Abstracts due by 29th May 2015
Edited by Dr Lynda Shevellar and Dr Peter Westoby of The University of Queensland, Australia, the aim of the (provisionally titled) Ashgate Research Companion to Community Development is to provide scholars and graduate students with a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject.
As a topic, it is particularly attractive owing to its inter-disciplinary nature. In addition to community development scholars, the work will appeal to graduates and academics working within the fields of social work, sociology, political science, and development studies. The research companion will be aimed towards the academic library market. Authors will be drawn from around the world, with their writing receiving assistance from an international peer review panel, including Emeritus Professor Marjorie Mayo, Emeritus
Professor Jim Ife, Associate Professor James DeFilippis and Dr Akwugo Emejulu.
Abstracts of 500 words are due by 29th May 2015. All authors will be notified of the final decision by 31st August 2015. Selected authors will then be invited to contribute a full chapter of 6,500 words, due March 2016. Chapters will undergo a peer review process with senior scholars in community development, to assist in the further development of writing.
The final manuscript will be delivered to Ashgate in February 2017, for publication and release in 2017.
What we are seeking
Abstracts are now being sought for book chapters from authors undertaking
community development research in any of the following areas:
- Populations facing forced displacement such as asylum seekers, refugees and
people enduring development induced displacement
- Social development in post-conflict or transition communities
- Violence in a domestic sphere such as domestic violence and child protection
- Responses to indigenous marginalization
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Food sovereignty and security and the politics of food
- Survival development – including responses to natural disasters and pandemics
Although the book is focused upon community development, scholars engaged in community-oriented research in cognate disciplines are also encouraged to submit an abstract.
Please send your 500-word abstract, (including contact details and affiliations) by email to Dr Lynda Shevellar by the 29th May 2015. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org