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The Journal of Autonomy and Security Studies (JASS) is a peer-reviewed, open access e-journal published by the Åland Islands Peace Institute (AIPI), Mariehamn, Åland, Finland. The journal addresses its overarching theme of peace and security from the perspectives of autonomy, demilitarisation, and minority protection.

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The very first issue of JASS includes the following articles:

  • The Åland Islands, Finland and European Security in the 21st Century, by Saila Heinikoski.This article will review the Åland Islands in the European and Finnish security context. The Åland Islands is a demilitarised, neutralised and autonomous province of Finland, and the aim of the article is to look at how the more than 160-year old demilitarisation regime relates to the current security context.
  • Mapping Historical Consciousness: Mental Maps of Time and Space among Secondary School Students from ten locations around the Baltic and Mediterranean seas, by Janne Holmén. The article investigates the temporal and spatial structure of historical consciousness among secondary school students from ten locations around the Baltic and Mediterranean seas. It examines what eras and spaces in history are important to the students, and discusses how the mental maps of individuals at a certain location are affected by geopolitics and interpretations of historical experiences.
  • A Comparative Study of the Autonomy Arrangement of the Former Netherlands Antilles in relation to the Åland Example, by Lotte Tange. In this study, the Caribbean part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands is examined as an example of an autonomy arrangement that has been subject to change, but is at the same time inflexible due to its robust constitutional entrenchment. With special reference to particular timeframes and conflicts, this research compares the autonomy arrangement of the former Netherlands Antilles to the Åland Example.
  • The issue also contains a project note on the research project Autonomy Arrangements in the World, written by Levente Salat and Sergiu Constantin.

Each issue of JASS will include scholarly articles that in some way deal with the subjects mentioned above. Before being accepted, all articles have been subject to a double-blind peer-review process. JASS issues may also include other types of material such as project notes, book reviews, and information on pending conferences. JASS is published twice a year – in May and in November.

The editorial board invites proposals on articles, thematic issues, and other suggestions to make JASS a relevant and accessible scholarly journal in its field via the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The first issue of JASS can be found at www.jass.ax, where you can also register to subscribe.