Edwin van de Haar

I am an independent scholar who specializes in the liberal tradition in international political theory, and I earned my PhD in International Political Theory from Maastricht University. I work and live in The Hague, The Netherlands.

I am the author of Degrees of Freedom: Liberal Political Philosophy and Ideology (2015), Classical Liberalism and International Relations Theory: Hume, Smith, Mises and Hayek (2009) and Beloved Yet Unknown: The Political Philosophy of Liberalism (2011, in Dutch).

I have published articles and numerous other pieces on Adam Smith, David Hume, and the wider liberal tradition in political thought in, among others, The Review of International StudiesInternational Relations, and The Independent Review. My most recent publications are a chapter entitled ‘Adam Smith on Empire and International Relations’ published in the Oxford Handbook on Adam Smith (Oxford University Press, 2013) and a chapter entitled ‘David Hume and Adam Smith on International Ethics and Humanitarian Intervention’ in Just and Unjust Military Intervention: European Thinkers from Vitoria to Mill (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

I received a M.A. in Political Science from Leiden University, and hold a M.Sc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science. In the recent past, I have taught political theory at Brown University and international relations at both Leiden University and Ateneo de Manila University.