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International Critical Thought
I am delighted to pass on details of this exciting new initiative from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.

Call for Papers

International Critical Thought (ICT), an English-language quarterly edited by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and published by Routledge, which made its debut in the first quarter of 2011, is now calling for submissions.

The journal comes up as a response to recent developments that have crippled the capitalist regime and led the world to a period of fundamental change. It aims to serve the Marxist and left scholars in their reflection upon the past and inquiry into the future, with an emphasis laid on coalescence of social concern with academic rigor, and bettering of the reality through better understanding it. As a 21-century forum, ICT goes along with cultural diversity and intellectual openness, and is most willing to facilitate dialogues not just within left community but also between the left and other social thoughts. And as a journal based in China, it lends an extra attentive ear to the developing world experience, for instance, to discussion on what China’s rise means to the world and in particular the world socialism.

So, a publication outlet for left scholarship across the world, ICT welcomes studies done in various academic disciplines employing different research tools. Articles reviewing interesting books are also needed. The length of contributions may vary between 2,000 (for book review for example) and 6,000 words, and follow the Chicago Manual of Style in writing and citation.

We look forward to hearing from you. For further information, please contact Dr. Gao Jingyu via email

Sincerely yours,
Cheng, Enfu (Chief Editor, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Guideline for Contributing to the Column of ‘Information and Trend’

International Critical Thought will have a column ‘Information and Trend’ that publishes specially on Leftist organizations around the world. The following is a brief description of the requirements for submitting to this column for the purpose of introducing your organization and its periodicals or events.
(1)Length: the length of the body of your submission should be between 500 to 800 words in English.
(2)The content of your submission need to include the following information:
A. Name of the organization, year of establishment, goal of the organization, current chair (including title and institutional affiliation), contact information (name and email of the contact person).
B. Description of the major activities of the organization, such as academic conferences organized in the past five years and their themes, time and location, periodicals sponsored by the organization or communiqué within the organization.
C. Important plans for future academic events, and their theme, time and location.

Please include contributors’ biographical information and clear contact information in your submission, including the contributor’s name, affiliation, title, telephone, mailing address, and email of the contact person (this part is not included when the number of words are counted for the submission).




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It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Disguised as maximum fun’

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Researching the Powerful


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Volume 10 Number 2 2011   ISSN 1474-9041


Lisbeth Lundahl. Paving the Way to the Future? Education and Young Europeans’ Paths to Work andIndependence

Fazal Rizvi. Experiences of Cultural Diversity in the Context of an Emergent Transnationalism

Marie Verhoeven. Multiple Embedded Inequalities and Cultural Diversity in Educational Systems: a theoretical and empirical exploration

Floya Anthias. Intersections and Translocations: new paradigms for thinking about cultural diversity and social identities

RESEARCHING THE POWERFUL: seeking knowledge about policy
Guest Editor: JENNY OZGA

Jenny Ozga. Introduction. Researching the Powerful: seeking knowledge about policy

Eszter Neumann. Negotiating Power: interviews with the policy elite – stories fromHungary lost between genres

Sotiria Grek. Interviewing the Education Policy Elite in Scotland: a changing picture?

Estela Costa & Adel Kiss. Dealing with Opposition: uncomfortable moments in research

Catherine Mangez & Eric Mangez. Producing Dangerous Knowledge: researching knowledge production inBelgium

Martin Lawn. Standardizing the European Education Policy Space

José Penalva. The Role of Explanations and Prescriptions in the Science of Design: the case of educational research

Estela Costa. National Policies and New Forms of Social Regulation within the Framework of Europeanization

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