The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia invites authors to submit articles for its 2018 special issue entitled “Coming to Terms with the Past: The Politics of Reconciliation and Beyond.” Studia Territorialia is a leading peer-reviewed academic journal in the Czech Republic covering Area Studies. The journal is published on behalf of the Institute of International Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (Prague).
While the imperative of reconciliation can already be found in ancient sacred texts, reconciliation as a political concept that overcomes individual and private settings has been rigorously studied only since the 1990s. This was primarily in the context of dismantling apartheid in South Africa and post-war reconstruction in former Yugoslavia. Ever since, the quickly growing field of the study of the politics of reconciliation has broadened its scope, both geographically and topically, to cover the legacies of colonization, authoritarian rule as well as armed conflicts fraught with ethnic, religious and political grievances. The proposed special issue seeks to highlight the varying forms of reconciliation policies taking place in the countries of North America, Europe and post-Soviet Eurasia. The editors welcome proposals for original theoretical, comparative, and case studies providing both disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives (history, IR, sociology, law, mass communication, among others).
Deadline for Proposals: Jan. 20, 2018.