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 9, Issue 2

We are pleased to present to you the next JIOS issue (Fall 2018)!

Leading our journal is an essay in tribute to the late James Muldoon, who passed away prematurely and whose influence on those associated with United Nations studies was immense. Three of his colleagues not only wrote up the essay assessing his contribution but also helped finish an essay in progress by Muldoon, which carries his signature. We also have important scholarly contributions on “Cultural Diversity and the Politics of Recognition in International Organizations”; “Collective Security, Peaceful Change and UN Security Council Reform”; and “China and the UN Climate Regime.”

We continue the new tradition of providing book summaries by our book editor Christopher Jackson, and two non-peer reviewed essays on the accreditation regime at the UN, which has such a large impact on civil society’s influence on UN governance regimes. There is a personal account of the challenges of working with various domestic and international organizations and NGOs on elections in Haiti, by someone hired for his accounting expertise. The Editor-in-Chief, Chip Carey, also provided excerpts from documents on important new trends and initiatives on expanding norms and soft law affecting international global governance.

Please enjoy the reading and let us know your comments, suggestions, and questions!



We are currently calling for papers on "The Past, Present and Future of Extraterritorial Governance and Law". Please read the full CfP here.



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ISSN 2191-2556 (print)

ISSN 2191-2564 (online) 


Volume 9, Issue 2
now available online.

For previous issues
please see our paper archive.