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International Studies Association conference 2021 series highlights

All our series represent the best in international research in their area. They provide fresh insights into a diverse list of subjects across Politics, International Relations and International Development.

Don’t forget you can use code POISA21 to get 50% off all books in the below series until 9 April.

If you’re interested in writing for one of our series, you can find out more about how to submit a proposal on each individual series page. Click on the ‘find out more’ links below. 

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Bristol Studies in Comparative and International Education 

Series Editors: Michael Crossley, University of Bristol, UK, Leon Tikly, University of Bristol, UK, Angeline M. Barrett, University of Bristol, UK, Julia Paulson, University of Bristol, UK

We are delighted to announce that Professor Michael Crossley’s highly successful Symposium series Bristol Papers in Education: Comparative and International Studies, established in the 1990s, will now be published by Bristol University Press.

The series aims to critically engage with education and international development from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective. Find out more.


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Bristol Studies in East Asian International Relations 

Series Editors: Yongjin Zhang, University of Bristol, UK, Shogo Suzuki, University of Manchester, UK and Peter Kristensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark 

This major series from Bristol University Press combines original research and theoretical innovation to provide fresh insight into the changing international politics of East Asia and into International Relations theory. Find out more 

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Bristol Studies in International Theory 

Series editors: Felix Berenskötter, SOAS, University of London, UK, Neta C. Crawford, Boston University, USA and Stefano Guzzini, Uppsala University, Sweden, PUC-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

This series provides a platform for theoretically innovative scholarship that advances our understanding of the world and formulates new visions of, and solutions for, world politics. Find out more 

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Business, Finance and International Development

Series Editors: Catherine Dolan, SOAS, University of London, UK, Paul Gilbert, University of Sussex, UK, Lena Lavinas, The Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,  Emma Mawdsley, University of Cambridge, UK, Dinah Rajak, University of Sussex, UK, Farwa Sial, Eurodad and University of Manchester, UK, Jessica Sklair, University of Cambridge, UK

We are excited to announce the launch of a new series dedicated to interdisciplinary work on business, finance and international development.

As private sector actors become increasingly central to the design and delivery of international development, this series provides the first specialized, interdisciplinary publishing venue for critical work on business, finance and international development. Find out more. 


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Gender, Sexuality and Global Politics 

Series Editors: Ali Bilgic, Loughborough University, UK, Synne L. Dyvik, University of Sussex, UK, Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Thomas Gregory, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and Swati Parashar, University of Gothenburg, Sweden 

Expanding the boundaries of international relations, this series reflects on politics globally with innovative and transdisciplinary perspectives. 

With a focus on feminist, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer activism, the series will critically examine existing hierarchies, practices and power relations in global politics, investigating the often violent effects of these on different peoples, geographies and histories. Find out more 

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Spaces of Peace, Security and Development 

Series editors: John Heathershaw, University of Exeter, UK, Shahar Hameiri, University of Queensland, Australia, Jana Hönke, University of Bayreuth, Germany and Sara Koopman, Kent State University, USA 

Spaces of Peace, Security and Development provides an interdisciplinary home for spatially based studies from scholars from a range of backgrounds, but in particular those who engage with one or more of: Area Studies, International Relations, Human Geography and Political Anthropology. Find out more 


Transnational Administration and Global Policy 

Series Editors: Kim Moloney, Murdoch University, Australia, Michael W. Bauer, German University of Administrative Science, Germany and European University Institute, Italy and Meng-Hsuan Chou, NTU Singapore 

This major new series explains and contributes to theorizing and the institutionalization of global governance structures and processes by examining actors and ideas permeating, shaping and critically engaging in these developments. Find out more  

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