Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Transition Studies Research Network was founded in 2002 as CEEUN-Central Eastern European University Cooperation, with the aim to connect a group of experts and university faculty in a program of cooperation devoted to research programs and specialized international postgraduate and doctoral courses.

The Network has grown fast and soon after the scientific “voice” was established with the Journal Transition Studies Review, published initially by the CEEUN, then by Egea - Bocconi University Press, and finally by Springer Wien-New York. At the beginning, JTSR was focusing on transition in Central and Southeast Europe, interpreting CEEUN purely as a European network.

Soon afterwards, the EU enlargement was achieved extending the aims and scope to differentiated forms of partnership with Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus, the Black Sea and Caspian Seas, Mediterranean regions and Near East. Today this approach has dramatically changed following a serious violation of the international laws and agreements by the Russian backed insurgency and later invasion of Crimea and Eastern Ukraine.

Today we are facing the most severe crisis of security and confidence between European Union countries and Russia since the Second World War and the reunification of Germany. The future is unpredictable and certainly nothing will return to be as before in the relations with Russia. CEEUN was launched in Vienna and its first meeting took place at the Institution that was founded by Friedrich August von Hayek and Ludwig von Mises, two great thinkers and economists: the Austrian Institute for Economic Research.

Now the scenario is completely different. From 2005 on, a worldwide regional approach looking to Asia, Latin America, Eurasia and Great Middle East has been implemented. TSN-Transition Studies Research Network has inherited from the previous CEEUN the “aims and scope” which were recently integrated. In the last ten years Transition Studies Research Network has progressively involved more than 400 internationally well known members and 95 university departments, institutes and research centers and is engaged in many areas and programs.The scientific interests and fields covered are: Europe and the World, future approach to EU enlargement, global governance economic, financial and policy framework and impact, where the focus would be mainly on growth theories, innovation and human capital, cultural and intellectual heritage, main advanced industrial sectors technologies, investments, international affairs, foreign policy choices and security, monetary policy and main currency areas, banking and insurance, development and area studies, social policies, environment and climate, culture and society, juridical and law studies, regional approach to global governance, peculiarities and critical challenges.

The future transition to an open economy and institutional reforms, political and strategic issues and challenges, governance, European, Mediterranean, Asia-Pacific, Middle Eastern, Latin America and Africa perspectives are key topics of this high ranking journal. Transatlantic and Asia-Pacific relations, security and international order represent, together with applied regional studies, another cornerstone of the Network’s activity and of Transition Studies Review’s contents as well as of three other Journals covering specific aspects and regions: the Journal of Global Policy and Governance; the Journal of East Asia in World Affairs, in cooperation with Asian universities and the Journal of Welfare Policy and Management at Udine University.

The Network is deeply committed to a wide range of transition issues related to quantitative modeling and tools to analyzing and researching economic, financial, strategic studies, social, cultural, environmental, juridical main issues.

 

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Publication Frequency

Journal Transition Studies Review is published semiannualy in both printed and online version.  However, in occurence of International Conferences or Special Seminars promoted by Transition Studies Research Network, a special issue will be published on the specific topics of the event.

 

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Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual issues. The following payment options and fees are available.

Single Issue: 45.00 (EUR)

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Article Purchase

Readers without a subscription may still purchase individual articles. The following payment options and fees are available.

Single Article: 25.00 (EUR)

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"Compact Seminars" visiting professor scheme for partners TSRN universities

We have reshaped deeply Transition Studies Research Network and now we have a Section to publishing Journals and books, Transition Academia Press, based in Venice and Rome but also at the leading editorial main worldwide partner universities or research centers. Of course you will be on board and now I would like to have a main scholar and faculty among the Co-Editor-in-Chiefs, who will be 4 to 6 faculty and experts for each journal.

Talking of research programs and visiting professors scheme, my aim would be to find distinguished, internationally experienced faculty from worldwide universities to whom to ask to promote a better diffusion of our initiatives and projects, together with a wide alerting for the submission of papers through Transition Studies Research Network and its publishing Section Transition Academia Press (www.transitionacademiapress.org).

We would consider also positively proposals to publish new journals and books with Publisher Transition Academia Press, in 2-3 issues per year for the journals, and case by case with books, with Editors indicated by the partner’s universities or research centers, at very low costs (with all the editorial aspects, printing and web platform included), with the Publisher Transition Academia Press.

