Diplomatic Studies (DIST) is a peer-reviewed book series that encourages original work on the theory and practice, processes and outcomes of diplomacy. It aims to advance the understanding of the importance of diplomacy to international relations. The broad scope of the series reflects the interdisciplinary and inclusive nature of diplomatic studies.
Diplomatic Studies welcomes monographs and edited volumes, including contemporary, historical and future-oriented academic work. The series is receptive to a wide array of methodologies. Books in the series cover a variety of forms of diplomatic practice. We particularly welcome excellent academic work that is breaking new empirical ground or that is theoretically or methodologically innovative. Manuscripts should, however, meet a minimum length requirement of 80,000 words.
The book series is edited by The Hague Journal of Diplomacy’s co-Editor-in-Chief, Jan Melissen. In line with the journal, Diplomatic Studies publishes research that meets the highest standards of excellence on the theory, practice, and techniques of diplomacy.
Jan Melissen is Senior Fellow International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University, Professor of Diplomacy at University of Antwerp, and founding co-Editor-in-Chief of The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.
Jan Melissen, Leiden University and University of Antwerp
Diplomatic Studies is accessible to a broad readership of academics, diplomats, and other practitioners of diplomacy, as well as university students.