Call for Chapters: International Response to Domestic Violence

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Call for Papers
October 21, 2019 to January 15, 2020
Subject Fields: 
Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology, Women's & Gender History / Studies, World History / Studies

Call for Chapters


International Response to Domestic Violence


Expressions of Interest due by January 15, 2020


Edited by:

Diana S. Peterson, Arizona State University

Julie A. Schroeder, Jackson State University

Dongling Zhang, Webster University



We are inviting expressions of interest from scholars of any discipline, working on domestic violence, to contribute to our edited collection titled International Response to Domestic Violence currently underway with Rutledge Publications. This collection will be a sequel to Drs. Diana S. Peterson and Julie A. Schroeder’s (2016) Domestic Violence in International Context, which continues to explore the response to domestic violence around the world by the criminal justice system, non-governmental organizations, and/or health agencies. 

We welcome any contribution which provides a snapshot of the prevalence, extent, and nature of domestic violence in a specific country or region. The countries/regions that we are particularly interested in include (but are not limited to):

  • Mexico (or other Latin American countries)
  • Caribbean countries
  • Finland, Iceland (or other Northern European countries)
  • Germany
  • Russia
  • Poland (or other Eastern European countries)
  • Thailand (or other Southeast Asian countries)
  • Middle East


Special attention is devoted to the evolution of anti-domestic violence laws, the way that law enforcement agencies, non-governmental organizations and/or health agencies deal with domestic violence, and how all these initiatives influence women’s rights and interests.

Contributors are invited to submit no later than January 15, 2020an abstract of 500 words. They will be notified of by February 15, 2020, about the status of their submissions and sent detailed chapter guidelines. Full chapters (3500 to 4000 words) are expected to be submitted by May 31, 2020. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. 

For more information about the edited collection in general, or to discuss your ideas, please feel free to contact Dr. Dongling Zhang (