Martha Finnemore

Martha Finnemore is a professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her research focuses on global governance, international organizations, ethics, and social theory. She is the co-author (with Michael Barnett) of Rules for the World: International Organizations in Global Politics (Cornell University Press, 2004), which won the International Studies Association’s award for Best Book in 2006. She is also author of National Interests in International Society (Cornell University Press, 1996), and The Purpose of Intervention: Changing Beliefs about the Use of Force (Cornell University Press, 2004) 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). Her articles have appeared in International Organization, World Politics, Annual Review of Political Science, Review of International Studies, Review of International Political Economy, and elsewhere.