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Transnational Relations as a Threat to the Democratic Process

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Microsoft Word - INO spec_issue_guidelines2010.doc INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION Munk Centre for International Studies 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 3K7 Telephone: (416) 946-8900 • Fax: (416) 946-8915 E-mail: [email protected] http://www.munkcentre.ca March 12, 2010 RE: Guidelines for Special Issue Proposals International Organization invites the submission of innovative proposals for symposia and special issues on international relations defined broadly. A symposium consists of two to five articles on a common subject, published as a set in the same issue. Papers submitted together for consideration as a symposium are all judged by the same referees. Special full issues, in contrast, are designed and edited by guest editors and include an introductory or concluding essay written by the editors. The goals of a special issue are to focus attention on promising ideas and important subjects in international relations defined broadly, and to advance the critique and development of economic or political theory in some way. Successful special issue may take a variety of forms. For example, some issues may promise to develop a new analytical concept or argument having widespread potential applicability and implications. Examples include past IO special issues on transnational relations, domestic structures and foreign economic policy, and international regimes. Alternatively, a project might defend in a new way the utility of an older idea that has been out of favor, or attempt to disprove a popular set of ideas. Or a volume might confront an existing theory with a major empirical arena to which it had not been applied, revealing fresh confirmations or respects in which the theory requires modification. A volume might bring together a debate that has previously taken place only in an episodic, indirect manner. An influential issue might take stock of a research subfield and defend

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