Mika Aaltola Senior researcher on the project ‘Openness in Finnish Foreign Policy’, funded by the Academy of Finland, and assistant professor of international relations at the University of Tampere (Finland). His recent publications include The Rhythm, Exception, and Rule in International Relations (Studia Politica Tamperensis, 1999), and several articles on reality making, order creation and persuasion in international politics.
Andreas Behnke University adjunct at Stockholm University (Sweden), where he teaches international relations. His research interests include IR theory, critical security studies and NATO. His recent publications include articles on NATO’s post-Cold War security discourse and on the securitisation of political issues.
Peter van Ham Senior research fellow at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, the Hague, and adjunct professor at the College of Europe, Bruges. His recent books include European Integration and the Postmodern Condition (Routledge, 2001); and (as co-author) A Critical Approach to European Security (Pinter, 1999).
Pertti Joenniemi Senior research fellow and programme director for Nordic–Baltic Studies at the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI, Denmark). His publications are on region-building in the Baltic Sea and Barents areas, northwestern Russia, as well as the unfolding of political space in the northernmost part of Europe. He is co-editor of the NEBI (North European and Baltic Integration) Yearbook.
Sergei Medvedev Professor at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany). He has held research positions in Moscow, Rome, Ebenhausen (Germany) and Helsinki. His research interests vary from semiotics and cultural anthropology to post-Soviet studies and European security. Recent publications include Russia’s Futures: Implications for the EU, the North and the Baltic Region (UPI/IEP, 2000) and Russia and the West at the Millennium (forthcoming).
Iver Neumann Senior researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Oslo). His recent books (in English) include Uses of the Other: ‘The East’ in European Identity Formation (University of Minnesota Press, 1999); (as co-editor) The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making? (Routledge, 1997); and Russia and the Idea of Europe (Routledge, 1996).
Heikki Patomäki Reader in international relations at the Nottingham Trent University. He is also the research director of the Network Institute for Global Democratisation. His most recent books (in English) include (as co-editor) The Politics of Economic and Monetary Union (Kluwer, 1997); Democratizing Globalization (Zed, 2001); and After International Relations (Routledge, forthcoming).
Mikkel Vedby Rasmussen Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). He holds degrees from the University of Copenhagen and the London School of Economics. He currently works on a project on ‘reflexive security’ practices following the Cold War.
Maja Zehfuss Lecturer in international relations at the University of Warwick (England). She works on German participation in international military operations, constructivism and poststructuralism, and has published in Zeitschrift für Internationale Beziehungen.
Christoph Zürcher Researcher and Lecturer in international relations at the Institute of East European Studies of the Free University of Berlin (Germany). He is the co-editor of Potentials of (Dis)Order: Explaining Conflict and Stability in the Caucasus and in the Former Yugoslavia (Manchester University Press, forthcoming).