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Call for Papers! Asiascape: Digital Asia is approaching its 10-year anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, our editorial team is putting together a special anniversary issue. Please follow this link for information and to submit.

Asiascape: Digital Asia explores the political, social, and cultural impact of digital media in Asia through both critical, theoretically-minded research and innovative digital methods. Bringing together inter- and multi-disciplinary research in the area studies, arts, communication and media studies, information and computer sciences, and social sciences, this peer-reviewed journal examines the role that information, communication, and digital technologies play in Asian societies, as well as in intra-regional and transnational dynamics.
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As of 2021, Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth is no longer published as a journal but continues as a book series.

Taking a global perspective, Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth (RPGY) addresses specific issues related to the impact of expanding interdependency of national societies on youth conditions. At a time when youth has undergone tremendous changes in most of the countries in the world (Western, Eastern, Southern and Northern), this publication provides academics, practitioners and policy makers worldwide with exhaustive analyses and syntheses regarding youth in a global context as well as the renewed approaches needed to assess these shifts.

Young people both are affected by and are the actors of the globalization of everyday life. Mobility (travel, migration, education), multicultural backgrounds, relations to educational and job markets, demands for leisure recognition, transformation of families and of childhood and youth, and the proliferation and development of youth cultures are among the changing factors that Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth investigates on macro, meso and micro levels.

Brill Research Perspectives in Global Youth welcomes proposals coming from the wide range of the human and social sciences (to include sociology, anthropology, demography, economics, psychology, linguistics, political science, history, etc.).

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts by email to the publisher Jason Prevost. Please direct all other correspondence to Assistant Editor Debbie de Wit.
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Individuals are eligible for free access to Comparative Political Theory until 31 December 2022, using access token CPT4U. Click here for more information.

Comparative Political Theory aims to become the premier academic journal dedicated to fostering dialogue among intellectual traditions from across the globe to address vexing social and political problems.

The academic discipline of political theory largely formed in English-speaking countries in the twentieth century. Political theorists such as John Rawls, Leo Strauss, Isaiah Berlin, and Hannah Arendt, as well as the main authors that they read, became the canon. Political theorists sometimes read authors from China, India, Russia, Mexico, Ghana, Turkey, and elsewhere, but the discipline has been Euro-American-centric.

This journal aims to address this imbalance. One way is to publish work on important authors, texts, arguments, schools, and traditions from around the world. A second way is to publish work that fosters conversations between social and political theorists within and outside of the West. In both cases, authors should explain how the work addresses pressing global problems.

Comparative Political Theory welcomes submissions from around the world that use diverse methodologies, that situate their arguments in different traditions, that can be more theoretical or more empirical, and so forth. The main objective is to shed new light on social and political affairs.

Comparative Political Theory welcomes the following types of submissions:
• Research articles (maximum of 9,000 words, though exceptions may be made);
• Review essays (maximum of 4,000 words);
• Single-book reviews (maximum of 2,000 words)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Comparative Political Theory Editorial Office.
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Comparative Sociology is an international scholarly journal, published in six issues per year, dedicated to advancing comparative sociological analyses of societies and cultures, institutions and organizations, groups and collectivities, networks and interactions. All submissions for articles are peer-reviewed double-blind. The journal publishes book reviews and theoretical presentations, conceptual analyses and empirical findings at all levels of comparative sociological analysis, from global and cultural to ethnographic and interactionist. Submissions are welcome not only from sociologists but also political scientists, legal scholars, economists, anthropologists and others. Indeed, the journal is particularly keen to receive works of comparative political sociology, comparative legal sociology, comparative economic sociology and comparative cultural sociology.

For queries, please contact: Professor David Weakliem.
For book review queries, please contact the book review editors Mehdi P. Amineh and/or Emre Demirkiran.

Books for review can be sent to the following address:
Dr. M. Parvizi Amineh
P.O. Box 9500
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
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This is a Diamond Open Access journal. Articles are published in Open Access at no cost to the authors.

Innovation in the Social Sciences is a fully Open Access journal, which means that all articles are freely available online, ensuring maximum, worldwide dissemination of content, in exchange for an Article Publication Charge. Open Access publication of the journal is supported by a subvention from National Sun Yat-sen University (Taiwan), and the Article Publication Charge for authors is therefore waived. For more information, see the BrillOpen dedicated webpage.

Innovation in the Social Sciences is an online-only, international, peer-reviewed journal that aims to publish research articles, perspectives, and concise reports of empirical studies that address real-world social problems (e.g., climate change, the pandemic and its impact, right-wing populism, political polarization, global inequality, population aging, democratic governance) with innovative perspectives grounded in solid social, cultural, political, and economic theories and practices. By aligning with growing trends of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences, the journal aims to integrate cross-field research results and various practical experiences to provide innovative solutions to social problems.

