Call for Publications

Theme: Globalization and Federations
Publication: Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation
Date: Issue 2018,2 (June 2018)
Deadline: 30.4.2018


Today’s federal societies are going through a period of rapid and
significant transformation. The phenomena of political modernization
have contributed to changing not only the internal institutional
architecture of federal states, but also to redefining their
behaviour in the international field. This is evidenced by the
direction of new diplomatic, military and financial strategies by the
most well known and powerful federations.

The processes of globalization are also exerting formidable tensions
on every consolidated configuration of federations’ internal borders
as well as between the regional and national identities and cultures
that coexist within them. The internal instability of many
multinational and multi-ethnic federations manifests itself, for
example, in the continuous formation of new popular movements and in
the appearance of new expressions of political, cultural and
linguistic opposition. These centrifugal impulses are countered by
cases of social homologation and the strengthening of a common
identity which are certainly favoured by the growing economic and
technological interdependence that defines the global age.

These tendencies moving towards the strengthening of political unity
extend beyond the borders of existing federal states to include the
sphere of international relations where there is no lack of new
integration experiments of federal form on a regional and continental
scale. Although their prospects of future success are questioned by
many observers, the European Union, the Association of Southeast
Asian Nations and other supranational confederal systems are
increasingly becoming alternative institutional models for the
classic nation state. These integration processes indicate uncertain
and contradictory characteristics which are linked to other
fundamental problems of political modernity such as the increase in
inequalities between countries, the presence of democratic deficit in
various levels of government and the inability of central
institutions to find a solution to common political challenges.

Understanding these dynamics seems to require analysis and an
extended reflection on the relationship between globalization and
federalism aimed at identifying empirical peculiarities or developing
multidisciplinary theoretical models that are innovative and of vast
scientific scope.

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

All articles should be sent to:
p.basse...@globusetlocus.org and davide.cade...@unimi.it

Deadline: April 30, 2018.
This issue is scheduled to appear at end-June 2018.


Elia Zaru, Member of the Editorial Board
Glocalism. Journal of Culture, Politics and Innovation
Email: zaru.e...@gmail.com
Web: http://www.glocalismjournal.net


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