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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.

Ethics of Peacebuilding

"Peacebuilding efforts to rebuild relationships and structures during and after conflict, violence, and war present a series of ethical questions and challenges for international and national actors. Should the international community engage in peacebuilding?..." – By Reina C. Neufeldt

Gender and Populism in International Studies

"The rise of populist leaders both in the Global North and in the Global South in the early 21st century has moved critical research on populism to the center of academic debates..." – By Paula Drumond and Paula Sandrin

What's New to the OREs

In February 2024, 52 full new articles, 6 revised, and 3 summary articles, spread across 19 subjects, have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform.

Find out more about the newest discipline to be added: the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Food Studies.

One More Encyclopedia Available via Subscription and Perpetual Access

On January 30, after a successful free period during development, the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Physics has been made available via subscription and perpetual access to libraries and institutions worldwide.

Browse all ORE physics articles

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