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The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifosm and Nonviolence (1986-present)
The Acorn: Philosophical Studies in Pacifism and Nonviolence is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal devoted to the philosophical examination of the theory and practice of activism, nonviolence, organizing, pacifism, protest, people power, and resistance especially related to examples such as M. K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar Chavez, or Jane Addams. Established in 1986 by Ha Poong Kim, and edited for many years by Barry L. Gan, The Acorn is today published biannually with the support of Texas State University.
The Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution (CJCR) is the country’s preeminent legal journal of arbitration, negotiation, mediation, settlement, and restorative justice. We are one of the most heavily-cited legal publications in the broad field of “Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution,” ranked as seventh internationally in 2014.
Community Development Journal (1966-present)
Since 1966 the leading international journal in its field, covering a wide range of topics, reviewing significant developments and providing a forum for cutting-edge debates about theory and practice. It adopts a broad definition of community development to include policy, planning and action as they impact on the life of communities. We particularly seek to publish critically focused articles which challenge received wisdom, report and discuss innovative practices, and relate issues of community development to questions of social justice, diversity and environmental sustainability.
conflict & communication online (2002-present)
conflict & communication online is a multi-lingual, peer-reviewed academic journal with a trans-disciplinary orientation. The publication languages are German and English. Short summaries of all contributions will appear in both publication languages. The aim of conflict & communication online is to further discussion and exchange among researchers of different nationalities and disciplines, and by creatively employing the special possibilities offered by the Internet to set new quality standards.
Conflict Management and Peace Science (1973-present)
Conflict Management and Peace Science is a peer-reviewed journal published five times a year. CMPS contains scientific papers on topics such as: international conflict; arms races; the effect of international trade on political interactions; foreign policy decision making; international mediation; and game theoretic approaches to conflict and cooperation.
Conflict Resolution Quarterly is an academic publication. CRQ publishes scholarship on relationships between theory, research, and practice in the conflict management and dispute resolution field to promote more effective professional applications. Conflict Resolution Quarterly is sponsored by the Association for Conflict Resolution. As the fields of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Conflict Resolution experience exponential growth, Conflict Resolution Quarterly has become an indispensable tool for practitioners, scholars and students. That’s why it is the most widely distributed journal covering the role of the neutral in processes such as mediation, arbitration, negotiation, facilitation and other conflict resolution processes at the local, national and international levels.
Conflict, Security and Development provides an analytical and empirically informed treatment of the linkages between issues of security and development in contemporary international relations. It places emphasis on the need to examine issues of security and development in their mutual interaction rather than as separate areas of academic enquiry and policy-making.
Cooperation and Conflict (1965-present)
Published for over 50 years, Cooperation and Conflict is a peer reviewed journal committed to publishing high quality articles that examines a broad set of research questions. It believes in academic pluralism and thus does not represent any specific methodology, approach, tradition or school. The mission of the journal is to publish work that is theoretically informed, empirically rich, and methodologically rigorous, and which advances the state of the art of the discipline through theoretical, conceptual and methodological innovation.
Civil Wars (1998-present)
Civil Wars publishes original scholarship on all aspects of intrastate conflict, including its causes and nature, and the factors which help to explain its onset, duration, intensity, termination and recurrence. It also publishes work which explores the epistemology of scholarship on intrastate conflict and contributes to debates about the politics, sociology and economics of civil wars, and the significance of intrastate conflict for international relations.
Critical Studies on Terrorism (2008-present)
Critical Studies on Terrorism is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal. The journal seeks to publish quality research on all aspects of terrorism, counter-terrorism and state terror. All submitted manuscripts are subject to an initial blind peer -review by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to a second peer -review by independent, anonymous expert referees. Submission is by email. Critical Studies on Terrorism aims to create space for robust, innovative research on terrorism and political violence, and encourages fruitful intellectual engagement between critical and orthodox accounts of terrorism. In particular, the Editors are looking for empirical, theoretical and policy-oriented articles that recognise the inherently problematic nature of the terrorism label, employ a critical-normative perspective broadly defined, and challenge accepted orthodoxies. Research on terrorism employing methodological and disciplinary perspectives from outside the political science and international relations paradigms is especially encouraged.
