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International relations traditionally referred to the study of foreign affairs and political interaction between states. Today, the field covers the whole complex of cultural, economic, legal, military, and political relations of all states and their component populations, as well as non-state actors and international organizations. Research and scholarship in this area has an important impact our understanding of the past and of current events. It is imperative that students, scholars and professionals stay abreast of new research, new interpretations, and new theoretical ideas. The overlapping fields of practice that come together in the study of international relations make it challenging for students, scholars and professionals to stay informed about every applicable area. The task is made more difficult because a great deal of this work has moved online with the most recent scholarship and research appearing in online databases. Rather than sifting through these ever-expanding mountains of information that may or may not yield relevant results, students and researchers alike can rely on Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations to offer a reliable, up-to-date, and authoritative guide to the best literature in the field.
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Editor in Chief
Patrick James is Dornsife Dean’s Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California. He has been editor of International Studies Quarterly, Distinguished Scholar in Foreign Policy Analysis for the ISA, and Distinguished Scholar in Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration for ISA. James is the author or editor of 26 books, ranging from Rethinking Realism in International Relations: Between Tradition and Innovation to Evolutionary Theory and Ethnic Conflict to Politics and Rationality and The International Relations of Middle-earth: Learning from the Lord of the Rings. He has published numerous articles in journals such as European Journal of International Relations, Political Communication, Journal of Conflict Resolution, International Studies Review, Nations and Nationalism, Security Studies, and International Political Sociology. James is President of the Peace Science Society, 2016-17, and will be President of the International Studies Association, 2018-19.
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FORMER EDITOR IN CHIEF
FORMER STANDING EDITORIAL BOARD
FOUNDING EDITORIAL BOARD
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Actors and International Relations
Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
International Political Economy
International Relations Theory
Systems and International Relations
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