The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs

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The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs  
Cover of journal, in a special issue commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Fletcher School.
Former names
The Fletcher Forum (1975-1989)
Discipline International relations
Language English
Publication details
Publisher
Publication history
1975–present
Frequency Biannually
Yes
Indexing
ISSN Code for (starting with Vol. 3) for The Fletcher Forum[1]
0147-0981
Code for The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs[1]
1046-1868
LCCN 77649543
OCLC no. 51864059
Links

The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs is an academic journal of international relations founded in 1975. It is peer-reviewed, published biannually, and managed by students at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. It is also an online foreign policy forum featuring additional articles and interviews.[1][2][3][4][5]

Scope[edit]

The journal provides interdisciplinary analysis with articles covering an array of international relations fields that include humanitarian studies,[6] security studies,[7] development studies,[8] international law,[9] international business,[10] regional Studies,[11] international politics,[11] environmental studies,[12] and diplomacy.[3][13] Works in the journal have been cited in other specialized scholarly journals, books, and in policy-making.[14][15][16]

The Fletcher Forum includes feature articles, book reviews, interviews and editorials.[17] While the current issue is available for purchase, most articles from previous issues are individually available for download through the journal's website.[18]

Abstracting and indexing[edit]

Full-text databases for this journal include HeinOnline,[3] and LexisNexis.[19]

The journal in full-text was also available through the database ABC Pol Sci,[1] and through Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS),[1][20] both of which were merged into CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts,[21] and CSA later merging with ProQuest Information and Learning, to form ProQuest.[22]

The journal has also been abstracted and indexed in: Westlaw,[23] CCLP Contents of current legal periodicals,[1] The Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory, and Universal Reference System, International Political Science Abstracts (now part of Sage Journals).[24]

History[edit]

The cover of the first issue of The Fletcher Forum, in the fall of 1976
The cover of the 13th Volume, in 1989, using for the first time the journal's new name

The journal was created in 1975, with the first volume published in the fall of 1976. The journal's title at creation was The Fletcher Forum, and was subtitled as A Journal of Graduate Studies in International Affairs. At its inception, the director was Jeffrey A. Sheehan, and the editorial board was composed by Shashi Tharoor (Chairman), Theodor H. Ahlers, Charles F. Bennett, Elsie B. Garfield and John McIntire. Alan K. Henrikson was credited as Faculty Advisor.[1][25]

In 1989, for the 13th volume, the journal modified its name to The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs.[24]

Supplemental issues[edit]

The journal has published some special editions, as third issues within the corresponding academic year's volume. In 2005 (Vol. 29), it published papers and presentations from a special conference held at the Fletcher School on September 30, 2004.[26]

In 2006 (Vol. 30), it published "a collection of speeches and papers presented at the conference Non-proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Challenges and New Approaches, cosponsored by the Fletcher School and the American Academy of Diplomacy on October 21, 2005."[27]

In 2008 (Vol. 32), it published a special issue to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Edward R. Murrow.[28]

In 2013 (Vol . 37), the journal published a third issue in celebration of The Fletcher School's 80th anniversary.[29]

Editors-in-Chief[edit]

The volumes and their editorial board composition typically follows the academic year cycle, beginning in the fall of a year, and finishing in the summer of the following one. According the journal itself, these are the directors and Editors-in-Chief of each volume:

