Call for Papers – Resurrecting International Relations Theory

Resurrecting International Relations Theory
A Collaboration between Politics and E-International Relations

Resurrecting International Relations Theory will be a special issue for the journal Politics with corresponding response articles, interviews, book reviews, and commentary published here at E-International Relations.

The ethos of Politics is the dissemination of timely, research-led reflections on the state of the art, the state of the world and the state of disciplinary pedagogy that make significant and original contributions to the disciplines of political and international studies. Politics is pluralist with regards to approaches, theories, methods, and empirical foci. Politics publishes articles from 4000 to 8000 words in length. Politics is the journal of record for the Political Studies Association.

International Relations Theory is both driving the discipline and is mired in established thought traditions that prevent revolutionary ideas from gaining traction. You are cordially invited to submit to this special joint venture between Politics and E-International Relations that will seek to overcome those thought traditions and push IR Theory to new heights.

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract – no more than 500 words in length – for consideration of inclusion in this special issue. Please include up to six keywords and contact information for all authors. The goal of this special issue is to initiate discussions on novel works of scholarship in high international political theory. Contributions should either bridge or transcend current thought traditions. Contributions should seek to establish new avenues to progress international relations as a discipline. Invitations will be extended to submissions based upon their creativity, innovation, ambition in scope, and the strength of the argument.

  • Open Submission Period: September 1, 2014 – October 15, 2014
  • Invitations Announced: October 21, 2014
  • First Drafts Due: January 15, 2015
  • Peer Review Period: February – April 2015
  • Anticipated Publication: November-December 2015

To submit an abstract, please e-mail the editor with the Subject Line: “Resurrecting IR Theory Submission”

If you have any questions, please e-mail the editor with the Subject Line: “Resurrecting IR Theory Inquiry”

Editor: Robert L. Oprisko, Ph.D. (Indiana University)


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