CALL FOR PAPERS
PERSPECTIVES ON SMALL STATE FOREIGN POLICY
Throughout history, international relations has been an arena primarily dominated by large states. However, in the last century the world has witnessed the birth of numerous new actors with resources, both physical and institutional, that have made these once seemingly insignificant states into potential players on the world stage. These new states in Europe, Africa, Asia, and Latin America have faced challenges in conducting their foreign policies in a world controlled by others, and have had to utilize creative strategies to make themselves relevant in the larger game of diplomacy.
In order to explore the challenges faced and methods employed by small states in finding their respective places on the global political map, the Lithuanian Embassy in Armenia, The Armenian Higher Education Initiative, LCC International University, and The Armenian Review are announcing a call for papers on the theme of “Perspectives on Small State Foreign Policy.” Papers will be reviewed anonymously by specialists, and select papers will be published in a special issue of The Armenian Review, which is a peer-reviewed academic journal based in the United States.
In addition, select authors (one Lithuanian, one non-Lithuanian) will be invited to Vilnius to meet policy makers and academic specialists in their fields. This portion of the program is generously sponsored by the LCC International University in Klaipėda, Lithuania. In addition, in summer 2017 there will be a one-day symposium in Yerevan in which selected authors will have the opportunity to present their research to a wider academic audience.
Citations should be footnotes (not endnotes) and should adhere to the guidelines of the latest edition of The Chicago Manual of Style (http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html). Accuracy of footnotes and tables is the responsibility of the authors, and the editor reserves the right to reject papers if insufficient attention is given to stylistic requirements.
Papers should be submitted in MS Word format and submitted as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Small States.”
Transliterations Armenian words should be transliterated according to The Armenian Review guidelines: http://www.armenianreview.org/images/Armenian%20Review%20Transliteration%20guide.pdf
For Russian, transliteration guidelines of the US Library of Congress should be followed: https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/russian.pdf
For Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish, transliteration guidelines from the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (IJMES) should be followed: http://ijmes.chass.ncsu.edu/docs/TransChart.pdf