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Submission Call: Inquiry & Insight 2018 | Shifting Power in the 21st Century

Friday, February 9, 2018

University of Waterloo’s Political Science Graduate Student journal, Insight & Inquiry, is accepting submissions for its 10th volume. This year’s theme is “Shifting Power in the 21st Century”.

We are seeking research papers that explore changing power relations, not only between states, but also different levels of government, institutions and non-state actors in the 21st century. This theme of changing power relations is seen in the rise of China, the power of populism in the election of Donald Trump, the increasing power of cities as supranational actors, amongst others.

We will ask: how do we understand today’s new or changing political power dynamics? A broad discussion of changing power relations and arenas will demonstrate the need for continued study of modern political issues. The journal aims to incorporate papers that cover a wide array of topics related to this year’s theme. The aim of this publication is to further theoretical, empirical and normative understandings of political science by addressing a broad range of issues. We encourage submissions in the areas of International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Theory, Canadian Politics, Public Policy, Political Economy, International Development and Environmental Politics. 

Graduate and upper-year undergraduate students from the University of Waterloo and across the country are invited to submit their work for consideration by emailing their papers to The deadline to submit abstracts is February 26th, 2018, with the deadline to submit the full paper being March 30th, 2018 at 11:59pm. Visit our homepage for more details about the journal.

Submission criteria:

For submission, each abstract should be 150-200 words and should accompany the paper upon submission. The final paper should be between 15-25 pages double-spaced. Students are invited to submit one paper for consideration.

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