Call for Papers
Reassessing the Authoritarianism: Political Violence Nexus
Submission Deadline: 23 March 2015
Political Perspectives is a peer-reviewed electronic journal for postgraduate research in political studies edited by postgraduate students at the University of Manchester. The journal’s primary aim is to engender intellectual conversations across politics and facilitate graduate students on their pathway to publication.
The special forthcoming issue focuses on the concepts of authoritarianism and political violence. In the light of recent global events, there is a clear need to carefully re-assess the two phenomena, to re-interpret their role within contemporary political life. The growth of the extreme right in Europe, the violent responses to popular movements in Venezuela, Thailand and Turkey, and the Israeli military campaign in Gaza have once again put the distinction between democracy/authoritarianism into question, rendering the boundaries between legitimate and illegitimate violence somehow less translucent. Hence, this issue of Political Perspectives is dedicated to analysis of authoritarian expressions within contexts of presumed democratic progress.
We will consider contributions that are focused on, but not restricted to, the following questions:
- Authoritarian expressions under democratic rule
- Authoritarian thought and political action
- The legitimacy of political violence
- Foreign policy of authoritarian regimes
- Remembrance of State Terror
Submitted papers will be subjected to a peer review process by at least two academics with relevant research interests providing authors with extensive feedback. Submissions must not exceed 8000 words in length including references and be accompanied with the name of the author, institutional affiliation and current contact details. Click here to download the “Reassessing the Authoritarianism” Call of Papers flyer. Please follow the style guidelines: http://www.politicalperspectives.org.uk/submissions/ when submitting your papers.
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