Call for Papers: Special issue of Canadian Foreign Policy on Indigenous Diplomacies
CALL FOR PAPERS: INDIGENOUS DIPLOMACIES
Special issue of Canadian Foreign Policy for Spring 2007
Canadian Foreign Policy editor:
Maureen Molot (Carleton University)
Guest editors for the special issue:
J. Marshall Beier (McMaster University)
P. Whitney Lackenbauer (St. Jerome’s University)
Recent years have witnessed the emergence of a small but growing scholarly literature on the international diplomacies of Indigenous peoples by, among others, international relations scholars, international legal theorists, and historians. In disciplines whose traditional focus has turned principally on international relations between states, much of this work has been inwardly preoccupied with broad conceptual questions raised by the ‘discovery’ of Indigenous peoples as increasingly important global political actors – questions made all the more urgent by the sudden recognition that Indigenous diplomacies are not at all new, but merely newly noticed in these fields.
Proceeding from these opening interventions, the focus of this special issue of Canadian Foreign Policy moves from the disciplinary implications of Indigenous diplomacies to consider more directly the character and effect of those diplomacies themselves. What is unique about Indigenous diplomacies? What accounts for their coming into currency and their increasing influence in various global political fora and across a range of international issues in recent years? What, if anything, do these developments tell us about changes in the extant international system and the operant principle of state sovereignty? How have particular states engaged these diplomacies and what are the implications of their engagements?
The editors invite submission of abstracts (approximately 300 words) engaging these or related issues. Papers accepted for inclusion will be submitted for review and publication in the Spring 2007 issue of Canadian Foreign Policy. The editors also plan a larger edited volume to be offered for consideration to a major university press at a later date.
Submission of abstracts for consideration: 10 March 2006.
Please submit abstracts via email to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com simultaneously.
The editors will also be approaching some authors with invitations to submit papers for consideration.
Notification of acceptance: 20 March 2006
Deadline for final draft of papers (5500 to 7000 words inclusive of notes): 31 July 2006
Reviews and revisions: August to November 2006
Final revised versions to publisher: 1 December 2006.
Canadian Foreign Policy website: http://www.carleton.ca/cfpj/
P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D.
Department of History
St. Jerome’s University
200 University Avenue
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