The Rise of Anti-gender and Anti-feminist Discourse in International Politics

November 2023
Calls for papers

Appel à contributions pour Politikon, the IAPSS Journal of Political Science. Date limite de l’envoi des propositions : 15 novembre 2023.

IAPSS Politikon is launching a call for papers for its special issue devoted to the emergence of anti-gender speech on the international scene.  This collaborative publication project seeks to explore the multifaceted nature of anti-feminist and anti-gender discourses, examining their origins, implications, and potential impacts on domestic, regional, and international levels. Additionally, it aims to identify strategies and opportunities for feminist resistance and advocacy in the face of the backlash.

This special issue aims to tackle three interrelated questions. Firstly, how do the anti-gender and anti-feminist discourses emerge and evolve? Secondly, how do these discourses travel across different socio-political landscapes and influence international cooperation on issues related to gender equality? Finally, how do pro-feminist and pro-gender activists navigate the complexities of countering far-right ideologies while simultaneously advocating for gender equality and social progress? Through critical reflection and interdisciplinary dialogue, this special issue will contribute to a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between gender politics, international dynamics, and the ongoing struggle for gender equality.

IAPSS Politikon is a peer-reviewed academic journal of the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS) that aims to provide a platform for emerging scholars and students to showcase their research in political science and related disciplines. I’m currently serving as its Editor-in-Chief since May 2023. You can find more details about the special issue in the attachment and on the IAPSS Politikon‘s website:

Interested scholars are invited to submit a 300-500-word proposal outlining their proposed research topic, methodology, and its relevance to the special issue theme.

Please include a brief author bio highlighting your expertise in the field.

Proposals should be submitted to by 15 November 2023.