Friday, February 14, 2014

Call for Publications

Call for Publications

Theme: Is the idea of peace relevant for the age of asymmetrical
Publication: Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory
Date: Special Issue
Deadline: 1.7.2014


Since the end of World War II, most military conflict has been
asymmetrical in nature (that is between a state actor on the one hand
and a non-state entity or network of such entities on the other).
Examples range from the Algerian War of Independence against the
French to the recent American engagements in Iraq and Afghanistan.

When this is the face of war, is the idea of peace (with its classic
cosmopolitan features regarding finality of claims, mutual
recognition, the creation of lasting legal arrangements to enforce
agreements and cooperation between former enemies) still relevant?
Does it make sense to talk about a conflict with the Taliban or Al
Qaeda terminating in a state of peace? If our idea of peace needs to
be revised, how should we revise it? Does it need to be supplemented
by other ideas? Which ideas? Can the concept of peace still serve as
a useful regulative ideal even when it becomes further and further
removed from how wars actually wind down?

Please submit papers of no more than 9,000 words to by July 1st, 2014. Papers should be formatted for
blind review and should follow Theoria's House formatting rules.
These are available here:

Guest Editor: Nir Eisikovits, Suffolk University

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