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Hans Günter Brauch,

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Free University of Berlin (Ret.)

 

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Kalevi Holsti: Kalevi Holsti: A Pioneer in International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, History of International Order, and Security Studies – To be presented by Barry Buzan. Springer Briefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice No. 41 (Cham – Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer, 2015).

ISBN (Print): 978-3-319-26622-0
ISBN (Online/eBook): 978-3-319-26624-4
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-26624-4

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On this Book

On the occasion of Prof. Kalevi Holsti's 80th birthday, this collection offers an autobiography, comprehensive bibliography and key texts of this renowned International Relations Scholar. His first texts examine: Hegemony and Challenge in International Theory, Problem of Change in International Relations Theory, International Theory in the Next Millennium, and Hindrances to Understanding in International Relations. Two key foreign policy texts focus on: Restructuring Foreign Policy and Exceptionalism in American Foreign Policy. These six texts were previously published but address issues that remain on the international agenda, such as foreign policy change and the ideological foundations of American foreign policy. Prof. Holsti was president of the International Studies Association and is the author of a major textbook that was translated into Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesian. Thousands of undergraduates around the world are acquainted with his work.

  • As a Pioneer in International Relations, Holsti's work influenced generations of political scientists and scholars of international relations, foreign policy analysis, and security studies.
  • On the occasion of his 80th birthday, the book offers a short intellectual autobiography and a comprehensive biography of all his published works.
  • Holsti is a former president of the International Studies Association

Contents

Part I: On Kalevi Holsti- 1 Biography - 2 Bibliography
Part II: Texts by Kalevi Holsti on International Theory - 3 Introduction on International Theory- 4 Hegemony and Challenge in International Theory - 5 The Problem of Change in International Relations Theory - 6 Along the Road of International Theory in the Next Millennium: Four Travelogues - 7 Hindrances to Understanding in International Relations
Part III: Texts by Kalevi Holsti on Foreign Policy Change - 8 Introduction on Foreign Policy Change - 9 Restructuring Foreign Policy: A Neglected Phenomenon in Foreign Policy Theory - 10 Exceptionalism in American Foreign Policy: Is it Exceptional?
On the University of British Columbia Issues - On Kalevi Holsti

With brother Ole at Atlanta ISA meetings, 1992

 

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Kalevi Holsti: Kalevi Holsti: Major Texts on War, Peace, and International Order. Springer Briefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice No. 42 Texts and Protocols No. 19 (Cham – Heidelberg – New York – Dordrecht – London: Springer, 2015).


ISBN (Print): 978-3-319-28818-5
ISBN (Online/eBook): 978-3-319-28816-1
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28816-1

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On this Book

On the occasion of Prof. Kalevi Holsti’s 80th birthday, this volume includes major texts of the renowned Canadian International Relations scholar on war, the state, peace, and international order. The first part includes texts on the Study of War, Use of Force in International Politics: Four Revolutions, and explaining the The Decline of Interstate War. The second part analyses International Sports Competition and the Creation and Sustenance of Statehood and Internationalism and Nationalism within the Multi-Community State. The third part addresses: The Peacemakers: Issues and International Order, Governance Without Government: Polyarchy in 19th-Century European International Politics and The Post-Cold War ‘Settlement’ In Comparative Perspective. Prof. Holsti was president of the International Studies Association and is author of a major textbook that was translated into Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesian. Globally thousands of undergraduates are acquainted with his work.

  • Holsti's work influenced generations of scholars of international relations, foreign policy analysis, and security studies.
  • The book offers a selection of his seminal texts on war, the state, peace, and international order
  • Holsti was president of the Canadian Political Science Association, the International Studies Association and professor of IR at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

Contents

Part I: Kalevi Holsti: Major Texts on War - 1 Introduction to Section on War - 2 On the Study of War - 3 The Use of Force in International Politics: Four Revolutions - 4 The Decline of Interstate War: Pondering Systemic Explanations - 5 The Medieval and Modern in Contemporary Wars

Part II: Kalevi Holsti: Key Texts on the ‘State of the State’ - 6 Introduction on the ‘State of the State’- 7 Citius, Altius, Fortius: International Sports Competition and the Creation and Sustenance of Statehood - 8 Internationalism and Nationalism within the Multi-Community State

