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Nicolas Guilhot

Directeur de recherche au CNRS
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Domaines de recherche

  • Théories des relations internationales
  • Politique des droits de l’homme
  • Histoire transnationale des sciences sociales
  • Philanthropie
 

Publications

Ouvrages

Nicolas Guilhot, After the Enlightenment : Political Realism and International Relations in the mid-20th Century, Cambridge University Press, 2017 - 264 p.

After the Enlightenment is the first attempt at understanding modern political realism as a historical phenomenon. Realism is not an eternal wisdom inherited from Thucydides, Machiavelli or Hobbes, but a twentieth-century phenomenon rooted in the interwar years, the collapse of the Weimar (...) Lire la suite...



Nicolas Guilhot, The Democracy Makers : Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order, New York : Columbia University Press, 2005 - 288 p.

Has the international movement for democracy and human rights gone from being a weapon against power to part of the arsenal of power itself ? Nicolas Guilhot explores this question in his penetrating look at how the U.S. government, the World Bank, political scientists, NGOs, think tanks, and (...) Lire la suite...



Nicolas Guilhot, Financiers, Philanthropes. Sociologie de Wall Street 1970-1990, Paris : Éditions du Seuil, Raisons d’agir, 2004, (2e edition 2006) - 173 p.

Wall Street est le symbole même de la finance des années 1980, du capitalisme triomphant, des empires bâtis sur des opérations de bourse de grande ampleur, par des personnages à la réputation sulfureuse (George Soros, Ted Turner, Michael Milken) qui, après avoir fait tomber des entreprises (...) Lire la suite...



 

Coordination d’ouvrages et de dossiers de revues

Daniel Bessner and Nicolas Guilhot, eds. The Decisionist Imagination : Democracy, Sovereignty and the Social Sciences, Oxford : Berghahn Books, 278 p. (forthcoming October 2018)

In the decades following World War II, the science of decision-making moved from the periphery to the center of transatlantic thought. The Decisionist Imagination explores how “decisionism” emerged from its origins in prewar political theory to become an object of intense social scientific (...) Lire la suite...



Brian Schmidt and Nicolas Guilhot, eds. Historiographical Investigations in International Relations New York : Palgrave Macmillan in International Relations, New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018 - XV, 226 p.

This book critically investigates the historiography of International Relations. For the past fifteen years, the field has witnessed the development of a strong interest in the history of the discipline. The chapters in this edited volume, written by some of the field’s preeminent disciplinary (...) Lire la suite...



Nicolas Guilhot (ed.), The Invention of International Relations : Realism, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Rise of IR Theory, New York : Columbia University Press, 2011 - 312 p.

The 1954 Conference on Theory, sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation, featured a who’s who of scholars and practitioners debating the foundations of international relations theory. Assembling his own team of experts, all of whom have struggled with this legacy, Nicolas Guilhot revisits a (...) Lire la suite...



 

