COVID-19, Politics and International Relations

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Call for Papers
July 15, 2020 to September 30, 2020
South Africa
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Social Sciences

POLITIKON, an IBSS-listed journal of the South African Association of Political Studies publshed by Taylor&Francis plans to publish a special edition on the politics of COVID19.

Guest editors invite critical reflections, debates and analyses in feature articles, research notes and commentaries that seek to interpret any of the elements of this complex interplay of the COVID-19 pandemic, politics and international relations. We also welcome transdisciplinary contributions that intersect with the political, social, cultural, economic and political-economic questions brought to the fore by the COVID-19 pandemic currently in motion. Amongst others, contributions that cover the following sub-themes  are welcome:

  • State leadership and governance of COVID-19 responses
  • Rethinking liberal democracy and the political economy of public health
  • Revisiting authoritarianism and the public good
  • New social compacts/contracts between states and citizens
  • The role of the private sector and Africapitalism in post-COVID-19 African economies
  • The role civil society, media, communications, and public deliberation
  • New technologies, digitalisation and human rights in a post-COVID-19 world
  • Impact on attitudes, gender relations, cultures, and religion
  • Post-COVID-19 World Order and global leadership
  • International and regional cooperation
  • Opportunities for non-Western and global International Relations Theory(s)
  • Any other COVID-19 related issue that presents new opportunities for better futures

Guest Editors are Prof Siphamandla Zondi, Universityof Pretoria and Dr Kenneth Ombongi, University of Nairobi.


Contact Info: 

Completed papers should be submitted no later than 30 September 2020 to get a chance of being processed for the special issue scheduled for publication in January 2021. Submission of abstract: 14 August 2020. Submission of full paper: 30 September 2020


Categories: CFP
Keywords: CFP