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Stanley Hoffmann

Stanley Hoffmann
Born (1928-11-27) 27 November 1928
Vienna, Austria
Citizenship French
Fields Political science
Institutions Harvard University
Alma mater Sciences Po

Stanley Hoffmann (born 27 November 1928) is the Paul and Catherine Buttenweiser University Professor, emeritus at Harvard University.


  • Biography 1
  • Published work 2
    • As sole author 2.1
    • Collaborative work 2.2
    • Editorial work 2.3
    • Collaborative editorial work 2.4
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Hoffmann was born in Vienna in 1928, and moved to France with his family the following year.[1] A French citizen since 1947, Hoffmann spent his childhood between Paris and Nice before studying at Sciences Po. He followed an academic career in the United States and founded Harvard's Center for European Studies in 1968.

Hoffmann also participated as a political expert in the film The World According to Bush, dealing with the vicissitudes of the Bush administration after the 2000 presidential election.

Published work

As sole author

  • The State of War: Essays on the Theory and Practice of International Politics, (Praeger, 1965).
  • Gulliver's Troubles: or, the Setting of American Foreign Policy, (McGraw-Hill, 1968).
  • International Organization and the International System, (International Organization, Vol. 24 No. 3 Summer, 1970).
  • Decline or Renewal? France since the 1930s, (Viking Press, 1974).
  • Primacy or World Order: American Foreign Policy since the Cold War, (McGraw-Hill, 1978).
  • Duties beyond Borders: On the Limits and Possibilities of Ethical International Politics, (Syracuse University Press, 1981).
  • Dead Ends: American Foreign Policy in the New Cold War, (Ballinger Publishing, 1983).
  • Janus and Minerva: Essays in the Theory and Practice of International Politics, (Westview Press, 1987).
  • The European Sisyphus: Essays on Europe, 1964-1994, (Westview Press, 1995).
  • World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era, (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998).
  • World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold War Era, Updated ed.,(Rowman & Littlefield, 2000).

Collaborative work

  • The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention, with Robert C. Johansen, James P. Sterba, and Raimo Vayrynen, (University of Notre Dame Press, 1996).
  • Gulliver Unbound: America's Imperial Temptation and the War in Iraq, with Frédéric Bozo, (Rowman & Littlefield), 2004).

Editorial work

  • Contemporary Theory in International Relations, (Prentice-Hall, 1960).

Collaborative editorial work

  • The Relevance of International Law: Essays in honor of Leo Gross, co-edited with Karl W. Deutsch, (Schenkman Publishing, 1968).
  • Culture and Society in Contemporary Europe: A Casebook, co-edited with Paschalis Kitromilides, (Allen & Unwin, 1981).
  • The Impact of the Fifth Republic on France, co-edited with William G. Andrews, (State University of New York Press, 1981).
  • The Marshall Plan: A Retrospective, co-edited with Charles Maier, (Westview Press, 1984).
  • The Rise of the Nazi Regime: Historical Reassessments, co-edited with Charles S. Maier and Andrew Gould, (Westview Press, 1986).
  • The Mitterrand Experiment: Continuity and Change in Modern France, co-edited with George Ross and Sylvia Malzacher, (Polity, 1987).
  • Rousseau on International Relations, co-edited with David P. Fidler, (Oxford University Press, 1991).
  • The New European Community: Decisionmaking and Institutional Change, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane, (Westview Press, 1991).
  • After the Cold War: International Institutions and State Strategies in Europe, 1989-1991, co-edited with Robert O. Keohane and Joseph S. Nye, (Harvard University Press, 1993).


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External links

  • Homepage at Harvard
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