IntroductionThe 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.
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.
International Business in the Former Soviet Union and Eurasia
The Russian Federation
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)
Economic Integration and Disintegration
Military Alliances and Power
Eastern Europe and the CIS
Education in the CIS and Eurasia
National Identity and Ethnicity
Eurasian Economic Union (EEU)
Nuclear Challenges in the CIS
Educational Development and Reform
Inequality and Rural Poverty
International Diplomacy in the CIS
Historical Aspects of the CIS
Comparison of the CIS and the European Union
Relations Between CIS and the West
Culture and Society after Socialism
Language and Culture in the CIS
Securitization and Political Decision-making
Nationalism and Patriotism in the CIS
Rule of Law in the CIS
The Cold War
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 http://www.igi-global.com/publish/contributor-resources/before-you-write/ 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 www.igi-global.com. This publication is anticipated to be released in 2018.
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
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