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Call for Chapters – Edited Book (“Yet to be determined UK Publisher”)
Working title: Russia and the Global World: A Systemic Understanding of International Law (edited by P. Sean Morris and Anatoly Kapustin)
The discourse on Russia and the nature of international law is often painted by mostly western based authors from their perception on how Russia interacts with international law. While, most of the discourse are laudable attempts, they do not present the full picture of Russia and international law. In this edited book, the editors aim to gather a number of Russian based researchers on international law to present a systemic understanding of international law, from a Russian perspective. The aim is for a balance view and understanding of Russia and international law, available to western audience and an appreciation of Russian interaction with international law. Thus, the purpose of this book is to provide a systemic and systematic advanced understanding of the contemporary nature of international law from a Russian perspective.
At this stage the editors invites Russian researchers on international law to submit abstracts for what we hope to be one of the most comprehensive work, to be submitted to a reputable publisher in due course. Although the editors initially envisaged a six-volume work that comprehensively maps Russia and the nature of international law, we are calling for chapters that will contribute to a single volume, that may take the nature of a “research handbook” or a general edited volume. We hope that the book may stand as a standard reference work for scholars on international law relating to Russia and also clarifying how the discourse on international law in Russia integrates into the wider global agenda.
We invite contributors to submit on topics covering the following themes (but not limited to):
a. Russia and the sources of international law
b. Russia, norms and theories of international law
c. Russia and international law in a historical context
d. Russia and the law of treaties and organisations
e. Russia and the geo-politics of international law
f. Russia and the use of force in international law
g. Russia and the contemporary discourse on international law (sovereignty, jurisdiction, state responsibility etc.,)
h. Russia and the critical domains of international law (e.g., space, cyberwarfare, labour, seas, etc.,)
i. Russia and the challenges of international law
j. Russia and international law – critical interactions (Western contributors only)
We would like contributors to write original and insightful contributions that have not been published elsewhere, neither in Russian, German, Spanish, English or any other language, and will provide advanced knowledge and understanding. While contributors may rely on some of their previously published work in Russian, they must make this explicitly known in their submission, and to what extent how much of previously published work is being used in their submission. Furthermore, contributors relying on previously published work will have to submit the original publication, along with authorisation to used previously published work.
Contributors may write their original submission in Russian, however, they will need to translate it at their own cost, and then submit the original Russian version and the translated copy to the editors. It is therefore advisable to write original submission in English.
Contributors are encouraged to make their sources available, especially Russian sources that western readers may not be familiar with or difficult to find. Thus, if a contributor is quoting extensively from example, Международное право. Общая часть. Лукашук Игорь Иванович (Волтерс Клувер, 2005), it is advisable that a scanned copy of extensive quotes from sources be submitted with submissions (for copyright and easy references purposes for the publisher). Furthermore, Russian sources are to be translated and cite simultaneously in English. e.g., Международное право. Общая часть. Лукашук Игорь Иванович (Волтерс Клувер, 2005) (Igor Lukashuk, International Law: General Part (Moscow: Kluwer, 2005), pp. 666 – 666.
Double blind peer review and biography
Contributors will be asked by the editors to peer review works, after all identification are removed. Contributors are asked to submit with their papers (1) a one paragraph biography and (2) a more extensive curriculum vitae.
While contributors will be free to discuss their submission in various conferences or workshops, they should refrain from pre-publishing the submission online. However, once the book has been accepted and edited, contributors may pre-publish their submission, indicating that the work is “forthcoming” in Russia and the Global World: A Systemic Understanding of International Law (edited by P. Sean Morris and Anatoly Kapustin).
• Proposals for Book Chapters: February 25, 2017
• Notification of Acceptance: March 25, 2017
• Initial Draft of Book Chapters: August 25, 2017
• Final Draft of Book Chapters: November 25, 2017
Chapter Lengths and Writing Style
The final chapters must be between 8, 000 – 12, 000 words, including footnotes and contributors are asked to follow the Oxford University Standard for Citation of Legal Authorities as much as possible.
Contributors are asked to submit their abstract and draft chapters in word document to: Sean.Morris@helsinki.fi (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy to email@example.com. Most questions relating to the call for chapters are to be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Helsinki and Moscow (2 December 2016)