Books:

  • Out of Line: Boundaries, Borders, Limits (London: Routledge, 2016).
  • After the Globe/Before the World (London: Routledge, 2010)
  • Inside/Outside: International Relations as Political Theory (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993).
  • One World, Many Worlds: Struggles For A Just World Peace (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner; London: Zed Books, 1988).

Edited Volumes:

  • International Political Sociology: Transversal Lines (London: Routledge, 2016) Co-edited with Tugba Basaram, Didier Bigo and Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet.
  • Europe’s 21st Century Challenge: Delivering Liberty (London: Ashgate, 2010), Co-edited with Didier Bigo, Elspeth Guild and Serge Carerra.
  • September 11, 2001: War, Terror and Judgement (London: Frank Cass, 2003), Co-editor: Bulent Gokay; (revised and expanded version of book published by Keele European Research Centre, 2002).
  • Reframing the International: Law, Culture, Politics (New York: Routledge, 2002), Co-editors: Richard Falk and Lester Ruiz.
  • Contending Sovereignties: Redefining Political Community (Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner, 1990), Co-editor: Saul Mendlovitz.
  • Towards a Just World Peace: Perspectives From Social Movements (London: Butterworths, 1987), Coeditor: Saul Mendlovitz.
  • After Bennett: The New Politics of British Columbia (Vancouver: New Star Books, 1986). Co-editors: Warren Magnusson, et al..
  • The New Reality: The Politics of Restraint in British Columbia (Vancouver: New Star Books, 1984). Coeditors: Warren Magnusson, et. al..
  • Culture, Ideology, World Order (Boulder, CO.: Westview Press, 1984).

Journal special issues:

  • “Race, Decoloniality and International Relations,” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 40:2, May 2015, co-edited with Randy Persaud.
  • “Art and Politics,” Special Issue of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 31:1, 2006, Co-editor: Alex Danchev.
  • “Politics Revisited,” Special Issue of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 28: 2, 2003, Co-editor: Kari Palonen.
  • “Partition,” Special Issue of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 27: 2, 2002, Co-editor: Sankaran Krishna.
  • “Race in International Relations,” Special Issue of Alternatives, 26:4, Oct-Dec 2001, Co-editor: Randolph B. Persaud.
  • “Zones of Indistinction: Territories, Bodies, Politics,” Special Issue of Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 25: 1, Jan-March 2000, Co-editor: Jenny Edkins.
  • “Reframing the International: Law, Culture(s), Politics,” Special Millennium Issue of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems, 9:2, Fall 1999, Co-editors: Richard A. Falk and Lester Ruiz.
  • “Speaking the Language of Exile: Dissidence in International Studies,” Special Issue of International Studies Quarterly, 34:3, September 1990, Co-editor: Richard K. Ashley.

Articles, book chapters, monographic papers:

