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 inter-disciplinary and inclusive nature of diplomatic studies.
DIST is a series with monographs and edited books, 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 innovating.
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 on the theory, practice, and techniques of diplomacy that is meeting a standard of international excellence.
Jan Melissen is Director of Research, Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’, Professor of Diplomacy at Antwerp University and Senior Fellow International Relations and Diplomacy at Leiden University, and founding Co-Editor of
The Hague Journal of Diplomacy.
Diplomatic Studies will be accessible to a broad readership of academics, diplomats and other practitioners of diplomacy, as well as university students.