CFP: Technological Innovation and the Transformation of International Relations [deadline June 30, 2016]

Volume II, Issue II (October 2016). Submission deadline: June 10, 2016 June 30, 2016 [deadline extended].  

Global Politics Review (GPR) is a peer-reviewed journal of international studies published twice a year by the Association for Research, Innovation, and Social Science. Global Politics Review publishes high quality research papers, interviews and essays that survey new contributions to the field of international studies, with a focus on alternative and non-western theories of international relations.

Global Politics Review is committed to publishing high quality research papers and essays in the field of International Studies. GPR welcomes submissions from graduate students and scholars at all stages of their careers.

GPR is published biannually in April and October. Authors wishing to appear in the October 2016 issue must submit their paper for consideration by June 10. They can submit papers of up to 8000 words, essays up to 4000 words and reviews no longer than 2000 words.

The theme for the October 2016 Issue is “Technological Innovation and the Transformation of International Relations.” This theme was chosen as a response to the increasing role that technological innovation plays in the way how state and non-state actors operate in the international system. Over the recent years, cyber-warfare and cyber-security have become the main arena of international conflict. Last year the leaders of the world’s two largest countries, Mr. Obama and Mr. Xi, came together to sign a Cyber-Agreement with the aim to “identify and promote appropriate norms of state behavior in cyberspace within the international community” as well as to “establish a high-level joint dialogue mechanism on fighting cybercrime and related issues.” (U.S.-China Cyber Agreement, October 16, 2015).

But not just in cyberspace does technological innovation change the international landscape; drone warfare has developed tremendously over the last decade and has become the new (aspired) normal for most advanced air forces around the globe. The rapid development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) from semi-automation towards full-automation will likely be the single biggest revolution of modern human history, changing not only the defense industry, but also how individuals around the globe communicate and engage with each other. The implications for institutions such as democracy, health care, social media, education etc. will be prodigious once machine learning capacity resembles or even exceeds that of the human brain and profoundly change the world and the way how individuals and organizations around the globe interact.

GPR accepts submissions outside of the issue theme. These submissions will be selected on the basis of originality, argumentation and prose.

Detailed instructions for submitting your manuscript can be found on our website www.globalpoliticsreview.com/submissions/. Submissions have to be sent to the following email: staff [at] globalpoliticsreview.com. Please write in the subject line: “Submission to GPR v2n2, your surname”.