At this end, I am ready to prepare a visit available universities in the first semester of 2015, focusing on the Compact Seminars special courses and junior level research activities connected. I will then test the “Compact Seminars”, in one of the issues and topics indicated in this memo, during my visiting professor. In this case my staying will last for 12-14 days, not more, in the inviting universities, for each course delivered..

In order to present the future research and lecturing programs, we have prepared with colleagues of several universities affiliations a proposal for "Compact Seminars" of 12-14 days, where the lecturing professors will come from abroad and different universities and they have to be specialized on niche issues listed below and other really new frontiers of knowledge. The seminars will be delivered - in the Schools, Postgraduate and PhD courses within Departments and Institutes welcoming the formula - in 20 hours from Monday to Friday, leaving the weekend to the students to prepare the final working papers assigned, on which they will pass a final exam based on both their research and a frontal exam by the 10th-12th day of the "Compact Seminar".

Faculty who would be interested in this experience (very useful also for the updating and reshaping of curricula in the university courses), will be welcomed to apply to the Transition Studies Research Network, offering to be proposed for the intensive courses in one of these topics I mention indicatively here after. Of course the proposals would have a much wider fan both in scientific and quantitative analyses as well as in advance applied Social Sciences courses, revamping Humanities departments or Centers, surging up as cultural and intellectual top higher education in universities higher courses and specializations.

 

1) From International Relations to Policy Choices in the Global System

2) Global Power Europe, Transatlantic Relations and TTIT

3) New Theories of Growth: Technology, Human Capital and Welfare as crucial factors

4) European Union special relations with Asia, China and the main Eastern Asia advanced countries

5) Great East Asia and Pacific Rim in World Affairs: economic, political, financial, technologic and strategic impact

6) New Approaches to International Economics and Trade

7) International Finance, Monetary Policies, Currencies and Derivatives role in financial markets main drivers

8) Welfare and Social Policies: Equal Gender implications and cultural change in life style and social expectations

9) Security and Military expenditure: theories vs. practices of Optimal Hybrid Industrial spin-off

10) Health system, Welfare, Management and Coordination of Policies related to individual citizen and to the weak social segments of youth, elderly, jobless and rural population

11) Knowledge, Skills, Innovation, Science and Human Capital: the melting pot of the crucial factors determining the jump of individual countries from developing to full achieved growth path, economic openness, trade, infrastructures, domestic and international investments, banking system, and over all GDP performances in lowering income inequalities

12) Reshaping main TransAtlantic and AsiaPacific great regional frames of cooperation and alliances for an advanced World Order and a better Governance

13) Two crucial "belt" regions to build dialogue, updated partnership and advanced partnership, avoiding a new Cold War or real fire Conflicts spreading out: the Eurasian "blue belt", from Baltic region, Central and Eastern Europe, Balkans, Black Sea, Near East, Caucasus and Caspian Sea region; and the "green belt" of the Islamic countries, from Morocco, West Africa, North Mediterranean Arab countries, the Great Middle East and along the Islamic countries until Malaysia and Indonesia.

14) The Near and Middle East, with the specificity of its complex problems, challenges and never ending danger of conflicts would be focused as a distinct frame of the main picture if conflicts and instability .

This wide horizon seminars, as the ones just summarized, might be divided in two specific “compact seminars”, with moments of common lecturing and students researching intensive activity, in order to match successfully the final working paper preparation on all different aspects indicated by the lecturing professor, a short research that will be part of the overall examination and determining 40 per cent of the final score, before the frontal exam.

The "compact seminars" final exams must bring some “credits” value added to participant students in order to be attractive and at the same time prizing the students.

