The Global, Area, and International Archive (GAIA) is a program of the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with the University of California Press and the California Digital Library. GAIA provides a robust online and print environment for emerging areas of research on political life worldwide. Its mission is to publish peer-reviewed books from across the humanities and social sciences that illuminate complex global phenomena, including those that contribute to the renewal of area studies.
All volumes carry the joint imprint of GAIA and the University of California Press. They are published simultaneously in free, open-access digital and reasonably priced paperback editions, in order to serve a truly global community of scholars and to encourage international intellectual exchange.
Browse GAIA's open-access digital volumes in the California Digital Library's eScholarship service.
Buy GAIA paperbacks from the University of California Press.
GAIA publishes four book series in addition to independent monographs and edited volumes in international studies.