For many years, the LSE Centre for International Studies published a book series in partnership with Cambridge University Press (CUP): ‘Cambridge-LSE Monographs in International Studies’. This series has now been revived around a new rationale centred on three main themes.
First, it is transdisciplinary, prioritising texts that challenge disciplinary conventions and develop arguments that cannot be grasped within a single disciplinary field. The series includes work combining a wide range of fields, including international relations, international law, political theory, history, sociology and ethics. Second, it comprises books that contain an overtly international or transnational dimension—whatever their topic, published books deal with matters that necessarily exceed or transcend national boundaries. Finally, books accepted to the series address pressing contemporary concerns—though their approach to scholarly inquiry may be predominantly either theoretical or empirical.
The series also has websites at the LSE Law Department and at Cambridge University Press.
There is no requirement for authors to hold a formal link to either the CIS or LSE – to the contrary, the series will predominately publish work from scholars who have no connection with the school. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please send a proposal to the series editors (details below).
There is no prescribed length for proposals – they should contain as much information as prospective authors would want to see when evaluating a project themselves. All proposals should include the following:
- The proposed title of the book
- An outline of its rationale and scope, including how it relates to the series themes, and how it makes a significant contribution to existing scholarship
- A breakdown of detailed contents, i.e. a table of contents and chapter abstracts
- Details of proposed length and intended completion date. Please also flag up if the manuscript includes illustrations
- A description of the intended readership
- A short biographical note
Initial assessment will take place by the editors. Strong proposals will be sent, along with a full manuscript, to CUP, who will arrange for external review. Final decisions on manuscripts rest with CUP and the series editors.