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Geopolitics and Glocalism


Call for Publications

Theme: Geopolitics and Glocalism
Publication: Glocalism: Journal of culture, politics and innovation
Date: Issue No. 1/2020
Deadline: 31.1.2020



“Glocalism”, a peer-reviewed, open-access and cross-disciplinary
journal, is currently accepting manuscripts for publication.

Already in Land und Meer, Carl Schmitt set out the hypothesis where
contemporaneity itself produces a second “spatial revolution” after
the one marked by the conquest of the oceans between the 16th and
17th centuries. The introduction of the air element into the modern
contraposition between land and sea would provoke a geopolitical as
well as existential shift. Land is, in fact, the only surface on
where it is possible to draw and defend a clearly defined border and
thus is the only place by definition where territory can transform
itself into a meaningful social and political community.

Local, interregional and trans-border socioeconomic mobility,
communication technologies, global markets, new technologies and the
“cyber” dimension, all impose a continental dimension to some
processes of government in such a way that augments the porosity of
territorial confines which in turn become increasingly more fluid in
the same way as the identities crossing them.

Looking at globalization from an exclusively global perspective can
nurture the feeling of “disorientation” in the face of the porosity
of borders and the remodulation of the relationship between inclusion
and exclusion within modern sovereignty. It is not by chance that the
so-called “sovereignist” political forces around the world are
claiming the power of decision against supra-state entities and, more
generally, are in opposition to every form of power external to
national borders (and thus able to plunge the Westphalian triad of
political power, population and territory into a state of crisis),
while the rhetoric of populist voices from both the left and right
crash against those who represent the “global élite”.

The geopolitical outlook further complicates the scene by way of its
point of view which focusses on the concept of “strategic interest”.
What is the strategic interest of a country or a population and how
does it change in the face the interdependence between states in the
world order as we know it today? How is the geopolitical outlook and
supra-state structuring of the world order organized between them?
What relationship is there between the first and the crisis being
felt by the second? Can we possibly find a synthesis of the conflict
between land, sea and air? A glocal perspective could help in
responding to these and other questions.

We welcome studies in any field, with or without comparative
approach, that address both practical effects and theoretical import.

Articles can be in any language and length chosen by the author,
while its abstract and keywords have to be in English.

Deadline: January 31, 2020.
This issue is scheduled to appear at end-March 2020.

All articles should be sent to:
davide.cadeddu@unimi.it

Journal website:
https://glocalismjournal.org