Ole Wæver’s main research interests are: theories of international relations; conceptual history and IR; the concept of security; sociology of science/history of science; the conditions for IR theory beyond the West; theories of security (including securitization theory); European security; discourse analysis as foreign policy theory; the theory of regional security complexes; German national/state identities and foreign policy; early American history; nationalism and other identities in a security perspective; religion, secularism and security; Danish defence policy; identities and co-operation among the Nordic countries; region-building in the new Europe and especially around the Baltic Sea; how to teach theories of International Relations in a ‘post-international’ age.
Among his books are 1997: Iver B. Neumann and Ole Wæver (eds.) The Future of International Relations: Masters in the Making?, London: Routledge 1997 (Czech translation 2004; unofficial Farsi translation rumoured) 1998: Barry Buzan, Ole Wæver and Jaap de Wilde, Security: A New Framework for Analysis, Boulder CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers (Chinese translation 2004; Czech translation 2006)
2002: Lene Hansen and Ole Wæver (eds.), European Integration and National Identity: The Challenge of the Nordic States, London: Routledge. 2003: Barry Buzan and Ole Wæver, Regions and Powers: The Structure of International Security, Cambridge University Press (Chinese translation in prep). Has published more than 175 articles of which some appeared in international journals like Journal of Peace Research, International Affairs, Cooperation and Conflict, Jour¬nal of International Affairs, Journal of Common Market Studies, Review of International Studies, International Organization and Millennium.