Explosivepolitics.com and Peter Lang Oxford are teaming up on a new multilingual book series (English, French and Spanish). The mission of the new Peter Lang Explosive Politics series is to publish original, provocative and yet balanced analysis on aspects related to political violence, conflict, post-conflict society and regulation of violence. Peter Lang Explosive Politics series is co-edited by Julien Pomarède and Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet. The co-editors welcome complete proposals as well as preliminary inquiries. They welcome manuscripts by both established and early- to mid-career scholars whose research cannot be confined within established disciplinary boundaries.
Peter Lang Explosive Politics is a new series for trenchant and provocative publications, exploring the confines of political violence and conflict, examining how words, acts and actors interact in tumultuous situations and grey areas. Explicitly cross-discipline in its organisation and orientation, the series rigorously explores the contemporary nature of the social, political and cultural dynamics of violence and conflicts in local, national, and global perspectives. In publishing frontier analyses and empirical research exemplary of the all-pervading unpredictability of violence and conflict, the series focuses on topics that due to their traumatic or disturbing appearance remain unrepresented or under-theorised in academic writings. Explosive Politics goes beyond the widespread understanding of violence as a pathological or dysfunctional reality. The omnipresence of violence in today’s society and the unprecedented capacity of large-scale destruction acquired by some states require the careful analysis of how violence is made possible. The series provides such an opportunity by focusing on the socio-political foundations of violence. As such, Explosive Politics is not restricted to a pre-conceived definition of violence, but questions the multiplicity of its actors, institutions, routines and technics.
All book proposals and manuscripts should be submitted directly to either the co-editors of the series or to the Peter Lang commissioning Editor. After receiving your proposal, the editors will carefully review all materials. If your project is a good fit for the Peter Lang Explosive Politics series, we will notify you of our interest, request any additional materials, and commission outside reviewers to read and evaluate your proposal.
For more information or to discuss an idea for a book in the series, please contact:
Commissioning Editor: Anthony Mason (firstname.lastname@example.org)