GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS
Changing Turkey in a Changing World welcomes scholars, students and serious readers who desire to promote and develop knowledge in Turkish society and politics. Our goal is to promote scholarly research on Turkey
and provide opportunities for collaboration in a wide range of academic interests and specialties.
Changing Turkey in a Changing World will not accept contributions that include discriminatory language and propaganda. If you wish to contribute, please make sure that the approach you take is academic (balanced and evidence-based).
Please aim to promote good practice in using language in an inclusive way, which shows respect for, and sensitivity towards, all members of the blog community.
Areas of interest
Changing Turkey blog encourages multidisciplinary debate and is particularly interested in, but not be limited to, the following themes:
- Bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States, the European Union member states, the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean states, Caucasian, Balkan, and Central Asian countries.
- Multilateralism and Turkey: Turkey’s relations with the United Nations, the European Union, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization of the Islamic Conference,
- Non-governmental actors at both sub-state and supra-state level
- Strategic issues: terrorism, migration, the role of the army, and desecuritization as well as underdevelopment and the management of national resources
- Identity matters: nationalism, secularism , cultural and human rights
The blog consists of 4 main parts:
- Review (up to 1000 words)
- Interview (up to 4 questions)
- Discussion (up to 1000 words)
- Opinion (up to 1000 words)
-The Review section is dedicated to the critical reviews of recently published research (both books and articles) on Turkish politics and society. In exceptional occasions, it could also include the review of not well-known publications on Turkey from internationally recognized scholars.
-The Interview section provides up-to-date short interviews with academics and experts on Turkey. The main objective is to familiarize the broader audience with the experts and their approaches. We do not accept interviews conducted by third parties.
-The Discussion section is devoted to the discussion of an ongoing PhD research chapter or a conference paper. Online readers are able to post comments. This part would keep us informed about the ongoing research projects on Turkey.
-The Opinion section provides two types of contributions: 1. (semi-academic) commentaries on a wide range of policy areas, including current developments in Turkey’s relations with its neighbours, the Kurdish question and the developments in northern Iraq, Cyprus conflict etc. Although similar to newspaper columns, these peices should also refer to the current debates on the topic under scrutiny 2. (academic) comments on the interviews will be published in this section too.
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