Theoria and Praxis is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to exploring the interdisciplinary linkages between theory and practice, and facilitating cross-communication between philosophy and the social sciences. In an age of greater specialization and narrowed focus, our journal seeks to broaden the academic dialogue by calling upon thinkers from a variety of disciplines to participate in a discussion about some of the most pressing issues of our time. Avowedly international in scope, our journal seeks to cultivate a truly planetary voice able to speak to scholars in fields ranging from philosophy, the humanities, literary and cultural studies to economics, history, sociology, and political science. Further, we believe that theory and practice, thought and action, converge in a co-constitutive environment. As such, our commitment to scholarly excellence is matched only by our deep conviction that a global society must contemplate its own groundings.


On the Concept of Globality

The contemporary age is often called an “age of globalization.” The assumption behind this idea is that the world is becoming more and more integrated as we move deeper into the 21st century. The claim is that all nations, institutions and individuals are interconnected in multiple ways. Theoria and Praxis seeks to ask this question anew with an eye to the implications of a more interdependent world. We welcome submissions that explore the very foundations of the notion of “globality” as it pertains to a wide array of disciplines and perspectives.

For example:

  • Are we entering an age of greater economic dependence?
  • Are we entering an age of common markets and collective consumption?
  • Are we seeing the formation of a collective culture; a truly “global culture?”
  • Are we witnessing the decline of the traditional power bloc of the modern nation state?
  • Are societies now grounded and controlled by multilateral institutions?
  • We ask if the very idea of globality is tenable given the recent return of regional power struggles (i.e., in the Middle East and in the former Soviet Union)?
  • Further, what are the terms and possibilities of a globalized world? Does it mean an assertion of economic power channeled through the auspices of large and powerful corporations? Does it provide for truly collective organizations, such as the United Nations, to become more assertive?
  • Also, can we speak of a new and re-invigorated form of neo-colonialism?
  • And, is globalization, globalism and globality simply a sophisticated cover for a renewed and extensive capitalism that is on the verge of colonizing both states and individuals?

Neither are submissions, by any means, to be confined to these questions alone. In fact, we will gladly and seriously consider all papers that we receive. Manuscripts shall be subject to a double-blind reading, ensuring the integrity of the peer-review process. All submissions should be between 6,000 and 12,000 words, and include abstracts of no more than 200 words (in Microsoft Word file format).

We welcome those interested to please submit their papers and proposals, and all relevant inquiries, to Theoria and Praxis at: theoriapraxis@yorku.ca

Deadline: October 20, 2014

Themes for forthcoming issues

  • December 2014 - The Concept of Globality
  • June 2015 - Marxism in the 21st Century