BISA Working Groups

BISA has a research community of 28 working groups, providing a research focus for all members; and covering a number of subfields of International Studies that are dedicated to the promotion of quality research within the profession.

Past Working Groups

As of December 2017 there is a moratorium on applications for new working groups, if you have any queries please contact the BISA office.

Current Working Groups

Africa & International Studies

British International History Group

Colonial, Postcolonial & Decolonial Working Group

Contemporary Research on International Political Theory

Critical Studies on Terrorism (CST)

Emotions in Politics and International Relations Working Group

Environment Working Group

Ethics and World Politics Working Group

European Security Working Group

Foreign Policy Working Group

Gendering International Relations (GIRWG)

Global Health Working Group

Global Nuclear Order Working Group

Historical Sociology and International Relations

International Law and Politics

International Political Economy (IPEG)

International Politics of Migration, Refugees and Diaspora

International Relations as a Social Science

International Studies of the Mediterranean, Middle East & Asia

Interpretivism in International Relations Working Group

Intervention and Responsibility to Protect

Learning & Teaching Working Group

Non-Governmental Organisations working group

Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Working Group

Post-structural politics working group (PPWG)

Russian and Eurasian Security

South East Europe Working Group

US Foreign Policy

War Studies Working Group



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