Call for papers – “Political violence: a redefinition of the concept beyond depoliticization”

Abbiamo il piacere di darvi notizia della call for papers lanciata da una giovane rivista, Horìsma, che privilegia i contributi di taglio interdisciplinare di giovani ricercatori, dottorandi e postdoc. Il tema a cui il prossimo numero di Horisma sarà dedicato è quello della violenza politica. Un abstract di 500 parole può essere inviato sino al 15 giugno.

Call for papers

Horìsma – Ledizioni


Political violence

A redefinition of the concept beyond depoliticization


Hòrisma is a series of academic papers issued by the publishing house Ledizioni which aims at publishing and divulging multidisciplinary theoretical and empirical analysis of young scholars.

The next volume will be devoted to the political violence. Some social scientists see political violence as part of contentious politics that includes different forms of struggles such as revolutions, civil wars, riots and strikes, but also peaceful protest movements. The concept of political violence has been historically the subject of a fervent scientific debate that faces multiple disciplines, e.g. philosophy, history, anthropology, sociology, law, political science, social geography. Still it suffers from a tendency: the depoliticization of its content.

Therefore, the purpose of this call is to take into consideration the complex polyhedricity of a concept that unjustly is interpreted merely as a delinquent act. Therefore, the aim of the call  is to analyze such concept from a historical, sociological and, more generally, a critical point of view, and to enrich theoretical interpretations with empirical findings. In fact, in order to redefine the concept of “political violence”, we are looking for papers that, on the one hand, offer theoretical frameworks and, on the other hand, provide an interpretation of recent phenomena of social conflict and resistance, useful to criticize the interpretative framework that is usually identified when talking of political violence.

Papers will be accepted in Italian and English.

The members of the Advisory Board are pleased to invite young researchers (PhD students, Postdoctorate researchers, Fellowship researchers, early career researchers) to participate in a theoretical and empirical project which has a multidisciplinary character.

Anyone interested in submitting an unpublished paper on this topic is invited to send an abstract of maximum 500 words and a paper of maximum 35000 characters (including notes, spaces and bibliographies) along with a curriculum vitae et studiorum.


Abstracts due by June 15, 2017;

Selection due by July 15, 2017;

Delivery of selected paper due by October 15, 2017.


Please, send your abstracts to

Qui la call in Italiano.




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