Defence and Peace Economics (1990-present)
Defence and Peace Economics (DPE) has established itself as the prime outlet of quality research in all aspects of the economics of defence, security, disarmament, conflict and peace. DPE, a bimonthly peer reviewed journal, attracts scholarly contributions from academics and practitioners worldwide and provides its readers with the latest studies and analyses on issues of defence and security. Major thematic areas covered include conflict and civil war, national security, terrorism, peacemaking and peacekeeping, conflict resolution, the economic effects of defence spending, arms races, the arms trade, the economics of alliances, burden sharing, defence management, budgeting and procurement, military personnel recruitment and retention, the defence‐industrial complex, defence R&D, country and industry surveys.
Development in Practice (1991-present)
Development in Practice offers practice-based analysis and research relating to development and humanitarianism providing a worldwide forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences among practitioners, scholars, policy shapers, and activists. By challenging current assumptions, and by active editorial engagement with issues of diversity and social justice, the journal seeks to stimulate new thinking and ways of working.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice (2006-present)
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice is a peer-reviewed journal that provides a strategic forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for all academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice as these are realised throughout the time spent in educational institutions.
Ethnic and Racial Studies (1978-present)
Ethnic and Racial Studies aims to be the leading journal for the analysis of the role of race, racism, ethnicity, migration and forms of ethno-nationalism. These social phenomena are at the heart of many of the major social and political issues in the modern world. As the leading journal in these areas we seek to provide an interdisciplinary academic forum for the presentation of research and theoretical analysis, drawing particularly on sociology, social policy, anthropology, political science, international relations, geography, history, social psychology and cultural studies.
Geopolitics is an international and multidisciplinary journal devoted to contemporary research on geopolitics. It provides an arena for scholarly analysis addressing the intersection of geography and global politics from various disciplinary and methodological perspectives, and from vantage points embedded in diverse locations. It welcomes theories, methods and methodologies that advance our understanding of the geographic and multiscalar dynamics of global politics.
Global Change, Peace & Security (1989-present)
Global Change, Peace & Security is a leading refereed journal that addresses the difficult practical and theoretical questions posed by a rapidly globalising world. By focusing on the international dimension of political, economic and cultural life, it cuts across the traditional boundaries that separate states, economies and societies, as well as disciplines and ideologies. Global Change, Peace & Security seeks to illuminate the sharp and often perplexing contradictions of an increasingly integrated yet fragmented world. Ethno-nationalism, the break-up of established states, and religious and civilizational divisions coexist with new forms of economic and financial integration. Gross violations of human rights, environmental degradation, large and uncontrolled population movements, and rapidly expanding transnational crime are taking place at a time of unparalleled UN activism, and the rise of a host of new legal and institutional arrangements, both regionally and globally.
Global Society (1987-present)
Global Society is an interdisciplinary journal of international studies that promotes the analysis of the internationalisation and globalisation of various levels of social, economic and political interaction from a multitude of disciplines, including international relations, political science, political philosophy, international political economy, international law, international conflict analysis and international sociology. An ever integrating global society raises a number of issues for the study of international relations, and the editors welcome submissions exploring themes related to global governance, human rights, poverty and development, conflict, trade, gender, nationalism, religion, ethnicity, migration, terrorism and criminal activities, genocides, health, and environmental degradation. The journal is open to different methodological and theoretical approaches and seeks to publish articles that appeal to a wide readership, including policy makers and practitioners.
Globalizations seeks to publish the best work that contributes to constructing new meanings of globalization, brings fresh ideas to the concept, broadens its scope, and has an impact upon shaping the debates and practices of the future. The journal is dedicated to opening the widest possible space for discussion of alternatives to narrow understandings of global processes and conditions. The move from the singular to the plural is deliberate and implies scepticism of the idea that there can ever be a single theory or interpretation of globalization. Rather, the journal seeks to encourage the exploration and discussion of multiple interpretations and multiple processes that may constitute many possible globalizations, many possible alternatives. The journal is open to all fields of knowledge, including the natural, environmental, medical and public health sciences, as well as the social sciences and the humanities. Globalizations encourages multidisciplinary research and looks to publish contributions from all regions of the world.
