About Us

E-International Relations (E-IR) is the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics, featuring high quality scholarly content and student-facing resources. The website was established in November 2007, and is recommended by leading academics and practitioners from around the world. We reach over 3.5 million unique readers per year. In addition to maintaining the website, we produce a range of open access books.

We maintain an impartial editorial stance based on scholarly principles. We do not align ourselves with any specific causes or movements and seek to provide an open platform to allow our authors the freedom to present expert analysis from the widest range of positions. We do not have any corporate backers/owners, investors, or financial connections to other organisations – educational, political or otherwise.

Operationally, E-International Relations is an independent publisher, owned by a UK registered non-profit org – E-IR Publications Ltd (reg number: 7511911) – based in Bristol, England. We are staffed by an all-volunteer team of academics, practitioners and students who work remotely from locations all over the world. We raise our operating budget by selling advertising, from book sales and via donations from our readers.

For any general inquiries, please email us.

Our goals

1) To be the leading open access scholarly publisher in our field, making reputable expert content free to view for all.
2) To provide the best source of freely available scholarly materials for students of Politics and International Relations.

Our team

If you would like to join us, vacancies are listed here.

Editorial Board
Editor-in-Chief | Director:  Stephen McGlinchey
Lead Editor | Director: Christian Scheinpflug
Articles Editor  | Director:  Marianna Karakoulaki

Features Editor | Director:  Jane Kirkpatrick
Managing Editor:  Farah Saleem
Blogs Editor: Katie Coyle
Books Editor: Cameran Clayton
Student Essays Editor: Corey McCabe
Student Portal Editor: Mariam Ali
Editors-at-large: Al McKay, Rosie Walters, Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska, Jakob Avgustin, Caroline Cottet, Davide Orsi, Jan Tattenberg, Kirthi Jayakumar, Caitlin Hamilton

Articles Team
Max Nurnus, Kanica Rakhra, Edward Hovsepyan

Blogs Team
Shelly Mahajan

Commissioning Team
Daniel Rowney, Ljupcho Stojkovski, Clara Eroukhmanoff, Jakob Steiner, Laura Southgate, Matt Harker, Çağlar Ezikoğlu, Cenedra Richards, Daniele Carminati, Marianne Rozario, Tony Martel, Majer Ma, Jasmine Chorley, Patricia Salas Sanchez, Adeleke Olumide Ogunnoiki, Amie Lajoie, Ananya Sharma, Chen-Sheng Hong, Christy Davidson-Stearn, Fernanda de Castro Brandão Martins, Gloria Novovic, Hayden Paulsen, Dean Cooper Cunningham, Khalil Lezzaik, Sharon John, Valerio Scartezzini, William Spencer, Xolisile Ntuli, Yiming Yu, Alexander Gilliard, Alexander Stoffel, Amy Nguyen, Benjamin Cherry-Smith, Bernardino Léon, Blair Welsh, Daniele Irandoost, Esther Egele, Flaminia Incecchi, Joseph Matten, Milan Babic, Tarsis Daylan Brito, William Kakenmaster

Features Team
Laurence Goodchild, Alex Tanchev, Alvina Hoffmann, Michael Bolt, Bryony Vince, Kübra Öztürk, Declan Galbraith, Charlie Zawadzki, Edward Fairhead, Eleanor Gaffney, Anna Wall, Tyler Suman, Matthew Evans, Karoline Faerber

Student Essays Team
Linda Berger, Shaghayegh Rostampour, Andrei Sterescu, Andrew McWard, Uygar Baspehlivan, Sophie Wang, Jessica Reed

Please Consider Donating

Before you download your free e-book, please consider donating to support open access publishing.

E-IR is an independent non-profit publisher run by an all volunteer team. Your donations allow us to invest in new open access titles and pay our bandwidth bills to ensure we keep our existing titles free to view. Any amount, in any currency, is appreciated. Many thanks!

Donations are voluntary and not required to download the e-book - your link to download is below.