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British Journal of Politics and International Relations

The British Journal of Politics and International Relations (BJPIR) is an international journal that publishes peer-reviewed, cutting edge scholarship across the full breadth of the fields of international relations, comparative politics, public policy, political theory and politics. As a flagship journal of the UK’s Political Studies Association, BJPIR is the world’s premier outlet for research on British politics.

Four of the five editors and six of the nine associate editors are based in CGSC.

In their editorial statement, the team set out a vision for the journal which dovetail's with the School's strategy to address the politics of global challenges.

Civil Wars

Civil Wars publishes original scholarship on all aspects of intrastate conflict, including its causes and nature, and the factors which help to explain its onset, duration, intensity, termination and recurrence. It also publishes work which explores the epistemology of scholarship on intrastate conflict and contributes to debates about the politics, sociology and economics of civil wars, and the significance of intrastate conflict for international relations.

The journal began at Leeds in 1998 and was previously edited by Prof Newman. The new CGSC editors are Drs James Worrall and Alex Waterman. Both have written on the importance of the concept of order for studies of civil wars.

Conflict Management and Peace Science

Conflict Management and Peace Science arrived in Leeds in January 2024, led by the editorial team of Margherita Belgioioso (University of Leeds), Marius Mehrl (University of Leeds), Daina Chiba (University of Macau) and Wakako Maekawa (Osaka University).

Conflict Management and Peace Science (CMPS) publishes articles focused on the scientific study of conflict and peace. Topics include international conflict, arms races, the effect of international trade on political interactions, foreign policy decision making, international mediation and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation. Published six times a year, this interdisciplinary journal publishes manuscripts on the causes, management, and consequences of political conflict.

European Journal of International Security

The European Journal of International Security (EJIS) was housed within the CGSC between 2019-2023 edited by Prof. Ted Newman, Prof. Jason Ralph and Prof. Jacqui True (Monash University). The journal had seven associate editors from CGSC.

EJIS is now edited by a team led by Professor Andrew Mumford (University of Nottingham).