Globalizations is a new journal, edited by Barry Gills, and supported by the Globalization Research Network. With an editorial board consisting of active globalization scholars, the journal will seek to publish the best work exploring new meanings of globalization, bringing fresh ideas to the concept and contributing to debates that shape the future.
The conventional use of 'globalization' understood narrowly as neoliberal economics and free trade, is being challenged from many directions. The journal is dedicated to opening the widest possible space for discussion of alternatives to a narrow economic understanding of globalization. The move from the singular to the plural is deliberate and meaningful. Moving to the plural 'globalizations' signifies a serious skepticism of the idea that there can ever be a single theory or interpretation of globalization. Rather, the journal will seek to encourage the exploration and discussion of multiple interpretations and multiple processes that may constitute many possible globalizations, many possible alternatives and futures. Globalizations encompasses global processes as well as global problems, and the nature and means of global solutions.
In order to pursue such a wide range of possibilities, the journal will be open to all fields of knowledge, including the natural, environmental, medical, and public health sciences, as well as the social sciences. Globalizations will normally consider papers from any relevant disciplinary background, but we will especially encourage multidisciplinary research, as well as transnational research involving participants from more than one country. Globalizations sees its role as contributing to building the emergent field of Global Studies and Critical Globalization Studies, in pursuit of new modes of global education and action.
The journal will not confine itself to publishing only critiques of existing economic or neoliberal globalization, although such critique will always be a feature. Globalizations will engage with social, cultural, political, and ideological debates on the nature and practices of global change. The journal hopes to establish a real bridge between the academic world and the world of practice, the world of action. We want to publish work that is relevant and accessible to a wide public, including non-governmental organizations and policy-making communities in addition to university teachers, researchers, and students.
The first issue of Globalizations is scheduled for September 2004. Submissions of articles should be between 4000-8,000 words, inclusive of all notes and references.
All articles should be submitted typed (three copies) and double-spaced, using the Harvard system of referencing along with a 150 word abstract, and sent by hard copy to the address below.
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