Peter M. Haas

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Peter M. Haas is a professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst[1] and the Karl Deutsch Visiting Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin.[2]

His research concerns epistemic communities, global environmental politics, multilevel governance, and the role of science in global politics.[3]

Haas received his undergraduate education from the University of Michigan[3] and his Ph.D. in 1986 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[1][3] He has been at Amherst since 1987, and has held visiting positions at Yale University, Brown University, and Oxford University.[4] His father, Ernst B. Haas, was also a notable political scientist.[3]



  • Haas, Peter M. (1990), Saving the Mediterranean: The Politics of International Environmental Cooperation, Political Economy of International Change, Columbia University Press, ISBN 0-231-07012-8 .[5][6][7]
  • Speth, James Gustave; Haas, Peter M. (2006), Global Environmental Governance, Foundations of Contemporary Environmental Studies, Island Press, ISBN 978-1-59726-080-0 .[8]

Edited volumes[edit]

  • Haas, Peter M.; Keohane, Robert Owen; Levy, Marc A., eds. (1993), Institutions for the Earth: Sources of Effective International Environmental Protection, Global Environmental Accord: Strategies for Sustainability and Institutional Innovation (2nd ed.), MIT Press, ISBN 978-0-262-08218-1 .
  • Haas, Peter M., ed. (1997), Knowledge, Power, and International Policy Coordination, Studies in International Relations, University of South Carolina Press, ISBN 978-1-57003-089-5 .
  • Kanie, Norichika; Haas, Peter M., eds. (2004), Emerging Forces in Environmental Governance, United Nations University Press, ISBN 92-808-1095-2 .
  • Haas, Peter M., ed. (2008), International Environmental Governance, The Library of Essays in International Relations, 978-0754625612 .
  • Haas, Peter M.; Hird, John A.; McBratney, Beth, eds. (2009), Controversies in Globalization: Contending Approaches to International Relations, CQ Press, ISBN 978-0-87289-505-8 .


  1. ^ a b Faculty profile at U. Mass. Poli. Sci. Dept.
  2. ^ "Haas to serve as visiting professor in Berlin", In The Loop (U. Mass.), September 3, 2009, retrieved 2009-09-12 .
  3. ^ a b c d Political Scientist Works to Improve International Environmental Cooperation and More, U. Mass. Amherst College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, retrieved 2009-09-12 .
  4. ^ Profile on Huffington Post. Retrieved 2009-09-12.
  5. ^ Review by Marvin S. Soroos (1991), The American Political Science Review 85 (4): 1494–1496, doi:10.2307/1964002.
  6. ^ Review by Albert Weale (1991), Journal of Public Policy 11: 439–441, doi:10.1017/S0143814X00006401.
  7. ^ Review by Eric Jay Dolin (1992), Environmental Impact Assessment Review 12 (1–2): 221–227 doi:10.1016/0195-9255(92)90015-P.
  8. ^ Reviewed by Krishnan, N. R. (July 3, 2007), "The green agenda", The Hindu .