INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND MEDIATION
Centre for European and Security Affairs

CALL FOR PAPERS
July 2012

EUROPEAN AND SECURITY AFFAIRS JOURNAL

 VOL 22: The Effects of European Financial Crisis on Security

IDM is pleased to announce the opening of the “Call for Papers” about Vol. 22 of the European and Security Affairs Journal.
Taking into account the latest security developments in international arena, this issue of the journal would aim to put much of the attention this year again to NATO security agenda. However, other key policy issues will cover other topics such as: security sector reform and performance, European and Global security trends, NATO current and future priority debate areas, Albanian challenges to reforms in security sector institutions and governance, debating issues and partnerships of NATO with EU and other global organizations.
With the purpose to promote comprehensive research and policy options in the current proposed issues, IDM’ Center for European & Security Affairs invites scholars, researchers, university lecturers, public policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of research to submit 500-word proposals for papers to be published at the 22nd issue of the Journal, with the following topics of wide coverage:

Articles’ major focus may involve key issues of interest in the following proposed thematic areas:

The Effects of European Financial Crisis on Security
 Defense and Security effects of the financial crisis
 European Foreign and security policy and the Eurozone crisis

European crisis and its impact on transatlantic relations
 Impact of Euro zone crisis on NATO
 Smart defense: NATOs response to financial crisis

Euro zone crises and its impact in the economic-political situation in Albania
 Impact of NATO membership of Albania in Foreign Direct Investments 3 years after

However, please note that the above are some suggested topics.
As a result, scholars, researchers, university lecturers, public policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of research are encouraged to submit their original (not previously published work) also on other topics of interest such as:
o Security Sector Reform Perspective in Albania: Reforms and Challenges over the years
o Analytical papers on security issues presenting reforms in areas such as defence, police, intelligence reform, army, civil emergency, human security, cyber crime etc.

Comparative but also single case studies that analyze these issues from various perspectives (political science, International Relations, public policy, economic etc) are welcomed.

Format:
- MS Word Document
- Papers should be written in Chicago referencing style:
- Times New Roman, 12pt, single space
- Limited to a maximum of 5000 words (including bibliography)
- in English or Albanian language

Deadline for abstracts is 1 September 2012.
Final deadline for papers is 1 October 2012

We would like to invite you to submit a paper-proposal (of max. 500 words) and a short bio (of max. 150-200 word) via e-mail to e.hroni@idmalbania.org.
For further details do not hesitate to contact us.

ABOUT THE JOURNAL

The European and Security Affairs Journal is a specialized publication of the Centre for European & Security Affairs. The ESA Journal’s main objective is briefing the Albanian targeted readers and the public at large on key reforming issues of local, regional and international concern. Furthermore it aims to stimulate debate, analysis and policy discourse on key issues that combine conceptual and empirical analyses in the following areas: security sector reform and performance, European and Global security trends, NATO current and future priority debate areas, Albanian challenges to reforms in security sector institutions and governance, debating issues and partnerships of NATO with EU and other global organizations. The inclusion of articles and studies on European Defence and Security policies will also facilitate informed debate on country’s challenges to further reform and on the consolidation of institutions.

Apart from the above, ESA journal aims to contribute in:

• Informing specialised public and decision-makers, as well as a carefully selected regional audience in the Western Balkans on contemporary trends, studies, and other analytical papers on security issues of different authors and international experts from Trans-Atlantic countries that will help development of a local comprehensive approach to the needs for further reforms in areas such as defence, police, intelligence reform, army, civil emergency, human security etc.

• Creating a forum of discussion for opinion leaders and experts on the main ideas and articles that will get published after every two delivered issues.

In order to improve the profile of the review itself, but also to encourage the community of experts, academics and practitioners in the country to adhere to higher standards of the specialized discourse on security, EU home affairs and security, regional and transatlantic issues, the ESA Journal is composed of two main parts. The first one is made of original articles from regional and local authors and the other part is a summary of the most important ideas reflected in the selected articles relevant to the topic, written by international scholars.

Additionally, IDM intends to continue publishing this quarterly review with another important aspiration. European and Security Affairs review has already acquired the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) and is in process of application and review from the Ministry of Science and Education of Albania in order to take a full shape of a scientific publication. With this approach the Editorial Board believes that the quarterly publication will improve to become a leading publication in the field for academics, universities and all other targeted security sector institutions. Considering this, the future issues will primarily aim to comply with scientific publishing standards than to the thematic issues. Nevertheless, the field of expertise remains always the security one.