  • “Which Foucault for Which International?” for Didier Bigo, Philippe Bonditti and Frederic Gros, eds., World Politics with Foucault (Paris: CERI/Palgrave, 2017).
  • “Transversal Lines: An Introduction,” in Tugba Basaram, Didier Bigo, Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet and R.B.J. Walker, eds., International Political Sociology: Transversal Lines (London: Routledge, 2017), 1-9.
  • “Only Connect: International, Political, Sociology,” in Basaram, et. al., International Political Sociology, 13-23.
  • “After Snowden: Rethinking the Impact of Surveillance,” collective article with Zygmunt Bauman, et. al., International Political Sociology, 8, (2014), 121-144.
  • “Which Democracy for Which Demos?” in Massimo Fichera, Sakari Hanninen and Kaarlo Tuori, eds., Polity and Crisis: Reflections on the European Odyssey (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2014), 171-188.
  • “World, Politics,” Contemporary Political Theory, 10:2, 2011, 303-311. (Response to a Symposium on Walker, After the Globe, Before the World).
  • “Hobbes, Origins, Limits,” in Raia Prokhovnic and Gabriella Stomp, eds., International Political Theory After Hobbes: Analysis, Interpretation and Orientation (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2011), 168-188.
  • “Por que Ler Hobbes como um Teórico de Segurança Internacional?” (“Why Read Hobbes as a Theorist of International Security?”) Contexto Internacional, 2010, 32:1, Jan-June 2010, 9-38.
  • “Democratic Theory and the Present/Absent International,” Ethics and Global Politics, 3:1, 2010, 21-36.
  • “Conclusion: Cultural, Political, Economy,” in Jacqueline Best and Matthew Paterson, eds, Cultural Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2010), 224-233.
  • “The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security: The Mid-Term Report of the CHALLENGE Project,” International Social Science Journal, vol 59 number 192, 2009, 283-308. (Coauthored with Didier Bigo, Sergio Carrera, and Elspeth Guild.)
  • “Le Régime de contre-terrorisme global,” in Didier Bigo,Laurent Bonelli et Thomas Deltombe, eds., Au nom du 11 septembre.: Les démocraties à l’épreuve de l’antiterrorisme (Paris: La Découverte, 2008), 13-35. (Coauthored with Didier Bigo).
  • “Security, Critique, Europe,’ Security Dialogue, 38:1, March 2007, 95-104.
  • “International, Political, Sociology,” International Political Sociology, 1:1, March 2007, 1-6 (coauthored with Didier Bigo).
  • “Political Sociology and the Problem of the International,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 2006 (coauthored with Didier Bigo).
  • “Situating Academic Practice: Pedagogy, Critique and Responsibility,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 35:1, 155-165, 2006 (co-authored with Karena Shaw).
  • “The Double Outside of the Modern International,” International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, March 2006; also in ephemera: theory and politics in organization, 6:1, February 2005, ; also published in Italian in Conflitti Globali.
  • “Recontextualizing Relations Between Liberty and Security,” Introduction to special section, Security Dialogue, 37:1, March 2006, 7-10.
  • “Lines of Insecurity: international, imperial, exceptional,” Security Dialogue, 37: 1, March 2006, 65-82.
  • “On the Protection of Nature and the Nature of Protection,” for Jef Huysmans, Andrew Dobson and Raia Prokhovnik, eds., The Politics of Protection (London: Routledge, 2006), 189-202.
  • “L’International, l’imperial, l’exceptionnel,” Cultures et Conflits, 58, Ete 2005, 13-51.
  • “Social Movements/World Politics,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 23: 3, Winter 1994, 669-700; excerpt reprinted in Louise Amoore, ed., The Global Resistance Reader (London: Routledge, 2005), 136-149.
  • “Conclusion: Sovereignties, Exceptions, Worlds,” in Jenny Edkins, Veronique Pin-Fat and Michael J. Shapiro, eds., Sovereign Lives: Power in Global Politics (New York: Routledge, 2004), 239-249.
  • “Guerra, Terror, Julgamento,” Contexto Internacional, 25: 2, 2003, 297-332.
  • “War, Terror, Judgement,” in Bulent Gokay and R.B.J. Walker, eds., September 11, 2001: War, Terror and Judgement (London: Frank Cass, 2003), 62-83.
  • “Polis, Cosmopolis, Politics,” Alternatives: Local, Global, Political, 28:2, 2003, 267-286.
  • “On the Immanence/Imminence of Empire,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 31:2, 2002, 337-345.
  • “International/Inequality,” International Studies Review, 4:2, Summer 2002, 7-24; published simultaneously in Mustapha Kamal Pasha and Craig N. Murphy, eds., International Relations and the New Inequality (Oxford: Blackwell, 2002), 7-24.
  • “The International and the Challenge of Speculative Reason,” with Richard Falk and Lester Ruiz, in Falk, Ruiz and Walker, eds., Reframing the International: Law, Culture, Politics (New York: Routledge, 2002), ix-xiii.
  • “After the Future: Enclosures, Connections, Politics,” in R. Falk, L. Ruiz and R.B.J. Walker, eds., Reframing the International: Law, Culture, Politics (New York: Routledge, 2002), 3-26. Earlier version published in Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems: Millennium Special Issue, 9:2, Fall 1999, 427-449.
  • “They Seek it Here, They Seek it There: Looking for Politics in Clayoquot Sound,” in Karena Shaw and Warren Magnusson, eds., A Political Space: Reading the Global Through Clayoquot Sound (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), 237-262.