The journal is specifically interested in publishing research that examines the following topics:
• Political theory and political sociology of democratic innovations
• Design-thinking for social innovation
• Food sovereignty and community resilience
• Social and ecological resilience
• Social and solidarity economy
• Theories and practices of “real utopias”
• Economic and social empowerment
• Methodological triangulation techniques: integrating human knowledge with machine learning
• New methodological approaches in the social sciences
• Globalization in the post-COVID era: increasing antiglobalization and alterglobalization
• International relations in the post-COVID era
• Political economy in a new era of populist nationalism
• Political economy of: global society, global climate change, renewable energy, the semi-conductor industry, relocation of the global supply chain, global migration, pandemics, public health
• The evolution of global governance
• Geopolitical rivalries and global governance

Innovation in the Social Sciences aims to sustain and expand transdisciplinary research in the social sciences while promoting innovation in related fields. The core concept of “innovation” is employed in a double sense: First, the journal is designed to encourage research that examines important contemporary global and local social problems via innovative perspectives, approaches, and methods. Second, the journal welcomes research articles and case reports that not only feature local experiences (especially, but not limited to, social, cultural, political, and economic innovations in organizations, communities, cities, and regions) but also highlight their relevance to a broader context.

The journal provides a forum for international and interdisciplinary research offering innovative perspectives that challenge existing theories. The journal will prioritize articles that:
• present an advance in the social sciences.
• are methodologically rigorous and innovative.
• have wider theoretical, comparative, or practical significance.
• have policy implications, especially with regard to social, cultural, political, and economic innovations.
• diversify social scientific research with interdisciplinary studies.
• are written for a wide range of audiences and are accessible to the popular press and the public at large.

Innovation in the Social Sciences is committed to an expeditious peer review and publication process in order to regularly contribute groundbreaking research to the scientific conversation.
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As of 2002, the International Journal of Comparative Sociology is replaced by Comparative Sociology.

The International Journal of Comparative Sociology (IJCS), founded in 1961 by K. Ishwaran, Professor Emeritus, presents a detailed and scholarly account of studies made in different cultures and societies, with the aim of reaching a common level of abstraction. IJCS is not restricted to sociology. The mandate of the journal is interdisciplinary, welcoming contributions by criminologists, political scientists, economists, anthropologists, psychiatrists, and other related social scientists. A selection of intriguing articles, in combination with research communications and an extensive book review section, offers a wide sample of current and innovative research in the field of comparative social sciences. Topics found in the 42 volumes cover everything from Alienation to Zar cult, representing diverse nations from Australia to Zanzibar.

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Individuals are eligible for free access to the International Journal of Social Imaginaries until 31 December 2023, using access token IJSI4U. Click here for more information.

The International Journal of Social Imaginaries offers the premier scholarly forum for the interdisciplinary and diverse interest in social imaginaries, capturing increasingly prominent and versatile contributions in one globally accessible journal. The International Journal of Social Imaginaries seeks to bring theoretical and analytical clarity in discussions on imaginaries, carefully distinguishing the concept from related notions, such as culture, representation, ideology, and identity. It provides a forum for theoretical and conceptual debates, as well as empirically driven studies, and invites contributions from a range of disciplines and with a variety of foci (from the philosophical/theoretical to the empirical; related to meaning, rationality, and creativity on individual and collective levels, but also in relation to politics, governance, and institutions). It publishes not only prominent but also emerging authors in the human and social sciences who are shaping the field of social imaginaries.

The journal is guided by the goal to reflect on the human condition, in past, present, and future societies and constellations, without limiting itself to any geographical or sociocultural region. It aims to pursue intertwining and overlapping debates on social imaginaries and the imagination. This includes a focus on intersecting debates on cultural varieties of meaning, power, religion, and socially instituted worlds of action, while promoting fresh approaches to the key challenges of the current age. The International Journal of Social Imaginaries includes in its focal range discussions of historical ruptures in societal meaning (as with the emergence of early democracy, modernity, and capitalist society) but equally discusses critical contemporary shifts in meaning-making, related to, for example, (post-)democracy and populism, globalized capitalism, environmentalism, and terrorism and human rights. The journal’s field of interest includes contemporary debates concerning specific concrete issues and their effects on how we view our relationships to the social and natural environment, as well as broader problematics, such as modernity and civilizations, on the one hand, and the 'meaning of meaning’ and the question of the lifeworld, on the other. The International Journal of Social Imaginaries demonstrates that researching social imaginaries is crucial to allowing for a comprehensive and rigorous understanding of existing collective systems of meaning in — and across — societies as well as of shifting and newly emerging meanings, in particular in relation to constellations of power, action, and the self. Such understanding is all the more important in distinctive periods — such as in our current epoch – in which taken-for-granted meanings are in a state of rapid transformation.