Globalisation, Societies and Education (2003-present)
Globalisation, Societies and Education aims to fill the gap between the study of education and broader social, economic and political forces by analysing the complexities of globalisation. The journal seeks to provide means for affecting, as well as reflecting the experiences, distribution, contributions and outcomes of education at all levels and in all settings. Globalisation, Societies and Education represents scholarly analysis carried out from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including sociology, philosophy, politics, geography, history, economics, management and comparative studies as applied to education and its related fields. We welcome articles drawing on empirical research, comparative and single system case studies and theoretical explorations in the broad area of the relationships between globalisation, societies and education.
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power (1994-present)
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power explores the formation and transformation of racial, ethnic, national, transnational and postcolonial identities in the contemporary world. It locates culture, representations and identities as key sites for processes of domination, struggle and resistance, recognising their intersection with other forms of social division and identification. Identities provides an interdisciplinary space for new theoretically informed empirical research and critical analysis which opens up questions of race, ethnicity and culture. It draws on and brings together insights from anthropology, cultural studies, sociology, social policy, cultural geography, political science and social psychology.
In Factis Pax (2007-present)
In Factis Pax is a peer-reviewed online journal of peace education and social justice dedicated to the examination of issues central to the formation of a peaceful society – the prevention of violence, political challenges to peace and democratic societies. Social justice, democracy, and human flourishing are the core factors which highlight the importance of the role of education in building peaceful societies. We invite articles and book reviews on topics related to these central issues.
Immigrants & Minorities (1982-present)
Immigrants & Minorities, founded in 1981, provides a major outlet for research into the history of immigration and related studies. It seeks to deal with the complex themes involved in the construction of ’race’ and with the broad sweep of ethnic and minority relations within a historical setting. Its coverage is international and recent issues have dealt with studies on the USA, Australia, the Middle East and the UK.
International Interactions (1974-present)
International Interactions is a leading interdisciplinary journal that publishes original empirical, analytic, and theoretical studies of conflict and political economy. The journal has a particular interest in research that focuses upon the broad range of relations and interactions among the actors in the global system. Relevant topics include ethnic and religious conflict, interstate and intrastate conflict, conflict resolution, conflict management, economic development, regional integration, trade relations, institutions, globalization, terrorism, and geopolitical analyses. The journal aims to promote interaction among social science disciplines by encouraging interdisciplinary work among political scientists, economists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers, statisticians, and mathematicians.
International Journal of Conflict and Violence (2007-present)
The IJCV provides a forum for scientific exchange and public dissemination of up-to-date scientific knowledge on conflict and violence. The IJCV is independent, peer reviewed, open access, and included in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) as well as other relevant databases (e.g., SCOPUS, EBSCO, ProQuest, DNB). The topics on which we concentrate—conflict and violence—have always been central to various disciplines. Consequently, the journal encompasses contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including criminology, economics, education, ethnology, history, political science, psychology, social anthropology, sociology, the study of religions, and urban studies.
International Journal of Conflict Management (1990-present)
The International Journal of Conflict Management publishes research in conflict management including original theoretical and empirical articles (which may be either quantitative or qualitative) and critical or integrative literature reviews relevant to the substantive domains served by the journal, including: Conflict, Conflict management, Dispute resolution, Fairness, Justice, Mediation and arbitration, Negotiation, Peace studies, Related topics. The journal publishes original theoretical and empirical articles dealing with national and international issues. It also publishes case studies, research notes, simulations, teaching notes and book reviews. Coverage includes: Communication and Conflict, Organizational Conflict, Mediation, Arbitration, Negotiation, Dispute resolution, Bargaining and industrial relations, Law and procedural justice, Peace studies and international conflict, Conflict in the public sector, Social psychological conflict. The International Journal of Conflict Management focuses on many issues in the field of managing conflict. It looks at how to negotiate, mediate and resolve disputes, whilst covering a varied spectrum from topics such as personal and psychological conflict, to peace studies and organizational conflict.
International Journal of Intercultural Relations (1977-present)
IJIR is dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research and practice in the field of intercultural relations, including, but not limited to, topics such as immigrant acculturation and integration; intergroup relations, and intercultural communication that have implications for social impact. The journal publishes quantitative and qualitative empirical research and reviews of research literature. Both full length papers and brief reports are published with high priority given to manuscripts that join theory and research with applications in the areas of education, health, social welfare and organizational and community development. IJIR provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholars in fields of psychology, communication, education, management, sociology and related disciplines.
