Stephen D. Krasner

International political economy and state sovereignty expert Stephen Krasner

Advisor, International Political Economy and State Sovereignty

Stephen brings to Politas insight on the impact of special jurisdictions on state sovereignty and international political relations. 

He is the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations at Stanford, and a Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Hoover Institution.  From February 2005 to April 2007 he was Director of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace, and was a member of the Foreign Policy Advisory Board of the Department of State from 2012 to 2014. He edited International Organization from 1986 to 1992. 

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is a Mercator Fellow at the Free University and was a Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg in 2000-2001. He has written or edited eight books and more than eighty articles.

Stephen's work has dealt primarily with sovereignty, American foreign policy, and the political determinants of international economic relations. His major publications include Defending the National Interest: Raw Materials Investment and American Foreign Policy (1978), Structural Conflict: The Third World Against Global Liberalism (1985), and Sovereignty: Organized Hypocrisy(1999). Publications he has edited include International Regimes (1983), Exploration and Contestation in the Study of World Politics (co-editor, 1999),  Problematic Sovereignty: Contested Rules and Political Possibilities (2001), and Power, the State, and Sovereignty: Essays on International Relations (2009). He received a BA in history from Cornell University, an MA in international affairs from Columbia University and a PhD in political science from Harvard.