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Call for Papers
January 31, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Economic History / Studies, Government and Public Service, Political Science, Sociology, Diplomacy and International Relations

call for papers


“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication. We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import. 


All papers should be sent to:


Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author (abstract and keywords in English).


Deadline: January 31, 2021. This issue (2021, 1) is scheduled to appear at end-March 2021.




Direction Committee: Arjun Appadurai (New York University); Daniele Archibugi (Birkbeck, University of London); Seyla Benhabib (Yale University); Sabino Cassese (Scuola Normale Superiore); Manuel Castells (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya); Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame); Anthony Giddens (London School of Economics and Political Science); Sheila Jasanoff (Harvard University); Hans Köchler (University of Innsbruck); Alberto Martinelli (Università degli Studi di Milano); Anthony McGrew (La Trobe University, Melbourne); Alberto Quadrio Curzio (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore); Roland Robertson (University of Pittsburgh and University of Aberdeen); Saskia Sassen (Columbia University); Amartya Sen (Harvard University); Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (Columbia University); Alain Touraine (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales); Salvatore Veca (Istituto Universitario di Studi Superiori).


the topic of this issue

New Glocal Forms of Financial Participation and Revenue Mobilization

edited by Carlo Garbarino (Bocconi University)

As a result of economic globalization, nation-states are losing their territorial tax sovereignty, while multinationals develop aggressive tax strategies that confront them in a regulatory arbitrage, a geo-political “meta-nation” not defined by traditional state boundaries. At the same time, new actors are emerging in global politics: non-government organizations that pursue goals and values of an interconnected global civil society; communities of people who share common cultural or functional values and aggregate beyond the confines of territorial states.  These emerging actors operate at a glocal level and promote glocal values.

A question in respect to them is whether there can be new forms of revenue raising and mobilization based on innovative forms of voluntary contributions that go beyond nation-states which may include, for example, (i) polycentric glocal commons, (ii) online fund-raising, (iii) crowdfunding, (iv) value-based campaigns, and (v) donations. An additional question: what kind of accountability can be exercised by the stakeholders? These problems have been addressed by economists and legal thinkers by focusing on state tax powers, but the purpose of this issue is to inspire new research by relying on the insights of political philosopher, anthropologists, and social scientists at large, to get a sense of what can be the new glocal forms of financial participation used by an interconnected global civil society going beyond the mere allegiance of individuals to nation-states.

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