Piracy-studies.org thrives by the contributions of the research community working on maritime security and ocean governance. There are several ways how you can contribute to piracy-studies.org. We welcome submissions of commentaries on research outcomes, current developments, comments on our posts as well as suggestions for the specialized piracy bibliography.
Submit a commentary
Piracy-studies.org is a blog specialized in the study of maritime security and ocean governance. We publish commentaries for a wide audience that includes policy makers, naval officers, and capacity building professionals, journalists and academics interested in maritime security and ocean governance. Originally our focus has been on the developments around East African and West African piracy (hence the name piracy studies). Since 2013 we have broadened this focus to also cover issues concerning maritime security and ocean governance more broadly. We publish commentaries on recent developments and discussions of recently published or forthcoming research (such as policy studies, articles, or books). Commentaries are usually in the length of 500-1000 words, but we are also open to longer texts. We maintain a high standard of quality and contributions need to be evidence based and refer to the literature.
The blog is currently closed for submissions.
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To respond to the growing demands for more cooperation and cross-fertilization between scholars and analysts working on maritime security related issues, piracy-studies.org has launched a new mailing list. The list can be used to
- Inform about recent studies, articles, and books in the field of maritime security (including promoting their own).
- Circulate call for papers and advertise events, workshops and conferences. These should be directed at or of interested for analysts and scholars in the field of maritime security and should be not-for-profit.
- Raise questions on distinct research topics in the field of maritime security or invite to comment on a piece of work, such as a draft paper.
- Point to major new policy documents and developments which are of general interest to the group (such as a new maritime security strategy).
You can subscribe to the mailing list for maritime security research here.
Join the online community on Mendeley.org
Mendeley.org is a social networking platform tailored for academics and is at its heart a full-scale bibliography program (with similar features such as Endnote). Through joining the Piracy and Maritime Security Studies Group you become a member of a growing community of scholars working on piracy. Through the network, questions can be asked to the community and literature shared. You can download the piracy studies bibliography as well as contribute to its growth. You can join our community here.
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