October 24, 2013
ILIOS: USC JOURNAL OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY
CALL FOR PAPERS
The editors of Ilios invite all USC undergraduates to submit papers for review and potential publication in the journal’s Spring 2014 issue.
Ilios—published by and for undergraduates—is the University’s political science and philosophy journal. Its objective is to provide young scholars a forum in which to explore contemporary and historical issues in politics, both practical and theoretical. In addition to accepting work from political science majors and non-majors alike, the editors welcome and encourage high-quality submissions from a wide array of disciplines, among them aesthetics, anthropology, economics, history, law, linguistics, sociology, and psychology. In so doing, Ilios aims to create a space for analysis and discourse whose depth and complexity matches those of the politics of our world.
The Fall 2013 issue of Ilios, “Virtú and Terror: The Meaning of Politics and the Politics of Meaning,” can be viewed at dornsife.usc.edu/ilios
FALL 2013 – OPEN CALL FOR PAPERS
In order to welcome a broad range of work, the editors are issuing an open call for papers. We impose no specific requirements relating to theme or topic; our only preference is that any article submitted for review provide a thoughtful, critical analysis of something political, taking that term at its broadest interpretation. This year, we are particularly interested in work that relates to the following themes:
· Coercion—The power of symbolism, propaganda, and political force, both institutional and extralegal
· Citizenship – Contemporary notions of citizenship, and questions regarding its relevance
· Why Politics?—The case (or lack thereof) for politics as a field of study, the tradition of popular contempt for legislators, and motivations for seeking or spurning public office
Papers dealing with comparative politics, international relations, ancient and modern political thought, legal case studies, and contemporary issues are also welcome.
Requirements and Considerations
There is no length requirement for submissions; however, the editors advise keeping work to a 30-page maximum. Additionally, the journal attempts to incorporate one brief, editorial-length submission into every issue.
Any papers originally prepared as coursework and later submitted to Ilios should have received marks of at least A-. We also highly encourage students to submit new work. All submissions must include an abstract of no more than 150 words and be received electronically by December 21, 2013.
Questions, comments, and submissions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org