Michael Foley (academic)

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Professor Michael Foley (1948–2016) was an international relations scholar and head of the Department of International Politics at Aberystwyth University in Wales, United Kingdom.[1] Foley held a BA from Keele University and an MA and a PhD from the University of Essex.[1] He was the Associate Editor of the journal International Relations. He died in 2016.[1]


  • The New Senate: Liberal Influence on a Conservative Institution, 1959-1972. ( New Haven: Yale University Press, 1980)
  • A Government of Laws Men and Machines: Modern American Politics and the Appeal of Newtonian Mechanics (London: Routledge, 1990), 285pp.
  • The British Presidency: Tony Blair and the Politics of Public Leadership (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000), 374pp.
  • ‘President Bush, the War on Terror and the Populist Tradition’, International Politics (Palgrave Macmillan), vol.44, no.6 (2007), pp. 666–91.
  • American Credo: The Place of Ideas in US Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2007), 492pp.
  • ‘Bringing realism to American liberalism: Kenneth Waltz and the process of a cold war adjustment’ International Relations (Sage), vol. 23, no.3 (2009), pp. 313–27.


  1. ^ a b c "Tribute to Professor Mike Foley (1948-2016)". Website of Aberystwyth University. Retrieved 1 January 2017. 

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