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Looking for papers on Innovation as Politics

During this era, the innovation is one of the most important phenomena: its goes from economic issues to cultural changes.

Even politics is experiencing challenges: as an example, the rise of populism in the contemporary world.

And Glocalism is an online journal, based in Italy (Milan), on culture, politics and innovation.

This publication is directed by Piero Bassetti (president of the Globus et Locus Association, Milan) and Davide Cadeddu (professor of History of Political Theories at the University of Milan).

Within the editorial board of the journal, there are some of the international thinkers on globalization: Arjun Appadurai (New York University), Manuel Castells (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona), Fred Dallmayr (University of Notre Dame), David Held (Durham University), Robert J. Holton (Trinity College, Dublin), Roland Robertson (University of Pittsburgh and University of Aberdeen), Saskia Sassen (Columbia University), Amartya Sen (Harvard University).

Glocalism is a peer-reviewed and cross-disciplinary journal, and it’s currently accepting manuscripts for publication. 

Scholars and everyone interested about these scenarios are invited to send papers (with or without comparative approach) that address both the practical effect and the theoretical import.

All papers must be sent to Piero Bassetti and Davide Cadeddu.

Articles can be in any language and of a length chosen by the author, while the abstract (around 250 words) and keywords (5) must be in English.

Instructions for authors: here.

Until August 31, 2017, it is possible to send papers on the theme: Beyond Democracy. Innovation as Politics. The issue of Glocalism dedicated to this theme will appear at the end of October 2017.

For this issue, there are two big fields: 1) The time between research advances and the spread of new technologies is narrowing and new knowledge and power ecosystems are rapidly growing. 2) Now more than ever, it is clear that innovation is more than just technological invention and society as a whole is undoubtedly at a crucial juncture that is opening unreleased opportunities and risks at the same time.

The fundamental questions for this issue are: Can the distrust in expert knowledge challenge or nurture deliberative democracies and innovation quality? How are disruptive innovations impacting the status quo and can innovation drive the development of new forms of tyranny? Who should decide upon innovation and how? Is the democratization of science still the way forward?