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The Political Science of Peter J. Katzenstein

Peter A. Gourevitcha1, Robert O. Keohanea2, Stephen D. Krasnera3, David Laitina4, T.J. Pempela5, Wolfgang Streecka6 and Sidney Tarrowa7

a1 University of California, San Diego

a2 Princeton University

a3 Stanford University

a4 Stanford University

a5 University of California, Berkeley

a6 Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung

a7 Cornell University

Peter Katzenstein is a prodigiously productive scholar. As a comparativist, a student of international relations, an historian, and one who has successfully bridged the qualitative and quantitative divide in our discipline, he has made signal contributions to general international relations, political economy, security studies, European and German studies, Asian and Japanese studies, and political science in general. In this brief résumé, seven of his friends and collaborators highlight his major contributions.

Peter A. Gourevitch is a professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego.

Robert O. Keohane is Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Stephen D. Krasner is a professor of political science at Stanford University.

David Laitin is the James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

T.J. Pempel is a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley.

Wolfgang Streeck is the director of the Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung in Cologne, Germany.

Sidney Tarrow is the Maxwell Upson Professor of Government and Sociology at Cornell University.


The authors wish to express their thanks to Sarah Tarrow, who turned her editorial skills and her friendship for Peter to helping to produce a reasonably coherent and better-organized essay than we would otherwise have written.