Call for Authors: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change: Major Reference Work

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Call for Papers
May 22, 2022 to December 30, 2025
Subject Fields: 
Public Policy, Race Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

Call for Authors: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change: Major Reference Work

As Editor-in-Chief, I invite you to take part in the largest editorial project on Social Problems- "The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Change " being published by Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom.

Living Reference Edition of the Handbook is accessible here:


Themes covered in the Handbooks can be accessed here:


For each of these themes we have committed authors but you can propose a maximum of 2 chapters to author or coauthor. There are 400+ entries in development, review and in production at the moment. If you wish to keep updated about the call for authors/ further development of the project please follow the project at  

In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for:

Defining and redefining Social Change Across the globe

Society, Culture and Social Change

Demography and Social Change

Human Development and Social Change

Social Change and changing Nature of Community and its Functions.

Gender and Social Change

Social Change, Youth hobbies, movements and leisure

Aging and Social Change

Social Change and Morality/Ethics

Marginalization, Vulnerability and Social Change

Globalization, Neoliberalism and Social Change

Development and Social Change

Economic aspects of Social Change

Industrial revolution and Social Change

Employment and Overseas Migration and Social Change

Agents of Social Change

Social Change through education

Social Change through Science and Technological advancement

Social Change through Activism and Social Movements

Media and communication – Social Change

Social Media and Social Change

Social Change through politics and Power

Disaster and Social Change

NGO, Civil Society and Social Change

Social Change and (In) Equality

Social Change and Human rights

Grassroot innovation and Social Change

Governance, Public Sector Innovation and Social Change

Social Change and Changing Nature of Welfare States and Their Functions

Environmental and Climate Change

Measuring, Monitoring and managing Social Change

Interdependency, Interconnectedness and Social Change

Social Change Research – Methods and approach

Teaching Social Change – Methods and approach

Social Change and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 5000-10000 words (including the
reference list). We are inviting the chapters, that are critical summaries/synopses (Tertiary literature)  rather than original research reports.

We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2028 and final proofing between then and the end of the year. The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable. Contributions to this handbook are peer-reviewed.  


Interested authors, please send a 250 words abstract and author bio  to Dr. Rajendra Baikady at or

Contact Info: 

Dr. Rajendra Baikady, University of Johannesburg,  or