International Journal of Peace and Development Studies (2010-present)
International Journal of Peace and Development Studies (IJPDS) is a peer reviewed open access journal with the objective of publishing quality research articles in areas of Peace and Development such as debt-relief, asylum laws, international criminology, trade balance etc.
International Journal of Peace Studies (1996-2015)
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The Journal promotes discussion about various issues in peace research, including but not limited to, security systems, justice and basic human needs, survival for indigenous people, discourse on peace and war, human security, nonviolent social change, peace and environmental movements, sustainable development, global environmental policies, human rights, self-determination, economic equity, conflict resolution, disarmament, and peace education. This journal is dedicated to enhancing discourse on a wide range of theoretical issues in peace research and improving our knowledge in the quest for global peace. In particular, it wishes to address strategies to deal with local, regional, or global problems. For this purpose, we promote the dialogue between peace research and policy making communities. International Journal of Peace Studies is published twice a year for the International Peace Research Association.
International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society (1987-present)
The International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society welcomes original articles on issues arising at the intersection of nations, states, civil societies, and global institutions and processes. The editors are particularly interested in article manuscripts dealing with changing patterns in world economic and political institutions; analysis of ethnic groups, social classes, religions, personal networks, and special interests; changes in mass culture, propaganda, and technologies of communication and their social effects; and the impact of social transformations on the changing order of public and private life. The journal is interdisciplinary in orientation and international in scope, and is not tethered to particular theoretical or research traditions. The journal presents material of varying length, from research notes to article-length monographs.
International Journal of Transitional Justice (2007-present)
The International Journal of Transitional Justice aims to provide just such a forum for developing and sharing knowledge and for building and consolidating research expertise in this vital field of study. Most importantly, IJTJ serves as both a vehicle for this information and as a point of dialogue between activists, practitioners and academics. …In the past two decades, countries emerging from divided histories have increasingly incorporated transitional justice mechanisms in order to uncover and deal with crimes of the past. Transitional justice has fast emerged as a recognised field of policy expertise, research and law, and today, is considered to be an academic discipline in its own right. Futhermore, concerns with transitional justice and its relevance to building durable peace has acquired an urgency and a priority within the world's most important multilateral agencies. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, in addresses to both the Security Council and the General Assembly, has noted that it is only through 'reintroducing the rule of law and confidence in its impartial application that we can hope to resuscitate societies shattered by conflict'. Citing transitional justice processes as a key vehicle in achieving this objective, Annan announced that the United Nations is working on 'important new tools' to strengthen the transitional justice processes of post-conflict states.
International Journal on World Peace (1984-present)
International Journal on World Peace is a quarterly, academic, and refereed journal related to all aspects of peace. It was initiated by scholars gathered at Arlie House in Virginia for a Professors World Peace Academy conference in 1983 and began publication with the September 1984 issue. The founding editor-in-chief was Panos D. Bardis, a professor of sociology at the University of Toledo, Ohio and also editor of International Social Science Review. In 1992, Gordon L. Anderson became the editor-in-chief. He was a member of the Board, whose Ph.D. is in Philosophy of Religion with a minor in Peace Studies and International Relations from Claremont Graduate University.
International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice (1996-present)
International Negotiation: A Journal of Theory and Practice examines negotiation from many perspectives, to explore its theoretical foundations and promote its practical application. The journal addresses the processes of negotiation relating to political, security, environmental, ethnic, economic, business, legal, scientific and cultural issues and conflicts among nations, international and regional organizations, multinational corporations and other non-state parties.
International Peacekeeping (1994-present)
International Peacekeeping is an international peer-reviewed journal that examines the theory, practice, outcomes and consequences of peacekeeping operations throughout the world. Established in 1994, International Peacekeeping was the first scholarly journal devoted to studying the growing phenomenon of peacekeeping in the post-Cold War era. Since then it has set the agenda for research into peacekeeping.
International Politics (2000-present)
International Politics (IP) defines itself as critical in character, truly international in scope, and totally engaged with the central issues facing the world today. Taking as its point of departure the simple but essential notion that no one approach has all the answers, it aims to provide a global forum for a rapidly expanding community of scholars from across the range of academic disciplines. The journal subscribes to no political or methodological identity, and welcomes any appropriate contributions designed to communicate findings and enhance dialogue.