  • “Alternative, Critical, Political,” in Michael Brecher and Frank Harvey, eds., Millennial Reflections on International Studies (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2002), 258-270; also in the part-volume edition, Critical Perspectives in International Studies (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press 2002), pp. 109-125.
  • “Partition: On the Discriminations of Modernity,” Alternatives: Global, Local, Political, 27:2, April-June 2002. (with Sankaran Krishna).
  • “Apertura: Race in International Relations,” Alternatives, 26: 4, Oct-Dec 2001, 373-376 (with Randolph B. Persaud).
  • “Peace in the Wake of Sovereign Subjectivities,” in Barry Hindess and Margaret Jolly, eds., Thinking Peace, Making Peace (Canberra: Academy of Social Sciences, Australia, Occasional Paper 1, 2000), 21-35.
  • “Europe is Not Where it is Supposed to Be,” in Morten Kelstrup and Michael Williams, ed., International Relations and the Politics of European Integration (London: Routledge, 2000), 14-32.
  • “International Relations Theory and the Fate of the Political,” in Michi Ebata and Beverly Neufeld, eds., Confronting the Political in International Relations (London: Macmillan, 2000), pp. 212-238.
  • “Both Globalization and Sovereignty: Re-Imagining the Political,” in Paul Wapner and Lester Edwin J. Ruiz, eds., Principled World Politics: The Challenge of Normative International Relations (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2000), 23-34.
  • “Does it Make Sense to Envisage a Regional Politics in the Pacific Northwest?” in Sukumar Periwal, ed., PNWER in the 21 Century (Victoria, BC.: British Columbia Intergovernmental Relations Secretariat, 1999), 1-7.
  • “Foreword,” in Jenny Edkins, Veronique Pin-Fat and Nalini Persram, eds., Sovereignty and Subjectivity (Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1999), ix-xiii.
  • “The Hierarchicalization of Political Community,” (Forum on Andrew Linklater) Review of International Studies, 25: 1, January 1999, pp.151-156.
  • “Citizenship and the Modern Subject,” in Kimberly Hutchings and Roland Dannreuther, eds., Cosmopolitan Citizenship (London: Macmillan, 1999), pp. 171-200.
  • “Multiculturalism and Leaking Boundaries,” in Dieter Haselbach, ed., Multiculturalism in a World of Leaking Boundaries (Munster: LIT Verlag, 1998), pp. 309-322.
  • “Relaciones internacionales y politica mundial,” in Carlo Nasi, ed., Postmodernismo y relaciones internacionales (Santafe de Bogata, Colombia: Ediciones Uniandes, 1998), 53-81.
  • “The Subject of Security,” in Keith Krause and Michael C. Williams, eds., Critical Security Studies: Concepts and Cases (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997), pp. 61-82. Also published as The Subject of Security, with Commentary by Stephen Toulmin, Working Paper on Rethinking Security #7 (Los Angeles: Center for International Studies, University of Southern California, Fall 1995); and (New York: Columbia University Press International Affairs Online, 1997).
  • “Possibilities and Limits of Republican World Politics: A Concluding Trialogue,” (with Stefano Guzzini and Heikki Patomaki) in Heikki Patomaki, ed., Peaceful Change in World Politics (Helsinki: TAPRI, 1995), 404-430.
  • “After Modern Utopias: Reflections on the Possibilities of World Order Discourse,” in Heikki Patomaki, ed., Peaceful Change in World Politics (Helsinki: TAPRI, 1995), 380-403.
  • “International Relations and the Possibility of the Political,” in Ken Booth and Steve Smith, eds., International Political Theory Today (Cambridge: Polity, 1995), 306-327.
  • “From International Relations to World Politics,” in Joseph Camilleri, et al, eds., The State in Transition, (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1995), 21-38.
  • “The More Things Change: Sovereignty, Quebec and the New World,” Constitutional Forum, 6:1, Fall 1994, 34-38.
  • “Norms in a Teacup: Surveying the New Normative Approaches,” featured review article, Mershon International Studies Review, Volume 38, Supplement 2, 1994, 265-270.
  • “On Pedagogical Responsibility: A Response to Roy Jones,” Review of International Studies, 20:3, 1994, 313-322.
  • “On the Possibilities of World Order Discourse,” Alternatives, 19:2, Spring 1994, 237-246.
  • “Sovereign Identities and the Politics of Forgetting,” Public, Volume 9, 1994, 95-117.
  • “Violence, Modernity, Silence: From Max Weber to International Relations Theory,” in G. M. Dillon and David Campbell, eds., The Political Subject of Violence (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1993), 137-160.
  • “World Order and the Reconstitution of Political Life,” in Richard Falk, Robert Johansen and Samuel Kim, eds., The Constitutional Foundations of World Peace (Albany: SUNY Press, 1993), 191-209.
  • “Pedagogies on the Edge: World Politics Without “International Relations,” in Lev Gonick and Edward Weisband, eds., Teaching World Politics: Contending Pedagogies for a New World Order (Boulder: Westview Press, 1992).
  • “Gender and Critique in the Theory of International Relations,” in V. Spike Peterson, ed., Gendered States: Feminist (Re)Visions of International Relations Theory (Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 1992), 179-202.
  • “State Sovereignty and the Articulation of Political Space/Time,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 20:3, Winter 1991, 445-461.
  • “Socialism and Monotheism: A Response to Jenson and Keyman,” (with Warren Magnusson) Studies in Political Economy, 34, Spring 1991, 235-239.
