Rio de Janeiro
Organization: Federal Fluminense University
Ziz is a biannual student double blind peer reviewed journal linked to the Postgraduate Program in Political Science at the Fluminense Federal University and has open submissions for the publication of its first edition.
We invite all undergraduate and graduate students in Political Science and related fields to submit their articles, book reviews, research reports, monograph summaries, translations and interviews in Portuguese, English or Spanish, under the terms of the guidelines for authors and according to the lines of research of the Postgraduate Program in Political Science at the Fluminense Federal University.
TYPES OF SUBMISSIONS
The journal accepts the submission of original and unpublished works, both national and international, in the form of articles, book reviews, research reports, monograph summaries, translations and interviews. The works must be written in Portuguese, Spanish or English.
Publications must be inserted in one of the four lines of research of the PPGCP/UFF, which are:
This line of research encompasses investigations into classical, modern and contemporary political thought. It starts from the premise that there is, however, in the so-called “political classics” more than political thought. The very condition of talking about the “political” requires inscription in a larger field of meanings, marked by the precedence of questions posed by the philosophical tradition. The line of research, when considering the constitution of the field of political theory, will necessarily consider a broader set of markers, present in classical, modern and contemporary reflection. Such basic markers concern ontological, epistemological, and argumentative issues. To them must be added other fundamental dimensions, such as ethics, anthropology (definitions of the human condition and the constitution of subjects), aesthetics and questions of practical rationality. Two major references will guide the activities linked to this research line: (i) the recognition of a complex game of dissent and convergence that ends up constituting different traditions in the field of political theory and (ii) the centrality of the theme of relations between political theory and historical, political and institutional experience. In this last key, it is important to consider the association between theoretical invention and normative and institutional innovation.
Interpretations of Brazil
This line houses researches concerning interpretations of Brazil formulated in the field of Brazilian political thought. To this end, it will be considered as in permanent dialogue with political theory, anthropology, sociology, law, history and literary and art criticism. To this cut, emphasis will be added on the dimension of institutional innovation. We start from the premise that institutional invention in Brazil was strongly marked by innovations in the field of political reflection. As a result, this line of research will house both theoretical and historical investigations. This last aspect concerns the decanting of guidelines in the field of Brazilian political thought in specific institutional contexts. The field of Constitutional Law, in this sense, is an important reference. It is important, therefore, to consider the field of Brazilian political thought as a domain that requires both theoretical-conceptual investigation and attention to the relations it maintains with the world of political and institutional experience.
State, Economy and Public Policy
This line of research investigates themes in a doubly wide universe. It is broad because it is located in a vast thematic field of investigation of the facts and processes of politics: relations between State, economy and public policies. It is also broad because it approaches politics from an interdisciplinary perspective, involving Political Science, Sociology, Political Economy and other frontier knowledge. As for the theoretical field, the line of research mobilizes, above all, empirically oriented explanatory theories, such as those that see the state in a sociocentric or state-centric way, in addition to various approaches in political economy and public policies.
The main objective is to investigate both the influence of politics (in the political-institutional, sociopolitical and ideas dimensions) on the economy, as well as the influence of the economy, nationally and internationally, and of economic and social agents in the political process and in the State, seen in three dimensions: as a political regime, as a decision maker and as a power structure dependent on capitalism and the support of actors. But there is also an opening for the investigation of other areas of public policy decision (in addition to the economy) and the pertinent connections between social and political-institutional actors.
This line of research investigates the conflict and cooperation between States and the connections between intra and inter-state agents and institutions. It starts from the premise that politics has a specific and autonomous space in the analysis of international phenomena. The investigations focus on the international performance of institutional actors, taken in isolation or on their interrelationship with civil society. The research line has two thematic areas: (i) international security, including research on old and new wars, international terrorism and international migration flows; (ii) international political economy, including discussions on the insertion of Brazil and other BRICS countries in the world order, on globalization and on national development strategies.
FREQUENCY AND FLOW
Publications will be made in a continuous flow with biannual editions (January to June; July to December).