The International Journal of Social Imaginaries welcomes scholarly contributions that engage with imaginaries in a variety of ways and that deal with theoretical/philosophical, methodological and/or empirical matters and may relate to different levels, such as the individual, collective — societal or state — as well as cross-border/cross-regional and transnational levels of investigation. The journal will further launch calls for thematic special issues on topical themes, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, contemporary capitalism, regional foci on Russia and Eastern Europe, China and East Asia, the United States and the Americas, populism, the crisis of democracy, social media, and others.

The journal will consider the following types of submissions:
• Research articles (8,000-10,000 words; exceptions will be considered)
• Review essays (maximum of 5,000 words)
• Single-book reviews (maximum of 2,000 words)
• Varia: Book review fora, roundtables, interviews, analyses, and commentaries are also welcome and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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Individuals are eligible for free access to the Journal of Labor and Society until 31 December 2022, using access token JLSO4U. Click here for more information.

The Journal of Labor and Society is a peer-reviewed academic journal covering the political economy of labor, labor movements, and class relations throughout the world. The journal was established in 1997, was published by Wiley Periodicals through 2020, and is published by Brill starting in 2021. The journal’s editorial office is located within the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York Graduate Center for Worker Education. The Journal of Labor and Society publishes peer-reviewed, scientific research into the major social, political, economic, and cultural issues faced by workers around the world. In particular, the journal highlights the transformation of the international economy and aims to situate labor relations and conflict in this wider context. The journal also provides a forum for scholarly and collegial examination of the effects of the history of states, parties, and social movements on labor and work. Volumes 1-19 of the Journal of Labor and Society were published under the journal's previous name WorkingUSA.

The journal will welcome the following types of submissions:
- Research articles (5,000-12,500 words)
- Book reviews (1,000-2,000 words)
- Review essays (2,000-5,000 words)
- Commentaries (maximum of 5,000 words)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the JLSO Editorial Office.

For book review queries, please contact the book review editor, Robert Ovetz.

Please take a moment to visit the related forthcoming book series Studies in Political Economy of Global Labor and Work.
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In 2023, individuals will become eligible for a limited promotional period of free access to the Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence. Please be sure to revisit this page to take advantage of this offer.

The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence aims to:

1. analyse and critique the considerable range of pacifist positions (political, ethical, religious, etc.) and approaches to nonviolence in both theory and practice, reflect on historical and more recent case studies (small- or large-scale), reflect on influential activists and social movements, and compare the effectiveness of violence and nonviolence as well as the effectiveness of the huge variety of tactics of nonviolent dissent;
2. interrogate central accusations against pacifism: that it reinforces the status quo; that it is predominantly white and middle class; that it cannot be sustained in the most challenging scenarios; that it is philosophically incoherent or morally impoverished, etc.;
3. discuss tensions between pacifism (as an ethical position) and nonviolence (as a form of political action) and consider criticisms of both;
4. consider, compare, and discuss theories and practices of pacifism and nonviolence (including those that have emerged in the Global South and/or that may employ vocabularies different from those employed in the Global North) and/or that may find expression through art/aesthetics;
5. study the multiple (political, social, economic, psychological, cultural, philosophical, etc.) direct and indirect consequences of violence and militarism and of nonviolent action and pacifism;
6. examine the place of violence and nonviolence in the history of political thought, in the arguments of core thinkers (e.g., Hobbes, Kant, Tolstoy, Gandhi, Schmidt, Arendt, Bourdieu, Butler), in those of overlooked or marginalised thinkers, as well as in political ideologies (e.g., anarchism, fascism, liberalism, feminism), in some of their principal concepts (e.g., masculinity, democracy, sovereignty, utopia, prefiguration, colonialism), and in relation to themes examined in cognate scholarship (e.g., technology, emotions, temporality, identity);
7. analyse the relationship between nonviolence/violence and gender, race, and other social identities; for example, how racism and patriarchy may be tied to the legitimation of violence and how racial and gender identities, norms, and/or privilege intersect with the practice and strategy of nonviolent action;
8. explore and debate the diverse religious/spiritual roots of pacifism and nonviolence past and present: Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, Indigenous, etc.;
9. debate the role of violence in popular culture past and present, the often lukewarm reception of pacifist ideas by the broader public, and the interests these serve;
10. assess the potential for not only nonviolent resistance but also nonviolent policies of governance (such as in public order maintenance, policing, crime management, and counterterrorism), nonviolent practices of protection (such as unarmed civilian protection and zones of peace), and practical proposals to move away from institutions that rely on violence (such as “trans-armament”, demilitarisation, and nonviolent civilian-based defence);
11. re-examine predominant assumptions in international relations theory and practice about terrorism, the international order, “just war”, etc.;
12. develop more precise conceptualisations of violence and nonviolence, reflecting on the exact nature of violence (e.g., institutional violence, property damage, racism, gendered constructs) and on the point at which direct action becomes violent;
13. identify and debate methodological challenges in researching pacifism and nonviolence, articulate pacifist critiques to research ethics, and reflect on pedagogies of pacifism and nonviolence.

