global-e: a global studies journal
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Increasing connections and interdependencies among institutions and peoples around the world direct our attention to globalization as a central phenomenon of the contemporary era. From economy to culture to environment, the great issues of our time require close attention to the dynamic interactions among actors and stakeholders around the world.
All societies are now part of a global system stitched together by far-reaching trade protocols, governance covenants, and communication networks. Although this process of integration engenders dramatic new opportunities for cooperation and development, it is also characterized by profound inequities and uncertainties that breed dramatic new tensions and conflicts. Globalization is furthermore distinguished by challenges to previous loyalties and affinities, as questions of belonging and citizenship assume new meanings in an era of accelerating flows of people, goods, and capital across national frontiers.
Published quarterly, global-e provides global studies scholars and practitioners with a forum for commentary on public issues, theoretical debates, methodological challenges, and curricular concerns.
Each issue features a brief essay, offering provocative reflections on a range of topics with the aim of stimulating discussion within the global studies community. New issues are announced via emails to subscribers and listservs associated with professional and scholarly organizations interested in global studies. We encourage wide circulation of global-e essays and welcome discussion among readers. Essays are accompanied by a portal for reader response and dialogue.
Although available to internet users around the world, global-e will focus initially on building relations among global studies programs. The global-e editorial staff will solicit essays of approximately 800 words, which is the standard length for opinion pieces in most newspapers, magazines, and journals. The journal is managed by a collaboration of global studies programs at the Universities of Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin-Madison, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.