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Welcome to The International Studies Compendium Project

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

Comprising a series of literature review essays, referred and rigorous, comprehensive, and neutral in tone, each details fruitful lines of research up to the current "state of the art". As such, the essays provide an invaluable resource for students and scholars new to a particular area of research who need an overview that maps the existing scholarship in a useful way.

The Compendium continues to grow with new and updated essays added annually. Since 2010, there have been seven batches of updates published online which have added 58 new entries not available in the print edition. The most recent updates were published in December 2015.

Select List of Articles from the left side menu to download a complete list of new and original entries organized by publication date.

Key features include:

  • A-Z: Presented in an accessible A-Z format
  • 450+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: Updated annually, 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 offers enhanced functionality with live links to archives, datasets, cases, pedagogical aids, and other relevant materials

New Entries and updated articles added in 2015:

  • Challenges to Traditional International Relations Theory Posed by Environmental Change - Hugh Dyer
  • Critical Theory: IR's Engagement with the Frankfurt School and Marxism - Faruk Yalvaç
  • Electronic Commerce - Sarah Cleeland Knight and Catherine Mann
  • Interdependence in International Organization and Global Governance - Roger Coate, Jeffrey Griffin and Steven Elliott-Gower
  • International Hierarchy - Alexander D. Barder
  • Interdisciplinarity: Its Meaning and Consequences - Raymond C. Miller
  • The Politics of Climate Change - Loren R. Cass
  • The Practice Turn in International Relations Theory - Jérémie Cornut
  • Technology Standards in International Communication - Jeffrey Hart
  • Using Facebook as an Educational Resource in the Classroom - Carolyn M. Shaw
  • World Trade Law - Marc D. Froese
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