Call for Chapters for edited volume on "Civil Society and Social Movements: Challenges and Opportunities"

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Call for Publications
February 4, 2018
Subject Fields: 
Human Rights, Political History / Studies, Social History / Studies, Social Sciences, Women's & Gender History / Studies

This volume examines the roles and contributions of civil society and social movements in terms of women and youth empowerment, freedom of expression, conflict resolution, the promotion of human rights and community peace-building. For this scope, it investigates the impact of civil society and social movements organizations on politics, power and their impact on social and political life. The book also analyses the extent to which the new information technologies are used by civil society and social movements for mobilizing as well as framing their political and social demands. Finally, it offers an overview of international donors’ agenda and interests in supporting civic engagement empowerment projects. Overall, this volume is meant to contribute to the current debate on the nature of and the relationship between civil society and social movements by providing new insights into concrete manifestations of these phenomena in non-Western context.  

This call seeks to attract papers offering an up-to-date analysis on civic engagement and community participation, by considering case studies from different areas around the world and the Middle East, Africa, Central Asia and Latin America in particular. Special emphasis is given to social and political challenges faced by civil society and social movement organizations and to the lessons learnt from their engagement despite violence, social problems, lack of opportunities, and absence of democracy.

Potential authors are invited to send their abstract of maximum 300 words to Dr. Ibrahim Natil:, Dr. Chiara Pierobon:  and Ms. Lilian Tauber: by February 4, 2018. The full chapters/papers should not exceed 7000 words and should be submitted by March 31, 2018.

Contact Info: 

Vertr.-Juniorprofessorin Dr. Chiara Pierobon
Institut für Gesellschaftswissenschaften (IGW)
Bereich Soziologie
Zschokkestr. 32, Lehrgebäude 40
39104 Magdeburg

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