I add the last update version of our aims and scopes, the cover of the journals in print and online before the end of 2014 and the ones starting up in the 2015, the rules for authors, my CV and publications and the subscription really symbolic rates for students and individuals, differently than for Institutions and Libraries

 

Transition Studies Research Network
(Professor Giorgio Dominese, Chairman)

 

Prof. Giorgio Dominese CV and main Publications

Giorgio Dominese is the founder of CEEUN-Central Eastern European University Network and President of Transition Studies Research Network, being also Editor of Transition Studies Review and  of the Journal of Global Policy and Governance, all of them published by Transition Academia Press. After lecturing at Ca’ Foscari Venice University, he was Professor of Transitions Economics at Udine University from 2002 to 2008. On 2007 he start lecturing at the Course of European Economy and Financial Governance in full English at Rome Tor Vergata University until 2012. He was for twenty  years Chair of Economic and Policy of Transitions and International Relations at LUISS University Rome, where in 2011 to 2013 he was Chair of Geopolitics at the Master of Science in International Relations. Professor Dominese has been visiting professor in Beijing at the CFAU-China Foreign Affairs University in the second semester 2012 and lecturing from 2013 to 2014 at UIBE University Beijing. He has been delivering lectures at Renmin University of China, CIIS and Tianjin University. Visiting professor at the Vietnam National University, both in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in 2012 and 2013. He had been visiting professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, at the School of International Relations, from 2008 to 2010 and at the School of International Management in 206-2007. He had been lecturing as well at Beijing University, at the Viet Nam National University, visiting professor at Bahia Blanca University, Argentina and at the Astana ENU-Eurasian National University in Kazakhstan, lecturing as well at George Washington University USA, EMUNI University Slovenia, MGIMO, HSE and Academy of Science-European Institute in Moscow, Latvia University Riga. In 2013-2015 he was visiting professor at UIBE-University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, and visiting lecturer at National Vietnam University, at the Singapore Economic Conference 2013, at Chulalongkorn University Bangkok,  research Fellows program in the USA.

In 2009 he became full member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Salzburg.  For 2010-12 he was appointed by the Tor Vergata University as Delegate of the Rector and Special Coordinator of the Program Rome World University-RWU. He was Program Coordinator of the second YICGG Research Competition “Global Governance: Growth and Innovation 2020”, organized in Rome in August 2008, involving young doctoral, postgraduates and graduate students, as well as Joint-Coordinator of the third edition 2009 of this event at Ilia State University in Tbilisi, Georgia, while he had been in the Judging Commission of YICGG 2013 at Fudan University. Consultant and advisor both for Italian Government and UN system Organizations, as well for multinational companies and banks, he had three years experience in international programs for Development in African and Asian countries.
He is Member of the Advisory Board at IIR Centre of Global Sustainable Development, (www.iir.edu.ua/en/international_cooperation/global_sustainable_development_center/), Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev; partner of the IDM (Institut für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa)  in Vienna and for many years of the Scientific Boards of WiFo (Austrian Institute of Economic Research); he was expert in the follow ups of the Stability Pact for Southeast Europe and still active in several other European and Asian international research Institutions; Consul of Chile (Hon) in Venice, he had been appointed by Special Award and Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International for his international programs and activities.

A professional journalist up to now,  he was for almost 20 years special envoy for newspaper and magazine, author of investigative journalism, main reports,  comments and articles on topics and events. political issues, international relations, strategic studies, economics, finance, society and global governance. 

 

Main Publications and recent Papers: 

- Giorgio Dominese, author: New Silk Road and the crucial role of Central Asia for EU and China, University of Duisburg, September 1-3 2016, 8th Cea (Europe) and 27th Cea (Uk) for the IN-EAST Annual Conference.

- Giorgio Dominese, author: EU, Democracy, Optimal Governance and Less Statehood in a Transnational and Regional World,  IPSA 24th Congress Political Science, Poznań, Poland, July 23-28, 2016

- Giorgio Dominese, author: The complexity of the Future and the New Theories of Growth: Human Capital, Technologies, Policy Choices and Global Governance, Transition Academia Press Venice, Journal Global Policy and Governance, Vol. 20, N. 2, 2015

- Giorgio Dominese, author: Law, Economics and Science: towards convergent Education and Research disciplines, AJLE, Asian Journal Law and Economics, De Gruyter Publishing, November 2015

- Giorgio Dominese, co-author, Sovereign Wealth Fund Activism and Corporate Governance: a Literature Review, Bangkok, Chulalongkorn University, AJLE Conference, August, 2015

- Giorgio Dominese: Intellectual capital evaluation for a new deal in welfare policies and management, in Andrea Garlatti, University of Udine Italy;  Giorgio Dominese, Transition Studies Research Network, Venice, Italy; Stefano Miani, University of Udine, Italy,  SER Singapore, Nanyang Technological University,  paper to Conference 2015

