To mark the International Studies Association (ISA) Annual Convention 2015, being held in New Orleans, we commissioned a special virtual issue that highlights recent articles published in international studies by Politics. This diverse collection demonstrates both the range of material that we have published in international studies in terms of empirical focus, methodological commitments, and theoretical orientations as well as its quality. Thus, we hope that this special virtual issue conveys our commitments to pluralism and research led reflections on the state of the art, the state of the field, and the state of disciplinary pedagogy in international studies. The articles featured in the special virtual issue are:
- Zombies and IR: A Critical Reading by Erin Hannah and Rorden Wilkinson
- The Modalities of Iranian Soft Power: From Cultural Diplomacy to Soft War by Edward Wastnidge
- International Statebuilding and the Ideology of Resilience by David Chandler
- Resilience as Enhancement: Governmentality and Political Economy Beyond ‘Responsibilisation’ by Alison Howell
- Reflections on Possibilities and Challenges of Discussing Sexual and Gender-based Violence (SGBV) in Role-play Simulations by Lesley J. Pruitt
- Engaging the Russian Elite: Approaches, Methods and Ethics by Paul Benjamin Richardson (Open Access)
- British Public Opinion after a Decade of War: Attitudes to Iraq and Afghanistan by Rachael Gribble et al.
These have been freed from behind the pay-wall for a limited time. Please enjoy!