Call For Papers: Politics of Protest

Columbia University’s Journal of International Affairs is currently accepting submissions for its Summer 2020 Issue: Politics of Protest.

The issue will examine protest movements across the globe, from Hong Kong to Lebanon to Chile. It will also explore sub-national and transnational trends: how modern technology shapes modern protest, how international law and institutions can support, or undermine, regional movements, how contemporary protests compare to historical movements, and more.

Relevant topics may include but are not limited to: 

  1. Tribal, state, local, or trans-national protests movements
  2. Retrospective analyses on failed or successful protests
  3. Comparison of current and past protest movements
  4. The role of international law and institutions in supporting protest movements 
  5. How modern technology shapes modern protest


Submission Guidelines

  • Prospective authors should submit a full-text article, an abstract (~200 words), and a short biography (~200 words) via e-mail to [email protected]
    • Please include “JIA Spring 2020 Submission” in the subject line.
  • Authors may submit an Essay or an Argument
    • Essays present comprehensive, original research and analysis of a given issue and undergo an external peer review
    • Arguments present a single, provocative idea and are reviewed internally by JIA’s editorial board.
    • Excluding footnotes, Essays should be between 3,500-6,000 words in length and Arguments should be between 1,500-3,000 words in length
  • All articles must adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style and must represent original work

Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis, with priority given to abstracts submitted by June 30.
For any questions, contact senior editors Dan Sorek and Aidan Berkey at [email protected].