in Australia (pp. 358-373) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2002). The idea of history and history with ideas. In Stephen Hobden and John M. Hobson (Ed.), Historical Sociology of International Relations (pp. 120-140) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2001). Constructivism. In Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater (Ed.), Theories of International Relations 2nd ed. (pp. 209-230) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (1998). Changing patterns of governance: from absolutism to global multilateralism. In Albert J. Paolini, Anthony P. Jarvis and Christian Reus-Smit (Ed.), Between Sovereignty and Global Governance: The United Nations, the State and Civil Society (pp. 1-28) Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Macmillan Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (1996). The normative structure of international society. In Fen Osler Hampson and Judith Reppy (Ed.), Earthly Goods: Environmental Change and Social Justice (pp. 96-121) Ithaca, NY, USA: Cornell University Press.

Journal Article

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

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