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The latest edition of the Politics and International Relations journal Global Discourse  has recently been published. The edition is a special edition examining the relevance of Marx and Marxism for contemporary global civil society. In the edition I review Simon Choat’s Marx’s Through Post-Structuralism.

Details about the special edition:

Global Discourse (global-discourse.com)

Special Issue: Examining the Contemporary Relevance of Marxism

The 21st century has so far seen US-led military interventions, global financial crises, identity conflicts, terrorism on a grand scale, environmental disasters and fraught industrial/labour relations. These dramatic events have challenged the notion of an ‘end to history’ and the widespread belief that the collapse of the Soviet Union has made Marx and Marxism irrelevant. With growing instability in the social, political and economic functioning of societies, it is necessary to examine the relevance of Marx to contemporary global society.

Global Discourse (global-discourse.com), has released the first of two special issues conducting this examination through a number of articles developed from papers given at ‘Examining the Relevance of Marx and Marxism to Contemporary Global Society’ conference, which was held at Newcastle University on January 29th and 30th. There are contributions by key figures, such as Norman Geras, Stuart Sim, Lawrence Wilde, Joseph Femia, Terrell Carver, Alan Johnson, Paul Bowman and Mark Sandle, as well as book review symposia on Murray E. G. Smith’s Global Capitalism in Crisis, with reviews by Esteban Castro and Thom Workman, and on Simon Choat’s Marx Through Post-Structuralism, with reviews by Jason Edwards and Saul Newman. Also included in this issue, though not engaging directly with Marxism, is a review symposium on Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect by James Pattison, featuring rigorous reviews by David Miller and Graham Long. Full contents are available at http://global-discourse.com/contents/

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Dear All,

On behalf of the editorial team, I would like to invite the submission of articles, essays, research notes, proposals for book review symposia and audio visual pieces for inclusion in Volume 1 Issue 2 of Global Discourse (http://global-discourse.com/).

In particular, we wish to encourage submission of dynamic material that simply would not, for reasons of method, style or scope, find a natural home elsewhere. Global Discourse is a developmental journal of research in politics and international relations. We aim to provide a forum for the expression and development of distinctive research projects – particularly those which transcend disciplinary boundaries – accepting high quality submissions from any theoretical and methodological perspective and encouraging debate between paradigms and schemas.

The first issue contained work by established academics, such as Andrew Linklater, Martin Weber, Levi R. Bryant, Kyle Grayson, Martin Coward, Seán Molloy, as well as dynamic contributions from postgrads and young academics on issues such as the thought of E. H. Carr, the Gadamerian fusion of horizons in Gulliver’s Travels and independence, imperialism and witchcraft in Africa.

Free to access, and open to submissions from postgraduates and academics alike, Global Discourse publishes peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed material in a variety of forms: full articles accompanied by formal reviews; less formal essays; interviews; book review symposia, and mp3 audio and visual presentations. Importantly, the journal is designed to act as a springboard for authors, providing a forum for the development of their work. Authors retain copyright and can submit their revised and developed work elsewhere six months after publication in Global Discourse.

Please submit work intended for inclusion in issue 2 by May 10th 2010 to m.t.johnson@ncl.ac.uk. Information on submitting work to Global Discourse can be found at http://global-discourse.com/information-for-authors-and-contributors/. For further information, please contact myself at m.t.johnson@ncl.ac.uk or refer to the Contacts and Organisation page for details of the relevant regional editorial teams.

With best wishes,

Matthew Johnson Editor-in-Chief

Dear All,

On behalf of the international editorial team, I would like to introduce the first issue of Global Discourse. This Andrew Linklater Special Issue features a full interview with Linklater as well as a symposium on his ‘Critical Theory and World Politics’, including a substantive reply from the author. Also included are articles on E.H. Carr and Gadamerian analysis of Gulliver’s Travels, published alongside substantive, referees’ reviews, essays on Western conceptualisation of, and engagement with, Sub-Saharan Africa, an audio lecture on the rights of refugees and further book review symposia on ‘Chasing Dragons’ by Kyle Grayson and ‘Difference and Giveness’by Levi R. Bryant, both with substantive replies from the authors. The articles, essays and reviews are available on the Contents page.

Global Discourse is a developmental journal of research in politics and international relations. We aim to provide a forum for the expression and development of distinctive research projects – particularly those which transcend disciplinary boundaries. We accept high quality submissions from any theoretical and methodological perspective and encourage debate between paradigms and schemas.

Free to access, and open to submissions from postgraduates and academics alike, Global Discourse publishes peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed material in a variety of forms: full articles accompanied by formal reviews; less formal essays; interviews; book review symposia, and mp3 audio and visual presentations.

Importantly, the journal is designed to act as a springboard for authors, providing a forum for the development of their work. Authors retain copyright and can submit their revised and developed work elsewhere six months after publication in Global Discourse.

Information on submitting work to Global Discourse can be found on the Information for Authors page.

For further information, please refer to the Contacts and Organisation page for details of the relevant regional editorial teams.

Sorry about the self-advertisement.

I am involved in a project that is creating a new online journal for postgraduates and young academics. The journal is called GLOBAL DISCOURSE [www.globaldiscourse.wordpress.com] and aims to introduce interdisciplinary communication from using the web’s interactive components. We’d welcome any articles for submittal and author’s of articles keep 100% copyright on their work. This means that articles can be removed from the website if they are published in another journal or book. We hope Global Discourse to function as a journal that allows people to present work and receive a peer-reviewed process. The peer-review is done from a combination of one academic and one postgraduate student. In addition to undergoing a peer-review process we also publish the comments from the article.

Finally, we also have book reviews that submit multiple reviews on one book and invite the author to reply to these reviews. We’d also encourage you and a few colleagues to submit reviews on one book.