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Royal Geographical Society conference 2021 journal highlights

We are excited to share our journals highlights with you at the RGS International conferenceincluding details of our new journals Global Political Economy and the fully Open Access Global Social Challenges Journal.

Scroll down for free articles from Global Discourse, the Journal of Poverty and Social Justice, Voluntary Sector Review more. 

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Global Social Challenges Journal

How can we re-imagine society in an era of pressing global societal challenges? The new Global Social Challenges Journal, fully open access and not for profit, aims to facilitate thinking about these positive new trajectories and become the journal of choice to address the complexities of global social challenges across disciplines.

David Simon

David Simon, Co-Editor

"Having worked across and between disciplines most of my career and more recently also in strongly transdisciplinary contexts, finding an appropriate home for these outputs has often been challenging. Many journals claim to welcome such intersections and cross-overs but rarely achieve this in practice. The opportunity to help launch and develop Global Social Challenges Journal as an explicitly inter-and transdisciplinary outlet therefore instantly attracted me, the more because of its open access and non-profit business model."

Learn more about the Global Social Challenges Journal’s global editorial team.

Want to know more? Read our call for submissions, follow us on Twitter and join the journal mailing list

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Introducing Global Political Economy

Global Political Economy is the much-anticipated journal for the discipline of the global political economy. The journal offers a critical platform for research that interrogates prevailing institutions, norms and patterns of authority and explanatory categories; authors will engage with and drive debates around emancipatory discourses and praxis. 

The journal will encourage debates and discussions across disciplines, spanning economics, political science, geography, business studies, international relations, sociology and more.

Submissions are now open! Read the call for papers to learn more. Don't forget to follow @GPEjournal on Twitter and sign up to the Global Political Economy mailing list for the latest news from the journal.    

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Global Discourse

Global Discourse is an interdisciplinary, problem-oriented journal of applied contemporary thought operating at the intersection of politics, international relations, sociology and social policy. The journal's scope is broad, encouraging interrogation of current affairs concerning core questions of distributive justice, wellbeing, cultural diversity, autonomy, sovereignty, security and recognition.

Free sample issue

Transnational religious networks and geopolitics in the Muslim World
Guest Edited by Simon Mabon and Edward Wastnidge


Transnational identity claims, roles and strategic foreign policy narratives in the Middle East
Edward Wastnidge

Challenging the sponsor-proxy model: the Iran–Hizbullah relationship
Amal Saad


Challenging the sponsor-proxy model: the Iran–Hizbullah relationship: a reply to Saad
Adham Saouli

Themed issues

COVID-19 and the Politics of Fear
Guest Edited by Matthew Flinders, Dan Degerman and Matthew Johnson

Staying with Speculation: Natures, Futures, Politics
Guest Edited by Maria Luján Escalante and Christine Mortimer

Pandemic Politics in the Persian Gulf
Guest Edited by Luciano Zaccara and Simon Mabon

Want more from Global Discourse? Read the Editors’ Choice collection for free, explore the Global Discourse blog and follow @globaldiscourse on Twitter

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Journal of Poverty and Social Justice 

The Journal of Poverty and Social Justice (JPSJ) provides an internationally unique forum for leading research on the themes of poverty and social justice.

Free sample issue

Read the JPSJ free sample issue: Volume 27, Number 3, October 2019 (free until 31 December 2021), including:

The influence of poverty on children’s school experiences: pupils’ perspectives
Lynn Naven et al.

Much ado about poverty: the role of a UN Special Rapporteur
Philip Alston, Bassam Khawaja, and Rebecca Riddell

Tangled narratives of poverty in early childhood: othering, work, welfare and ‘curveballs’
Sandra Lyndon

Read the full issue here.

Find out more about the journal and follow @JPSJ_Journal on Twitter.

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Voluntary Sector Review

Voluntary Sector Review publishes accessible, high-quality peer-reviewed papers on all aspects of the voluntary, community, civil society and third sectors.

Special issues and themed sections

Special issue: Place leadership and the role of the third sector and civil society
Guest Edited by Oto Potluka, Alessandro Sancino, John Diamond and James Rees

Themed section: Re-reading civil society action for environmental sustainability.
Guest edited by Will Eadson

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