A Different View (ADV) is the popular scientific blog of IAPSS. As one of the largest student-run blogs, ADV publishes articles dealing with all facets of political theory, foreign policy, and international relations, among others. While ADV provides up-to-date commentaries of political issues around the world as well as analyses on recent developments in the field of political science, it is not just limited to academia but extends to real-world developments and crises.

IAPSS envisions ADV as a place for discussions and free flow of ideas, and an avenue where readers can gain a better understanding of cross-cultural affairs while learning how politics deeply affect the interactions between states as well as individuals. With a diverse pool of authors, ADV is an important platform for political science enthusiasts; one which enables and facilitates the sharing of opinions on different issues. ADV offers an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas and perspectives, improving academic writing skills and making convincing arguments about various subjects of utmost importance. Formerly an online magazine, ADV was relaunched as a blog in July 2013.

For any questions, please contact the Editor-in-Chief at adifferentview@iapss.org.

ADV contributor writing guidelines

ADV contributor writing guidelines

A Different View covers a broad range of topics that impact political science and global affairs. It aims to present clear thinking by knowledgeable political science researchers on relevant issues that are written in English and can be read with ease and pleasure by both professionals and a broad general audience. The essential goal is to bring academia and society closer by presenting Political Science content with a knowledgeable and accessible language.

Acceptable submissions

  • Commentaries are 750 to 1.500 word submissions that aim to provide a perspective or opinion on a subject. These submissions are the author’s personal (and informed) opinions.
  • Analyses are 750 to 1.500 word submissions that provide a comprehensive, scholarly perspective on a subject. These articles do not convey the author’s personal opinions.
  • Rebuttals are 500 to 1.000 word commentaries on material that has been previously published on ADV. They should reflect an informed opinion or a contrasting scholarly analysis.
  • Research Notes are 750 to 1500 word submissions that present the current theoretical and methodological aspects of ongoing research, short versions of ongoing research debates, and preliminary research results.

Editorial Guidelines and Policies:

  • Please submit your contribution as a Word document (rather than a PDF). No other formats will be accepted.
  • Papers are accepted for publication on the assumption that they have not been previously published elsewhere either in whole or in part. Please do NOT submit to multiple blogs but only one publication. This is a courtesy to ADV and the other publications as well.
  • AP style should be used for all submitted manuscripts.
  • In-text hyperlinks are mandatory in acknowledging sources. Use either scholarly journals, credible periodicals, and newspapers as sources. Fact-checking shall be done for every article we publish.
  • Plagiarism (even inadvertent) will not be tolerated. Please note that all submissions are screened. Any published articles found that take credit for someone else’s words or ideas will be removed.
  • Please do not presume previous knowledge on the part of the reader, and aim for explaining your subject to the general audience.
  • Include your full name and title with a short biography (200 words maximum).
  • For any inquiries, please contact adifferentview@iapss.org.

Recent Articles

Cracking the rationalist deadlock on Middle Powerhood: A constructivist approach

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Author: Ana Raquel Dias Editor: Paul Nicolas Möller Introduction The concept of ‘middle power’ is one of the major conceptual debates within the literature of international relations. Generally speaking, a…

Losing Their Childhood To The Fight: How Armed Non-State Actors Use Children As Soldiers By Iris Raith

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In armed conflict people are always faced with a cruel and harsh reality that unfortunately does not hold back from often actively involving children. Especially Armed Non-State Actors (ANSAs) actively…

A Critical Perspective on the Prosecution of ISIS-Fighters in Courts by Non-State Armed Groups. – Jasmin Saarijärvi

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The detainment and prosecution of ISIS-fighters has gained attention in the post-caliphate era in Syria and Iraq. The flow of foreign fighters from Western countries during the peak of ISIS…

The Editorial Board of ADV

Ian Fleming

Ian Fleming

Editor-in-Chief of ADV

Darlington Schuma

Darlington Schuma

ADV Editor

Veronica Aldana

Veronica Aldana

ADV Editor

Maja Stojanova

Maja Stojanova

ADV Editor

Alexander Hossbach Perez

Alexander Hossbach Perez

Editor