IDRC Books (CC BY)
IDRC (International Development Research Centre) is committed to improving lives and livelihoods by supporting research that addresses critical international development issues. One of the important ways that IDRC and our grantees help to bring about positive change is through our book publishing program, where we share our research results and findings with other researchers, policymakers, and communities globally.
Explore our book collection from the last 25 years below, all free for digital download. Hundreds more IDRC books, published from the 1970s to the 1990s, are available through the IDRC Digital Library.
E-International Relations (Various CC licences)
The world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics, featuring high quality scholarly content and student-facing resources. The website was established in November 2007. In addition to maintaining the website, we produce a range of open access books.
Global Studies Quarterly (CC BY)
The International Studies Association’s fully open access journal. The journal publishes original and innovative scholarship within the topics, subfields, and approaches in international studies. Work published in GSQ offers significant theoretical, epistemological, empirical, or normative contributions to the field.
This book offers an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families’ challenges and resilience across multiple domains, including economic, political, health, and human rights. This new edition has been revised and updated from the original 2016 edition.
International Relations (CC BY)
As a ‘Day 0’ beginner’s guide, this textbook condenses the most important information into the smallest space and present concepts in an accessible way. The chapters build up the foundations for understanding how the world works and then explore the key global issues that concern the discipline – taking readers from no knowledge to competency.
International Relations Theory (CC BY)
This book is designed as a foundational entry point to International Relations theory. Each chapter sets out the basics of a theory whilst also applying it to a real-world event or issue, creating a lively, readable and relevant guide that will help students to see not only what theories are – but why they matter.