Article I: Name.
This Section shall be known as the Theory Section (TS) of the International Studies Association (ISA).
Article II: Affiliation.
The TS is one of the Sections of the ISA and as such subscribes to its purposes and activities.
Article III: Purposes.
The aim of the TS is to encourage and promote theoretical debates in the study of international politics. As such, it provides a platform for scholars to interrogate the meaning and purpose of theory in the field of International Relations (IR), to engage the task of theory building, to explore the relationship between theory and history, and the impact of theories on policymaking.
To accomplish these purposes, TS shall:
Article IV: Relationships.
The TS will encourage cooperative relations with other organizations within or outside the ISA which share its interests.
Article V: Membership.
Article VI: Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of section members shall be held in conjunction with the ISA annual convention. The meeting shall conduct the business of the section, as well as carrying any other activity consistent with the purposes of the section.
Article VII: Officers.
The officers of the TS shall consist of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Treasurer, and Publicity Officer. The Treasurer or the Publicity Officer may also take on the role of Secretary, responsible for taking minutes at the AGM.
Article VIII: Elections to Office.
Article IX: Executive Committee.
The officers of the TS shall form and be called the Executive Committee.
Article X: Advisory Board.
The TS shall have an Advisory Board comprised of about fifteen (15) senior scholars in the field with a recognized expertise in the realm of theory.
Article XI: Amendments.