Aims & Scope
International Political Sociology (IPS), responds to the need for more productive collaboration among political sociologists, international relations specialists, and sociopolitical theorists. It is especially concerned with challenges arising from contemporary transformations of social, political, and global orders given the statist forms of traditional sociologies and the marginalization of social processes in many approaches to international relations. IPS is committed to theoretical innovation, new modes of empirical research, and the geographical and cultural diversification of research beyond the usual circuits of European and North American scholarship.
Jef Huysmans and João Nogueira discuss what makes International Political Sociology special, including its mission of global reach and combining various disciplines.
IPS Virtual Issues
Virtual issues from IPS contain thematic groupings of articles previously published in the journal.
Call for Papers
IPS is accepting submissions. The journal invites research papers that take our understanding of international, transnational and global phenomena out of the comfort zone of familiar approaches. We are committed to publish innovative and critical work at the interstices of the social, the political and the cultural in world politics. For more information, click here.
Free Featured Articles
International Political Sociology is ranked 10th out of 86 international relations journals with an Impact Factor of 1.955 according to the 2015 Journal Citation Reports® (Thomson Reuters, 2016). In celebration of this accomplishment, a collection of highly cited articles is now freely available.