Call for Papers: Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, Volume 41

Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, a peer-reviewed volume published by Emerald Group Publishing, is inviting submissions for Volume 41 of the series.
This RSMCC volume has a special focus on non-state actors and political conflicts but it will also attend to the broader themes of the series. Volume editor Julie Mazzei (Kent State University) welcomes submissions that fall within one of two areas: (1) research focused on the roles and motivations of non-state actors in conflicts or post-conflict situations in the post-Cold War era; or (2) research generally relevant to understanding the dynamics of social movements, conflicts, or change. We are particularly interested in research focusing on the motivations and interests of non-state violent actors (NSVAs) in the post-Cold War era; the role of identity and/or ideology in the conflicts or resolutions of so-called “new wars;” the impact of NSVAs in conflict and/or peace-making; and the ways in which IGOs and NGOs interact with NSVAs in conflicts or post-conflict zones.
RSMCC boasts quick turn-around times, generally communicating peer review-informed decisions within 10-12 weeks.
Submission guidelines
To be considered for inclusion in Volume 41, papers should arrive by May 16, 2016. Earlier submissions are welcomed and encouraged.
   Send submissions as a WORD or PAGES document attached to an email with the subject lineRSMCC” to Julie Mazzei, guest RSMCC editor for Volume 41, at
   Include a title page, which should include full contact information for all authors.
   Remove all self-references (in text and in bibliography) except for on the title page.
   Include the paper’s title and the unstructured abstract on the first page of the text itself.
   For initial submissions, any standard social science in-text citation and bibliographic system is acceptable.
   Submissions should be at most 10,000 words.
   In the initial submission, include tables, graphs, and illustrations in the body of the text.
For more information, please visit the RSMCC website:
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