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, former editor of the journal International Theory, and editor of 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 Theory
  • International History
  • International Law
  • International Order
  • International Relations
  • Ethics and International Affairs
  • Human Rights
  • American Power
  • Culture and World Politics

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

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

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Book

Book Chapter

  • Reus-Smit, Christian and Phillips, Andrew (2020). Conclusion. Culture and order in world politics. (pp. 319-328) edited by Andrew Phillps and Christian Reus-Smit.Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108754613.015

  • Phillips, Andrew and Reus-Smit, Christian (2020). Culture and order in world politics. Culture and Order in World Politics. (pp. 23-46) edited by Andrew Phillips and Christian Reus-Smit.Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108754613.002

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2020). International law. The globalization of world politics: an introduction to international relations. (pp. 303-318) edited by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2019). Being a realist about human rights. The limits of human rights. (pp. 121-136) edited by Bardo Fassbender and Knut Traisbach.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198824756.003.0009

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2018). Protean power and revolutions in rights. Protean power: exploring the uncertain and unexpected in world politics. (pp. 59-78) edited by .Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/9781108597456.004

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2018). Seeing Culture in World Politics. Theorizing Global Order: The International, Culture, and Governance. (pp. 66-90) edited by Hellmann, Gunther.Frankfurt, Germany: Campus Verlag.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Rae, Heather and Reus-Smit, Christian (2013). Grand days, dark palaces: the contradictions of liberal ordering. Liberal World Orders. (pp. 87-105) edited by Tim Dunne and Trine Flockhart.Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.5871/bacad/9780197265529.003.0005

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2013). The liberal international order reconsidered. After Liberalism?: The Future of Liberalism in International Relations. (pp. 167-186) edited by Rebekka Friedman, Kevork Oskanian and Ramon Pacheco Pardo.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. Anglo-America and its discontents : civilizational identities beyond West and East. (pp. 127-152) edited by Peter Katzenstein.London: Routledge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2005). Constructivism. Theories of International Relations. (pp. 188-211) edited by Scott Burchill and Andrew Linklater.London, UK: Macmillan.

  • Reus-Smit, Christian (2005). Liberal hierarchy and the license to use force. Force and Legitimacy in World Politics. (pp. 71-92) edited by James David Armstrong, Theo Farrell and Bice Maiguashca.Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. doi:10.1017/cbo9780511622021.005

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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