The Italian journal of geopolitics GEOPOLITICA. Rivista dell\'Istituto in Alti Studi di Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie seeks submissions for the Summer 2012 issue. The...

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Vol. 1, no. 2: The Arab Revolts a Year Later

Deadline for proposals: January 31, 2012

Deadline for papers: April 1, 2012

The Italian journal of geopolitics GEOPOLITICA. Rivista dell\’Istituto in Alti Studi di Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie seeks submissions for the Summer 2012 issue.

The issue\’s section theme is The Arab Revolts a Year Later. This issue will explore causes, dynamics, effects and future scenarios of the so-called “Arab Spring”, i.e. the revolts which have been interesting Arab countries since the beginning of 2011.

This issue of GEOPOLITICA will examine in particular a series of themes including but not limited to:

– endogenous and esogenous causes of the revolts, and relative weight of each tipology;

– the role played by world great powers and regional powers in the revolts;

– how the revolts are affecting the world and regional balances of power;

– plausible future scenarios for the regional balance.

Abstracts that are no longer than 400 words and a short (maximum one paragraph) biography of the author should be submitted by January 31, 2012, electronically by this contact form: [click]. Abstracts are accepted only in English and Italian.

By no more than 10 days after the submission, authors of approved abstracts will be asked to submit their full articles for peer review. There is not a maximum lenght for articles, though is recommended to not exceed 4500 words. Articles are accepted in English, Italian, Arabic, French, Russian and Spanish.

The due date for completed drafts of articles is April 1, 2012. An invitation to submit a full article does not guarantee publication. Even articles approved by the referees may be not published due to lacking of room in the issue, but they will be published, with the author\’s assent, in a following issue or in the journal\’s website.

The issue 2 of the first volume of GEOPOLITICA is scheduled to appear in June/July 2012. GEOPOLITICA is the journal of the Italian no-profit Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (Istituto di Alti Studi in Geopolitica e Scienze Ausiliarie, IsAG) based in Rome and is the first and sole Italian refereed journal of geopolitics. Each monographical issue contains invited papers by recognized experts of the subject and peer-reviewed papers freely submitted from scholars following a public call for papers.