"The accident of where one is born is just that, an accident; any human being might have been born in any nation"
Martha Nussbaum, 'Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism' in For Love of Country (Beacon Press, 2002)

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

CFP: Societies Without Borders

Call for Papers

Societies Without Borders
Human Rights & the Social Sciences

Societies Without Borders is an official tri-annual journal of Sociologists Without Borders, published by Brill. What the world's peoples have in common - not withstanding the borders that divide them - is the aspiration to achieve human rights - the rights to food, housing, health care, education, decent work, free speech, to speak one's conscience, as well as the right to a fair trial, to a safe environment, and the right to peace. What the world's people are beginning to discover is that this aspiration is not only a common one, but it can only be pursued collectively in disregard of the borders that divide people. People may live in societies, derive their identities from their societies, but the pursuit of human rights is pursued and coordinated across borders. The journal, Societies without Borders, aims for high caliber scholarly analysis and also encourages submissions that address pioneering thought in human rights, globalism, and collective goods.
Authors are cordially invited to submit articles to the journal editors Judith Blau and Alberto Moncada, and books for review to the Associate Editor Keri Iyall Smith.

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