Call for Papers (Deadline Extended to 1.January.2019)

We invite scholars from any discipline to submit their abstracts that address the self-determination in the 21st Century. Re-thinking Self-determination consists of a panel discussion and an open access e-book, which will be an edited collection published by ICO Research Centre and the New England Journal of Public Policy. 

 

Call for Papers

.No Registration Fee.

Hosted by: International Communities Organisation (NGO in London) and New England Journal of Public Policy.

Title: Re-thinking Self-determination

We invite scholars from any discipline to submit their abstracts that address the self-determination in the 21st Century. Re-thinking Self-determination consists of a panel discussion and an open access e-book, which will be an edited collection published by ICO Research Centre and the New England Journal of Public Policy.

In recent decades the self-determination discussion has become a major area of study across many disciplines, especially in the political and social sciences. Scholars and NGOs have also offered significant input in the ways that communities are represented. Challenging questions are brought up to explore how the self-determination should be understood and defined, or how individuals and groups might protect their autonomy from state invasion. Re-thinking Self-determination will, therefore, focus on both individual and group rights from untraditional interdisciplinary approaches.

Topics may include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Self-Determination Theory and Practice.
  • External self-determination. Case Studies, e.g. Bougainville, Catalonia, Scotland, Ireland, Brexit, and others.
  • Minority Protection and International Law or regional instruments
  • People? Challenges of indigenous peoples.
  • Globalisation and Self-determination. An International Right to Self-determination.
  • Right to decide and constitutional rights
  • State, People, and Citizenship. What about Stateless People?
  • Forced displacements. ‘Refugee’ Identity and the right to self-identification. “Refugees”’ rights in host states and building shared future
  • Reconciliation after the war and armed conflict
  • The role of social media and virtual self-determination.

Application Process and Next Steps:

  1. Please send titles, brief abstracts (350 words) and a short author(s) bio for consideration to info@internationalcommunities.org by 15 November 2018.   extended deadline 1 January 2019.
  2. We will respond to all applications by 10 December 2018.  extended deadline 10 January 2019.
  3. Subsequently, you will be invited to present your paper at a panel in London on 18 February 2019.
  4. Completed papers will be submitted by 10 March 2019.

Notes:

  • If you cannot travel to London for the panel, you will have a chance to present your work via Skype.
  • The guide length of final articles ranges from at least 12-25 pages.
  • Please see the formatting article submissions to the journal https://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/styleguide.html
  • We have the right to change the dates of the event at any time.

Opportunities:

  1. There are no registration fee both for panel and e-book.
  2. For each Abstract, 30mins presentation including Q&A will be allocated at the panel in London.
  3. If you cannot travel to London for the panel, you will have a chance to present your work via Skype.
  4. You will have a chance to update your papers based on panel discussions and questions raised at the panel
  5. Publication of an Open access e-book will ensure the widest dissemination and impact in the field.
  6. Networking with professionals and NGOs, and learn from others in the filed

 

Please send your enquiries to info@internationalcommunities.org

 

About Us

 

International Communities Organisation (ICO), is a self-determination research and innovation hub; a not for profit organisation based in London.

 

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ICO aims to empower communities, guided by its vision of self-determination and the values of development and human rights. It fosters an environment where organisations within these communities can overcome the barriers they face, therefore fulfilling their potential to develop and create positive change for their local communities through local collaboration, decision making, and action.

 

 

NewEnglandJournalofPublicPolicy

 

The mission of the New England Journal of Public Policy goes hand-in-hand with the mission of UMass Boston: To serve the people, and address the issues of a great urban society through outstanding teaching, research, and service. While we address policy issues of all kinds, we tend to focus on issues of an urban society. While we address policy issues internationally and nationally, we pay particular attention to disciplines which can address issues at the state and local level. While we prepare our students for academia, business and the nonprofit world, we have special expertise for practitioners of public policy. And while we approach the discipline of public and global policy with academic rigor and objectivity, we tend to see the issues through the prism of understanding that social and economic inequities are inherent in our system; part of our mission is to develop the tools to evaluate and address those inequities.