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current issue  December, 2014 volume 35, issue 3



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. Major fields of concern include:

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.

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.

Selected articles are now available from current and past issues.

Indexing: Contemporary Security Policy is abstracted or indexed in most social science indexes, including International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, International Political Science Abstracts, Political Science Abstracts, and the Social Sciences Citation Index.

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