Christian Reus-Smit is professor of international politics and head of the department of international relations in the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies at the Australian National University.

His publications include American Power and World Order (2004), The Moral Purpose of the State (1999), The Politics of International Law (as editor, 2004), The Oxford Handbook of International Relations (edited with Duncan Snidal, 2008), and Resolving International Crises of Legitimacy (special issue of International Politics, edited with Ian Clark, 2007).
Reus-Smit is series editor with Nicholas J. Wheeler of the Cambridge Studies in International Relations book series.


Duncan Snidal is associate professor in the department of political science and the Harris School at the University of Chicago. He is director of the Program on International Politics, Economics, and Security (PIPES) and chair of the Committee on International Relations.

His research focuses on international relations with an emphasis on political economy and institutional theory. He has worked on problems of international cooperation, including the role of international institutions and formal organizations in promoting cooperation.

Snidal is currently working on questions surrounding institutional change and the transitional regulation of businesses.