Articles dans des revues à comité de lecture

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The French Connection : Jean-Baptiste Duroselle, Raymond Aron et l’essor des relations internationales en France,” Revue Française de Science Politique 67, no. 1 (2017) : 43-67.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The ‘First Modern Realist’ : Felix Gilbert’s Machiavelli and the Making of the Realist Tradition in International Relations,” Modern Intellectual History 13, no. 3 (2016) : 681-711.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Kuhning of Reason : Realism, Rationalism and Political Decision in IR after Thomas Kuhn,” Review of International Studies 42, no. 1 (2016) : 3-24.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “How Realism Waltzed Off : Liberalism and Decision-Making in Kenneth Waltz’s Theory of International Politics” (with Daniel Bessner), International Security 40, no. 2 (2015) : 87-118.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Portrait of the Realist as a Historian : On anti-whiggism in the history of International Relations,” European Journal of International Relations 21, no. 1 (2015) : 3-26.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Imperial Realism : Postwar IR Theory and Decolonization,” International History Review 36, no. 4 (2014) : 698-720.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Cyborg Pantocrator : Or how IR Theory turned Decisionism into Rational Choice,” The Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 47, no. 3 (2011) : 1-23.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “American Katechon : International Relations Theory as Secularized Political Theology,” Constellations 17, no. 2 (2010) : 224-253.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Realist Gambit : Postwar American Political Science and the Birth of IR Theory,” International Political Sociology 2, no. 4 (2008) : 281-304.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Limiting Sovereignty or Producing Governmentality ? Two Human Rights Regimes in U.S. Discourse,” Constellations : An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory 15, no. 4 (2008) : 502-516.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Toward a Transnational History of the Social Sciences” (with Johan Heilbron and Laurent Jeanpierre), Journal of the History of the Behavioral Social Sciences 44, no. 2 (2008) : 146-160.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, "Vers une histoire transnationale des sciences sociales,” Sociétés contemporaines 73 (2009) : 121-145.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Entre juridisme et constructivisme : Les droits de l’homme dans la politique étrangère américaine”, Critique Internationale, n. 38 (2008) : 113-135.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Democratization Studies and the Construction of a New Orthodoxy,” Democracy & Society 4, no. 2 (2007) : 1, 8-10.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Reforming the World. George Soros, Global Capitalism, and the Philanthropic Management of the Social Sciences,” Critical Sociology 33 (2007) : 447-479.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, "A Network of Influential Friendships. The Fondation pour une Entraide Intellectuelle Européenne and East-West Cultural Dialogue, 1957-1991", Minerva 44, no. 4 (2006) : 379-409.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Une vocation philanthropique. George Soros, les sciences sociales et la régulation du marché mondial,” Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, no. 151-152 (2004) : 37-48.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, "The Transition to the Human World of Democracy. Notes for a History of the Concept of Transition, from Early Marxism to 1989,” European Journal of Social Theory 5, no. 2 (2002) 219-243.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Les professionnels de la démocratie : logiques savantes et logiques militantes dans le nouvel internationalisme américain,” Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales, no. 139 (2001) : 53-65.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “De la transition à la consolidation. Une lecture rétrospective des democratization studies,” Revue Française de Science Politique 50, no. 4-5 (2000) : 615-631 (with Philippe Schmitter).
 

Chapitres d’ouvrages

  • “Rational Choice as Neo-Decisionism : Decision-Making in Economics and Political Science After 1945” (with Alain Marciano), in Scientific Imperialism : Exploring the Boundaries of Interdisciplinarity, Routledge, ed. Uskali Mäki, Adrian Walsh, and Manuela Fernández Pinto (London : Routledge, 2017).
  • “The International Circulation of International Relations Theory,” in Circulating Social Science Knowledge : Global Intellectual Controversies, Initiatives and Dialogues, ed. Wiebke Keim and Christian Ersche (Ashgate : Farnham, 2014).
  • “International Human Rights versus Democracy Promotion : On Two Different Meanings of Human Rights in US Foreign Policy,” in Making Human Rights Intelligible : Toward a Sociology of Human Rights, ed. Mikael R. Madsen and Gert Vershraegen (New York : Hart, 2013).
  • “Politics Between and Beyond Nations : Hans Morgenthau’s Politics Among Nations : The Struggle for Power and Peace,” in Classics of International Relations, ed. Peter Wilson and Casper Sylvest (London : Routledge, 2013).
  • “Des réseaux d’amitiés influentes : La Fondation pour un Entraide Intellectuelle Européenne et le dialogue Est-Ouest, 1956-1992,” in L’argent de l’influence, ed. Ludovic Tournès (Paris : Autrement, 2010).
  • “Internationalisation des sciences sociales : les leçons d’une histoire transnationale » (with Johan Heilbron & Laurent Jeanpierre), in L’espace intellectuel en Europe : De la formation des Etats-Nations à la mondialisation, ed. Gisèle Sapiro (Paris : La Découverte, 2009).
  • “The Social Sciences,” in Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History, ed. Akira Iriye and Pierre-Yves Saunier (London : Palgrave, 2009) (with Johan Heilbron and Laurent Jeanpierre).
  • “Americanism and its Critics, from the Congress for Cultural Freedom to the Open Society Foundation”, in The Political Consequences of Anti-Americanism, ed. Richard Higgot and Ivona Malbasic (London : Routledge, 2007).
  • “Des reconversions dans la permanence : le néoconservatisme, un gauchisme de droite,” in Les reconversions militantes, ed. Sylvie Tissot (Limoges : Presses Universitaires de Limoges, 2006).
  • “Les néoconservateurs : sociologie d’une contre-révolution,” in La radicalisation politique en questions, ed. Annie Collovald and Brigitte Gaïti (Paris : La Dispute, 2006).
  • “Los profesionales de la democracia : militantes y científicos en el nuevo internacionalismo americano,” in Repensar los Estados-Unidos. Para una sociología del hiperpoder, ed. Loïc Wacquant (Barcelona : Anthropos, 2005).
  • “From Transition to Consolidation. Extending the Concept of Democratization and the Practice of Democracy" (with Philippe C. Schmitter), in Democratic and Capitalist Transitions in Eastern Europe. Lessons for the Social Sciences, ed. Michel Dobry (Dordrecht : Kluwer, 2000).
  • “Les enjeux de la mondialisation,” in Les enjeux du débat public contemporain, ed. Hugues Jallon (Paris : La Découverte, 1999).
  • “La crise de l’Etat-Nation,” in Les enjeux du débat public contemporain, ed. Hugues Jallon (Paris : La Découverte, 1999).
 

