Steven W. Hook is professor and past chair of the Political Science Department at Kent State University. He is the author of U.S. Foreign Policy: The Paradox of World Power (4th ed., 2014) and National Interest and Foreign Aid (1995). He is a co-author, with John Spanier, of American Foreign Policy since World War II (19th ed., 2013); and editor of Democratic Peace in Theory and Practice (2010), Comparative Foreign Policy: Adaptation Strategies of the Great and Emerging Powers (2002) and Foreign Aid Toward the Millennium (1996). His articles have appeared in such journals as World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Asian Survey, European Security, International Interactions, and Foreign Policy Analysis. Prof. Hook is a past president of the Foreign Policy Analysis sections of the International Studies Association and the American Political Science Association. He is the recipient of the university's 2008 Distinguished Teaching Award.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
(2017) U.S. Foreign Policy:The Paradox of World Power, 4th ed. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press. Previous editions: 4th ed. (2014), 3rd ed. (2011). 2nd ed. (2008), 1st ed. (2005).
(2016)American Foreign Policy since World War II,20th edition. Washington, DC: CQ Press. Co-authored with John Spanier (primary author since 2000). Previous editions 18th ed. (2011), 17th ed. (2007), 16th ed. (2004), 15th ed, (2000), 14th ed. (1998), and 13th ed. (1995).
(1995) National Interest and Foreign Aid. Boulder, CO, and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers. Korean-language edition published in 1997.
ARTICLES and CHAPTERS
(2015) "The Development Aid Regime at Fifty: Policy Challenges Inside and Out." International Studies Perspectives/ pp. 1-20. With Jessie Rumsey.
(2013) "Sino-American Trade Relations: Privatizing Foreign Policy," pp. 354-385 in Ralph G. Carter, ed., Contemporary Cases in U.S. Foreign Policy: From Terrorism to Trade. Washington, DC: CQ Press. With Franklin B. Lebo.
(2012) “The Post-Cold War Era,” pp. 46-58 in Steven W. Hook and Christopher M. Jones, Routledge Handbook of American Foreign Policy. New York: Routledge. With James M. Scott.
(2012) “Seeking Renewal: American Foreign Policy in the Obama Era,” pp. 1-15 in Steven W. Hook and James M. Scott, American Renewal? U.S. Foreign Policy Today. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press.
(2010) "Studying International Development: A Kuhnian Perspective," in Ralph Carter, ed., International Studies Compendium Project. Co-authored with Franklin Lebo.
(2009) "Beyond the Bush Doctrine," pp. 161-177 in Michael Grossman and Eric Matthews, Jr., eds., Perspectives on the Legacy of George W. Bush. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
(2007) "Foreign Aid in Comparative Perspective: Regime Dynamics and Donor Interests," pp. 86-105 in Louis A. Picard, Robert Groelsema, and Terry F. Buss, eds., Foreign Aid and Foreign Policy: Lessons for the Next Half Century. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
(2007) "Domestic Challenges to American Hegemony," pp. 169-200 in Lawrence Sondhaus and A. James Fuller, eds., America, War and Power: Defining the State, 1775-2005. New York: Routledge Press.
Ph.D. in International Studies, University of South Carolina, 1993, M.A. in International Studies, University of South Carolina, 1989, B.A. in Political Science and Journalism, University of Michigan, 1982
international relations, US Foreign Policy, Foreign Aid Policy