  • “Ethics, Modernity and the Theory of International Relations,” in Richard Higgott and Jim Richardson, eds., International Relations: Global and Australian Perspectives on an Evolving Discipline (Canberra: Department of International Relations, Australian National University, 1992), 128-162.
  • “On the Spatio-Temporal Conditions of Democratic Practice,” Alternatives, 16:2, Spring 1991, 243-262. A version also published in Ashis Nandy and D.L. Sheth, eds., The Multiverse of Democracy (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1996), 145-167.
  • “Speaking the Language of Exile: Dissident Thought in International Studies” (with Richard K. Ashley), International Studies Quarterly, 34:3, September 1990, 259-268. Partly reprinted in John A. Vasquez, ed., Classics of International Relations 3rd ed. (New York: Prentice Hall, 1996).
  • “Reading Dissidence/Writing the Discipline: Crisis and the Question of Sovereignty in International Studies” (with Richard K. Ashley), International Studies Quarterly, 34:3, Sept 1990, 367-416. Reprinted in Andrew Linklater, ed., International Relations: Critical Concepts in Political Science Volume 1 (London: Routledge, 2000), 126-189.
  • “Security, Sovereignty and the Challenge of World Politics,” Alternatives, 15:1, Spring 1990, 3-27. Also published as Sovereignty, Security and the Challenge of World Politics, Working Paper No 87 (Canberra: Australian National University Peace Research Centre, 1990). Reprinted in Michael Sheehan, ed., National and International Security, International Library of Politics and Comparative Government (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000).
  • “Interrogating State Sovereignty”(with Saul Mendlovitz), in Walker and Mendlovitz, eds., Contending Sovereignties, 1-12.
  • “Sovereignty, Identity, Community: Reflections on Contemporary Political Practice,” in Walker and Mendlovitz, eds., Contending Sovereignties, 1990, 159-185.
  • “History and Structure in the Theory of International Relations,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 18:2, Summer 1989, 163-183. Also in David G. Haglund and Michael K. Hawes, eds., World Politics: Power, Interdependence and Dependence (Toronto: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1990), 482-505. Reprinted in James Der Derian, ed., International Theory: Critical Investigations (London: Macmillan; New York: New York University Press, 1994), 308-339.
  • “The Concept of Culture in the Theory of International Relations,” in John Chay, ed., Culture and International Relations (New York: Praeger, 1990), 3-17.
  • “Tradition and Modernity: A Discussion of R.B.J. Walker’s “The Prince and ‘The Pauper,'” in James Der Derian, ed., “Reading/ Writing/Teaching Poststructuralism in International Relations,” Conference Proceedings, CIS, University of Southern California, May 1990.
  • “The Prince and ‘The Pauper’: Tradition, Modernity, and Practice in the Theory of International Relations,” in James Der Derian and Michael J. Shapiro, eds., International/Intertextual Relations: Postmodern Readings of World Politics (Lexington: Lexington Books, 1989), 25-48.
  • The Concept of Security and The Theory of International Relations, Working Paper No.3 (San Diego: University of California Institute of Global Conflict and Co-operation, 1988).
  • State Sovereignty, Global Civilization and The Rearticulation of Political Space, World Order Studies Program Occasional Paper No. 18 (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Center of International Studies, 1988).
  • “Decentring the State: Political Theory and Canadian Political Economy” with Warren Magnusson, Studies in Political Economy, 26, Summer 1988, 37-71.
  • “Genealogy, Geopolitics and Political Community: Richard K. Ashley and the Critical Theory of International Relations,” Alternatives, 13:1, January 1988, 84-88.
  • “Realism, Change and International Political Theory,” International Studies Quarterly, 31:1, March 1987, 65-86.
  • “Peace, Politics and Contemporary Social Movements” (with Saul Mendlovitz), in Mendlovitz and Walker, eds., Towards a Just World Peace, 1987, 3-12.
  • “Culture, Discourse, Insecurity,” Alternatives, 11:4, October 1986, 485-504. Reprinted in Mendlovitz and Walker, eds., Towards a Just World Peace, 1987, 171-190, Current Research in Peace and Violence,10:1, 1987, 50-64., and abbreviated in Issues in Education and Culture, July 1986, 63-9.
  • “Politics, Ideology and Everyday Life,” in Magnusson, et. al., eds., After Bennett, 1986, 325-335.
  • “The Territorial State and the Theme of Gulliver,” International Journal, 39:3, 1984, 529-552.
  • “East Wind, West Wind: Civilizations, Hegemonies and World Orders,” in Walker, ed., Culture, Ideology and World Order, 1984, 302-322.
  • “Contemporary Militarism and the Discourse of Dissent,” Alternatives, 9:3, 1983, 345-364. Reprinted in Walker, ed., Culture, Ideology, World Order, 1984, 302-322.
  • World Politics and Western Reason: Universalism, Pluralism, Hegemony, World Order Models Project Working Paper No.19 (New York: Institute for World Order, 1982). Also published in Alternatives, 7:2, 1981. Reprinted in Walker, ed., Culture, Ideology, World Order, 1984, 192-216.
  • Political Theory and The Transformation of World Politics, World Order Studies Program, Occasional Paper No. 8 (Princeton: Princeton Center of International Studies, 1980).
  • “Holistic Knowledge and the Politics of Fragmentation,” in William Higginson, ed., An Image of the Whole: Knowledge and Curriculum in an Age of Fragmentation (Kingston, Ontario: Queen’s University Faculty of Education, 1979).