Journal for Peace and Justice Studies (1988-present)
The Journal for Peace & Justice Studies publishes peer-reviewed scholarship from a variety of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, social and political theory, and public policy, on substantive problems of peace and justice. Discussions of the conceptual issues underlying such problems are considered, as well as empirical research aimed at their resolution. Shorter articles, review essays, book reviews, and commentaries are also included. While the journal particularly encourages contributions arising from the Judeo-Christian intellectual traditions, it welcomes submissions from any perspective which seeks to build a just society and promote peace.
Journal of Borderlands Studies (1986-present)
Journal of Borderlands Studies is the primary publication of the Association for Borderlands Studies, which has distinguished itself as a leading forum for borderlands research. Widely consulted by educators, practitioners and researchers, the journal encourages the submission of papers from all social science, humanities and business disciplines focusing on borderlands issues. The journal publishes work from any discipline that illuminates border problems, characteristics, issues and realities in any part of the world; the border emphasis is global. Papers should deal in a substantive way with the border-related aspects of a topic. Submissions should not just be the results of a study in a region near a border without significant consideration of border or transborder influences and characteristics.
Journal of Conflict Resolution (1957-present)
The Journal of Conflict Resolution is an interdisciplinary journal of social scientific theory and research on human conflict. It focuses especially on international conflict, but its pages are open to a variety of contributions about intergroup conflict, as well as between nations, that may help in understanding problems of war and peace. Reports about innovative applications, as well as basic research, are welcomed, especially when the results are of interest to scholars in several disciplines.
The Journal of Conflict Studies (1980-present)
The Centre for Conflict Studies' major publication is The Journal of Conflict Studies, formerly Conflict Quarterly. The Journal of Conflict Studies is a multi-disciplinary journal of international security studies. It addresses both contemporary topics and historical subjects (for the period since 1945). The JCS is distinct from most other "strategic studies" journals by virtue of its focus on "non-traditional" subjects: political terrorism, ethnic, civil and revolutionary wars, insurgency and counterinsurgency, special operations/covert action, other related intelligence activities, propaganda, psychological warfare, and media coverage of war, peacekeeping in all its forms, and conflict resolution. We broadly group these subjects under the rubric Low-Intensity Conflict studies. Manuscripts may address any aspect of those topics, including the causes, conduct, consequences, and containment of such conflicts.
Journal of International Relations and Development (2004-present)
Journal of International Relations and Development (JIRD) is an internationally peer-reviewed journal in international relations and international political economy. A global journal with regional roots, Journal of International Relations and Development was originally established to encourage scholarly publications by authors coming from Central/Eastern Europe. In the late 1990s the journal was refounded as the official journal of the Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA), implementing a rigorous peer-review system and opening its pages to submissions from all scholars, regardless of regional affiliation.
Journal of Interpersonal Violence (1986-present)
Journal of Interpersonal Violence (JIV), published 20 times a year, is devoted to the study and treatment of victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence, addressing the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of all types of violence. It provides a forum of discussion for the concerns and activities of professionals and researchers working in domestic violence, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual assault, physical child abuse, and violent crime.
Journal of Peacebuilding & Development (2002-present)
JPD is a refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action at the intersections of conflict, development and peace. As a refereed journal with a unique mission, JPD offers a professional and respected tool for promoting dialogue and expanding networks on critical peacebuilding discussions towards coherent, constructive action. Our networks of scholar communities, policy-makers and advisors, practitioners and activists across the North and South that we serve and seek to better serve engage in dialogue around critical issues at the heart of our collective global search for peace. JPD’s capturing of innovative practices, policy analysis and recommendations, and theory derived from the on-the-ground realities that people in conflict and fragile contexts face, offers holistic, practical and visionary approaches that seek to influence policy and practice in ways that support transformative processes globally.
Journal of Peace Education (2004-present)
Journal of Peace Education publishes articles which promote discussions on theories, research and practices in peace education in varied educational and cultural settings. Journal of Peace Education is transdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and intercultural. It aims to link theory and research to educational practice and is committed to furthering original research on peace education, theory, curriculum and pedagogy. Journal of Peace Education understands peace education as education for the achievement of non-violent, ecologically sustainable, just and participatory societies. The Journal addresses a wide range of interests among scholars, researchers, activists, educators, policy-makers and practitioners in peace education. The editors welcome well-written articles that advance knowledge and assist the development of practice in peace education, as well as review essays and proposals for thematically based issues.
