Power of rules and rule of power

Faten Ghosn, Theodora Ismene Gizelis

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The 2018 Presidential Theme for the International Studies Association's Annual Conference was "Power of Rules and Rule of Power." The theme underlines the importance of recognizing the relative and relational influence of power and rules in international politics. To do so, research should examine official rules but also probe what role informal rules play in shaping formal regulations of international interactions and power dynamics. The nexus of actors, issues, and interactions define international relations as a research field but also impact international studies as a profession. The articles included in this special issue and the forum expand, question, and problematize such interactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-187
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Studies Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2019


  • Norms
  • Power
  • Rules

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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