Sharon Erickson Nepstad will be guest editing a special issue of Mobilization, focusing on the theme of nonviolent civil resistance. Mobilization is a leading international peer-reviewed journal of research about social and political movements, strikes, riots, protests, insurgencies, revolutions, and other forms of contentious politics. Its goal is to advance the systematic, scholarly, and scientific study of these phenomena, and to provide a forum for the discussion of methodologies, theories, and conceptual approaches across the disciplines. For this special issue, we encourage submissions on topics such as variations of nonviolent strategies across divergent political contexts and against diverse targets, the effects of repression on nonviolent movements, factors shaping the outcome of civil resistance struggles, tactical choices and shifts between armed and unarmed forms of struggle, how civil resistance affects conflict dynamics, long-term consequences of violent versus nonviolent struggle, and the international diffusion of nonviolent methods. All submissions should be sent to Sharon Erickson Nepstad, guest editor, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submission deadline for this special issue is November 1, 2014.
Submissions should include the following: 1) a title page, containing full contact information for all authors; 2) an abstract of approximately 150 words; and 3) the manuscript (maximum length is 40 double spaced pages, not including tables and references). Please remove all self-references in the text and in the bibliography. All manuscripts must be sent as a Word document. For more information about manuscript formatting and submission, please visit:http://www.mobilization.sdsu.