Scientific Study of International Processes Section (SSIP)

Welcome to SSIP

Welcome to the Scientific Study of Scientific Processes Section (SSIP) of the ISA!

SSIP is a section of the International Studies Association dedicated to the pursuit of international studies using formal or empirical methods/data. Following the canons of scientific inquiry, the section seeks to support and promote replicable research in terms of the clarity of a theoretical argument and/or the testing of hypotheses. For additional information on the evolution of SSIP, please click here.

The section maintains a mailing list moderated by the section chair. If you have announcements of interest to a large number of SSIP members, please send it to


Shannon Lindsey Blanton | Section Chair
February 2017 - March 2019
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Ragnhild Nordås | Section Program Chair
April 2018 - March 2019
University of Michigan

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on an SSIP membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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