Call for Papers


Institutions as Modernizing Tools. A Successful or Failed Experiment? 

Did institutions play a positive role in modernizing societies? Considering that, for the past two centuries, large parts of the world have been subject to an institutionally-driven modernizing effort, how do we historically assess this experiment? The scope of this call is deliberately interdisciplinary, aiming to encourage a dialogue among historians, political scientists and sociologists. We strongly encourage contributors to take a comparative approach. Papers might address one or more of the following topics, but are not limited to:

  • Institutions and Modernization. A Conceptual Approach.
  • Institutional Transfer. Impact and limits.
  • Institutions and Other Modernizing Agents
  • Institutional Discourses of Modernization
  • The Interplay between State and Non-State Institutions

AUB-Istorie is the biannual, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, academic journal, issued by the Faculty of History, University of Bucharest since 1956. Published biannually, the journal aims to bring together historians, political scientists and sociologists in order to create a forum for intellectually stimulating and interdisciplinary debate. AUB-Istorie is available online through the EBSCO database.


Submission procedure:

Paper submission due: 30th of October 2014.

Language of Publication: Articles may be written in English or in French.

Submissions are encouraged from both early career and established scholars. Submitted papers should neither have been previously published, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. AUB–Istorie operates a double-blind refereeing process for evaluating the originality, quality and relevance of the submitted papers. A guide for authors along with other relevant information can be found on the journal’s homepage:

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