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The British Journal of Politics and International Relations is an international journal that publishes innovative, cutting edge contemporary scholarship on international relations, comparative politics, public policy, political theory and (especially) politics and policy in the United Kingdom. It is world’s premier journal for research into British politics.
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BJPIR is a fully refereed journal of the Political Studies Association of the UK. It has always sought to reflect and drive the major currents of debate in political science and international relations, both in the UK and internationally. The journal seeks to reflect and respond to the changing real world of politics, by publishing articles that are of contemporary relevance to both the study and practice of politics.
Since its inception in 1999, in response to the growing internationalization of the political studies community in the UK and beyond, the transnationalization of the political science profession and the globalization of politics, the journal has welcomed empirically rigorous and theoretically innovative articles on themes and issues that are of such global and scholarly significance that they matter for all states and countries irrespective of geographical location.
Email address for journal: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Deputy Editor: Alan Convery, University of Edinburgh Alan.Convery@ed.ac.uk
· Consultant Editors: Elizabeth Cripps, Iain Hardie, Ailsa Henderson, Charlie Jeffery, Julie Kaarbo, Fiona Mackay, James Mitchell (all University of Edinburgh)
Our International Editorial Board provides broad support and advice on matters related to refereeing and general direction while ensuring the journal's international profile.
Dr John Bartle, University of Essex
Professor Alexander Bellamy, Griffith University
Professor Richard Bellamy, University College London
Professor Purusottam Bhattacharya, Jadavpur University
Professor Christopher Brown, London School of Economics and Political Science
Professor Simon Caney. University of Oxford
Professor Stuart Croft, University of Warwick
Professor James Der Derian, Brown University
Professor Dipak Gupta, San Diego State University
Professor Peter A. Hall, Harvard University
Professor David Judge, University of Strathclyde
Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, University of Hull
Dr Patrick Le Galès, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
Professor Elizabeth McLeay, Victoria University of Wellington
Professor David Mutimer, York University
Professor Vicky Randall, University of Essex
Professor George Shambaugh, Georgetown University
Professor John Simpson, University of Southampton
Professor Michael Smith, Loughborough University
Professor Steve Smith, University of Exeter
Professor Gerry Stoker, University of Southampton
Professor Donley T. Studlar, West Virginia University
Professor Roland Sturm, Friedrich-Alexander Universität
Professor Andrew Vincent, University of Sheffield
Professor Helen Wallace, London School of Economics and Political Science
Best Article Prize
Each year BJPIR showcases and rewards the best article published by the Journal. The winning article is chosen by our (extended) Edinburgh Editorial Team and is directly accessible through SAGE’s website. The author(s) receives a £250 cash prize and the result is unveiled at a major conference, such as APSA or ISA, at a BJPIR reception/event.