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Alternate Routes 2012


We are living in increasingly insecure times. In the face of drastic climate change, global economic uncertainty and imperialist wars with no clear battlefield or determined timeline, a good many social scientists have concluded that insecurity, broadly defined and in its many forms, is the new norm. For the next issue, Alternate Routes invites submissions on the various ways in which (in)security has manifested in the new millennium. How has state repression been employed and under what pretexts? What lessons may be drawn from policing dissent? How does ecological degradation threaten our — food, labour, biospheric, geopolitical and physical — security? In what ways are planetary life and the future of the earth threatened? To what extent has labour market restructuring made work more precarious? What groups and persons are most vulnerable to insecure forms of work and labour? How have labour unions been impacted? How may we understand empire today? What relationships are there between war, terror and foreign policy?

Alternate Routes is also interested in Media, Arts and Cultural contributions with political and/or academic merits. This may include works of poetry, verse, photography, graphic design and media analyses. We likewise welcome reviews of books, theater, art exhibits, documentaries and cinema. Finally, Alternate Routes appreciates rejoinders and/or reflections on previously published material. The deadline for submissions is 15 March 2011. For more information on Alternate Routes and our submission policy, please visit All submissions should be sent directly to We look forward to your submissions!

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One Comment

  1. Have i read correctly – imperialist wars??? who does that??? I hope US will free more and more countries from dictators, and actually i am abit angry with them, that they do it so slowly. I wish they would free quickly Iran, Sudan, Burma,North Korea, …. for a better world, for justice, for freedom from dictators!

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