Podcast No. 14 – Interview with Michael J. Tierney

Nov 30, 2012

The fourteenth Duck of Minerva podcast features Michael J. Tierney. The bulk of the interview focuses on the TRIP survey and the state of the field of International Relations.

From his webpage:

Professor Tierney received a B.A. from William and Mary in 1987 and a Ph.D. from the University of California at San Diego in 2003. He teaches courses on international relations, international organization, and research methods. He has published two books: Greening Aid? Understanding the Environmental Impact of Development Assistance, Oxford University Press, 2008; Delegation and Agency in International Organizations, Cambridge University Press, 2006. Professor Tierney has published articles in a variety of journals including International Organization,International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, World Development, Review of International Political Economy, Foreign Policy, Journal of IR and Development, Politics and Gender, Environment, International Studies Perspectives, Law and Contemporary Problems, and International Journal. He is currently working on principal agent theory as applied to international organizations and a book that explores the relationship between IR as a scholarly discipline and IR as lived by practitioners.

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Daniel H. Nexon is a Professor at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Government and the School of Foreign Service. His academic work focuses on international-relations theory, power politics, empires and hegemony, and international order. He has also written on the relationship between popular culture and world politics.