Journal of Peace Research (1964-present)
Journal of Peace Research (JPR) is an interdisciplinary and international peer reviewed bimonthly journal of scholarly work in peace research. Journal of Peace Research strives for a global focus on conflict and peacemaking. The journal encourages a wide conception of peace, but focuses on the causes of violence and conflict resolution.
Journal of Political Ideologies (1996-present)
The Journal of Political Ideologies is dedicated to the analysis of political ideology in its theoretical and conceptual aspects, and to investigating the nature and roles of particular ideological manifestations and practices. The Journal of Political Ideologies serves as a major discipline-developing vehicle for an innovative, growing and vital field in political studies. It is open to exploring new methodologies that illuminate the complexity and richness of ideological structures and solutions both formed by and forming political thinking and political imagination. Concurrently, the Journal of Political Ideologies supports a broad research agenda aimed at building inter-disciplinary bridges with relevant areas and invigorating cross-disciplinary debate.
Medicine, Conflict and Survival (1985-present)
Medicine, Conflict and Survival is an international journal for all those interested in health aspects of violence and human rights. It covers: The causes and consequences of war and group violence. The health and environmental effects of war and preparations for war, especially from nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons of mass destruction. The influence of war and preparations for war on health and welfare services and the distribution of global resources. The abuse of human rights, its occurrence, causes and consequences. The ethical responsibility of health professionals in relation to war, social violence and human rights abuses. Non-violent methods of conflict resolution. Medical and humanitarian aid in conflict situations. Relationships between the environment, development and global security. The roles and responsibilities of governments and of international governance in reducing the risk of violent conflict. All submitted research articles are subject to initial appraisal by the Editors, and, if found suitable for further consideration, to peer review by independent, anonymous expert referees.
Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism (2000-present)
Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism — a feminist, interdisciplinary journal whose goal is to provide a forum for the finest scholarship and creative work by and about women of color in U.S. and international contexts. The journal is supported by Smith College and is published twice a year by Indiana University Press. The goal of Meridians is to make scholarship by and about women of color central to contemporary definitions of feminisms in the explorations of women's economic conditions, cultures, and sexualities, as well as of the forms and meanings of resistance and activist strategies.
Mobilization: An International Quarterly (1996-present)
Mobilization: An International Quarterly is the premier journal of research specializing in social movements, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Mobilization was first published in 1996 to fill the need for a scholarly review of research that focused exclusively with social movements, protest and collective action. Mobilization is fully peer-reviewed and widely indexed. A 2003 study, when Mobilization was published semiannually, showed that its citation index rate was 1.286, which placed it among the top ten sociology journals. Today, Mobilization is published four times a year, in March, June, September, and December. The editorial board is composed of thirty internationally recognized scholars from political science, sociology and social psychology.
The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution (1985-present)
Now in its 31st year of publication, the Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution (“JDR“) is a student-initiated, student-run publication of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. The JDR is dedicated to the exploration of alternative forums for and methods of dispute resolution, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials, and mini-trials. The JDR is the official law journal of the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution and is a major component of the college’s nationally recognized program on Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”).
Patterns of Prejudice (1967-present)
Patterns of Prejudice provides a forum for exploring the historical roots and contemporary varieties of social exclusion and the demonization or stigmatisation of the Other. It probes the language and construction of ’race’, nation, colour, and ethnicity, as well as the linkages between these categories. It encourages discussion of issues at the top of the public policy agenda, such as asylum, immigration, hate crimes and citizenship. As none of these issues are confined to any one region, Patterns of Prejudice maintains a global optic, at the same time as scrutinizing intensely the history and development of intolerance and chauvinism in the United States and Europe, both East and West.
Peace & Change (1972-present)
Peace & Change publishes scholarly and interpretive articles on the achievement of a peaceful, just, and humane society. International and interdisciplinary in focus, the journal bridges the gap between peace researchers, educators, and activists. It publishes articles on a wide range of peace-related topics, including peace movements and activism, conflict resolution, nonviolence, internationalism, race and gender issues, cross-cultural studies, economic development, the legacy of imperialism, and the post-Cold War upheaval. NOTE: Peace & Change is the official journal of the Peace and Justice Studies Association.
