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The ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs forms part of a growing list of projects led by the Executive Board of International Student/Young Pugwash (ISYP), most of which are designed to forge a stronger community and ultimately linking our organisation's activities with those of the broader peace-building community.
On more specific terms, the ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs is a biannual, internationally peer-reviewed publication that hopes to serve as a forum for the discussion of the world problematique that embeds international affairs, from the perspective of the world's youth. This characteristic makes the journal an ideal medium for the publication of articles written by students and young professionals, who have the potential of offering innovative standpoints, both for the analysis and for the solution of the problems that our societies are confronted with. In this sense, our main priority is to constitute the journal as a high-quality periodical that is capable of offering a balanced view of the youth's positions on important, far-reaching issues – positions which often do not get an airing in mainstream academic journals.
The ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs covers a broad range of topics related to global problems and the socially responsible application of science and technology. The journal's topics reflect the long tradition of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs. In particular, the journal focuses on the following thematic subdivisions:
This last topic is of special relevance for two reasons. First, it opens a space for the discussion of the future of the non-proliferation movement in an academic ambiance. But second – and perhaps more importantly – it opens the possibility for articles containing in-depth analyses of the pragmatic issues of activism in general, a topic that has yet to be embraced by peer-reviewed academic journals.
- Security and co-operation: Disarmament and proliferation, weapons of mass destruction, international co-operation, United Nations studies, conflict resolution.
- Development and human security: Economic inequality, Bretton-Woods institutions, globalisation, social movements, sustainable development, climate change and mitigation of its effects.
- Science studies: Epistemology, the ethics of scientific research, new knowledge-production models, the social implications of science and technology.
- The future of Pugwash: Structure and organisation of the Pugwash movement, the history of Pugwash, the role of Pugwash and peace-oriented NGOs in a multifaceted world.
The journal is aimed at an audience composed of political and social scientists, international affairs scholars, activists and NGOs, and the general public with college education. However, in order to maintain a broad international audience, the editors will be careful with the journal becoming too topic-specialised. This does not deny the possibility of releasing special topic-specific issues.
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The Globethics.net library contains all the articles of ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs from 2005 (1/1) to 2007 (3/2).
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The copyright remains with the author.
Website of ISYP Journal on Science and World Affairs