The International Studies Encyclopedia and its online version, International Studies Online, published in association with the International Studies Association (ISA), is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations. The print version is arranged across 12 volumes in an A-Z format and brings together specially commissioned, peer reviewed essays, written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers. Key features: Updated annually to keep up with this fast changing discipline Primarily organized around the different sections representing areas of specialization within the International Studies Association Over 400 specially commissioned, peer reviewed essays of up to 10,000 words focusing on the most important topics and issues Written and edited by an international team of the world's best scholars and teachers and overseen by an editorial board comprising 28 past and present Presidents of ISA
The study of international relations has changed rapidly in recent years. Firstly as a consequence of major political and economic change ¿ the end of the cold war and the fall of communism, the resurgence of nationalism, terrorism and forms of fundamentalism, globalization ¿ and secondly, linked with these developments, because of the vitality of the discipline, with ongoing debates on the fundamental paradigms for the understanding of international relations and the emergence of the perspectives of feminism, postmodernism, constructivism and critical theory. The Routledge Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics provides a unique reference source for students and academics covering all aspects of global international relations and the contemporary discipline across IR's major subject divisions of diplomacy, military affairs, international political economy, and theory. Written by a distinguished group of international scholars, the Encyclopedia is largely comprised of substantial entries of more than 1,000 words, with fifty major entries of 5,000 words on core contemporary topics. Each entry is fully cross-referenced and followed by a listing of complementary entries and a short bibliography for further reading. The whole is comprehensively indexed. There is no other resource of its kind and the Encyclopedia of International Relations and Global Politics will be an extremely valuable addition to all libraries supporting teaching and research in the social sciences.