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology (1995-present)
Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology welcomes scholarly manuscripts concerning peace, conflict, and their interaction at all levels of analysis, from interpersonal to community, regional, and international issues. The journal publishes empirical, theoretical, clinical, historical work, and book reviews on enduring and emerging issues that speak to the interests of researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and educators. The journal is international in scope and welcomes manuscripts from psychologists and scholars from kindred disciplines throughout the world.
Peace and Conflict Studies (1994-present)
Peace and Conflict Studies (ISSN 1082-7307) is committed to interdisciplinary explorations on conflict resolution, peace building, humanitarian assistance, and other alternative mechanisms that seek to prevent and control violence. PCS is also interested in articles focusing on social change and nonviolence: sustainable development, ecological balance, community revitalization, reflective practice, action research, social justice, human rights, gender equality, intercultural relations, grassroots movements and organizational transformations. Manuscripts may address various human experiences, social issues, and policy agendas that are connected to the research literature, practice, and experiential learning in the fields.
Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (1993-present)
The main objectives of Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy (PEPS) are: to further research in Peace Science and Peace Economics, to expose the scholarly community to innovative peace-related research, to disseminate the study of peace economics to a wider audience. PEPS accepts both theoretical and empirical contributions to the fields of Peace Economics and Peace Science. In line with Peace Science tradition, PEPS welcomes contributions from an interdisciplinary community of scholars from a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, regional science, mathematics, and history, among others.
In continuous publication since 1969, Peace Research: The Canadian Journal of Peace and Conflict Studies is Canada’s oldest and primary scholarly journal in its area. It is published twice a year and is distributed internationally. Peace Research publishes broadly on issues of conflict, violence, poverty, just peace and human well-being. Peace and conflict studies holds peace as a value, and peaceful methods as the most desirable form of conflict transformation.
Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice (1989-present)
Peace Review focuses on the current issues and controversies that underlie the promotion of a more peaceful world. We define peace research very broadly to include peace, human rights, development, ecology, culture and related issues. The task of the journal is to present the results of this research and thinking in short, accessible and substantive essays. This quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of research and analysis publishes issues developed around particular themes, however, it runs both on-theme and off-theme essays.
Peace Studies Journal (2007-present)
The Peace Studies Journal, Founded in 2008 out of the initiative of the Central New York Peace Studies Consortium was established as an informal journal to publish the articles presented at the annual Peace Studies Conference, but in 2009 the Journal was developed into an international interdisciplinary free online peer-reviewed scholarly journal. The goal of the Journal is to promote critical scholarly work on the areas of identities politics, peace, nonviolence, social movements, conflict, crisis, ethnicity, culture, education, alternatives to violence, inclusion, repression and control, punishment and retribution, globalization, economics, ecology, security, activism, and social justice.
Race and Justice (2011-present)
Race and Justice (RAJ), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, serves as a forum for the best scholarship on race, ethnicity, and justice. RAJfocuses on the ways in which race/ethnicity intersects with justice system outcomes across the globe. The journal is also open to research that aims to test or expand theoretical perspectives exploring the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and justice.
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change (1977-present)
Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change publishes top-level peer-reviewed research that has helped define and advance scholarship in social movements, conflict resolution, and social and political change for more than 35 years…Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change creates new knowledge about central aspects of human life: why and how we organize into movements for political and social change, and why and how we engage social conflicts. Social movement scholars have used the RSMCC series to tackle cutting edge problems in advancing social movement theory while other scholars have used the series to explore new frontiers in conflict resolution or nonviolent studies.
Security Dialogue (1970-present)
Security Dialogue aims to combine cutting-edge advances in theory with new empirical findings across a range of fields relevant to the study of security. Security Dialogue provides an outlet for new approaches and methodologies from disciplines such as gender studies, political sociology, political economy, political theory, international relations, religious studies, visual arts, anthropology, psychoanalysis and political philosophy. Security Dialogue encourages innovative analyses that challenge traditional readings of, inter alia, subjectivity, gender, identity, the individual, the social, the international, the economical, citizenship, health and biopolitics, risk, information technology, globalisation, migration and transnationalism, terrorism, crime, and media.
