The Journal of International Organizations Studies is a new, peer-reviewed journal that seeks to encourage the creation of a distinct field of international organizations studies. It aims to provide a window into the state of the art in international organizations research, and function as a platform for interdisciplinary dialog on international organizations.
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Volume 5, Issue 1

We are pleased to announce our latest issue, which develops further JIOS' mission to understand international organizations as organizations.

Our Spring 2014 issue is a specially themed issue, guest edited by Julian Junk (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) and Frederik Trettin (University of Konstanz).

The issue, entitled Micropolitics meets Geopolitics: internal dynamics and dysfunctions of international organizations discusses how bureaucracies can act as spoilers in peacekeeping operations. 

In six articles the authors discuss UN missions in East Timor, Sudan and the DR Congo, as well as analysing inter-agency coordination problems.




The Spring 2014 issue marks the end of the editorship by founding editor Kirsten Haack.  We welcome the new editor Kendall Stiles (Brigham Young University) to JIOS and look forward to continuing success in JIOS' mission to "understand international organizations".




We now welcome papers for submission to our Spring 2015 and Fall 2015 publication.



Recent Highlights

Looking Back at the Gap: International Organizations as Organizations Twenty-Five Years Later
Steven R. Brechin and Gayl D. Ness

The Organizational Turn in International Organization Theory
David Ellis

An Organizational Theory of International Institutions
Christopher Balding and Daniel Wehrenfennig

Kent J. Kille and Ryan C. Hendrickson



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ISSN 2191-2556 (print)

ISSN 2191-2564 (online) 


Volume 5, Issue 2
now available online.

For previous issues
please see our paper archive.