About This Journal
International Dialogue: a Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs
International Dialogue: a Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs (ISSN: 2155-160X) is a multidisciplinary peer-reviewed academic e-journal aimed at scholars, policy makers, and practitioners who seek an interactive forum for the cross-fertilization of ideas and perspectives about world affairs.
International Dialogue (ID) is a space for writings in the humanities and the social sciences, especially those that engage in an interdisciplinary approach that addressees the many challenges posed to intellectual and practical life by the major political, social, and economic forces and institutions that shape the present world. ID examines these forces and institutions as they play out in the international arena, as well as how these facets of modern life have been theorized in the humanities and the social sciences. Yet it does so without catering to any one theory, perspective, or view.
ID aspires to move beyond the descriptive and quantitative by acknowledging the importance of theory, how theory becomes empirically informed, and how theory is connected with the practical. It also acknowledges that the boundary between theory and practice is blurred. Consequently, ID examines world affairs in terms of transformative concepts, including, but not limited to, ethnic and religious identity, empowerment, gender, human rights, globalization, civil society, the state, democratization, multiculturalism, conflict, reconciliation, war, nationalism, power, class, violence, and international law. However, it does so through articles that provide links between theory, the forces and institutions that shape the world, and key issues of our time. The articles cover a number of disciplines related to world affairs, including philosophy, history, politics, economics, sociology, and religion. Although some issues will be organized around a specific theme, unsolicited manuscripts are always welcome. Prospective authors should consult the website’s “Call for Contributions” listing the themes for planned issues and/or address themselves to the Editor-in-Chief.
The journal has two editorial boards, North American/Australasian and European/Middle Eastern, to reflect the international character of the journal and the fact that the scholarly debate found within the journal’s pages is global in nature. The editorial staff welcomes discussion notes, standard book reviews and review essays, as well as interviews.