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04 Jul 2016

Five Years beyond the Arab Spring: Political Transformations and Prospects of Democratization in the Middle East: deadline EXTENDED

Call for papers for a special issue of "Politics and Governance" journal.

The journal of "Politics and Governance" announces call for papers for a special issue.

Title: Five Years beyond the Arab Spring: Political Transformations and Prospects of Democratization in the Middle East

Editors: Christian Haerpfer (President of the WVSA, University of Vienna, Austria) and Kseniya Kizilova (Secretary of WVSA, Institute for Comparative Survey Research, Vienna, Austria)

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 July 2016
Deadline for Submissions: 31 September 2016

Publication of the Issue: December 2016

Information: The aim of the issue is to analyse different perspectives on the changes that took place in the countries of Middle East and North Africa in the last five years from different theoretical and disciplinary traditions. In the focus of our attention are also different elements of politics and political culture which have been affected by the Arab Spring, in particular, elections and party system, conventional and unconventional political participation, social capital and civic activity, support of social and political institutions, changes in social and socio-ethnic structure of the society. Implications of Arab Spring for the geopolitical development of the MENA region as well as its influence on development of other states beyond that also constitute the focus of research interest of this issue.

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal's editorial policies and to send their abstracts (about 200-250 words, with a tentative title) by email to the academic editors (c.w.haerpfer@gmail.com and ksenniya.kizilova@gmail.com) by 30 July 2016.

Authors shall also check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication costs. Further information about the journal's open access charges and institutional memberships can be found in the "About" webpage.


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