CfP extended: The Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology and Politics 2020

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In a first step to founding an Iranian school of phenomenology, the inaugural Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology & Politics launches.

Deadline extended:
Submissions now welcome until Wednesday 30 October 2019

Despite the importance of anti-enlightenment readings of existentialist phenomenology in Martin Heidegger and Jean-Paul Sartre, phenomenological studies orientated toward politics (especially with a Husserlian accent) has never been institutionalized in Iran. The inaugural Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology will launch this way of understanding socio-political ontology and other political concepts in Iran. This series, called ‘Phenomenology and Politics’, will be the first step in founding ‘the Iranian School of phenomenology’.


The Editors-in-Chief in this series are J. Moini Alamdari, Associate Professor of Political Science (Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran) and Hamid Malekzadeh (PhD in Political Theory, University of Tehran). Alamdari is the author of ‘Reflexivity; As a Method to the Study of Politics’ (2006) and ‘Church and Leviathan; Political Meaning of Relationship between Contemporary Christianity and State in the West (2003). Hamid is the author of I Am A Not-Others: An Inquiry in Concreteness of the Political Subject (Pajvak, Tehran: 2014) and Embodiment and The Transcendental Basis of Politics: An Essay in Political Ontology (Gam-e-No [New Step]: forthcoming 2019). He is also the translator of Toward a Phenomenology of Sexual Difference: Husserl, Merleau Ponty, Beauvoir by Heinämaa Sara (Gam-e-No [New Step]: forthcoming 2019).

The Yearbook is to be published by Gam-e-no (New Step) publishing and IPSA, The Iranian Political Science Association. There will be two peer reviews of each paper submitted to the volume, and these will be double-blind with both the reviewer and author identities concealed. To facilitate this, authors need to ensure that their manuscripts are prepared in a way that does not give away their identity.


The editors, in association with the Gam-e-no (New Step) Publishing Corporation and the Iranian Political Science Association, invite interested researchers to contribute to the inaugural Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology.In the first instance, authors should send abstracts (in Persian or English) no later than 30 October 2019 (extended deadline) to either of these email addresses: [email protected] or [email protected].

Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

> Transcendental Phenomenology and Politics

> Phenomenology, State and Civil Society

> Phenomenology, Political Power and Authority

> Phenomenology and the Political Body

> Phenomenology and Political Community

> Phenomenology and Political Epistemology

> Phenomenology and Political Violence

> Phenomenology, Ethics and Politics

> Phenomenology, Epistemology and Political Epistemology

> Life-World and the Possibility of We, as Political Being

> The Possibility of a Political Science

> Phenomenological Experience and Being Political

> Phenomenology and Political Foundationalism

> Phenomenology and being Different

> Gender, Race, and Political Difference: a phenomenological approach

If your abstract is accepted, your final paper will be due by March 10, 2020. Essays must not be more than 9,500 words (including abstract, footnotes / endnotes, bibliography, etc.). Authors may submit their final draft by email or by mailing a printed version and an accompanying Word file on a CD to: 6 Gam-e-Noe Publishing Center, no.7, Flat 12, Niro, Shariati, Tehran, Iran. Essays in English will be translated into Persian by our editorial team and will be published in Persian.

Editorial board

Mohammad Javad Gholamreza Kashi (Allameh Tabataba’i University)
Abbas Manochehri (Tarbiat Modarres University)
Reza Najafzadeh (Shahid Beheshti University)
Ali Ashraf Nazar (University of Tehran)
Mohammad Mahdi Mojahedi (Islamic Azad University Tehran Science and Research Branch)
Hassan Ab Niki (Islamic Azad University South Tehran Branch)

You can view the homepage for the The Iranian Yearbook of Phenomenology and Politics 2020 on the Iranian Political Science Association (IPSA) website.