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International Politics Reviews
Palgrave Macmillan UK

International Politics Reviews

Editor: Michael J. Williams

ISSN: 2050-2982 (print version)
ISSN: 2050-2990 (electronic version)

Journal no. 41312

Palgrave Macmillan UK


Welcome to International Politics Reviews
International Politics Reviews, a premier source of review articles and commentary in International Studies and IR. Subscription to IPR is included with your subscription to International Politics.

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International Politics Reviews welcomes review essays and review forums from faculty and advanced doctoral students on any topic in the field of international relations. Interdisciplinary submissions are especially welcome.

Editorial Team

Joshua Busby
Associate Professor of Public Affairs and a fellow in the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service as well as a Distinguished Scholar at the Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law. Prior to coming to UT, Dr. Busby was a research fellow at the Center for Globalization and Governance at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School (2005-2006), the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s JFK School (2004-2005), and the Foreign Policy Studies program at the Brookings Institution (2003-2004). His first book entitled Moral Movements and Foreign Policy was published by Cambridge University Press in July 2010. In his book, Busby seeks to explain why some countries are willing to take on new international commitments championed by principled advocacy groups and others are not. Substantively, he explores the politics of climate change, developing country debt relief, HIV/AIDS, and the International Criminal Court in selected country cases in the advanced industrialized world. His second book AIDS Drugs for All: Social Movements and Market Transformations with Ethan Kapstein was published by Cambridge University Press in fall 2013. The book is the winner of the 2014 Don K. Price award, APSA’s prize for the best book on science, technology, and environmental politics. This book seeks to explain the conditions under which social movements can transform markets to achieve to their ends.
Costanza Musu
Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. Prof. Musu obtained her PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science, Department of International Relations. Subsequently she was Jean Monnet Fellow in the Transatlantic Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and Assistant Professor of International Relations at Richmond University (London-UK). She has been a consultant for the Military Center for Strategic Studies – Center for Advanced Defense Studies (CeMiSS-CASD), the think tank of the Italian Ministry of Defence, and the Book Reviews Editor of the journal Mediterranean Politics (Routledge). Her latest book on European policy towards the Arab-Israeli peace process was published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Kaat Smets
Dr Kaat Smets is Senior Lecturer in Politics (Quantitative Methods) in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on why people participate in politics and she is particularly interested in how patterns of political participation change over time. Since the political behaviour of young people seems to be most affected by new patterns of political participation that have emerged over the last decades her research tends to focus on young people's politics. Her general research interests include political behaviour, political attitudes, elections, political sociology, comparative politics and research methods. Her previously published work has looked at the age gap in voter turnout, generational differences in political behaviour, the development of political attitudes and political behaviour over the life span and, more recently, the micro-mechanisms of individual level attitude change in deliberative settings. Dr. Smet's studies utilize quantitative methods for longitudinal, hierarchical, and (quasi) experimental data to address substantial research
 questions. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Political Behavior, European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, European Political Science Review, Electoral Studies, Parliamentary Affairs, Acta Politica and the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties.
Michael John Williams
Clinical Professor of International Relations, Director of the International Relations Program and Affiliate Professor of European Studies & History at New York University. His most recent publications include Science, Law and Liberalism in the American Way of War: The Quest for Humanity in Conflict (2014), co-authored with Dr. Stephanie Carvin (Ottawa), "The Afghan War, 2001-2012" in the Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History (2012) and, The Good War: NATO and the Liberal Conscience in Afghanistan (2011). He is also co-editor of the critically acclaimed edited volume Power in World Politics (2007). Dr. Williams is a Stephen M. Kellen term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society and an alumnus of the International Summer Policy Institute at American University. He has held a Robert Bosch Fellowship in Germany, a Visiting Fellowship at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford & Nuffield College and a DAAD Fellowship at the Bundeswehr Center for Military History and Social Science in Potsdam, Germany. Educated at the universities of Delaware, Hamburg, Bath, Berlin, and Moscow he earned his doctorate at the London School of Economics & Political Science.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    International Politics Reviews is a new journal which will complement International Politics. It will publish in-depth review articles which present authoritative and up-to-date surveys, synthesis and evaluation of the big questions and trends in the field concerning theory, world order and current debates. We seek not only to clarify major debates, but also to present new perspectives and insights, which in turn will help to shape the field in future.

    International Politics Reviews seeks:

    • to be the premier source of refereed review articles and commentary in International Studies and IR;
    • to maximize the usefulness and impact of each article by innovative use of print and online display and media; and
    • to provide an unparalleled service to authors and readers.

    International Politics Reviews’ content will be written by internationally renowned academics and researchers and targeted towards readers in international studies, IR, politics and the wider social sciences.

    Review articles are designed to maximise the wider impact of the content. While intended to be read by academics and policymakers working in the fields above, we aim to make all our articles accessible to readers and teachers working in any social sciences discipline. Some content will be commissioned, but we also seek unsolicited submissions.

    An International Politics Reviews subscription is only available with a subscription to International Politics

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