Third World Quarterly Special Issues

Third World Quarterly (TWQ) regularly publish Special Issues(SIs), which are collections of papers centered around a theme of topical interest and are organised and led by subject experts who take on the role of Guest Editor/s. 

Special Issue proposals must be in line with the journal’s aims and scope and should present innovative, interesting research on critical issues and core debates affecting the Global South.

Prospective Guest Editors are encouraged to submit thematic collections of articles that are coherent, robust, and original contributions to scholarship. The journal’s focus is on internationally comparative or regional research.

Notable TWQ Special Issues include:

  1. The “Global South” in the study of world politics (Sept 2021)
    Guest Editors: Sebastian Haug, Jacqueline Braveboy-Wagner and Günther Maihold
  2. Emotions, Affect and Power: research directions for development studies (April 2022)
    Guest Editor: Tanya Jakimow
  3. Migration Politics across the World (July 2022)
    Guest Editors: Katharina Natter and Hélène Thiollet
  4. The Everyday Lives of Drugs: Producers, Traders, Consumers and Enforcers (Oct 2022) Guest Editor: Maziyar Ghiabi
  5. Emancipatory movements of the Global South in a changing world order (Sept 2023) Guest Editors: Annamária Artner and Zhiguang Yin

TWQ Special Issue Editors

TWQ has two dedicated Special Issue Editors:


Morten Bøås

Research Professor, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Norway


Marianne H. Marchand

Visiting Professor, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Third World Thematics

Third World Thematics (TWT) was an online only journal which published special issues in the fields of international relations and development studies, specifically showcasing research on the crucial issues facing the contemporary Global South.

Third World Quarterly has increased to 18 issues per year from 2024, and will take on the mission of re-integrating TWT into online and print issues. You can browse the journal archive on the TWT page.

Third World Quarterly: Call for Special Issues

Third World Quarterly is currently seeking Special Issues presenting innovative, interesting and important research on critical issues and core debates affecting the Global South. If you want to find out more, visit the Taylor and Francis special issue page.