Politics of the Middle East
Call for Papers (Fall Issue 2020)
The Middle East is a highly dynamic and strategically located region that is experiencing numerous challenges and opportunities in contemporary times. Political revisionism, religious fundamentalism, major regional and international powers foreign intervention, the rise of radicalism and terrorism, endeavor to reshape the political systems, replace them with a one- model political, social, and economic system led to slowdowns surrounding the decline in global energy supply chains and people-led protests against corrupt regimes. These are just a few variables affecting the region.
However, the holistic story of the region is more than what surfaces on news channels and social media networks. Orientalist representations of the Middle East have always been of interest to academic scholars, activists, journalists, policymakers, and think tanks and our aim is to engage in such current scholarly conversations that pushback, complicate, and uncomplicate our monolithic vision about Middle Eastern countries.
Siasat-al-Insaf is a quarterly periodical published by The Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at O.P. Jindal Global University, India and we invite articles that engage in political, geographical, cultural, literary, and social conversations about the contemporary Middle East. At the moment the editorial team is accepting three categories of submission:
1) Scholarly Perspectives (3000-4500 words)- Research papers that engage with academic scholarship pertaining to the Middle East are considered in this section.
2) Critical Perspectives (1000-1500 words)-A focussed opinion piece that does not summarize, rather critically engages with a pressing conversation about the Middle East.
3) Reviews (800-1200 words)- A book review or a film review should be of contemporary nature ( mostly from the inception of a 21st-century issue) feature on this section.
Articles should be written in APA style 7th edition and it should be sent to email@example.com with the category of submission mentioned in the subject line. The deadline for submission is September 23, 2020. Submissions should be accompanied by:
a) An abstract for 100-150 words about the piece.
b) Name, email address, and a short bio of 150-200 words for future correspondence with the author.
c) Five to six keywords that describe your piece.
For any queries about submissions email the editorial team at firstname.lastname@example.org