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Welcome to The International Studies Compendium Project

The International Studies Compendium Project, published in association with the International Studies Association, is available online (International Studies Online) or as a 12-volume set in print (The International Studies Encyclopedia). This resource is the most comprehensive reference work of its kind for the fields of international studies and international relations.

  • Since 2010, there have been five batches of updates published online which have added 43 new entries.
  • Select List of Articles from the left side menu to download a list of new and original entries organized by publication date.

Key features include:

  • A-Z: Presented in an accessible A-Z format
  • 400+entries: Specially-commissioned, peer reviewed essays of up to 10,000 words focus on the most important topics and issues
  • International: Written and edited by an global team of the world’s leading scholars and teachers
  • Up-to-date: Essays quickly inform readers of the nature of the questions asked, past attempts at formulating responses, and the current state of debates
  • Accessible: Aimed at students, scholars, and practitioners
  • Online: International Studies Online is updated twice annually and is enhanced by live links to archives, datasets, cases, pedagogical aids, and other relevant materials

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