My Publications

Political theory, international relations, government practice and policy

Monographs | Edited Books | Journal Articles | Book Chapters | Book Reviews | Op-Ed Pieces, Interviews, and Public Appearances | Reviewer | Teaching

Monographs

Robert Schuett. Hans Kelsen’s Political Realism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021.

Robert Schuett. Political Realism, Freud, and Human Nature in International Relations. New York: Palgrave, 2010.

Edited Books

Robert Schuett and Miles Hollingworth, eds., The Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Robert Schuett and Peter M.R. Stirk, eds., The Concept of the State in International Relations: Philosophy, Sovereignty, Cosmopolitanism. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

Journal Articles

Robert Schuett. “Geopolitik und organisierte Kriminalität: Grenzüberschreitende OK als (harter) geopolitischer Akteur.” SIAK-Journal: Polizeiwissenschaft und polizeiliche Praxis 21, no. 2 (2024):4-18.

Robert Schuett and John C. Williams. “Intelligence in International Society: An English School Perspective on the Five Eyes.” Global Policy 15, no. 2 (2024):223-233.

Robert Schuett. “Speaking Truth to Power: Kelsen, Freud, and Peace through Law.” Theory and Critics of Social Regulations 27, no. 2 (2023): 27-44.

Robert Schuett. “Professor Kelsen’s Amazing Reappearing Act.” Austrian Journal of Political Science 53, no. 3 (2022): 2-10.

Robert Schuett. “The End of Open Society Realism?Analyse & Kritik: Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory 44, no. 2 (2022): 219-242.

Robert Schuett. “Peace through Transformation: Political Realism and the Progressivism of National Security.” International Relations 25, no. 2 (2011): 185-203.

Robert Schuett. “Classical Realism, Freud and Human Nature in International Relations.” History of the Human Sciences 23, no. 2 (2010): 21-46.

Robert Schuett. “Freudian Roots of Political Realism: the Importance of Sigmund Freud to Hans J. Morgenthau’s Theory of International Power Politics.” History of the Human Sciences 20, no. 4 (2007): 53-78.

Book Chapters

Robert Schuett. “Hans Kelsen: A Political Realist?” In The Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism, edited by Robert Schuett and Miles Hollingworth, 303-316. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Robert Schuett. “Introduction: Political Realism, Liberal Democracy and World Politics.” In The Edinburgh Companion to Political Realism, edited by Robert Schuett and Miles Hollingworth, 1-8. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018.

Robert Schuett. “Open Societies, Cosmopolitanism and the Kelsenian State as a Safeguard against Nationalism.” In The Concept of the State in International Relations: Philosophy, Sovereignty, Cosmopolitanism, edited by Robert Schuett and Peter M.R. Stirk, 221-243. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2015.

Book Reviews

Robert Schuett. Review of Spies: The Epic Intelligence War Between East and West, by Calder Walton. Austrian Journal of Political Science 53, no. 1 (2024).

Robert Schuett. Review of Making Democratic Theory Democratic: Democracy, Law, and Administration after Weber and Kelsen, by Stephen Turner and George Mazur. Austrian Journal of Political Science 52, no. 4 (2023).

Robert Schuett. Review of Open Society Unresolved: The Contemporary Relevance of a Contested Idea, by Christof Royer and Liviu Matei. Austrian Journal of Political Science 52, no. 4 (2023).

Robert Schuett. Review of George Soros: A Life in Full, by Peter L.W. Osnos. Austrian Journal of Political Science 52, no. 2 (2023).

Robert Schuett. Review of Hans J. Morgenthau und die Twenty Years’ Crisis: Das realistische Denken eines Emigranten im Lichte seines deutschen Erfahrungshintergrundes, by Alexander Reichwein. Austrian Journal of Political Science 51, no. 2 (2022).

Robert Schuett. Review of Democracy in its Essence: Hans Kelsen as a Political Thinker, by Sara Lagi. Austrian Journal of Political Science 50, no. 2 (2021).

Robert Schuett. Review of Hans Kelsen: Biographie eines Rechtswissenschaftlers, by Thomas Olechowski. Austrian Journal of Political Science 49, no. 3 (2020).

Robert Schuett. “Chasing Morgenthau, or: What is Political Realism?” Review of Hans J. Morgenthau’s Theory of International Relations: Disenchantment and Re-Enchantment, by Mihaela Neacsu, and Morgenthau, Law and Realism, by Oliver Jütersonke. International Studies Review 14, no. 1 (2012): 131-151.

Op-Ed Pieces, Interviews, and Public Appearances

Viktor Kharyton and Robert Schuett. “War and Crime: The New Geopolitical Nexus in Ukraine.” Polemics Magazine 3, June (2024): 15-16.

Robert Schuett [Moderator]. “The History (and Future) of Political Realism,” expert panel discussion, Diplomatic Academy Vienna, June 25, 2024.

Robert Schuett [Panelist]. “Ukraine’s 10 Point Peace Formula: Power or Powerless?” Diplomatic Academy Vienna, June 11, 2024.

