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 6, Issue 1

The latest edition of JIOS is now available. It includes pieces by Anna Ohanyan, Michel Dupuy and the team of James Meernik, Kimi Kong, Melissa McKay and Rosa Aloisi. You will also find reviews of recent books. Review authors are Heidi Hardt, Constatino Pischedda, Francesco Rindi, Romain Malejacq and Kent Kille.

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.




We now welcome papers for submission to our 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 6, Issue 1
now available online.

For previous issues
please see our paper archive.