Vol. II, n. 4 (winter 2013): "Political Islam at the test of power"
Deadline for proposals: October 25, 2013
Deadline for articles: December 1, 2013
"GEOPOLITICA, Rivista dell’Istituto in Alti Studi di Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie" accepts proposals for Winter 2013 issue.
The monographic theme of the issue is “Political Islam at the test of power”. The issue will be focused on Islamist parties and movements which, after 2 years since the beginning of the so-called “Arab Spring”, took power in several countries of the North-African Arab area.
Nevertheless, the volume will not be limited to the above-mentioned geographic area, but will broaden until Near and Middle East, included the area of Persian Gulf, Turkey and Iran. In particular, the themes on which this issue will focus will include (without being limited to them):
- Analysis of the role of Islamist parties and movements (Muslim Brotherhood and Salafists) in the period preceding the Arab Spring in several countries of MENA region, with a particular reference to Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt and Yemen;
- Analysis of the political, social and cultural relations among Islamists and political forces with secular and liberal background (socialists, communists, nationalists);
- Analysis of political and constitutional reforms of the countries affected by revolts and analysis of the transitional process where ongoing;
- Analysis of the role of main stakeholders of the region, with a particular reference to politics carried out by United States, Russia, European Union, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and China;
- Socio-political analyses on “Syrian crisis”, as long as supported by reliable sources;
- Analysis of the role of media before and after the Arab uprisings, with particular reference to pan-Arab media;
- Theoretical and historical-theoretical essays on political Islam in general and on Muslim Brotherhood in particular.
Moreover, critical studies can be suggested on the concept of Sharia and Islamic law in contemporary Islamic world, especially if conducted on original and unreleased Arab sources.
Authors are invited to submit – in Italian or English language – abstracts of their articles of no more than 400 words and a brief biographic profile (maximum one paragraph) by 25th October 2013. Abstracts must be submitted via e-mail by the following contact form: http://www.geopolitica-rivista.org/contatti/
Within 10 days from submission, authors of approved abstracts will be asked to submit their full articles for peer-review. A maximum length is not provided, but it is recommended not to exceed 4500 words. Articles are accepted in Italian, French, English and Spanish. All the proposed articles must be unpublished in Italian language and not simultaneously proposed to third-party. By sending the paper, author decrees to own copyright for the publication in Italian language and cedes it in exclusive to "GEOPOLITICA. Rivista dell’Istituto in Alti Studi di Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie". The language of publication of all accepted papers is Italian.
The due date for completed drafts is 1st December 2013. Invitation to submit a full article doesn’t guarantee publication. Even articles approved by the referees may be not published due to lack of space in the issue; nevertheless, with authors’ assent, they will be published in a following issue.
The 4th issue of the second volume of "GEOPOLITICA" is scheduled for January 2014. "GEOPOLITICA" is the Journal of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (IsAG), a non-profit association of Rome; it is the first and only refereed geopolitics journal in Italian language. Each monographic issue contains invited papers written by recognized experts of the field and peer-reviewed papers freely submitted from scholars following a public call for papers.
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