  • 1976-77 (Vol. 1): Jeffrey A Sheehan (Director), Sashi Tharoor (Ed. Board Chairman)
  • 1977-78 (Vol. 2): Peter J. Kovach (Director), K. Alexander Hobson (Ed. Board Chairman)
  • 1978-79 (Vol. 3): Stephen M. Davis (Director), K. Alexander Hobson (Managing Editor, Num. 1), Randall Roeser (Managing Editor, Num. 2)
  • 1979-80 (Vol. 4): Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. (Director), Miles A. Libbey III (Managing Editor)
  • 1980-81 (Vol. 5): Robert E. Kiernan (Editor-in-Chief)
  • 1981-82 (Vol. 6): Edward W. Desmong
  • 1982-83 (Vol. 7): Jeffrey Feltman
  • 1983-84 (Vol. 8): Patricia A. Smith
  • 1984-85 (Vol. 9): David M. Cooper
  • 1985-86 (Vol. 10): Augusta Pipkin
  • 1986-87 (Vol. 11): Sam B. Rovit
  • 1987-88 (Vol. 12): David Kupferschmid
  • 1988-89 (Vol. 13): Robert E. Ford
  • 1989-90 (Vol. 14): Carol Hills
  • 1990-91 (Vol. 15): Margaret Smith
  • 1991-92 (Vol. 16): Sheila Machado
  • 1992-93 (Vol. 17): Mark Terry (Editer-in-Chief, Num. 1), Tammy Halevy (Executive Editor, Num. 1 & 2), Bruce Keith (Managing Editor, Num. 1 & 2)
  • 1993-94 (Vol. 18): Linda Head Flanagan
  • 1994-95 (Vol. 19): Linda J. Maguire
  • 1995-96 (Vol. 20): Jennifer Evans
  • 1996-97 (Vol. 21): Sara Mason
  • 1997-98 (Vol. 22): Kate Mahoney
  • 1998-99 (Vol. 23): Carlisle J. Levine
  • 1999-2000 (Vol. 24): Brian T. Jackson
  • 2000-01 (Vol. 25): Vashti Van Wyke
  • 2001-02 (Vol. 26) Daniel Langenkamp
  • 2002-03 (Vol. 27): Mariya Rasner
  • 2003-04 (Vol. 28): Emma Belcher
  • 2004-05 (Vol. 29): Annelena Lobb
  • 2005-06 (Vol. 30): Cornelia Schneider
  • 2006-07 (Vol. 31): Jonathan L. K. Reiber
  • 2007-08 (Vol. 32): Catherine G. Pfaffenroth
  • 2008-09 (Vol. 33): Justin Ginnetti
  • 2009-10 (Vol. 34): Naureen Kabir
  • 2010-11 (Vol. 35): David Reidy
  • 2011-12 (Vol. 36): Paul Nadeau
  • 2012-13 (Vol. 37): Alexander Ely
  • 2013-14 (Vol. 38): Julia Radice

Notable contributors[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ de Greiff, Pablo (January 1989). "International Courts and Transitions to Democracy". Public Affairs Quarterly (University of Illinois Press on behalf of North American Philosophical Publications) 12 (1): 79–99. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
  10. ^ McNamara, Gerry; Vaaler, Paul M. (2000). "The Influence of Competitive Positioning and Rivalry on Emerging Market Risk Assessment". Journal of International Business Studies (Palgrave Macmillan Journals) 31 (2): 337–347. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8490910. Retrieved November 12, 2013. 
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  16. ^ "Congressional Record (Record Id: CR-1988-0303)" (Congress-Session: 100- 2 (1988 ) ed.). Washington DC: Committee on Foreign Relations. Senate. March 3, 1988. p. 3186. 
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  22. ^ "CSA About". CSA. Archived from the original on 2013-11-05. Retrieved Feb 2, 2014. 
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  24. ^ a b Ford, Robert E.; Roberts, Jill; Grow, Glenn, eds. (Winter 1989). The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) 13 (1). 
  25. ^ Tharoor, Sashi; Ahlers, Theodore H., eds. (Fall 1976). The Fletcher Forum (The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy) 1 (1). 
  26. ^ "29:3 – Special Edition 2005". The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. Retrieved Feb 2, 2014. 
  27. ^ "30:3 – Special Edition 2006". The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. 2006. Archived from the original on 2012-09-23. Retrieved Jan 20, 2014. 
  28. ^ "32:3 – Special Edition 2008". The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs. 2008. Retrieved Feb 2, 2014. 
  29. ^ Ely, Alexander; Price Radice, Julia (2013). "Preface". The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 37 (2). Retrieved Feb 2, 2014. 
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  33. ^ Bayefsky, Anne (September 13, 2002). "Since Durban: an entrenchment of hatred". The Jerusalem Post. 

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