On its face, The Art of World-Making focuses on honouring the career of Nicholas Greenwood Onuf and his contributions to the study of international relations; of equal importance, however, while using Onuf’s work as their touchstone, the contributions to this volume range widely across IR theory, making important interventions in some of the most important topics in the field today.

The volume considers the place of Constructivism and Republicanism in the field of international relations, and the contestation that accompanies the question of their place in the field, asking:

• What explains the dominance of some forms of Constructivism and the relative lack of influence of other forms?
• What can rule-oriented Constructivism, the focus here, provide our field that other forms of Constructivism have been unable to?
• Into what new and productive directions can Constructivism be taken?
• What are its gaps and what are the resources to remedy those gaps?
• What can Republicanism tell us about ongoing issues in international law, global governance, liberalism, and crisis?

Drawing together essays from some of the leading scholars in the field, space is given after each chapter for a detailed and highly personal response piece to each contribution, written by Onuf. This unique volume will be essential reading for students and scholars of international relations.

chapter 1|16 pages

World of our Making and Second-Generation Constructivism

ByDavid M McCourt, Brent J Steele

chapter |3 pages

Social Struggle

Response to David M McCourt and Brent J Steele
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 2|16 pages

Onufian World-Making

Three, yes three, vignettes
ByPatrick Thaddeus Jackson

chapter |3 pages

Accidental Tourist

Response to Patrick Thaddeus Jackson
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 3|10 pages

How to Gain Adherents

ByGavan Duffy

chapter |3 pages

Empirical Products

Response to Gavan Duffy
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter |3 pages

In the Beginning

Response to Chris Brown
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 5|14 pages

Onuf’s Radical Subtlety

ByLHM Ling

chapter |2 pages

World-Making, Way-Making

Response to LHM Ling
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 6|12 pages

Queering IR Constructivism

ByLaura Sjoberg

chapter |2 pages

Queering Nick Onuf

Response to Laura Sjoberg
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter |2 pages

Private Rules

Response to James C Roberts
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 8|8 pages

Contesting Rule(s)

ByCecelia Lynch

chapter |2 pages

Other Heads

Response to Cecelia Lynch
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 9|12 pages

Acts and Effects

Conditions of agency in Onuf’s Constructivism
ByJamie Frueh

chapter |3 pages

Identity Labels

Response to Jamie Frueh
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 10|14 pages

Still Missing the other Half

World making and sense making
ByAntje Wiener

chapter |3 pages

Sustainable Normativity

Response to Antje Wiener
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 11|19 pages

Making Sense of our World

Competence, reason, and the emergence of ethical systems
ByPaul Kowert

chapter |3 pages

Moral Psychology

Response to Paul Kowert
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 12|14 pages

What is the American National Interest?

Reading Obama with Onuf
ByRenée Marlin-Bennett

chapter |3 pages

Expressive Speech

Response to Renée Marlin-Bennett
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 13|15 pages

Social Mechanisms

A methodological tool for feminist IR
ByElisabeth Prügl

chapter |3 pages

Models, Mechanisms

Response to Elisabeth Prügl
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 14|17 pages

Following Onuf’s Rules on Rule

The legal road to social Constructivism
ByStefano Guzzini, Anna Leander

chapter |3 pages

About Liberalism

Response to Stefano Guzzini and Anna Leander
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 15|21 pages

Rules, Power, and Constitutions

Following Onuf
ByAnthony F Lang

chapter |3 pages

Revolutionary Change

Response to Anthony F Lang, Jr
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 16|14 pages

Of Maps, Law, and Politics

An inquiry into the changing meaning of territoriality
ByFriedrich Kratochwil

chapter |3 pages

Emerging Hierarchies

Response to Friedrich Kratochwil
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 17|10 pages

Modern Crisis, Modern History

Nicholas G Onuf’s conceptual history
ByAlexander D Barder

chapter |2 pages

Parts, Wholes

Response to Alexander D Barder
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 18|11 pages

Aristotle and the Breakdown of Order

ByRichard Ned Lebow

chapter |3 pages

Elite Imbalance

Response to Richard Ned Lebow
Edited ByHarry D. Gould

chapter 19|17 pages

Ending Empire

Lusotropicalism as an imperial ideology
ByJens Bartelson

chapter |3 pages

Whose Empire?

Response to Jens Bartelson
Edited ByHarry D. Gould