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 Eurasia:

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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