Thoughts from our authors

'Ashgate celebrated four decades of publishing recently…but there is nothing middle-aged about its publishing programme which remains energetic, innovative and global. I anticipate that it'll continue to feature in the avant garde well past its half-century.'

Tim Shaw, Professor & Director, University of the West Indies, Trinidad & Tobago; Professor Emeritus, University of London, UK; Visiting Professor, Mbara University of Science & Technology & Makerere University Business School, Uganda; Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, Canada


'I consider Ashgate to be a dynamic and pioneering force in publishing, demonstrating their scholastic and ethical engagement beyond publications, through their recent, substantial support for post-conflict reconstruction research at the Department of Peace Studies.'

Nana Poku, John Ferguson Chair of African Studies, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK


'Ashgate Publishers have established a solid reputation for publishing scholarly works of high quality in international studies, comparative politics, and military affairs, among other topics, for many years.  They provide critical support for authors during the editorial, production and marketing phases of a book project.  Editors are sensitive to authors’ subject matter requirements, aware of the diverse audiences to which various studies might be directed, and highly respectful of the two-sided character of academic policy studies that aim to influence both scholars and others.'

Stephen J. Cimbala, Penn State University Brandywine, USA


'Ashgate is committed to publishing the best scholarly research and working with them has been a simple, professional, and enjoyable process.'

Michael Freeman, Naval Postgraduate School, USA


'We have over several years published with Ashgate. Their professionality in handling us as authors has been striking and we are also very satisfied with their marketing of our books.'

Tom Christensen, University of Oslo, Norway, and Per Lægreid, University of Bergen, Norway


'IR scholars, from any sub-field of the discipline, looking for a responsible, yet responsive publisher need to make Ashgate the home for their research endeavours.  Ashgate provides one of the most professional and personalised editorial support in the publishing world, which ensures an efficient and expert production of an ever-growing range of cutting-edge publications.'

Emilian Kavalski, University of Western Sydney, Australia