Our textbooks are designed to introduce complicated issues in a practical and accessible way. Our mission is not to produce lengthy dense textbooks that replace perfectly good ones already out there with major publishers. Instead we seek textbooks that complement works already published, offer fresh perspectives, and in doing so speak directly to readers in an engaging and accessible way that fits the open access model we embrace.


Each book will be available to buy in stores worldwide – from Amazon right down to local booksellers – and be priced competitively. However, uniquely for textbooks, each book will be freely accessible on E-International Relations in web and PDF formats. So, readers can have each book at their fingertips and on all their devices without any restrictions or hassle. We can also build and host online areas of additional content for each textbook.

Unlike most other open access publishers, E-International Relations covers all of the costs of production and editing. Due to the nature of those costs, which are significant, we are unable to provide authors / editors with a royalty. We understand that a lack of a royalty may seem unattractive, but that’s the essence of how our open access model works: We give the text away free to ensure the widest dissemination possible, and use any revenue streams to cover our costs and continue to invest in more open access books.


We are open to enquiries from scholars who wish to suggest a new textbook. If you would like to make such a suggestion, we have no specific format we would like to receive your proposal in, but emailing us at books@e-ir.info with your idea and attaching a CV would be a good start. Then, we will discuss further with you.

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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!

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