Call for submissions

Call for papers: issues 1 and 2, 2019

Secessionisms in Europe: Societies, Political Systems and International Order under Stress, (Non)Recognition and (Non)Frozen Conflicts — Issue 1, 2019

Education and Ideology in the Post-Soviet Societies — Issue 2, 2019

The Ideology and Politics Journal (IPJ) is dedicated to the analysis of ideologies in their political, social, and conceptual forms. Devoted to the advancement of understanding of socio-political processes in post-Soviet Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine, as well as the wider space of the former Soviet Union, the IPJ addresses the ideological and intellectual issues arising from the formation of new societies in post-Soviet space.  The IPJ encourages discussion of the historical, cultural and ethical dimensions of political action, with the intention of contributing to both the advancement of interdisciplinary research of contemporary ideologies and the promotion of good politics in the countries of the region.

The Ideology and Politics Journal is a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal published once or twice a year in electronic form. The Journal is indexed by Scopus (since December 2016) and the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, since 2015).

Secessionisms in Europe: Societies, Political Systems and International Order under Stress, (Non)Recognition and (Non)Frozen Conflicts — Issue 1, 2019

In spite of the development of international and global and supranational institutions, the modern state remains a powerful construct describing the legitimate means of political organization and the exclusive location of political authority. The contemporary state has gone through a long process of institutionalization marked by milestones like the Westphalian peace, the age of the world imperial system, the Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, decolonization, the Helsinki treaty, and globalization. Nevertheless, the modern state system does not fully deliver on its promise of order and security, and often leads to contestation of territorial integrity and alternative claims to sovereignty. Such claims occur within existing recognized states from groups which feel excluded and prefer to aspire to their own statehood and international status and/or are mobilized by external actors. Competing claims to statehood often turn to military clashes and ‘frozen conflicts’, as local authorities embark upon their state-building projects in the absence of international recognition, while still participating in war or peace talks.

Our issue aims to examine contemporary secession movements, statehood claims, non-recognition policies and possibilities of conflict settlement in Europe from a comparative perspective. The issue will focus on the analysis of the complex relationships between parent states (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), sponsor states (e.g., Armenia, Russia and Turkey) and unrecognized statelets in the East and West of Europe (e.g. Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, Transnistria, regimes in Donetsk und Luhansk, Kosovo, Northern Cyprus etc.).

The issue aims to scrutinize the following themes:

  • Causes and consequences of contemporary secession movements in the East and West of Europe;
  • Impact of unrecognized state-building on parent states and societies;
  • The role of external involvement in secession movements and the effects of this involvement on the sponsor and parental states;
  • Effects of unrecognized state-building projects on peace and security in Europe;
  • Best practices in sub-national conflict resolution and/or management in Europe.

We welcome both single-case and comparative studies.

Education and Ideology in the Post-Soviet Societies — Issue 2, 2019

The upcoming issue is dedicated to the theme of “Education and Ideology in the Post-Soviet Societies”. The Ideology and Politics Journal welcomes but does not limit submissions to the following topics:

  • Ideologies of education reforms in the post-Soviet countries
  • Ideologies in the content of education
  • New educational actors and strategies: local and transnational (global) contexts
  • Collective memory, identities and regimes of truth in the secondary education
  • Perspectives of intersection of the formal and informal educational projects
  • Critical thinking in education or education in the situation of post-truth
  • The political imagination of post-Soviet educators
  • Academic plagiarism and forms of resistance
  • Archaic aspects in post-Soviet education
  • Religion and the post-Soviet education systems

Please send your articles (min 5,000 words, max. 15,000 words)

  • For issue # 1 by March 20, 2019
  • For issue #2 by May 15, 2019

to the editor’s e-mail address [].

To enhance international dialogue on the regional issues, IPJ accepts the submission of articles in English, Belarussian, Russian and Ukrainian. All accepted articles are published in their original language with abstracts in English, Russian and Ukrainian.

Submitted texts should be arranged in accordance with the Instructions for authors that are specified here: []. The decision on publication will be made subsequent to two blind peer reviews of the manuscript. All authors who have submitted their articles will be notified on Editorial Board’s decision

  • for issue # 1 by May 2019;
  • for issue # 2 by September 15, 2019.

Publication in our journal does not involve any fees or honoraria.