The Journal of International Organizations Studies

JIOS is a peer-reviewed journal that seeks to encourage the creation of a distinct field of international organizations studies. Since 2010, it provides a window into the current state of the art in international organizations research, and continues to function as a platform for interdisciplinary dialogue on international organizations.

It is jointly published by the UN Studies Association and the Brigham Young University, Kennedy Center for International Studies.

OUT NOW: Volume 9, Issue 2

We are pleased to present to you the next JIOS issue!

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!