Date: 2015-06-23
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Category: Call for Papers
Subject: Call for Papers - Politics and Governance, Special Issue: Supranational Institutions and Governance in an Era of Uncertain Norms

Call for Papers - Politics and Governance, Special Issue: Supranational Institutions and Governance in an Era of Uncertain Norms

Guest Editors:

Dr. Russell Alan Williams, Department of Political Science Memorial University, Canada; E-Mail: russellw@mun.ca
Dr. Reeta Tremblay, Department of Political Science, University of Victoria, Canada; E-Mail: reeta@uvic.ca

Deadline for Abstracts: 31 August 2015
Deadline for Submissions: 31 December 2015
Publication of the Special Issue: June 2016

Information: This special issue will explore the question of supranational governance from a variety of policy and theoretical perspectives. Shifts in global power, the emergence of new organizations and regimes and the ever-increasing complexity of economic cooperation have all contributed to increased interest in the role supranational organizations play in managing globalization, regionalization and regional integration. They have also contributed to increased theoretical diversity in how “governance” should be studied. While international politics scholars have placed considerable emphasis on the development and diffusion of norms (Barnett & Finnemore, 2004; Checkel, 2005) and others have drawn on the insights of comparative public policy (Foretos, 2011; Schmidt, 2009), research tends to explore the same problem—the development of norms and regimes to respond to emerging policy challenges. This issue seeks to promote a dialogue across these diverse approaches about the state of supranational governance and explore areas of theoretical synthesis. The goal is to explore a wide range of contemporary policy challenges, including anything from; climate change, financial regulation, monetary and macroeconomic coordination, food security to challenges in regional economic cooperation) while focusing on the role of international organizations in managing those problems. 

The special issue encourages submissions from any theoretical perspective that explore: 
• Shifts in the locus of international governance;
• The generation of new norms;
• Convergence in international institutional structures;
• The balance between market forces and politics in managing globalization;
• Changing institutional contexts for national decision making;
• Challenges to democratic accountability under global governance.

Keywords: globalization; governance; international organizations; international political economy; institutionalism; institutions; norms; regional integration

Instructions for Authors: Authors interested in submitting a paper for this special issue are asked to consult the journal's editorial policies and to send their abstracts (about 200-250 words, with a tentative title) to Dr. Russell Alan Williams (russellw@mun.ca) by 31 August 2015. Further Information is available at: http://www.cogitatiopress.com/ojs/index.php/politicsandgovernance/pages/view/specialissues#supranationalinstitutions



Russell Alan Williams
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
Memorial University
St. John's , NL
A1B 3X9
Email:    russellw@mun.ca   
Phone:  709-864-4402


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