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Varieties of Contemporary Russian Anti-Westernism: Historical Sources, Ideological Foundations, Organizational Expressions

Call for papers for a collected volume

Deadline for the selection of text: Feb 1, 2013
Deadline for the final submissions: May 1, 2013


The volume's theme are the modern permutations of Russian integral nationalism, ethnocentrism, religious fundamentalism, antisemitism, antidemocratism, ultra-conservatism, neo-fascism, etc., as well as their historical roots and current institutional bases.

The English-language projects' aim is to bring to the attention of the community of researchers of international right-wing extremism some Russian wording of radical anti-liberalism and anti-egalitarianism and in connection with this, they invite not only submissions of original papers based on in-depth graduate, doctoral and post-doctoral empirical research.

They also encourage re-submission of papers and chapters previously published in journals, collected volumes, and monographs in the field of Russian and East European studies. This may, for instance, include research papers previously published in journals like "Slavic Review," "Europe-Asia Studies," "The Slavonic and East European Review," "The Soviet and Post-Soviet Review," "Demokratizatsiya," "East European Jewish Affairs," "Nationalities Papers," "Religion, State and Society," "Journal of Slavic Military Studies," etc.

Guidelines for submission

Theywill accept all scholarly that are relevant to the announced focus of the volume, of high academic calibre, as well as rich on empirical information. Your research paper should have a length between 5,000 and 12,000 words (including footnotes), and fully meet the below formal conditions, once you send it to us for printing.

Should your text fulfil these criteria, please, do not hesitate to propose it to us! If we receive suitable submissions for more than one volume, we will extend the project to a multi-volume collection. Chances to get a high-quality paper published or re-published are high.

They will only print English-language scholarly papers that are submitted as WORD documents and that:

(a) have successfully passed the review process with our editorial committee;

(b) are orthographically and stylistically adequate;

(c) closely follow the formal style (esp. in the references and literature list) of this model text:

(d) have received permission, by the paper's original publication organ, to be re-printed in our collected volume, without a fee to the original publisher.

We explicitly encourage the inclusion of visual illustrations (diagrams, photographs, arts work, etc.) in your paper that will be reproduced, in the book, as black-and-white pictures. Yet, we require explicit written permission for printing from possible copyright holders of such pictures.

We are only able to publish papers which do not involve additional editorial or logistic input from us, such as formatting, correcting, communicating, fundraising etc. Authors are expected to solve all such issues themselves, in advance.

Please, send your English-language text proposal until 1 February 2013 to: . You may also contact us earlier. If we accept the paper, we would need the final text with all issues solved concerning formatting, correcting, reprint permission etc., until 1 May 2013. By that time, your article should be fully corrected and formatted according to this model: They expect the volume(s) to appear by approx. 1 October 2013.


Information & contacts

Dr Anton Shekhovtsov
book series editor

Dr Andreas Umland
collected volume editor



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