Présentation d’une revue: Contemporary Security Policy

Aaron Karp, enseignant à Old Dominion University, est avec son épouse Regina Karp (professeur dans la même université) éditeur en chef de Contemporary Security Policy. Il a la gentillesse de nous faire parvenir ce texte présentant la revue. D’autres revues seront présentées dans les prochaines semaines, soit par leurs éditeurs, soit par moi-même.

Contemporary Security Policy is one of the oldest peer reviewed journals in international conflict and security. Contemporary Security Policy promotes theoretically-based research on policy problems of armed violence, peace building and conflict resolution. Since it first appeared in 1980, CSP has established its unique place as a meeting ground for research at the nexus of theory and policy.

Spanning the gap between academic and policy approaches, Contemporary Security Policy offers policy analysts a place to pursue fundamental issues, and academic writers a venue for addressing policy. Articles in CSP typically analyze policy issues through explicitly theoretical methods. Major fields of concern include:

  • War and armed conflict
  • Strategic culture
  • Critical security studies
  • Defense policy
  • Conflict resolution
  • Arms control and disarmament

Contemporary Security Policy is committed to a broad range of intellectual perspectives. Articles promote new analytical approaches, iconoclastic interpretations and previously overlooked perspectives. Its pages encourage novel contributions and outlooks, not particular methodologies or policy goals. Authors are encouraged to examine established priorities in innovative ways and to apply traditional methods to new problems. Recent articles include:

  • Stuart Croft, Constructing Ontological Insecurity: The Insecuritisation of Britain’s Muslims
  • John S. Duffield, The Return of Energy Insecurity in the Developed Democracies
  • David Haglund, « Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off »? Security Culture as Strategic Culture
  • Keith Krause, Leashing the Dogs of War: Arms Control from Sovereignty to Governmentality
  • Patrick Morgan, The State of Deterrence
  • Olivier Schmitt, Strategic Users of Culture: German Decisions for Military Action
  • David H. Ucko, Peacebuilding After Afghanistan: Between Promise and Peril

In addition to regular articles and book reviews, Contemporary Security Policy features special issues and symposia on particular topics. Relying on solicited and unsolicited contributions, these apply academic analysis to cutting-edge debates previously beyond the purview of scholarly journals. Peer reviewed, special issues and symposia balance spontaneity and incisiveness with academic rigor. Recent examples include:  The Future of Deterrence, European Strategic Culture, and Arms Control for the 21st Century.

CSP awards the annual Bernard Brodie Prize for the outstanding article appearing in the journal during the previous year. Recent winners include Sebastian Mayer (University of Bremen), Jeffrey Knopf (US Naval Post-Graduate School), and Dianne Davis (MIT).

Submissions: CSP is published three times annually. Typical articles are 10,000 to 13,000 words, including citations. CSP house style uses Chicago style endnotes. Book reviews average 800 to 1,200 words.

Manuscript submissions, special issue proposals and books for review should be sent to the editors, Aaron and Regina Karp, at the Graduate Program in International Studies, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, United States,

Information: For more information about CSP see Subscription information is available at

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