Call for papers: The Nature of Modern War
We are happy to announce a new book project on “The Nature of Modern War”, in cooperation with the International Society of Military Sciences (ISMS).
The purpose of the project is to develop and apply a framework for approaching modern war, which is understood as a conflict ongoing in a continuous space between peace and war. The main problems to be examined are: the conceptual framework for modern war; kinetic and non-kinetic operations in contemporary conflict; and non-kinetic instruments of contemporary war.
You all are warmly invited to send in short abstracts by 30 July 2021 for chapter proposals on the following topics:
- Redefinition of the concept of war and armed conflict.
- Establishing a theoretical framework for the study modern war.
- Examining the causes of war.
- Analyzing the relations between the battlefield domains.
- Evaluating the strategy and tactics of contemporary war.
- Examining military operations conducted in the “grey zone “.
- Identifying challenges for contemporary peace support operations.
- Investigating the challenges posed by the use of new military technology in conducting war with emphasis on the problems’ opportunities and probabilities of winning wars.
- Analyzing logistic support in peace, transition to war, and war.
- Exploring crisis management responses to hybrid threats and hybrid war.
- Investigating social-psychological aspects of contemporary wars.
- Examining the conflict resolution tools for modern war.
- A “free topic” (i.e., any other topic you would like to propose/choose for your contribution) to be considered on its merit by the editors.
Please consider the following:
The abstract (max 400 words in US English) should include: a) background of the problems elaborated in the chapter (article), b) aim of the study; c) methodological framework (e.g., theory used, methods); d) short conclusion; e) short recommendation(s); d) up to 6 key words (11 pt. Font size, single spacing).
Paper - expected length 8000 - 12000 words, size 12 pt., font Times New Roman, 1,5 line spacing.
The editors strongly recommend a holistic, interdisciplinary approach, that includes theoretical frameworks and research methods from various sciences, e.g.: history, political science, security science, military science, political philosophy, sociology, law, ethics.
The chapters accepted for the project will be a presented and discussed at a dedicated panel in the 2021 ISMS Conference that will take place in a blended format at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, 11-14 October 2021 (https://www.isofms.org/isms-conference).
Deadline - abstract submission: 30 July 2021.
Abstract proposals should be addressed to the editor, Marzena Żakowska, PhD., (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com), National Security Faculty of the War Studies University, Poland. Submitting authors will be informed of the decision by 15 July 2021.