Social Alternatives (1998-present)
Social Alternatives is an independent, quarterly refereed journal which aims to promote public debate, commentary and dialogue about contemporary social, political, economic and environmental issues. Social Alternatives analyses, critiques, and reviews contemporary social issues and problems. The journal seeks to generate insight, knowledge, and understanding of our contemporary circumstances in order to determine local, national, and global implications. We are committed to the principles of social justice and to creating spaces of dialogue intended to stimulate social alternatives to current conditions. Social Alternatives values the capacity of intellectual and artistic endeavour to prompt imaginative solutions and alternatives and publishes refereed articles, review essays, commentaries and book reviews as well as short stories, poems, images and cartoons. The journal has grappled with matters of contemporary concern for three decades, publishing articles and themed issues on topics such as: peace and conflict, racism, Indigenous rights, social justice, human rights, inequality and the environment.
Recent years have witnessed considerable worldwide changes concerning social identities such as race, nation and ethnicity, as well as the emergence of new forms of racism and nationalism as discriminatory exclusions. Social Identities aims to furnish an interdisciplinary and international focal point for theorizing issues at the interface of social identities. The journal is especially concerned to address these issues in the context of the transforming political economies and cultures of postmodern and postcolonial conditions. Social Identities is intended as a forum for contesting ideas and debates concerning the formations of, and transformations in, socially significant identities, their attendant forms of material exclusion and power, as well as the political and cultural possibilities opened up by these identifications.
The journal was inspired by two academic publication projects initiated by W. E. B. Du Bois: The Atlanta University Series of annual research readers published in the late 19th-early 20th century; and Phylon journal, founded by Du Bois at Atlanta University in 1940. Its strategic objective is to use Du Boisian social and political theory as a starting point for examining the radical potential of the field of African-American Studies. The journal explores the intellectual debates that are central to the work of scholars and activists, challenging our understanding of history, politics, social theory, and culture in ways that create new possibilities for a democratic praxis and pursuit of social justice. Produced in the spirit of the intellectual activism of W. E. B. Du Bois, Souls presents creative and challenging interpretations of the key issues now being confronted by scholars of modern black diaspora.
Studies in Conflict & Terrorism (1977-present)
Studies in Conflict and Terrorism aims to cast new light on the origins and implications of conflict in the 21st Century and to illuminate new approaches and solutions to countering the growth and escalation of contemporary sub-state violence. The journal is specifically oriented to both practitioner and scholarly audiences and is thus meant to bridge the divide between theory and practice. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism thus seeks to publish theoretical and empirical studies that contribute to a better understanding of the causes of terrorism and insurgency as well as the measures required to achieve their resolution. The journal addresses security challenges fuelled by religious and nationalist strife, moribund peace processes, disputes over natural resources, and transnational organized crime.
Studies in Interreligious Dialogue (1990-present)
Studies in Interreligious Dialogue is concerned with the encounter between religious traditions and worldviews. It welcomes all contributions that stimulate a deeper understanding of the systematic and practical issues concerning interreligious relations. It invites discussion of the various questions that arise in the modern situation of a pluralist culture and provides a forum for academic discussion and comparative study of religious beliefs and philosophies of life, of the different moralities involved, and the possibilities of agreement and community. The journal publishes articles by adherents of various religious traditions.
Terrorism and Political Violence (1989-present)
Terrorism and Political Violence advances scholarship on a broad range of issues associated with terrorism and political violence, including subjects such as: the political meaning of terrorist activity, violence by rebels and by states, the links between political violence and organized crime, protest, rebellion, revolution, the influence of social networks, and the impact on human rights. The journal draws upon many disciplines and theoretical perspectives as well as comparative approaches to provide some of the most groundbreaking work in a field that has hitherto lacked rigour. Terrorism and Political Violence features symposia and edited volumes to cover an important topic in depth. Subjects have included: terrorism and public policy; religion and violence; political parties and terrorism; technology and terrorism; and right-wing terrorism. The journal is essential reading for all academics, decision-makers, and security specialists concerned with understanding political violence.
World Politics (1948-present)
Since 1948, World Politics has published analytical and theoretical articles, review articles, and research notes in international relations, comparative politics, political theory, foreign policy, and modernization. It does not publish strictly historical material, articles on current affairs, policy pieces, or narratives of a journalistic nature. Political scientists and students of international relations turn to World Politics to stay on top of the latest theoretical developments in the field.
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