First, the series is oriented around work that is transdisciplinary in character. Transdisciplinary texts challenge disciplinary conventions and develop arguments that cannot be grasped within existing disciplines. The series will prioritize books: a) where the puzzle that is addressed arises because of the blindspots of particular disciplines; and b) that draw on two (or more) disciplines in order to answer questions that are not adequately tackled within a single discipline. We are particularly interested in work that engages literatures in at least two of the following fields: Ethics, History, International Law, International Relations, Political Theory and Sociology.
Second, we will only consider books that contain an overtly international or transnational dimension. This concentration on international dynamics does not have to take place from within disciplinary International Relations. To the contrary, our aim is to examine international dynamics from more than one disciplinary site. The key point is that the series will not consider volumes that focus on developments solely within states.
Finally, in line with the institutional identity and mission of the LSE, the series will publish books that use scholarly inquiry as a means of addressing pressing political concerns. Some books in the series may be predominantly theoretical, and others predominantly empirical, but all will say something of significance about political issues that exceed national boundaries.