Israel Studies Review
Call for Articles: Special Issue
Israel: A Case Study –The Jewish State through the Prism of the Social Sciences and the Humanities
The process of nation and state building in Israel could be viewed as unique because of its pace and intensity, as well as other factors that are evident in much that is related to immigration, forging cultural coherence, establishment of institutions, and the like. However, the extreme characteristics of Israel’s development and the number and type of challenges it faced and is still facing, also make it a valuable test case for a theoretical or comparative discussion. It requires a clear view of social, cultural, and political aspects of nation and state building and therefore can corroborate, refute, or challenge assumptions, patterns of analysis, conceptions and terminologies in theories or models used in the humanities or the social sciences.
The Israel Studies Review invites scholars to submit abstracts of articles (no longer than 300 words) that deal with Israel as a case study for theoretical research and address topics such as social stratification, religion and state, nationhood and democracy, homeland and diaspora, army and society, war and peace, social groups and multiculturalism, law and politics, and leadership.
Submissions should be addressed to Tal Elmaliach, co-editor of the special issue (with Avi Bareli), at [email protected], by October 31, 2019. Authors will be notified if they will be invited to submit full papers by Feb. 1, 2020, and they will have five months to submit full papers. They will be sent out for peer review and the ISR reserves the right to reject papers based on peer review or to request revision and resubmission. Papers will be published in the Fall 2021 issue of the ISR.
For further information contact Tal Elmaliach at the email above.