This book would not have been possible without the assistance of E-IR’s Student Review Panel. Members of the panel gave up their spare time to read drafts of each chapter and offer their thoughts on how they could be improved. The panel was chaired by Christian Scheinpflug and comprised Janja R. Avgustin, Laura Cartner, Tom Cassauwers, Caroline Cottet, Jessica Dam, Scott Edwards, Phoebe Gardner, Daniel Golebiewski, Jane Kirkpatrick, Matthew Koo, Naomi McMillen, Mohamed Osman, Robert Ralston, Bryan Roh, Daniel Rowney, Ana Carolina Sarmento, Loveleena Sharma, Ljupcho Stojkovski, Anthony Szczurek, Jan Tattenberg and Jonathan Webb.
I would also like to thank all members of the E-International Relations team, past and present, for their many acts of kindness in feeding back on ideas and providing a supportive climate for the book’s development. Of special note in that respect is E-IR’s co-founder Adam Groves, without whom this project would not have been possible.
Countless others have helped me through the year-long process of moving the book from concept to completion – especially Robert Oprisko, who was instrumental in getting the project off the ground during the early stages. I would also like to thank Michael Tang and Ran Xiao for their friendship and expertise.
This book has been developed in part due to conversations and experiences in and around the classroom, so I would also like to thank my colleagues, and my students, at the University of the West of England, Bristol. I am very fortunate to be part of such a vibrant and supportive scholarly environment.
Finally, and most importantly, I would like to thank the authors of each of the chapters for working so hard on this project and helping me deliver such an excellent book.