Kalevi Holsti: A Pioneer in International Relations Theory, Foreign Policy Analysis, History of International Order, and Security Studies

  • Kalevi Holsti

Part of the SpringerBriefs on Pioneers in Science and Practice book series (BRIEFSPIONEER, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. On Kalevi Holsti

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-2
    2. Kalevi Holsti
      Pages 3-12
    3. Kalevi Holsti
      Pages 13-18
  3. Texts by Kalevi Holsti on International Theory

  4. Texts by Kalevi Holsti on Foreign Policy Analysis

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 147-156

About this book


In honour of Prof. Kalevi Holsti’s 80th birthday, this collection presents 15 of the renowned Political Scientist’s major essays and research projects. It also offers a collection of his writings and essays on theories of international relations, foreign policy analysis, security and the world order. These previously published works address issues that remain “hot topics” on the international agenda, such as the changing nature of warfare and the causes of failed states; major essays also evaluate the current search for international order. Prof. Holsti is the author of a major textbook that has been translated into Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesian. Thousands of undergraduates around the world are acquainted with his work.


American Foreign Policy Critical analysis of Theories of International Relations Foreign Policy Analysis The Causes of War and The Conditions of Peace The Sources of World Order/Disorder

Authors and affiliations

  • Kalevi Holsti
    • 1
  1. 1.Liu Institute for Global IssuesUniversity of British ColumbiaVANCOUVERCanada

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