Nicholas J. Kiersey is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ohio University-Chillicothe. He has published research on "world'state" theory, scale and bio-politics in the War on Terror, and the European Union’s attitude to Turkish accession. His current research focuses on discourses of neoliberal capitalist subjectivity and the "debate about empire" in IR theory.
Doug Stokes is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His work covers critical international relations theory and US foreign policy. His most recent book is called American Hegemony and Global Energy Security and is due out in 2010 with the Johns Hopkins University Press.