Rapports de recherche

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Collapsing Space between Universities and Think Tanks” (with Tom Asher), World Social Science Report (Paris : UNESCO, 2010), 341-345.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “‘A Pioneer and a Support for Pioneers’ : the Rockefeller Foundation and the Creation of International Relations Theory,” Research Reports, Rockefeller Archive Center, 2007.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Transatlantic Crafting of International Relations Theory,” Institute for the Study of Europe Newsletter, Columbia University, Fall 2006.
 

Comptes rendus

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Author’s Response,” H-Diplo Roundtable, January 2018
  • Nicolas Guilhot, Review of Udi Greenberg, The Weimar Century : German Emigrés and the Ideological Foundations of the Cold War, Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology 16, no. 2-3 (2015) : 302- 304.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Trevor Paglen : Drone Photographs,” Humanity : An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 5, no. 1 (2014) : 55-56.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Anthropologist as Witness : Humanitarianism between Ethnography and Critique,” Humanity : An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development 3, no. 1 (2012) : 81-101.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Author’s Response,” H-Diplo Roundtable, November 7, 2011.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, Review of Isaiah Berlin, “Historical Inevitability.” H-Net Diplo, September 6, 2010.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, Review of Mark Mazower, No Enchanted Palace : The End of Empire and the Ideological Origins of the United Nations, H-Net Diplo Roundtable, October, 25 2010.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, Review of Luc Boltanski and Eve Chiapello, Le nouvel esprit du capitalisme, European Journal of Social Theory 3, no. 3 (2001) : 355-364.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Entre républicanisme et libéralisme : la conception néo-romaine de la liberté. A propos de Quentin Skinner, Liberty Before Liberalism,” Mouvements, no. 5 (1999) : 144-147.
 

Traduction

  • James C. Scott, Zomia. Ou l’art de ne pas être gouverné , Paris : Seuil, 2013.
  • Norbert Elias, Au-delà de Freud, Paris, La Découverte, 2010.
  • Eric Hobsbawm, Les bandits, Paris, La Découverte, 2008.
  • Toni Negri, Art et Multitude, Epel, 2005.
  • Bruno Latour, Changer de société, refaire de la sociologie, Paris, La Découverte, 2007.
  • Michael Hardt, Multitude : guerre et démocratie à l’âge de l’empire, Paris, La Découverte, 2005.
  • Elzbieta Ettinger, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, Paris : Seuil, 1995.
  

Communications

Principales communications depuis 2013

2016

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Cybernetics, International Relations, and Political Decision-Making,” Cybernetics and the Human Sciences, Remarque Institute, New York University, Dec. 2-3.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Shape of Things to Come : International Relations Theory and the Future,” Prediction, Sciences Po, Paris, Apr. 15-16.

