My research and writing on the law and politics of the United Nations and other international organizations has appeared in several books, articles, and essays.


Oxford Handbook of International Organizations. co-editor, with Jacob Katz Cogan and Ian Johnstone. Oxford University Press, 2016.

International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice. Cambridge University Press, 3rd edition 2017.
    Albanian translation forthcoming.
After Anarchy: Legitimacy and Power at the UN Security Council. Princeton University Press, 2007.
    Winner, 2008 Chadwick Alger Award for best book on international organizations, presented by the International Studies Association
    Winner, 2008 Myres McDougal Prize of the Policy Sciences Society.
    Chinese translation forthcoming.

The UN Security Council and the Politics of International Authority. Bruce Cronin and Ian Hurd eds. Routledge, 2008. Includes:
    “Introduction” by Bruce Cronin and Ian Hurd
    “Theories and Tests of International Authority” by Ian Hurd
    “Conclusion” by Bruce Cronin and Ian Hurd


"The Permissive Power of the Ban on War," European Journal of International Security, August 2016. PDF   journal

 "How to Get Away With Cholera: the UN, Haiti, and International Law," Perspectives on Politics March 2016, with Mara Pillinger and Michael Barnett. PDF

“The UN Security Council and the International Rule of Law,” Chinese Journal of International Politics, 2014, v.7, n.3. Appeared in Chinese in Zhejiang University Journal, 2013.
“Almost Saving Whales: The Ambiguity of Success at the International Whaling Commission,” Ethics and International Affairs, 2012.
“Choices and Methods in the Study of International Organizations,” Journal of International Organization Studies, 2011, v.2, n.2.
“Law and the Practice of Diplomacy,” International Journal, 2011, v.66, n.3. Revised version appeared in Ole Jacob Sending, Vincent Pouliot, and Iver Neumann eds. Diplomacy and the Making of World Politics. Oxford University Press, 2015.
“Is Humanitarian Intervention Legal?  The Rule of Law in an Incoherent World," Ethics and International Affairs, 2011, v.25, n.3. Reprinted in Karen A. Mingst and Jack L. Snyder, Essential Readings in World Politics 5th ed. Norton, 2014; and in James Pattison, ed. Humanitarian Intervention, Sage, 2013.
“Myths of Membership: The Politics of Legitimation in UN Security Council Reform,” Global Governance, 2008, v.14, n.2.
“Breaking and Making Norms: American Revisionism and Crises of Legitimacy,” International Politics, 2007, v.44:194-213.
“The Strategic Use of Liberal Internationalism: Libya and the UN Sanctions, 1992-2003,” International Organization, Summer 2005, v. 59, 3.  
    Winner, Robert O. Keohane Award 2005 for best article in International Organization by an untenured scholar
    Reprinted in Lisa Martin ed. Global Governance (Ashgate, 2008).
“Labor Standards through International Organizations: The Global Compact in Comparative Perspective,” Journal of Corporate Citizenship, v.11, July 2003.
“Legitimacy, Power, and the Symbolic Life of the Security Council,” Global Governance, v.8, n.1, 2002: 35-51.
    Reprinted in Kenneth Abbott ed. Law and Politics of International Organizations (Edward Elgar, 2015).
“Legitimacy and Authority in International Politics,” International Organization, v.53, n.2, 1999.  
    Reprinted in Harold Hongju Koh and Oona Hathaway eds. Foundations of International Law and Politics (Foundation Press, 2004).
    Reprinted in Robert Art and Robert Jervis, eds. International Politics: Enduring Concepts and Contemporary Issues, 11th ed. (Pearson, 2013).