A new journal has been published, entitled Global Faultlines, celebrating its first edition in September 2013. The founders include Vassilis K. Fouskas and Bülent Gökay, who authored Pluto’s The Fall of the US Empire: Global Fault-Lines and the Shifting Imperial Order (Pluto, 2012).
On the need for the new Journal of Global Faultlines, the editors write:
We hereby announce the launch of the new open-access, peer-reviewed Journal of Global Faultlines (JGF) based in Keele University. The voluminous literature emerged on the current global financial crisis focusing on rather the symptoms than the root causes omits grasping the long-term dynamics of the crisis. The JGF seeks to bring cutting-edge theoretical and critical reflection to bear on dominant and/or mainstream debates within international and global studies, and is committed to publish original theoretical debates, empirically-based investigations and policy discussions.
The Journal of Global Faultlines attempts to cover the evolving current world situation by looking at global problems from a variety of different and overlapping perspectives: economic, political, philosophical, cultural, educational, geographical, social, and historical, among many others. The JGF mission is to provide an open forum to discuss and analyse global problems and developments from critical perspectives or viewpoints promoting an informed debate, and thus improve understanding of the underlying forces shaping the destiny of the world in the 21st century. To this end the journal also encourages contributions from writers and disciplines that are not commonly associated with the study of the aforementioned academic fields of study.