Ole Wæver

Ole Wæver holds a Ph.D. (1997) and M.A. (1985) in political science from the University of Copenhagen). He was a visiting researcher at the Dept of Politics at the University of California 2005-2006 and is a professor if international relations at the Department of Political Sciense at the University of Copenhagen. 1996-1998 hel held a two year SSRC/MacArthur post-doc Fellowship in Peace and Security in a Chan¬ging World. One year visiting at University of California at Berkeley. He is the director of the Danish Ph.D School in political science and was the editor in chief 2002-2005 of the journal Politik. He is currently on the editorial board for Journal of Politics, International Studies Perspectives, Militært Tidsskrift, Cambridge Review of Internationa Affairs and IPS, International Political Sociology. He was elected to the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters in 2007.
Ole Wæver’s main research interests are: theories of international relations; conceptual history and IR; the concept of security; sociology of science/history of science; the conditions for IR theory beyond the West; theories of security (including securitization theory); European security; discourse analysis as foreign policy theory; the theory of regional security complexes; German national/state identities and foreign policy; early American history; nationalism and other identities in a security perspective; religion, secularism and security; Danish defence policy; identities and co-operation among the Nordic countries; region-building in the new Europe and especially around the Baltic Sea; how to teach theories of International Relations in a ‘post-international’ age.
Among his books are 1997: Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver (eds.) The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making?, London: Routledge 1997 (Czech translation 2004; unofficial Farsi translation rumoured) 1998: Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver and Jaap de Wilde, Security: A New Framework for Analysis, Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers (Chinese translation 2004; Czech translation 2006)
2002: Lene Hansen and Ole Wæver (eds.), European Integration and National Identity: The Challenge of the Nordic States, London: Routledge. 2003: Barry Buzan and Ole Wæver, Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security, Cambridge University Press (Chinese translation in prep). Has published more than 175 articles of which some appeared in international journals like Journal of Peace Research, International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, Jour¬nal of International Affairs, Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of International Studies, International Organization and Millennium.