Call for Papers: International Cooperation

In anticipation of its upcoming Summer 2017 issue, the Journal of International Affairs is sponsoring a call for papers on international cooperation.

The Journal of International Affairs is a leading peer-reviewed journal published by the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Our Summer issue will focus on both enduring and emerging challenges to international cooperation and multilateral collaboration. Despite years of deepening economic integration and broad strengthening of the international community, resurgent nationalism, economic protectionism, and anti-globalization forces have created a tenuous backdrop for future multilateral cooperation. The issue will examine the political and strategic trends driving this dynamic and explore how the international community can address global challenges in this context.

In particular, the issue’s scope includes:

  • The effects and implications of rising nationalism
  • The future of existing multilateral institutions (particularly the United Nations, International Monetary Fund, and World Trade Organization)
  • The establishment of new regional and international organizations
  • European integration post-Brexit and the state of the NATO alliance
  • Free trade, economic cooperation, and global trade deals
  • Global efforts to combat climate change
  • The international community’s response to humanitarian crises and refugee issues
  • International efforts to counter violent extremism and terrorism
  • Multilateral attempts to bring about peace in ongoing conflicts

The review committee welcomes all papers related to these topics. Submissions are invited from academics and practitioners in international affairs, political science, history, and related fields. Accepted papers will undergo peer review.

Submission Guidelines

Articles are accepted on a rolling basis through December 20, 2016.

Complete articles should be between 3,500 and 6,000 words in length (not including footnotes) and should adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style. Submitted articles must be original work written in an academic style and must not be drawn substantially from material previously published by the author.

Proposals, abstracts, and full-text articles with a short author biography (200-word limit) should be submitted via e-mail to the selection committee at cmt2186@columbia.edu. Please include “JIA - Article Submission” in the subject line.

Questions may also be addressed to Senior Editor Sam Schneider at sts2146@columbia.edu.