FORA.tv Speaker - Hendrik Spruyt
Professor Spruyt is Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations and Director of the Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies. He previously taught at Columbia University (1991-1999) and Arizona State University (1999-2003) before joining the faculty at Northwestern. He received a doctorandus from the Law Faculty at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands) in 1983 and his Ph. D. from the University of California (San Diego) in 1991. In 1997 to 1998 he was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Professor Spruyt is also a former coeditor of the Review of International Political Economy. He is the author of The Sovereign State and Its Competitors (Princeton UP, 1994) which won the J. David Greenstone Prize for best book in History and Politics (1994-1996). His book Ending Empire: Contested Sovereignty and Territorial Partition (Cornell UP, 2005) was a runner up for the Greenstone Prize in 2006. He is also the author of Global Horizons (University of Toronto, 2009) and coauthor with Alexander Cooley of Contracting States: Sovereign Transfers in International Relations (Princeton UP, 2009). In addition, he has published roughly two dozen chapters and articles. His research intersects comparative politics with international relations and focuses particularly on the formation of polities and their disintegration, and the rise and demise of territorial sovereignty.
05.10.12 | 00:35:13 min
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