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SETDS 2023 : Societal, Environmental, and Technological Determinants of Security


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Submission Deadline Oct 30, 2023
Categories    international relations   social sciences   sociology   security studies

Call For Papers

In today's world, we face a range of significant challenges, from climate change and related crises, to health and economic crises, demographic changes, and the development of ICT and artificial intelligence. These challenges have transformed the environment and the ways in which we function as human beings and have had a profound impact on the quality of life, well-being, and social sense of security. They also affect the level of state and international security and have led to the emergence of crises and conflicts that often lead to wars. Given these challenges, it is essential to redefine concepts and make rational decisions, particularly in the state management system, in order to address the controversies and conflicts that arise. Moreover, the relationship between technology and society, the environment, and security gives rise to new challenges and key questions about the impact of various processes, including socially absorbed technologies, on social security, military, economic and cultural systems, international relations, education, work, the way free time is being spent, and communication processes. Against this backdrop, we are interested in receiving papers that explore a range of questions related to the relationship between technology and society, including but not limited to what changes are being caused by various processes, including health crises, war, and escalating conflicts between states? What changes are taking place in social security, military, economic and cultural systems, international relations, education, work, the way free time is being spent, and communication processes? How can we analyse the awareness of threats to social security and state security, and what actions can we take to address them, not only today, but also in the near and distant future?

We welcome papers that are based on empirical research, theoretical analysis, and interdisciplinary perspectives. We also encourage submissions that address the ethical and moral dimensions of the relationship between technology and society, as well as those that propose new and innovative solutions to the challenges we face.

We look forward to receiving your submissions and to publishing a collection of high-quality papers that will contribute to the ongoing dialogue on these important issues.

Manuscript submission
Manuscript length should be no longer than 5000 to 8000 words, including abstract, references, and tables. Manuscripts should be formatted and submitted according to the standard policies and procedures of the Security & Defence Quarterly: and can be submitted by clicking on the ‘Submit your paper’ button. Then select this Special Issue “Societal, Environmental, and Technological Determinants of Security”. All submissions are subject to standard peer review, revision, and re-submission processes. Please direct any queries to dr hab. Mateusz Kuczabski at or dr Przemysław Gasztold at

Deadline for submissions of full articles: October 30, 2023

Submissions and publication are free of charge

Security and Defence Quarterly is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed open-access journal dedicated to advancing knowledge and understanding of theory, research, and practice in the field of security and defence. SDQ is a member of COPE and indexed in various reputable databases, including DOAJ, CrossRef, and EBSCO.

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