Martha Finnemore

Martha Finnemore
Title:
University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
Office:
Monroe Hall 414
Phone:
202-994-6290
Fax:
202-994-1974
Email:
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

International organizations, organization theory, global governance, cybersecurity, and ethics in international affairs

Martha Finnemore is University Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research focuses on global governance, international organizations, cybersecurity, ethics, and social theory. She is the co-author (with Michael Barnett) of Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics, which won the International Studies Association’s award for Best Book in 2006. She is also author of National Interests in International Society and The Purpose of Intervention, which won the American Political Science Association’s Woodrow Wilson Award as “the best book published on government, politics, or international affairs” in 2004. Her most recent books are Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World (Oxford University Press 2013) and Who Governs the Globe?(Cambridge University Press 2010). She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, has been a visiting research fellow at the Brookings Institution and Stanford University, and has received fellowships or grants from the MacArthur Foundation, the Social Science Research Council, the Smith Richardson Foundation, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Education

Ph.D., Stanford University

CV (PDF)

Publications

Recent Articles:

Books:

  • Back to Basics: State Power in a Contemporary World. Co-edited with Judith Goldstein. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
     
  • Who Governs the Globe? Co-edited with Deborah Avant and Susan Sell. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
     
  • Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics, with Michael Barnett. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004. Published in India by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi. Greek translation by Sideris Publishing House. Chinese translation by Shanghai People's Publishing House.
     
  • The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2003. Published in India by Manas Publications, New Delhi. Chinese translation by Shanghai People’s Publishing House.
     
  • National Interests in International Society, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1996. Chinese translation by Zhejiang People’s Publishing House; new translation by Shanghai People’s Publishing House, 2012.

Office Hours

By appointment

Classes Taught

PSC 2442: International Institutions in World Politics
PSC 8226: Politics and Organization
PSC 6442: International Institutions in World Politics
HONR 2047: Ethics in World Politics