Prof. Dr Michael C. Williams

Senior Research Fellow

Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research
Schifferstraße 44
47059 Duisburg

Phone: +49 (0)203 379-5230
Fax: +49 (0)203 379-5276


2011 – present

University of Ottawa

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

University Research Professor


Aberystwyth University

Department of International Politics


Research Interests

  • Ideas and Ideologies in international politics
  • International security
  • Political Theory
  • Images and aesthetics in politics
  • Security privatization


Prof. Michael C. Williams joined the research group 'Global Cooperation and Diverse Conceptions of World Order' in January 2021 and will be a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre until June 2021.


Research Project at the Centre

The Radical Right and World Order



Williams, Michael C. with Rita Abrahamsen (2011). Security Beyond the State: Private Security in International Politics. Cambridge University Press.

Williams, Michael C. (2009). Culture and Security. Routledge.

Williams, Michael C. (2005). The Realist Tradtion and the Limits of International Relations. Cambridge University Press.

Williams, Michael C. with Rita Abahamsen (2020). Confronting the International Political Sociology of the New Right. International Political Sociology, 14(1).

Williams, Michael C. (2020). America First: Paleoconservatism and the Struggle for the American Right, Journal of Political Ideologies, 25(1).

Williams, Michael C. (2018). International Relations in the Age of the Image, International Studies Quarterly 62 (4).

Williams, Michael C. (2018). Radical Conservatism and Global Order, International Theory 10(3).