- Giorgio Dominese: Europe reaching US in World Power with a "Non Statehood" optimal Governance, Journal Global Policy and Governance, Vol. 20 (1) 2014

- Giorgio Dominese: Erosion of Sovereignty and “non Statehood” in Global Governance, presented to the Singapore Economic Review Conference, August 5-8, 2013

- Giorgio Dominese: ‘’Le gaullisme à venir sera paradoxalement européen ‘’ , Outre-Terre, Revue Européenne de Géopolitique », 2013, France, La Nation alignée, Paris, vol. 33-34

- Giorgio Dominese (co-Author), Patrizia Stucchi (Author), 2012, “Equity Market Risk during the Crisis: Europe, Americas and Asia”, Transition Studies Review and International Journal of Euro- Mediterranean Studies, 2012

- Giorgio Dominese, 2012, “Economic, Financial and Geopolitical Governance: USA, European Union and China”, Transition Studies Review vol. 18 (3)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2010, “Social, Economic, technological and strategic crisis that marked the end of USSR”, Paper at the Workshop in Rome “Italy, Russia, Europe: 1945-2010”, University of Rome Tor Vergata-TVWU and Russian Academy of Sciences-RAN, Moscow, November 2010.

‐ Giorgio Dominese, 2010, “Europe and the Euro: Do not Indulge in Misinterpreting Strength as Weakness”, Paper presented in Venice at the International Workshop organized by the Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University Venice, February 2010, Transition Studies Review, vol.17 (4)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2010, “Theories of International Relations: from an American Science toward a pluralism of Thought”, Paper presented in Moscow at the Congress of the Russian Political Science Association, November 2009,Transition Studies Review, vol.16 (4)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2009, “Global Governance and Innovation 2020: how to Govern the Complexities of the Future”, Transition Studies Review, vol.16 (2)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2009, “America and the World, Obama and the War”, Transition Studies Review, vol.16 (1)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2008, “Asian security issues: what Europe could tell Asia”, Transition Studies Review, vol.15 (1)

- Giorgio Dominese and Valentina Mele, 2007, “Managing Business-Government Relations: Principles and Techniques”, Libreria Egea, Pellicano series, Bocconi University, Milan

- Giorgio Dominese, 2007. "Foreign Investments as the Main Determinant Growth Factor in Asian Countries and Regions," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 14(1)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2006. "How To Prepare the EU Integration: Banking System, Monetary Policy, and Exchange Rate in Macedonia," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 13(2)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2006. Intégration, interférence, droit comparé: à la recherche d'un ordre international durable, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, nr. 1/2006

- Giorgio Dominese, Knowledge, Innovation and Development: the Transfers from Universities and Research to Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Bologna Process Framework, at EIASMEuropean Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Conference Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, May 4-6, 2006  

- Giorgio Dominese, 2005. "Ukraine Economy, Finance in the Reform Process and the European Partnership: A Focus on Aerospace Industry," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 12(2)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2005. "Europe and Security in the Caucasus," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 12(1)

- Giorgio Dominese, 2004. "Research, Universities, Culture and Higher Education Performing as a “Fourth” Sector in the Transition Economies," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 11(3)

- Giorgio Dominese, in Greek-Turkish Relations: a Key to Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean, edited by Marisa Lino, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS-School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna Center, Editions Bonomo, Bologna, 2005

- Giorgio Dominese, Kazakhstan, Central Asia and Europe: Oil and More, paper at EPS-European Policy Centre, The Andreas G. Papandreou and Perspektiva Foundations, Brussels, 2005

- Giorgio Dominese, SMEs International Financing, paper at Primorska University, Koper, 2005

- Giorgio Dominese, Ukraine Financial and Economic Growth in the Framework of the Reform process and the European Partnership, paper Institute of International Relations, National Taras Shevchenko University Kiev, Ukraine March 2005

- Giorgio Dominese, in South Eastern Europe on the Road Towards European Integration, by Erhard Busek, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Molden Verlag, Vienna, 2004

- Giorgio Dominese in Transition beyond Enlargement: Rethinking Next Europe Governance, by András Inotai et Al., Europa 2002, Budapest, 2/2004 

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