Contributor Guidelines

Guidelines for Authors

CEE New Perspectives is the blog linked to the academic journal New Perspectives: Interdisciplinary Journal of Central & East European Politics and International Relations.

The blog serves a different purpose to the journal, although the two are related.

The blog seeks to become a key hub, exchange and archive for those interested in Central and East European (CEE) politics, societies and cultures. By doing so it will help raise the profile of the region as well as the journal.

We seek contributions that address, promote, critique or engage all aspects of the politics, societies and cultures of the region, which we interpret broadly and encourage our authors to do the same. We seek contributions that draw links and connections within and beyond the region as well as those that focus on particular countries or regions. We interpret the borders of ‘Central and Eastern Europe’ broadly and therefore also welcome submissions on issues relating to e.g. Russia, Germany and the Balkans as well as the areas more commonly described as CEE.

We will re-blog and repost from elsewhere, but we are particularly looking for original contributions of the following kinds:

  • Intelligent – often academically informed – yet accessible commentaries and analyses on contemporary and historical issues – that explore political aspects of regional affairs from any one of a number of perspectives: international relations, political economy, sociology, geography, history, anthropology, cultural and legal studies, etc. … (500 – 1500 words).
  • High quality journalism and essays on or related to the region (Max 1500).
  • Longer, academically informed essays on or related to the region (Max 4000 words).
  • Reviews of literature, artworks, films, music and other– contemporary and historical – cultural products and actions connected to the region – these reviews should take account of the political and social issues and context (broadly understood) (500-1000 words).
  • New York review of Books style review essays on or related to the region (Max 4000 words).
  • Critically engaged reviews of relevant academic articles (summarise, contextualise and critique) (Max 1000 words or 5-7 minute video).
  • Features on relevant academics or public intellectuals (500- 1000 words or 5-7 minute video).
  • Roundtables/ debates on academic analyses of the region or on topical political events – video as well as text contributions are welcome.
  • Information about current & forthcoming events, talks, concerts, happenings in and on the region.
  • Poetry, photo essays, videos, audio and other multi-media contributions that relate to the region.

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