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 2

The latest edition of JIOS is now available. It includes pieces by Charlotta Friedner Parrat, Andrew Glencross, Bassma Momani, Dustyn Lanz, Jarle Trondal, Frode Veggeland, Llewelyn Hughes, Jeffrey Lantis and Mireya Solis as well as a posthumous article by Chadwick Alger (co-authored by Kent Kille) and a review by Andrea Betti. Institutions covered include the UN, European Central Bank, IMF, WTO, EU, and OECD. Authors apply a wide range of approaches, including the English School, rational design, constructivism, bureaucratic politics and sociological approaches.

In the process, this issue provides important insights regarding the interface between IGO staff and the external environment, relationships between power and legitimacy and the emergence of new forms of institutionalization.



The Spring 2014 issue marked 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.