Part III: Kalevi Holsti: Texts on ‘Connecting Peace and War - 9 Introduction to ‘Connecting Peace And War’ - 10 The Peacemakers: Issues and International Order - 11 Governance Without Government: Polyarchy in Nineteenth-Century European International Politics - 12 The Post-Cold War ‘Settlement’ In Comparative Perspective

On the University of British Columbia - On the Liu Institute for Global Issues - On Kalevi Holsti

 
On Kalevi Holsti

Kalevi Holsti

Kalevi (Kal) Holsti, of Finnish origins, is a leading Canadian scholar in the field of International Relations. During his academic career at the University of British Columbia, he was editor of the International Studies Quarterly¸ Co-editor of the Canadian Journal of Political Science, President of the Canadian Political Science Association, and President of the International Studies Association. He has published numerous books, chapters in edited volumes, and journal articles. Among the former are his textbook (in seven editions), International Politics: A Framework for Analysis, translated into Bahasa Indonesian, Japanese, and Mandarin, Peace and War: Armed Conflict and International Order¸ translated into Mandarin, The State, War, and the State of War, translated into Albanian, and Taming the Sovereigns: Institutional Change in International Politics. The last 3 volumes were published by Cambridge University Press. Holsti has been a visiting professor or scholar at the University of Hawaii, McGill University, the Australian National University, Kyoto University, and the International University of Japan. In 1983 he was elected to membership in the Royal Society of Canada, and in 2005 a foreign member of the Finnish Academy of Science and Letters. In 1997, he was named University Killam Professor of Political Science, the seventh scholar to be so honored since the University opened in 1915. Holsti is currently housed in the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia.

 

 

 

 
On Kalevi Holsti

International Politics: A Framework for Analysis.
New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. 1st ed., 1967, 7thed., 1996.
Translated to Japanese, 1972, Bahasa Indonesian, 1987 Mandarin (pirated)

Why Nations Realign:
Foreign Policy Restructuring in the Postwar World.

Boston: Allyn & Unwin, 1982
     

The Dividing Discipline:
Hegemony and Diversity in International Theory.

Boston: Allyn & Unwin, 1985.

Change in the International System:
Essays on the Theory and Practice of International Relations.

Aldershot, Hants: Edward Elgar, 1991.
     

Peace and War:
Armed Conflicts and International Order, 1648-1989.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Mandarin translation, Peking University Press, 2005.

The State, War, and the State of War.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Albanian translation, 2008.
     

Taming the Sovereigns:
Institutional Change in International Politics.

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

 
 
     

This photo was taken 25 April 2015 on Kal Holsti’s 80th birthday family reunion
in Kapa’a, Kauai, Hawaii. Courtesy of Rhonda Forsberg Photographer.

On the University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global center for research and teaching, consistently ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. Since 1915, UBC’s West Coast spirit has embraced innovation and challenged the status quo. Its entrepreneurial perspective encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

As one of the world’s top research universities, for more than a century the University of British Columbia has created positive change here and abroad. Today, centered on our two major campuses — the Vancouver campus and the Okanagan campus — we attract, nurture and proactively transform more than 58,000 students from Canada and 140 countries.

Vision

As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world.

Values

Academic Freedom
The University is independent and cherishes and defends free inquiry and scholarly responsibility.

Advancing and sharing knowledge
The University supports scholarly pursuits that contribute to knowledge and understanding within and across disciplines, and seeks every opportunity to share them broadly.

Excellence
The University, through its students, faculty, staff, and alumni, strives for excellence and educates students to the highest standards.

Integrity
The University acts with integrity, fulfilling promises and ensuring open, respectful relationships.

Mutual respect and equity
The University values and respects all members of its communities, each of whom individually and collaboratively makes a contribution to create, strengthen and enrich our learning environment.

Public interest
The University embodies the highest standards of service and stewardship of resources and works within the wider community to enhance societal goods.

Website: <http://www.ubc.ca/about/>.

On the Liu Institute for Global Issues

Named after Dr. Jieh Jow Liou, the Liu Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia conducts and facilitates leading edge research and debate on global issues – mobilizing knowledge into solutions and policy. The Institute takes an interdisciplinary problem-solving approach to explore new ideas and ways of learning to catalyze innovative thinking and positive societal change. Our three main areas of strategic focus currently include: Sustainability, Security, Social Justice.

