Aims and Scope
The Aims and Scope of NRPS
Resilience is the ability to bounce back from a national shock and to withstand serious adversity; it is the buffer capacity of a system to absorb different forms of shock. National resilience may be found in the large array of policies and resources that countries employ in order to cope with the challenges before them. This embraces the nation’s readiness to contain a disaster and to maintain its social functions in an adaptive manner. National resilience refers to the measure to which the affected national community can react to a catastrophe in accordance with its severity and magnitude; and the ability of the affected community to recover from a low point of functionality to its normal—or even to an improved— level of functioning. National resilience in essence is the motion of a bounce-forward – the capacity of a nation to turn a crisis into a success.
NRPS provides an academic forum for original interdisciplinary studies in history, political science, sociology, military studies and political psychology regarding national resilience.
NRPS aims to publish original knowledge pertaining to matters of power, politics and influence in the wider context of nations’ abilities to develop the resilience and vitality to recover from collective hardships and bounce back.
We are seeking theoretical studies as well as empirical and comparative research that examine the diverse expressions national resilience. We welcome articles related, but not limited to the following topics:
- Social capital: political trust; social cohesion; social networks and shared values;
- Voluntarism and volunteering: the role of civil society in developing social capital and empowered, committed citizens;
- National ethos: public beliefs and concepts; patriotism and altruism;
- State and religion: godly and civil religions as sources of national resilience;
- Armed forces and society: civil-military relations; military sociology and military psychology: men and women’s roles in the army and in society;
- Home front forces: the functions of rescue forces coping with crises at home and abroad; the response to natural disasters; efficiently organizing civil society;
- Social integration and equality: minority groups, immigrants and migrant workers – legal and illegal;
- War and peace: war enthusiasm and war fatigue; conflict management and conflict resolution;
- Leadership and governance in times of adversity;
- Recovering from and overcoming the impact of terrorist attacks.
NRPS strives to provide an essential resource to its readers from a variety of social science disciplines. The criteria for publication in NRPS are relevance to the journal’s aims, scientific innovation and high quality. All submissions are peer-reviewed anonymously by two referees. The journal is published simultaneously online and in print.
Resilience is the ability to bounce back or cope successfully despite substantial adversity; it is the buffer capacity of a system to absorb perturbations. National resilience is the large array of techniques and resources with which countries cope with their challenges. This includes the nation’s readiness to contain a disaster and to maintain its social functions in an adaptive manner; the measure to which the affected national community can react to the catastrophe in accordance with its severity and magnitude; and the ability of the affected community to bounce-back from the low point of functionality reached during the disaster to its normal—or even to an improved— level of functioning. In fact, national resilience in essence is the motion of bounce-forward – the capacity of a nation to transform crisis into success.
Dept. of Middle Easern Studies / Political Science