Relevant Fields: International Relations, Politics, Society, Economics, Media, Education.

1. Don’t tell us what we already know
We want our readers/conference attendees to have their views challenged, or to be introduced to new ways to look at old or existing problems. Submitters are encouraged to take a critical view of dominant ideas from the fields with which they engage.

2. Feel free to venture outside of your formal area of expertise
Applicants are asked to avoid simply repackaging preexisting research or other material in order to make it through the submission process, but instead to take an exploratory stroll outside (or at least pushing) the bounds of their usual academic territory.

3. Avoid unnecessary academic jargon 
When a difficult, uncommon word is the one best suited to express a complex thought, by all means make use of it. In general, explain yourself in a clear-cut and accessible fashion, paying close attention to definitions of the key concepts underlying your work.

4. On formatting
As long as your work is coherent, well structured, and follows some form of standard citation for references, we are flexible as to the particular style used. In terms of length, write as much as needed to convey your idea. Between 4,000 and 12,000 words should be sufficient range for most. Failure to dot your I’s and cross your T’s will be corrected in review but it should never be a primary source of concern.

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