Research

The Liu Institute serves as a hub for global issues research at UBC and provides innovative learning and research opportunities for UBC graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and community members that help to bridge the gap between academics and practitioners. We host regular workshops, panel discussions, colloquia and guest lecturers which lead to in-depth reports, policy briefs, books, academic articles and media coverage, on a range of technical and current affairs topics. We engage researchers and students across disciplines through partnerships with governments, NGOs and the private sector.

The Liu Institute also houses an interdisciplinary group of exceptional scholars, conducting global research in cross-cutting fields including international development, climate policy, food security, energy, law, business, political economy, international relations, comparative public policy, socio-cultural analysis, and socio-technical studies. Select current projects include:

  • Global Food Security
  • Civilian Self-Protection Strategies During Conflict
  • Resources Extraction and Recent Conflicts
  • Energy Poverty
  • International Relations in the Digital Age
  • Climate and Air Quality

Visiting Scholars and Distinguished Fellows

The Liu Institute for Global Issues invites leading scholars and distinguished practitioners to take up residence and engage in research and teaching activities at the Institute. Visiting scholars and distinguished fellows have focused their research in corporate social responsibility; transitional justice and reconciliation; conflict and development; conflict financing; climate and environmental governance; and international law and civil society.

Postdoctoral Fellows

The Institute currently has two Postdoctoral Fellows in the areas of sport for development and energy (electrification) in rural India.

Liu Scholars Program

The Liu Scholar Program brings together exceptional PhD students from across UBC to collaborate in cross-disciplinary research on global issues. Since its beginning in 2009, the Institute has welcomed 181 scholars to the program from a range of disciplinary backgrounds. Within the current cohort of 145 Liu scholars, there are 4 Trudeau Scholars, 20 Vanier Scholars, 35 Canada Graduate Scholarship and 22 Tri-Council Award recipients. A further 10 Liu Scholars have received International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Awards to undertake thesis research in developing countries.

Liu Institute Networks and Research Groups

The Liu Institute encourages and houses a range of global issue networks and research groups that connect researchers at UBC and provide a portal for information and idea exchange between the university and the broader community. A sample of these groups includes:

The Global Health Network seeks to enable the development of broad, transdisciplinary conceptions of global health, towards a more inclusive approach.

The Global Queer Research Group connects scholars, activists, and community members around research and policy issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities, both locally and globally.

The International Development Research Network is an inclusive social web, designed to connect graduate researchers working on a broad spectrum of global development issues ranging from sustainability to education.

The Working Group on Latin America and the Global Research Group investigates the relationship between Latin America and broader, global forces.

Global Policy Dialogue

The Liu Institute actively engages in global policy dialogue with the broader community including practitioners from government, industry and civil society. Select events and workshops include:

  • Farming for a Sustainable Planet with Navin Ramankutty, Professor, Global Food Security and Sustainability as part of The Future of Food Global Dialogue Series.
  • Confronting First World Hunger: Charity or the Right to Food as part of the annual Splane Lecture on Social Policy, by Graham Riches, Emeritus Professor, former Director of the UBC School of Social Work.
  • Seafood in an Uncertain Future: From Scenarios to Policies roundtable, co-sponsored by Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and hosted by the NF-UBC Nereus Program, UBC Fisheries Centre.
  • Approaching Perpetrators: Ethnographic Insights on Ethics, Methodology and Theory organized by Dr. Erin Jessee, Research Fellow.
  • The Analysis of Absence: An Enquiry into Institutional Capacity to Respond to and Prevent Conflict-Related Sexual Violence against Men & Boys presented by former Visiting Fellow in Residence at Green College, Chris Dolan.
  • ICCLR International Lecture Series with Eric MacDonald, Senior Trial Lawyer, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court The Hague

Liu Institute Facilities

The Liu Institute is located at the edge of UBC’s Point Grey Campus. The Institute is an award-winning, sustainable building designed by Arthur Erickson. The Liu Institute encourages government, industry and non-profit organizations to take advantage of the ideal setting for their strategy meetings and retreats. Liu rooms include the Multipurpose Room, the Case Room, the Boardroom, and the Research Unit. The Lobby Gallery fosters alternative and artistic forms of dissemination of research through critical artistic expression, enabling a space for creative dialogue about global issues among students, faculty, researchers and the public. Exhibitions, which run throughout the year, have included We are all the Same': Children, War, and Humanity in Northern Uganda and Taking Liberties and Policing Borders: Arbitrary Detentions and Deportation of Refugees and Migrants.

Website: <www.ligi.ubc.ca>