In just a few short years, e-IR has established a global reputation among academics and diplomats for the compelling content and debate which it provides.
e-IR has brought the study of international relations into the digital age. It has created a truly global public forum on the world wide web within which the latest ideas and issues can be shared in a timely manner among students and scholars alike. If it did not exist, it would have to be invented.
– Giulio Gallarotti, Professor of Government in the College of Social Studies at Wesleyan University.
Among the most appealing elements of e-IR is that it brings students of all levels together with professional scholars in an open, relaxed, but sophisticated arena. Rather than the typically sleep-inducing arguments produced in journals, or the often outdated nature of book volumes on subjects of global interest, e-IR has dedicated itself to being fresh, innovative and extremely timely.
– Robert W. Murray, Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the University of Alberta, Canada.
e-IR is terrific – just what the field needs!
– Anne-Marie Slaughter, Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University.
For scholars seeking to make an immediate impact with new research or informed opinion, e-IR provides a venue second to none. Its model of open access and unfettered discussion can only serve to advance the cause of contemporary policy-relevant international relations scholarship. It is the very epitome of ‘applied academics’ and should be on everyone’s list of academic bookmarks.
– Michael W. Mosser, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Southwestern University.
e-IR is one of the most innovative forums for lively, yet mature, discussions of international issues and problems that I have come across. It presents thoughtful and timely contributions often free from a great deal of stifling theoretical orthodoxy that constrains free, open-handed thinking in much of the rest of the discipline. I often turn first to e-IR for what is new and interesting in the sphere of international studies before looking at academic journals or the latest books.
– M.L.R. Smith, Professor of Strategic Theory, King’s College London, University of London
‘While other journals and websites are closed systems usually motivated by profit, e-IR distinguishes itself as an open and free forum for the civil exchange of scholarly ideas. No one is excluded and this only adds richness to the discourse. I would not be surprised if e-IR becomes one of the top resources for scholars and practitioners of IR in the very near future. It is also likely to morph into a premier networking and collaboration instrument. I cannot praise e-IR highly enough.’
– Dan G. Cox, Professor of Political Science, U. S. Army School of Advanced Military Studies
‘e-International Relations is the place for an informed, spirited, and thoroughly civil discussion of international relations theory and practice with a special appeal for young scholars.‘
– Harvey Sapolsky, Professor of Public Policy and Organization Emeritus at MIT
‘e-IR is an invaluable resource, not only for university students – many of us are life-long students of international relations. As a long retired former diplomat with nearly 40 years’ experience in international affairs, I find the only drawback to browsing in e-IR is that I’m liable to find myself spending half the day reading (and itching to respond to) much of its material. May it continue to flourish.’
– Sir Brian Barder KCMG, former British ambassador to Ethiopia and Poland and high commissioner in Nigeria and Australia
‘e-International Relations is a fascinating web site that will be of interest not just to students of international relations but also to anyone interested in world politics. I’ve added it to my bookmarks and suggest that anyone interested in international relations does the same.’
– Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor, University of Exeter
‘It is a pleasure to find such a well-organized, informative and interesting website amidst all the chatter on the internet. e-International Relations is a marvellous resource and forum for debate.’
– Margaret MacMillan, Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford University
‘e-IR may be the moment of democratization for International Relations – at last, a platform on which an informed conversation can take place and every voice heard.’
– Peter Vale, Professor of Humanities, University of Johannesburg; Nelson Mandela Chair in Politics Emeritus, Rhodes University
‘e-IR provides a refreshing alternative to the few dozen institutionally branded and well-financed sites that dominate the world of web-based analysis and commentary on international relations. In a few short years, e-IR has established itself as a credible and independent voice. The continuing success of this non-commercial, student-run venture is good news for scholars and practitioners alike.’
– Daryl Copeland, Professor and Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
‘e-IR is an extremely valuable resource for students of International Relations. Methodologically pluralistic, theoretically ecumenical, and politically diverse, it provides access to a wide range of competing viewpoints about some of the most pressing issues facing citizens and scholars today. Long may it thrive.’
– Duncan Bell, Lecturer of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge
‘e-International Relations provides readers with much-needed, highly-pertinent, constantly-insightful, analyses of issues that shape our world.’
– Jamsheed K. Choksy, Professor of Iranian, Indian, Islamic, and International Studies, Indiana University
‘e-International Relations is a pioneering and remarkably well organised web-site edited by students of international relations. It offers a series of in-depth, scholarly articles and a forum for discussion on all aspects of international affairs from the past to the present providing a remarkably useful resource for students and anyone interested in the relations between states.’
– John Keiger, Professor of International History, University of Salford
‘This is an excellent initiative, providing a global forum for students and others interested in international affairs. It offers a welcome fund of information and opinion.’
– Ian Clark, E. H. Carr Professor of International Politics, Aberystwyth University