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Alexander Wendt


Who is Alexander Wendt?

Alexander Wendt is a political scientist who is one of the core social constructivist scholars in the field of international relations. Wendt and scholars such as Nicholas Onuf, Peter J. Katzenstein, Emanuel Adler, Michael Barnett, Kathryn Sikkink, John Ruggie, Martha Finnemore, and others have, within a relatively short period, established constructivism as one of the major schools of thought in the field. A 2006 survey of American and Canadian International Relations scholars ranks Wendt as first among scholars who have "been doing the most interesting work in international relations in recent years.

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Google previewThe Asia-Pacific Security Lexicon (2007)

by David H. Capie, Paul Evans, Paul M. Evans

More generally see Alexander Wendt, "Anarchy Is What States Make of It: The Social Construction of Power Politics”, International Organization 41 (Summer 1995); also "Constructing International Politics”, International Security 20, no.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Political Theory (2010)

by Mark Bevir

then for constructivists like Alexander Wendt, “anarchy is what states make of it.” That is to say, the ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Political Communication, 3 Volume Set (2015)

by Gianpietro Mazzoleni

Alexander Wendt (1992) argues that “anarchy is what states make of it,” meaning that one can just as well assume that anarchy, if found in nature, would be characterized by cooperative relations among state actors. In any case, states balance ...

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