Wednesday 15 February 2006, by International Political Sociology
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INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers in English
First issue: Deadline 2 May 2006
Second issue: Deadline 1 August 2006
Third issue: Deadline 2 November 2006
Fourth issue: Deadline 1 February 2007
Papers in other languages
First issue: Deadline 1 April 2006
Second issue: Deadline 1 June 2006
Third issue: Deadline 1 September 2006
Fourth issue: Deadline 1 December 2006
The International Studies Association is pleased to announce the launch of IPS: International Political Sociology, a new interdisciplinary journal to be published beginning in 2007. Responding to the diversification of both scholarly interests and regional concerns in contemporary international studies, it will draw especially on traditions of historical, legal, economic and political sociology, as well as on the burgeoning literatures on socio-political theory.
Topics and Running Themes for the first year
One such topic might be a historical sociology of the discipline of International Relations, one concerned to better understand, for example, its development in some part of the world and not in others, the link between subjective ideas, values, behaviors and objective professional positions within academic institutions, the relation between academics and political professionals, or why the self-understanding of the discipline seems to be in perpetual debate and crisis.
Another might involve discussion of the major works of various sociologists and their impact to the study of IR; for example, reflections upon the works of Bauman, Beck, Bourdieu, Foucault, Luhmann, Tilly...
Other possibilities include work on global patterns of urbanization, international policing, military sociology, political opinion and communication, the sociology of culture, the sociology of political movements, and the transnational effects of the reshaping of national, cultural and religious identities.
In addition to these themes we are currently considering papers dealing with:
the critical discussion of the notions of frontiers, boundaries and limits;
the analysis of the contemporary status of claims about states of emergency and states of exception, derogatory measures, and routinised technologies of surveillance and control;
the analysis of resistance through laws, and arts;
the analysis of airports as sites at which to assess freedom of movement, capitalist economies, security technologies and the detention of foreigners.
Short Submission Guideline
In order to help broaden the community engaging in international studies, the journal will facilitate the submission of articles in languages other than English. The possibilities currently under consideration are French, Spanish, Italian and German. Translation into English of the final version of the article should be taken care of by the author.