2015

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “How Realism Waltzed Off,” History of Postwar Social Science Workshop, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, Dec. 4.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Architects of the World : (re)Thinking the Global Crisis, 1919-1939,” Université de Genève, Oct. 29-31.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Decisionism, Decision, Decision-Making.” International workshop, CIRHUS, New York, Oct. 16-17. Workshop supported by European Research Council grant no. 284231.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Réalisme, républicanisme et décision souveraine : le Machiavel de Felix Gilbert,” Actualités du Machiavélisme, Journée annuelle d’étude Raymond Aron, CESPRA, EHESS, Paris, June 9.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Philanthropic Foundations and Social Science Research : Past, Present and Future,” 6th SWAN Progress Meeting & Stakeholders Workshop Program 2015, Sofia, Apr. 20-24.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “How Realism Waltzed Off : Kenneth Waltz and the ideological modernization of classical realism” (with Daniel Bessner), ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, Feb. 17-21.

2014

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Historiography of International Relations Theory Workshop,” CIRHUS, New York, Sept. 23.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Decisionism Then and Now.” International Workshop, CNRS, Paris, May 20. Workshop supported by European Research Council grant no. 284231.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The First Modern Realist : Felix Gilbert’s Machiavelli and the Invention of the Realist Tradition,” ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, March 26-29.

2013

  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Seeing Disciplines, Their Histories, and Our Futures Through The Caribbean.” 3rd workshop of “From Imperial Science to International Relations” series. Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Schoelcher, Dec. 12.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Imperial Realism : Postwar IR Theory and Decolonization,” From Imperial Science to International Relations workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Sept. 27.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Rise of the Decision Sciences.” International Research Workshop, CIRHUS, New York, May 20-21. Workshop supported by European Research Council grant no. 284231.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “Imperial Realism : Postwar IR Theory and Decolonization,” Midwestern Political Science Association (MPSA) conference, Chicago, April 11.
  • Nicolas Guilhot, “The Kuhning of Reason : Realism, Rationalism and What Saint Thomas did for IR,” ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, Apr. 2-7.
 

Responsabilités

Responsabilité éditoriale

  • Executive editor and founding member, Humanity : An International Journal of Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Development, University of Pennsylvania Press (2010-).
  • Editorial associate, Constellations : An International Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory (2010-)
  • Editorial associate, Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales (2003-)
  • Editorial board member, IPS. International Political Sociology (2007-).
  • Editorial associate, Mouvements (2001-2005)

Responsabilités institutionnelles

  • Deputy Director of the CIRHUS, a joint research center established by the CNRS and NYU (2013-2018)
 

Animation de la recherche

Contrats de recherche obtenus

  • 2016 : Partner University Fund ($250,000). New York University (NYU) and Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Paris. Joint project “Crossroads of Intellectual History,” 2017-2020, co-written with Stefanos Geroulanos and Gisèle Sapiro.
  • 2011 : ERC Starting Grant (€628,000). ERC-2011-Stg, Contract no. 284231, 2011-2016, “HIPODEMA : A History of Political Decision-Making in the 20th Century.” Principal Investigator.
  • 2011 : Partner University Fund & Mellon Foundation ($239,400). Université des Antilles et de la Guyane and University of Pennsylvania joint project, “From Imperial Science to International Relations Theory,” 2012-2015. Co-PI with Robert Vitalis (UPenn).

Évaluation et expertise

  • Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada , Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR).
  • Advisor to the Directorate General Research of the European Commission (2008) and rapporteur of the METRIS working group (Monitoring European Trends in Social Sciences and the Humanities – first exploratory report preparing for the H2020 program).
 

Enseignement

  • Jumping Scales : Studying and writing about transnational processes (with Sally Engle Merry). Postgraduate dissertation seminar, Institute for Public Knowledge / Department of Sociology, New York University, 2009-2010.
  • Full Spectrum : Democracy and Human Rights in the Age of Emergencies. Postgraduate research seminar, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, 2008-2009.
  • Foundations and Key Issues in Human Rights – SO424. London School of Economics, Center for the Study of Human Rights / Department of Sociology, 2006-2007.
  • Transatlantic relations : politics, economy, culture. Columbia University, School of International and Political Affairs, 2006.
  • Political Sociology – SO203. London School of Economics, Department of Sociology, 2002.
 

Formation universitaire

  • 2014, Habilitation à diriger des recherches, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Paris.
  • 2001, Thèse pour le doctorat en sciences politiques, Institut Européen de Florence.
  • 1994, DEA d’études politiques, IEP de Paris.

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