Meet the editors

John Baylis is Emeritus Professor and was formerly Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and Pro-Vice Chancellor at Swansea University. Prior to that he was Professor of International Politics and Dean of Social Sciences at Aberystwyth University. He has published more than twenty books and over a hundred articles on aspects of strategic studies, nuclear history and international relations. His latest book is Strategy in the Contemporary World, 4th Edition, with James J Wirtz and Colin S. Gray (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). He is an elected Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Sir Steve Smith is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter. He was President of Universities UK from 2009 to 2011. He has held professorships of International Relations at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth and the University of East Anglia, and has also taught at the State University of New York (Albany) and Huddersfield Polytechnic. He was President of the International Studies Association for 2003-4, and was elected to be an Academician of the Social Sciences (AcSS) in 2000. He is the author or editor of seventeen books, the most recent of which are (edited with Tim Dunne and Milja Kurki), International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity (Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2010), and (edited with Tim Dunne and Amelia Hadfield), Foreign Policy: Theories, Actors, Cases (Oxford University Press, 2nd edition 2012), and of some 100 academic papers and chapters in major international journals and edited collections.

Patricia Owens is Reader in the Department of International Relations, University of Sussex. She has been a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, Visiting Professor at UCLA and held research positions at UC-Berkeley, Princeton, University of Southern California, and Oxford University (where she received a teaching award). She holds graduate degrees from Cambridge and Aberystwyth, is author of Between War and Politics: International Relations and the Thought of Hannah Arendt (Oxford University Press, 2007) and is currently co-editor of European Journal of International Relations.


The Globalization of World Politics   |   Seventh Edition   |   Edited by John Baylis, Steve Smith and Patricia Owens   |   December 2016   |   648 pages   |   Paperback   |   ISBN: 9780198739852