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IDM - ALBANIA - Europan and Security Affairs Journal (Extended Deadline)‏

The European and Security Affairs Journal is a specialized
publication of the Centre for European & Security Affairs (Institute for
Democracy and Mediation-Albania). The ESA Journal's main objective is briefing the Albanian targeted readers and the
public at large on key reforming issues of local, regional and international
concern and to stimulate debate, analysis and policy discourse on issues
that combine conceptual and empirical analyses.

With the purpose to promote comprehensive research and
policy options in the current proposed issues, IDM Center for European & Security Affairs invites
scholars, researchers, university lecturers, public
policy practitioners, and graduate students at advanced stages of
research, to submit 500-word proposals / abstracts for papers to be published at the 19th issue of the Journal, with the following topics of wide

VOL. 19:

Security Sector Reform Perspective in Albania:
Reforms and Challenges of the Constitutional and Legal Regulatory

major focus may involve key issues of interest in the following proposed
thematic areas:

Prospects and problems
of legal reforming in the security sector in Albania;

The Albanian
Constitution and Legislation in relation to the challenges in the Security Sector;

Towards further legal
improvements/ constitutional adjustments to promote good governance in security

The context of
Albanian security sector legislation and its alignment with the EU acquis / or
NATO standards;

Deadline for abstracts is 20th July 2011.

Final deadline for papers is 20th August 2011.

take note that these are the suggested topics. Other ideas on related topics
would be taken into consideration from the reviewing board. Comparative but also single case studies that
analyze these issues from various perspectives (political science, IR, public
policy, economic etc) are encouraged. The journal seeks to publish original
work which has not been published previously.


- MS Word Document

- Papers should be written in Chicago referencing style:

- Times New Roman, 12pt, single space

- Limited to a maximum of 5000 words (including

- English or Albanian language

We would like to invite you to
submit paper-proposal of max. 500 words, and a short (150-200 word)
bio via e-mail to
For further details do not hesitate to contact