Dear Ma'am or Sir:

Please distribute the following Call For Chapters link throughout your
subscribership at the Academy of International Business at Michigan State
University at your earliest convenience for the upcoming book, *Economic
and Geopolitical Perspectives of the Commonwealth of Independent States and

*There is a heavy international business component in this CFC*.

Further information is below:

Dr. Oxana Karnakhova, Southern Federal University (Russia)
Alexandra Udovikina, Independent Researcher (Russia)
Dr. Bryan Christiansen, PryMarke LLC (USA)
Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: *March 15, 2017*
Full Chapters Due: July 31, 2017
Submission Date: November 30, 2017
The Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is a regional organization
formed during the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Nine out of the 15
former Soviet Republics are member states and two are associate members.
The CIS has few supranational powers, but aims to be more than a purely
symbolic organization, nominally possessing coordinating powers in the
realm of trade, finance, lawmaking, and security. It has also promoted
cooperation on cross-border crime prevention. Furthermore, eight of the
nine CIS member states participate in the CIS Free Trade Area. Three
organizations are under the CIS overview; namely, the Collective Security
Treaty Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union, and the Union State.
While the first and the second are military and economic alliances, the
latter aims to reach a confederation between Russia and Belarus with a
common government, flag, and currency. The book should be published because
many of the existing works on the region do not cover in one volume all of
the topics envisaged in this proposal.

The primary objective of the proposed publication is that of Reference
material for scholars and business executives who need to understand the
importance and influence of the CIS and Eurasia in the 21st century. The
secondary objective is to provide a foundation for other related
publications on the subject area. The book should be published because many
of the existing works on the region do not cover in one volume all of the
topics envisaged in this proposal.

Target Audience
The primary intended audience is scholars who have the need for qualified
Reference material regarding the subject matter of the proposed publication
as outlined above. While having academic rigor, the book will be written in
a way such that it can also be understood by non-academics and
non-specialists who have the educational background to comprehend the
importance of the proposed publication.

Recommended Topics
International Business in the Former Soviet Union and Eurasia
The Russian Federation
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Economic Integration and Disintegration
Successor States
Military Alliances and Power
Eastern Europe and the CIS
Education in the CIS and Eurasia
National Identity and Ethnicity
Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
Foreign Policy
Nuclear Challenges in the CIS
CIS-NATO Concerns
Educational Development and Reform
Infrastructural Reform
Inequality and Rural Poverty
International Diplomacy in the CIS
Technological Development
Historical Aspects of the CIS
Comparison of the CIS and the European Union
Geopolitical Issues
Relations Between CIS and the West
Central Asia
Russia-USA Relationship
Culture and Society after Socialism
Language and Culture in the CIS
Securitization and Political Decision-making
Nationalism and Patriotism in the CIS
The Transcaucasus
Rule of Law in the CIS
The Cold War
China-Japan-Russia Collaboration

Submission Procedure
Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before *March 15,
2017*. Authors will be notified by *March 31, 2017* about the status of
their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to
be submitted by *July 31, 2017*, and all interested authors must consult
the guidelines for manuscript submissions at
prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a
double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as
reviewers for this project.

Note: There are NO submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted
to this book publication, Psycholinguistics, Cognition in Language
Processing. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer
review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM
online submission manager.

This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group
Inc.), publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea
Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business
Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. For
additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.

Important Dates
*Proposal Submission Deadline*: *March 15, 2017*
*Full Chapter Submission*: July 30, 2017
*Review Process:* July 30 - September 15, 2017
*Submission of Final Chapters to Editors*: November 30, 2017

Bryan Christiansen at [log in to unmask]


Bryan Christiansen, PhD
9408 Bellevue Road
Battle Creek, Michigan  49014   USA
Tel: 615-969-9807
Cell: +7-914-542-3106 (Russia)

Bryan Christiansen, PhD
1202 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York  10028  USA
Tel: (212) 439-6104


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