Welcome to the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics
- Learn about our Editorial Board.
- Browse the growing collection of articles, overviews and key subject works.
- Discover forthcoming articles in the ORE of Politics.
- Have questions about how to use the redesigned website? Check out What's Changed.
- Explore the Special Projects page, which includes individually edited collections on select subfields.
"Security and safety are key topics of public concern. Open any newspaper, switch on a news program on television, or browse news sites online, and pandemics, floods and hurricanes, terrorist threats, insurgencies and war, acts of crime, the impact of climate change, illegal migration, and industrial accidents will dominate the headlines. All are examples of phenomena and events that are either security or safety issues. ..." – By Bibi van den Berg, Ruth Prins and Sanneke Kuipers
"The scholarship on comparative genocide studies leans more toward tracing mass violence in the modern era, removing it from biblical and historic accounts of premodern empires and their violent campaigns to wipe out peoples. Despite the differences in periodic focus, however, the genocidal victim has been targeted because of their identity and thus shares the same characteristics of people who have been marginalized and excluded on the basis of religion, ethnicity, or race. ..." – By Ñusta Carranza Ko
In September 2021, 87 new full articles and 15 revised articles across 21 disciplines have been published on the Oxford Research Encyclopedias platform. Explore the recently published articles now.
On September 29, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Anthropology and Planetary Science will be available via subscription and perpetual access. 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.
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..
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..
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.
Browse recently published articles by month, including summaries and previews of forthcoming full-text articles.