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The Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought Call For Submissions

Note From The Editor:

Hello, 

As editors of the Palgrave Macmillan History of International Thought series, we aim to publish the highest quality research on the intellectual, conceptual, and disciplinary history of international relations. The books in the series assess the contribution that individual writers—academics, publicists, and other significant figures—have made to the development of thinking on international relations. Central to this task is the historical reconstruction and interpretation that recovers the intellectual and social milieu within which these authors were writing. Previous volumes in the series have traced the course of traditions, their shifting grounds or common questions, exploring heretofore neglected pathways of international theory and providing new insight and refreshed context for established approaches such as realism and liberalism. We hope that the series will consolidate the historiographical turn that has taken place within academic International Relations with the growth of interest in understanding both the disciplinary history of the field and the history of international thought. A critical concern of the series is the institutional and intellectual development of the study of international relations as an academic pursuit. The series is expressly pluralist and as such open to both critical and traditional work; work that presents historical reconstruction or an interpretation of the past, as well as genealogical studies that account for the possibilities and constraints of present-day theories. The series is interdisciplinary in outlook, embracing contributions from International Relations, International History, Political Theory, Sociology, and Law.

 

We are looking to publish manuscripts that explore the mutually constitutive triangle of international relations, theory, and history. We take this to mean at the very least an appreciation of the importance of history in the theory of international relations, of theory in the history of international relations, and also of international relations in the history of international thought. In this last case, we hope that the series can become more broadly intercultural, increasingly including scholarship from outside Europe and North America as well as delving into the non-Western context of the development of international relations theory, since we believe that too much disciplinary history mirrors the Eurocentric character of our field.

Note to Scholars: This form is intended to give our editors a clear idea of your project in a concise manner. If your project is scholarly in nature and a good fit for our program, in addition to our internal assessment, we will send it out for a comprehensive peer review. The review process takes 2-4 months. If there are any timing issues specific to your project that we should bear in mind (e.g., upcoming tenure review or grant proposal deadlines), please let us know. We only send projects for peer review under a single-submission policy.

 

 

 

1) Proposed title and subtitle of your work.

 

 

 

2) Brief Description:  In one short paragraph explain the scope of your project: What are the core themes, arguments, issues, and/or topics of the work? What are the distinctive and original elements of your project that set it apart from other work in the field?

 

 

 

3) Full Description: In one to two pages, please elaborate on the core argument(s) and goal(s) of the proposed book. What questions do you seek to answer? What do you believe will be the book’s contribution to the literature in its field?

 

 

 

4) Proposed Chapter Outline: Please provide a table of contents with a chapter by chapter synopsis of the project’s planned content and main argument(s)(approx. 100 words each). If you have sample material available (either draft chapters or other writing sample) please include this as well.

 

 

 

5) Market and Competition: Please indicate the primary market for your project, i.e. who will read and buy the book? If it is aimed toward students, what specific courses is it written for and at what level? What are typical enrollment numbers for such courses? Would your project be suitable as the main reading for the class, or as supplementary reading?

 

 

 

Please list any secondary markets that may exist for the book (i.e., library market, academic associations, etc.)

 

 

 

Please list (including author, title, and publisher) competing or complementing titles. These do not need to be direct competitors but simply what your primary readership is buying/using at the moment. What sets your book apart from these titles and would persuade potential readers to buy it?

 

 

 

6) Additional Information:

-What is the expected length of the manuscript, in words, including notes?

-Will there be pictures, tables, or other non-text material, and, if so, approximately how many?

-Are there any other particular features planned for the book (e.g., boxed text, glossary, activities, study questions, instructor’s guide, etc.)?

- Is the book based on your PhD/PhD research?  If yes, is your thesis available electronically anywhere, e.g. an institutional repository? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Delivery date: What is your current schedule for completing the manuscript?

 

 

 

8) Peer Review: All scholarly projects undergo a thorough peer review. Please suggest 4-6 scholars in the United States well-qualified to offer an objective assessment of your proposal.

 

 

 

9) Author Information: Please provide complete contact information for yourself and any co-authors/co-editors as well as a short bio or complete CV. Please include any information relevant to this publication--previous books, related teaching/research experience, past media/review coverage, details of social media you use to promote your work, etc.

 

 

 

10) Contributor Information: For edited collections, please provide 2-3 line bios for all contributors.

 

 

 

Please send to Brian O’Connor via email upon completion.

 

 

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