Welcome to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies

Learn more

Letter from the editor

Published in partnership with the International Studies Association (ISA)

Oxford University Press has partnered with the ISA on the ORE of International Studies, combining the speed and flexibility of digital with the rigorous standards of academic publishing.

Coup Research

"Powell and Thyne conceptually define coups as “illegal and overt attempts by the military or other elites within the state apparatus to unseat the sitting executive.” They operationally define a successful coup as one in which “the perpetrators seize and hold power for at least seven days."..." – By Clayton L. Thyne and Jonathan Powell

Conflict Analysis and Resolution as a Field: Core Concepts and Issues

"Generally, people who are engaged in a conflict, whether as partisans or as interveners, tend to focus on the explicit positions of the parties in the conflict and how they are acting in the conflict. Those who are less directly engaged tend to place more emphasis on the structure of the relationship among the adversaries and the social context of the conflict. ..." – By Louis Kriesberg and Joyce Neu

What's New to the OREs

In December 2020, more than 130 new and revised articles have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform. Explore the recently published articles now.

Three More Encyclopedias Available via Subscription and Perpetual Access

On May 28, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Business and Management, Economics and Finance, and Neuroscience will be available via subscription. After a successful free period during development, the OREs provide in-depth overviews of the major areas of research and will continue to grow with the field over time. If you're a librarian, explore Subscriber Services to learn how to provide access to the OREs for your institution. If you're not a librarian, you can recommend the OREs to your librarian here.

Why the Oxford Research Encyclopedia?

With today’s overabundance of information, and misinformation, students and researchers alike can be overwhelmed in identifying what’s trustworthy, what’s up-to-date, and what’s accurate..

Explore by Discipline

Working with international communities of scholars across all fields of study, we are developing new comprehensive collections of in-depth, peer-reviewed summaries on an ever-growing range of topics..

For Librarians

Oxford University Press offers a variety of tools to help you promote your access to the Oxford Research Encyclopedias and get the most out of these resources.

Recently Published

Browse recently published articles by month, including summaries and previews of forthcoming full-text articles.