Call for submissions

Ideology and Politics Journal – Call for papers: issue 3, 2019

The Freedom and Subjection in The Long 1989 Year. Societies in Eastern and Southern Europe in 1989/91

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), the DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals, since 2015) and the Index Copernicus (since 2017).

The issue #3 of 2019 is to be published in cooperation with the Heinrich Boell Stiftung.

We invite authors to send us their articles dedicated to the following topic:

The Freedom and Subjection in The Long 1989 Year. Societies in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe in 1989/91.

Our issue aims to examine the legacy of the democratic and authoritarian processes that started in the socialist societies of Yugoslavia, Central-Eastern Europe and USSR. The issue will focus on the analysis of the complex relationships between old and emerging political, social and economic actors that lead to the establishment of new democratic regimes in the countries of the defined region.

The issue aims to scrutinize the following themes:

  • Causes and consequences of democratic and human rights movements in the Eastern and Southern Europe;
  • Dissolution of the Eastern Block;
  • Nationalist and democratic mobilizations in the region;
  • Reactions of the communist governments to democratization and dissolution;
  • Soviet society and politics during Perestroika;
  • New economic freedoms and the conflict of administrative planning and market models;
  • Religious movements and the religious freedom in the region;
  • (Re)constructing new national historical narratives;
  • State historical policy after 1989.

We welcome papers dedicated to both single-case and comparative studies of the defined topics.

Please send your articles (min 5,000 words, max. 15,000 words) September 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, 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 by December 15, 2019.

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