International Politics journal

International Politics is published by Palgrave Macmillan and the Editors are Michael J Williams and Constanza Musu. The 'Emeritus Editor' is Michael Cox, Professor of International Relations at LSE.

It was first published under the title Co-Existence in 1964 by Pergamon. For a time, it was published independently, then from 1984 by Kluwer in the Netherlands (as Coexistence, no hyphen). The journal changed its title to International Politics in 1996 and moved to Palgrave Macmillan in 2003 (Volume 40).

International Politics defines itself as critical in character, truly international in scope, and totally engaged with the central issues facing the world today. Taking as its point of departure the simple but essential notion that no one approach has all the answers, it aims to provide a global forum for a rapidly expanding community of scholars from across the range of academic disciplines.

International Politics aims to encourage debate, controversy and reflection. Topics addressed within the journal include:

  • Re-thinking the clash of civilizations

  • Myths of Westphalia

  • Holocaust and China

  • Leo Strauss and the American empire

  • Justin Rosenberg and globalisation theory

  • Iraq and after

  • Why the Middle East process will fail

  • Russia and the West

  • Theorizing norms

  • Neo-Conservatism and world order

  • Terrorism and human rights

  • Europe and Bush

Recent authors include:

Steven Chan, John M. Owen, Judith Kelly, Andrew Linklater, Geir Lundestad, Francois Heisbourg, Chris Brown, Richard Higgott, Charles Kegley, Linda Weiss, Andrew Gamble, Alex Callinicos, Justin Rosenberg, Linda Miller, Jan Art Scholte, Benno Teschke, Bob Bremmer, Mary Kaldor, John Agnew, Roland Axtman and Hendrik Spruyt.

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