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Peter M. Haas (born January 23, 1955) is a professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst[1] and the Karl Deutsch Visiting Professor at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin.[2]

Peter M. Haas
Born (1955-01-23) January 23, 1955 (age 64)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Michigan
InstitutionsUniversity of Massachusetts Amherst
Main interests
International relations

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 volumesEdit

  • 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 Archived 2012-12-15 at at University of Massachusetts Political Science 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.