Extended interviews:

  • “Robert Walker: Liberdade sem Igualdade,” Interview with Bruno Garcia, Revista de História da Biblioteca Nacional, Ano 9, No 99, Dezembro 2013, 54-59.
  • “The Political Theory of Boundaries and the Boundaries of Political Theory: Interview with R. B. J. Walker” (Interviewer: Raia Prokhovnik), in Gary Browning, Raia Prokhovnik and Maria Dimova-Cookson, eds., Dialogues With Contemporary Political Theorists (London: Palgrave, 2012).
  • “A violência é constituinte da modernidade,” interview and translation into Portuguese by Artur Ituassu, Journal do Brasil, Ideias Section, July 17, 2004.
  • “Jakten Pa Det Politiske,” Interview by Iver B. Neumann, in Norwegian, Samtiden, 2/3, 1999, pp. 104-114.
  • “Yhteyksia rajojen ja identiteettien poikki-kohti uutta maailmanpolitiikkaa?” Interview by Heikki Patomaki, in Finnish, Kosmopolis, 25:4, 1995, 23-37.

Extended commentaries:

  • Simon Labrecque, “Rearticulating recoveries of importance: A reading of Walker’s Strauss’ Machiavelli,” International Politics, 53:4, 487-504.
  • Tom Lundborg and Nick Vaughan-Williams, “The Limits of International Relations: R.B.J. Walker’s Inside/Outside: International Relations as Political Theory,” in Henrik Bliddal, Casper Sylvest, and Peter Wilson, eds., Classics of International Relations (London: Routledge, 2013), 208-217.
  • “Robert  B. J. Walker,” in Martin Griffiths, Fifty Key Thinkers in International Relations (New York: Routledge, 1999, 2nd ed. 2008; revised from first edition).
  • Colin Hoadley, “Machiavelli, A Man of “‘His’ Time: R.B.J. Walker and The Prince,” Millennium 30:1, 2003.
  • Justin Rosenberg, “Rob Walker: Philosophical Backstop,” in Rosenberg, The Follies of Globalization Theory (London: Verso, 2000), 45-86.
  • Lene Hansen, “R.B.J. Walker and International Relations: Deconstructing a Discipline,” in Iver B. Neumann and Ole Waever, eds., The Future of International Relations (London: Routledge, 1997), pp. 316-336.