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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence

For a Special Issue on
Gender and National Security

Abstract deadline
01 September 2021

Manuscript deadline
01 December 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Liliana Popescu, The National University of Political and Administrative Studies, Bucharest, Romania ,
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Mihaela-Adriana Pădureanu, Danubius University, Galati, Romania

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Gender and National Security

The role of separating individuals by sex and discriminating by gender has increasingly become unproductive in hybrid warfare as well as in intelligence / counterintelligence special operations. Overcoming gender bias has increasingly added depth and diversity to countering the current threats to national and international security. As the meaning of security continues to transform and expand, a broader understanding of this concept, encompassing women’s perspectives, will help formulate more efficient responses to national and international security challenges. The COVID-19 crisis has underlined the need for more diverse perspectives and approaches to crisis management in security.

This volume aims to contribute to these debates and will focus and discuss the contribution of women to intelligence, counterintelligence and national security as well as the factors and obstacles to a more gender-balanced participation in all activities involved. It is meant to broaden the perspectives in the field and the interaction between academia, senior experts, policy-makers, practitioners, the industry and the public. The themes suggested may include but are not limited to the following:

  • the presence of the gender factor in defining threats, risks and vulnerabilities to national security, respectively in strategies and actions to combat them;
  • experiences of women practitioners in intelligence, counterintelligence, and national security institutions and their specific relevance;
  • distinctive contributions of women and men to operational and analytical intelligence;
  • processes of integrating gender perspectives in the intelligence cycle;
  • gender-based affirmative actions in intelligence, counterintelligence, and national security institutions.

Submission Instructions

  • Manuscript length should be 4,000 to 8,500 words, including abstract, references, and tables; formatted and submitted per standard policies and procedures
  • Proposals or Abstracts will be accepted until 01 September 2021
  • Papers are due 01 December 2021 for publication in Summer

Expressions of interest, questions, and submission of proposals: [email protected]

Instructions for Authors