Robert Schuett and John C. Williams. “Kelsen, das FBI und die CIA.” Der Standard, June 3, 2024.

Ayesha Peacock and Robert Schuett. “War Rape in the Age of AI.” Polemics Magazine 2, May (2024): 21-22.

Robert Schuett and John C. Williams. “Hans Kelsen und die Nachrichtendienste.” Der Standard, April 22, 2024.

Robert Schuett [Interview]. “Aproximación al pensamiento de un experto en la doctrina del realismo politico clásico y obra de Hans Kelsen: entrevista a Robert Schuett.” Precedente. Revista Jurídica 24, Enero-Junio (2024): 122-142.

Robert Schuett [Moderator]. “U.S. Foreign Wars, Mass Marketing, and the Development of Post-Truth Politics,” Fulbright Lecture by Ido Oren (University of Florida), Diplomatic Academy Vienna, March 4, 2024.

Robert Schuett [Principal Investigator]. “Stealing Secrets? Intelligence theory and the open society.” International research workshop. Institute of Advanced Study & School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, February 7, 2024.

Robert Schuett. “Der Macht die Wahrheit sagen.” Die Presse, January 26, 2024.

Robert Schuett [Presentation]. “Die Machtverteilung bzw. Machtbeziehungen zwischen den Weltmächten.” Research workshop Ethos der Macht. Austrian Armed Forces – National Defence Academy, Vienna, October 24, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Presentation]. “Kelsenian Moments: Intelligence Analysis in Theory and Practice. Durham Global Security Institute & School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, May 16, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Presentation]. “Die Theorie des Politischen Realismus am Beispiel des Ukraine-Krieges. Ringvorlesung: Politik – wissenschaftlich betrachtet. Universität Salzburg, April 25, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Interview]. “Hans Kelsen über Verfassung, Demokratie und Weltfrieden (3): Wie internationales Recht Frieden stiftet.” Ö1 Radio, April 13, 2023.

Christoph C. Konrath and Robert Schuett. “Architekt der österreichischen Verfassung: Zum 50. Todestag von Hans Kelsen.” Die Furche, April 13, 2023.

Robert Schuett. “Europäische Sicherheit auf Knopfdruck.” Wiener Zeitung, March 27, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Interview]. “Wenn die Ukraine noch ihre Atomwaffen hätte – was wäre anders gelaufen?Salzburger Nachrichten, March 10, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Interview]. “Wäre Putin in der Nato friedlich?Salzburger Nachrichten, February 10, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Interview]. “Im Krieg rufen alle nach der Diplomatie – aber was kann sie heute wirklich ausrichten?Salzburger Nachrichten, January 29, 2023.

Robert Schuett [Presentation]. “Von Kelsen zu Trump – und zurück?” Rotary Club Vienna-West, Hotel Bristol, January 19, 2023.

Robert Schuett. “Kelsenians, war and peace are calling (yet again).” Edinburgh University Press blog, November 28, 2022.

Robert Schuett. “Professor Herz, wo sind Sie?Wiener Zeitung, November 26, 2022.

Robert Schuett. “Hans Kelsen, der Sicherheitspolitiker.” Wiener Zeitung, November 2, 2022

Robert Schuett. “Machts mehr Morgenthau.” Die Presse, October 20, 2022.

Robert Schuett. “Die zeitlose Aktualität von George Soros.” Wiener Zeitung, August 17, 2022.

Robert Schuett. “Die Zukunft gibt’s nicht am Billardtisch.” Wiener Zeitung, August 2, 2022.

Robert Schuett [Presentation]. “Peace through Law: Kelsen, Politics, and Realism.” Hans Kelsen’s Political Theory Revisited international workshop, Nova Institute of Philosophy, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, May 30, 2022.

Robert Schuett [Presentation]. “Was Hans Kelsen a Political Realist?” An International Seminar around Hans Kelsen’s Political Realism by Robert Schuett, hosted by Università degli Studi “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro, Italy and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, January 24-25, 2022.

Robert Schuett. “Peace through Law? Political Realism and Hans Kelsen.” E-International Relations, March 2, 2021.

Robert Schuett. “What is Progressive Realism? The ‘other’ Kelsen.” Edinburgh University Press blog, January 2, 2021.

Robert Schuett. “Fear and Freud in Politics: Critical Notes on Mearsheimer’s Structural Realism.” E-International Relations, September 4, 2020.

Reviewer

I have served as reviewer for Analyse & Kritik: Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory, Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Austrian Journal of Political Science, History of European Ideas, International Relations, International Studies Review, International Theory, Journal of International Political Theory, Jus Cogens: A Critical Journal of Philosophy of Law and Politics, Review of International Studies, Routledge Books, University of Michigan Press.

Teaching

I teach as much my time allows. My undergraduate and graduate teaching has included a diverse range of subjects:

  • Geopolitics
  • Transatlantic Relations
  • Political Realism in Theory and Practice
  • Introduction to International Political Theory
  • Doing International Relations Theory
  • The Theory-Practice-Gap in International Relations

(updated July 12, 2024)