The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence is committed to methodological pluralism and welcomes research employing either theoretical or empirical methods. It is rooted in politics and international relations (including security studies, social movements studies, political theory, peace studies, terrorism studies, strategic studies, and resistance studies) and is open to contributions grounded, for example, in historiography, sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, geography, philosophy, and religious studies.

The Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence invites submission of research articles and proposals for special issues, special sections and forums -- guidelines for which may be found below under the 'Submit Article' tab -- and especially welcomes potential contributions from authors from the Global South. The journal adheres to Brill’s Publication Ethics Policy.

Research articles should not normally exceed 10,000 words all-inclusive. The procedure for forum proposals is explained alongside the Instructions for Authors, each downloadable as a separate PDF from within the “Submit Article” tab below. The journal will not feature book reviews, review essays, or translations.

Individuals are eligible for free access to Protest until 31 December 2022, using access token PROT4U. Click here for more information.

A “protest turn” is upon us. The Arab Spring uprisings, Occupy Wall Street, anti-immigrant mobilization, and Black Lives Matter – all speak to this historical juncture. Against this backdrop, Protest inaugurates a forum for capturing this expanding global phenomenon of contentious politics. To this end, it invites contributors to interpret the evolving nature of power and power dynamics and relations across various terrains of protest. Protest is neither single nor fixed, and the journal champions the diversity of ontology, epistemology, and methodology of knowing protest, undertaking to reflect it in the “writing” of protest. This dimension is intended to elicit new openings for inquiring more widely and globally into the protest turn.

The journal aims to:
• Parse the complexities of protest as they play out across time and space.
• Chart anti-systemic struggles by the indignants of the world – the faces of marginalization – in their bid to strike back at structures, forces, discourses, and relations of power.
• Understand emerging constructions and re-constructions of identity and peoplehood as well as negotiation of distribution and representation of power.
• Offer a platform that brings academic practitioners and activists in the field into conversation with one another.
• Narrativize the normative dimensions of protest as emancipatory activisms in pursuit of social justice and race, gender, environmental, and socio-economic rights, equality, and protections, etc.
• Create an international episteme around the topic of protest that probes cross-country, regional, and global patterns as well as local specificities.
• Interpret protest within dialectics of formal and informal (polity, economy, society, culture, language, etc.), local and global, academic and activist, politician and protestor, structure and agency, past and present, theoretical and empirical, text and context.
• Emphasize the different modes of knowledge-practices in which protest and its writing are embedded.

The travel of protest brings to the fore a plethora of questions about how activisms are imbricated in the lives of people, publics, communities, and ideas. How do the processes, actors, and milieus of change affect cities, peoples, and ideas, and vice-versa? How may protest interweave with revolution and transition? Interventions are geared towards investigating this angle.

Protest invites submissions that engage with the most recent theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in the study of protest. As a single but multi-faceted scholarly forum, the journal serves as a platform that contributes to debates on “ruly” (top-down) and “unruly” (bottom-up) dynamics of change. The journal welcomes contributions about communities, people, ideas, institutions, and processes, all within the context of protest.

The journal welcomes the following types of submissions:
• Research articles: introducing empirical and/or theoretical explorations (7500-8500 words)
• Special Essays: commissioned from a seasoned figure (scholar, politician, activist, syndicalist, witness to a revolution, etc.) (5000-7500 words)
• Pedagogical Corner: section with articles on how to teach protest and offering resources for the classroom (2000-3000 words)
• Protest Voices: section geared especially towards reporting from voices in the Global South, with short articles written by protesters/activists in the field cataloguing and reflecting on their personal protest experiences (2000-3000 words)
• Reviews: short articles reviewing books, films, and cultural exhibitions and events (1500-2000 words)
• Interviews: one per issue with protest figures/organizers, be they public intellectuals, academicians, media personalities, or public figures, especially in relation to ongoing or live protests (2000-3000 words)
• Global Protest Spotter: section with submissions tracking/charting contemporaneous protest activity and protest “hot zones” around the world (may vary in length and will be assessed on an ad-hoc basis)

For editorial queries and proposals, please contact the Protest Editorial Office.

If interested in submitting a proposal for a special issue in Protest, please read the Instructions for Special Issues.
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