Special Issue on Geopolitics of the Contemporary World: Power and Actors in the 21st Century

Submission Deadline: Jul. 30, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Malwina Hopej
      Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
  • Guest Editor
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    • Aleksy Borowka
      Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Poland
    • Jonna Siekiera
      Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
    • Monika Brzozowska
      Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
    • Jagoda Wloch
      Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland
    • Iryna Cherniakhovych
      Faculty of Management , Kiev Institute of Business and Technology, Vinnytsia, Ukraine
    • Piotr Pietrzak
      Department of Philosophy, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
    • Emilia Bamwenda
      Institute of International Studies, University of Wroclaw, Wrocław, Poland
    • Nanda Kishor
      Department of Geopolitics and International Relations, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, Karnataka, India
    • Jochua Baloi
      Faculty of Ethics, Human and Legal Sciences of the University of Saint Thomas of Mozambique, Maputo, Mozambique
  • Introduction

    Both the events and political decisions that took place half a century ago impacted the beginning of the 21st century. This is reflected, for example, in the Year of Africa, the decline of the colonial empires, democratic transitions in Central and Eastern Europe, a significant increase in the importance of non-state actors, the new order formed by the hegemon and great powers after the collapse of the bipolar system… These are merely several factors acknowledged as the genesis of the contemporary international scene.
    Classical Geopolitics perceives world politics as the rivalry of superpowers and pragmatic interests on the international chessboard. On the other hand, Critical Geopolitics takes into consideration the significance of culture, words and the images of state created in the minds of foreign mass recipients. Power is one of the essential issues of international relations. However, its definition is questionable – it consists of so many factors that it is impossible to create a rigid definition. A similar situation is observed when attempting to assess the globalization issue – the processes change depending on both the region and time. Moreover, which actors – state or non-state – play an important role in the world politics?
    This issue anticipates the creation of a multi-threaded exchange of views on the geopolitics of the contemporary world, with special emphasis on the power and actors in international relations – the analysis of phenomena, theoretical and empirical approaches, taking both global and regional perspectives into account.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Critical Geopolitics
    2. Classical Geopolitics
    3. Power
    4. Superpower and Great Powers
    5. Non-state Actors
    6. Theories of International Relations
    7. Security Studies
    8. International Security/global security
    9. Globalization
    10. Geo-economics
    11. Soft Power
    12. Smart Power

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

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  • Published Papers

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