About Potentia

The Centre for International Policy Studies’ (CIPS) “Potentia”: Journal of International and Public Affairs is a scholarly journal that exclusively showcases the work of graduate students from across Canada and abroad. Managed by students from the University of Ottawa, Potentia provides a space for the rigorous analysis of contemporary international challenges and discussion of possible policy alternatives.

Call for papers 2017-2018

Theme: “Navigating Power in Global Governance and International Affairs”
Submission deadline: April 30, 2018
Submissions may be sent to: [email protected]

This year’s edition seeks to explore the following theme: “International Security”. The concept of power is important to the social sciences: what it is, who has it, how it is used. We invite current and recent graduate students in the fields of international relations, political science, history, law, sociology, geography, gender studies, international political economy, international development, security studies, peace and conflict studies, and other related disciplines to submit articles.

Given this year’s theme, here are a few suggestions for investigating the nature, function, and transfers of power in global governance and international affairs:

  • Alliances
  • International Institutions and Organizations
  • Biopolitics and Governance
  • Security and Risk
  • Globalization in the Global South
  • Rising Powers
  • Informational Access and its Relation to Power
  • Global Inequality
  • Foreign Policy
  • Transnational Actors
  • Use of Decision-Making Technologies (e.g. algorithms) in International Affairs
  • Politics of Refugees and Migration
  • Corporate Power and Non-State  Actors

 

 

 

The above list of topics is provided for guidance and is not meant to be exhaustive.

All submissions will be evaluated for originality, policy relevance, rigour, and depth. Essentially, we are seeking creative submissions that will critically contribute to the disciplines of public and international affairs. In keeping with the interdisciplinary nature of the journal, we encourage the submission of papers from a wide range of disciplines such as international relations, political science, history, law, sociology, geography, gender studies, international political economy, international development, security studies, peace and conflict studies, and other related disciplines. Students from both master’s and doctorate programs are encouraged to apply. Submissions can be in either English or French.

Guidelines for submissions: Three types of submissions will be accepted:

  • Research articles (should not exceed 8,000 words in length, including in-text citations and the reference list)
  • Book reviews (800-1,000 words)
  • Policy briefs (should not exceed 1,500 words).

 

Submissions must include 100 to 200-word abstract, keywords, and a 100-word biography. Citations must follow the APA style.  Full author guide is available here.

 

For more information on Potentia, please contact editors-in-chief Anushua Nag and Sheila Mandegar at [email protected].

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