The journal Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies is pleased to announce a special issue on “The State and national defence in a disorderly world: a comparison between France and Canada” directed by Guest Editor Dr. Jean-Christophe Boucher (University of Calgary), in association with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Laurence Cros (Université de Paris).
In this special issue, bringing together scholars from both sides of the Atlantic, we will examine the way Canada, but also France (in comparative perspective) develop their defence and security policies in order to take into account the new factors and threats of a changing security environment. This issue will focus on four major themes:
- the new challenges of international security: cyber security, information warfare, hybrid war, automation and artificial intelligence, migrations, climate change, pandemics;
- how (or whether) national identity structures and influences Canadian defence policy and how security issues are addressed in the national narrative;
- the management of national defence: military acquisitions, defence budgets, recruitments, inclusion and diversity within the armed forces;
- military interventions and foreign operations.
Proposals are to be sent as a single document (Word format), to guest editor Dr. Jean-Christophe Boucher (email@example.com), with copy to the journal’s editor-in-chief, Dr. Laurence Cros (firstname.lastname@example.org) and should contain:
- a working title and an abstract (250 to 300 words)
- a brief biography (no more than 100 words)
The deadline for submission of proposals is March 1st, 2021.
Notification of decisions will follow shortly afterwards. Full articles (about 8,000 words) will need to be submitted by July 1st, 2021. After a double peer-review process, selected articles will be published in printed form in issue 91 (December 2021) of Études Canadiennes/Canadian Studies, followed by an electronic publication (open access) one year later on http://journals.openedition.org/eccs/
In addition, if possible, the contributors will be invited to present their work in Paris in Fall 2021.