Non-military aspects of security in the changing international order

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Call for Publications
September 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Russian or Soviet History / Studies, World History / Studies, Contemporary History, Diplomacy and International Relations

International  relations  in  the  second  decade  of  the  21st  century  are  undergoing  a  significant 
transformation. This process also affects global security in both a classical military sense as well as its 
broad  non-military  dimension.  Referring  to  the  latter,  it  should  be  emphasised  that  threats  have 
ceased to be of a purely military nature but also refer to social, economic, development and climate 
factors, even more so now because of the current pandemic. The economic, political, health, and social 
consequences of the pandemic pose long-term security threats that call for international cooperation.  
This  Special  Issue  aims  to  present  interdisciplinary  research  on  the  significance  and  main  trends 
regarding the non-military dimension of security. We seek manuscripts that analyse the scale of threats 
and dangers as well as related challenges. Articles may highlight the process of institutionalisation in 
international cooperation or focus on actions taken by major international actors (states, international 
organisations) in order to counteract these negative phenomena. Finally, we welcome indications to 
what extent phenomena and processes related to non-military dimensions of security determine or 
may determine the future international order / balance of power in international relations. 
The topics relevant to this Special Issue include, but are not limited to: 
1)  Non-military dimensions of security – the essence, importance and major trends, especially 
in the face of the current pandemic 
2)  Technological, information security, cybersecurity (artificial intelligence, fake news etc.) 
3)  Climate security (e.g. the position of the G-20 countries with regard to the Paris Agreement 
on climate change) 
4)  Ecological security (e.g. drought, marine pollution) 
5)  Raw materials and energy security  
6)  Health security and epidemic risk in the context of the global health crisis 
7)  Food security 
8)  Humanitarian security 
9)  Migration as a factor affecting security 

Manuscript submission 
Full papers (between 6000 and 10000 words) are invited for potential publication in this Special Issue. 
All authors must follow Security and Defence “Guide for Authors”. To submit a manuscript, please go 
to: select this Special Issue “Non-military aspects of security in the 
changing international order”. All submissions are subject to standard peer review, revision, and re-
submission  processes.

Tentative schedule:  
Submission of full papers: 15 th  September 2020 
Peer-Review:  31 st  October 2020 
Publication of the Special Issue: 15 th  December 2020 

Guest Editorial Team: 
Dr hab. Wiesław Lizak, University of Warsaw, Poland. Email: 
Dr. Kamil Zajączkowski, University of Warsaw, Poland. Email: 
Dr. Malwina Kołodziejczak, War Studies University, Poland. Email: 



Contact Info: 

 Please  direct  any  queries  to  Dr.  Kamil  Zajączkowski  at  
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