Calls for Papers

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Upcoming Conferences and other CFP's

The 2018 John Locke Workshop
Mansfield College, Oxford University
July 16-18, 2018
Deadline: November 15, 2017

The aim of the first official workshop of the John Locke Society (JLS) is to foster interactions among Locke scholars from different disciplines and encourage the development of new scholarship on Locke’s works. Abstracts (of no more than 750 words) on any topic pertaining to Locke are due by NOVEMBER 15, 2017 and can be sent to Antonia LoLordo (  Final papers should be no longer than 5000 words.  The full program will be made available in January 2018. Further information regarding the workshop, accommodation options, and other practical matters will be available at that time. 
Keynote Speakers: Lisa Downing (Ohio State University) and
Edwin McCann (University of Southern California)
For more information about the newly formed John Locke Society, please visit the JLS site:
2018 Locke Workshop Organizers:
Paul Lodge (Mansfield College, Oxford)
Antonia LoLordo (University of Virginia)
Jessica Gordon-Roth (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities)

Journals, Book Series and Edited Volumes

Glocalism Issue, "Towards Global Citizenships"
Deadline: January 31, 2018
This Issue is scheduled to appear February 2018


The process of globalisation and the deterritorialisation of politics, rule and governance are reconfiguring the “state-centric” model of the 19th and 20 th centuries. This implies immediate consequences for those issues strictly linked to the nation-state organizational form, such as that of citizenship. The modern nation-state system has regulated membership in terms of national citizenship. In the global era, however, the idea of a bounded nation-state community appears to be, at the very least, problematic. We are facing a disaggregation of citizenship, the emergence of an international human rights regime and the spread of cosmopolitan norms. 

As globalisation proceeds, all of these phenomena challenge the three regulative ideals on which democratic sovereignty is based: the idea that people are the author and subject of laws, the ideal of a unified demos and the idea of a self-enclosed and autochthonous territory over which the demos governs. That is to say, the institutional developments of our contemporary era unbundle the three constitutive dimensions of citizenship: collective identity, the privileges of political membership and the entitlements of social rights and benefits.
Due to the global interconnections of human relations, we need a new reconfiguration of the institution of citizenship, open to subnational and transnational democratic iterations. Indeed, the new form of post-Westphalian politics of global interdependence suggests that democratic citizenship can also be exercised across national boundaries: in local, transnational and global contexts. But, the new meta-national citizenship has yet to be built: is it really possible to organise a democracy without borders? How can we reconcile cosmopolitism and democratic self-governance? Is there a contraposition between human rights (the rights addressed to humans as such) and citizens’ rights (the rights addressed to a specific human, member of a particular community)? It could be interesting to think of all these problems while also considering the possible need for new forms of citizenship conceived beyond the borders of each State before the realization of a better-defined concept of global citizenship. It could also be useful to reflect upon the current concept of citizenship and on its instability in the face of mass migration, incapacity of nation states to control their own borders and ever-increasing social inequality.

Constitutional Studies
Deadline: Ongoing

The journal Constitutional Studies seeks work of the highest quality that expands our understanding of constitutional democratic institutions and the bases for their legitimacy, practices of constitutional self-government, formal and informal constitutional systems, approaches to constitutional jurisprudence, and related subjects. We welcome submissions from a comparative, empirical, historical, normative, or analytic perspective from scholars across the range of the social sciences and humanities.

Interested authors should visit our website at for instructions on formatting and submission. Potential articles should be no more than 10,000 words.  All submissions will be subjected to double-blind peer review.  Questions about the journal or submissions can be sent to

The journal is supported by generous funding from the Bradley Foundation and the Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy and published by the University of Wisconsin Press.


Contemporary Anarchist Studies. Bloomsbury Publishing

Deadline: Ongoing



In association with the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, the North American Anarchist Studies Network, and AK Press

Launched in 2010 by members of the U.K. Anarchist Studies Network, Contemporary Anarchist Studies is the first peer-reviewed monograph series in anarchist studies by a major international academic publisher. The series promotes the study of anarchism as a framework for understanding and acting on the most pressing problems of our times, showcasing research that exemplifies cutting edge, socially engaged scholarship, bridging theory and practice, academic rigour and the insights of contemporary activism.

All books published in the series are widely promoted and distributed internationally, and published under a Creative Commons (2.0) License which ensures that permission for non-commercial reproduction of the books is granted by the publishers free of charge to voluntary, campaign and community groups. The general format of the series is simultaneous hardback and paperback publication, with the latter priced affordably so as to reach as large an audience as possible.

The series editors welcome book proposals on a wide variety of subjects including, but not limited to the following: anarchist history and theory broadly construed; individual anarchist thinkers; anarchist-informed analysis of current issues and institutions; and anarchist or anarchist-inspired movements and practices. Proposals informed by anti-capitalist, feminist, ecological, indigenous, and non-Western or global South anarchist perspectives are particularly welcome. So, too, are projects that promise to illuminate the relationships between the personal and the political aspects of transformative social change, local and global problems, and anarchism and other movements and ideologies. Above all, we wish to publish books that will help activist scholars and scholar activists think about how to challenge and build real alternatives to existing structures of oppression and injustice.

All proposals are evaluated strictly according to their individual merits and compatibility with the aims of the series. In accordance with this policy, we welcome proposals from independent scholars and new authors as well as from those with an institutional affiliation and publishing record. Titles accepted for publication in the series are supported by an engaged and careful peer review process, including impartial assessments by members of an international editorial advisory board consisting of leading scholars in the field.

We are currently seeking book proposals that fit the description above.

Please send proposals (using a Bloomsbury Academic Proposal Form, available for download here: to one or more of the series editors: Laurence Davis, University College Cork,; Uri Gordon, Loughborough University,; Nathan Jun, Midwestern State University,; Alex Prichard, Exeter University, We also welcome more informal inquiries. Further information about the series is available on the series website at

The Journal Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política

Deadline: Ongoing

The Journal Foro Interno. Anuario de Teoría Política is currently requesting articles to be considered for publication in the upcoming issue (vol. 13, December 2013).

Authors interested in submitting an article may contact us at:

Foro Interno is open to receiving articles throughout the entire year. We seek top quality scientific articles in the field of Political Theory. We also accept manuscripts that refer to other areas of knowledge but that offer content relevant to political theory, such as history of thought, political psychology, political philosophy, cultural studies and literary criticism.

Articles are welcome in either Spanish or English language.

Articles should be sent in Microsoft Word format. The maximum length allowed is 35 pages in Times New Roman 12 font, with double spacing, and should include an abstract and a list of keywords describing the content. For more details on the publication rules, please go to:

Foro Interno is listed in several prestigious national and international indices that are computable for the ANECA point system. It is published annually in December, in both print and electronic format. All content published to date is available in full text format and free of charge on the Portal of the Complutense University Scientific Journals. This Journal may be accessed at:


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