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Friedrich Kratochwil

Professor of International Relations - left the EUI in March 2011

Tel. [+39] 055 4685 220/ 244

Fax [+39] 055 4685 201

Email: [email protected]

Secretary: Maureen Lechleitner

Office: BF 263, Badia Fiesolana


Department of Political and Social Sciences 

European University Institute

Via dei Roccettini 9

50014 San Domenico di Fiesole (FI)



Office Hours

Office hours are Tuesdays, 16.00 - 17.00.

Short Biography

Friedrich Kratochwil studied Classics, Philosophy and Political Science in Munich and received as a Fulbright scholar an MA in international Politics from Georgetown University (1969) and a PhD from Princeton (1976). He taught at Maryland, Princeton, Columbia, Denver and Pennsylvania, before returning (1995) to Germany and taking the chair in international Politics at the European University Institute in Florence.

He has published widely on International Relations, social theory, international organization and international law in US and European journals. His latest book (2011), just published by Routledge, is entitled The Puzzles of Politics.

Presently he is working on a manuscript entitled The Practice of (inter)national Politics.

Prof. Kratochwil was appointed to the Chair of International Relations, and joined the department on 1 April 2003.


Active: German, English, Spanish

Passive: French (Latin, Greek)

Fields of Research

International Relations, Comparative Politics (Methodology), Political Theory, International Organization, International Law


  • Approaches to IR
  • The Global System and World Society
  • Issues in Interdisplinary Research
  • International Politics (Fall 2003)
  • International Systems and World Society
  • Selected Problems of IR Theory (Autumn 2006)
  • International Organization (Spring 2006)
  • Selected Problems of IR Theory (Autumn 2006)
  • Problems of International Organization (Spring 2007)
  • Selected Problems of IR Theory (Autumn 2007)
  • Selected Problems of IR Theory(Spring 2008)
  • Systemic Change and the Emergence of a "World Society" (Autumn 2008)
  • Selected Problems of IR Theory (Spring 2009)
  • Selected Problems of IR Theory (Autumn 2009)
  • International Legal Theory and International Relations (Autumn 2010)
  • International Systems and the Theory of World Society (Spring 2011)



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