The Centre for Global and Transnational Politics is very pleased to announce that Routledge are launching a new book series called Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics, named for the research centre at Royal Holloway whose work it will promote. The series hopes to publish its first titles in 2013 and will be edited by Sandra Halperin and Chris Rumford.
Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics is concerned with the implications and outcomes of global and transnational processes in history and in the contemporary world. Its aim is to promote greater theoretical innovation and inter-disciplinarity in the academic study of global transformations. The understanding of globalization that it employs accords centrality to forms and processes of political, social, cultural and economic connectivity (and disconnectiviy) and relations between the global and the local. The series’ editors see the multi-disciplinary exploration of global and transnational connectivities as contributing, not only to an understanding of the nature and direction of current global transformations, but also to recasting the intellectual agenda of the social sciences. The broader aim of the series, therefore, is to promote empirical, conceptual, and methodological contributions from across disciplines that enrich and extend the scope and theorization of a broad range of traditionally defined areas of study throughout the social sciences.
Routledge Studies in Global and Transnational Politics offers a distinctive and original focus within the study of global and transnational processes. The series aims are to:
(i) highlight global-local relations and the productive role of locality, as well as processes of social, political, and cultural connectivity often not emphasized in International Relations, International Political Economy, and more economistic studies of globalization;
(ii) promote multi- or trans-disciplinary perspectives on global and transnational processes;
(iii) encourage efforts to revisit and subject the substantive content and issue base of traditional social science disciplines to critical interrogation from the multi- or trans-disciplinary perspectives emerging from within global and transnational studies.