CFP: Towards Sustainable Development: Environmental Agenda from Political, Economic, and Social Perspectives

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Call for Papers
January 20, 2019
Czech Republic
Subject Fields: 
Environmental History / Studies, American History / Studies, European History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Contemporary History

The journal Acta Universitatis Carolinae - Studia Territorialia invites authors to submit articles for its 2020 special issue titled “Towards Sustainable Development: Environmental Agenda from Political, Economic, and Social Perspectives.”

International effort for sustainable economic development can be traced at least as far back as the Club of Rome and the first Earth Summit held in Stockholm in 1972. Further initiatives followed, such as the Montreal Protocol in 1987, Agenda 21 in 1992, or Kyoto Protocol in 1997. However, while the goals and commitments set by these initiatives were mostly implemented on the national level, the ongoing degradation of the environment clearly demonstrates a concerted global effort is needed to mitigate these trends. Furthermore, the environmental agenda affects an increasing number of fields, and as public interest and anxiety grow, its effect on how modern societies are organized is becoming ever more pronounced.

It is in this context that the present call for papers aims to analyze the development of environmental concepts and strategies as well as the impact the environmental issues have had on politics, economy, and society in North America, Europe and post-Soviet Eurasia. The editors welcome original theoretical, comparative and case studies providing both disciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives from various fields of study, ranging from human ecology, through history, political economy, international relations, geography, up to sociology and anthropology.

The contributions may address subtopics including but not limited to:

  • environmental issues at national and international levels
  • management of environmental crises and disasters
  • dwindling natural resources and energy security
  • sustainable development and changes in national economic policies
  • migration as an environmental issue
  • environmental issues’ effect on political landscape, party systems and voting behavior
  • climate change as a challenge for global governance
  • transnational actors in the environmental issues
  • environmental lieux de mémoire

The articles are to be written in English and should be ideally 6,000 to 9,000 words long (excluding footnotes and abstract). The contributions should be sent to the editorial team at or uploaded via the AUC Studia Territorialia journal management system. The authors should consult the submission guidelines for further instructions and style. All contributions considered for publication will be subject to double-blind peer review. For details please feel free to contact the editors.

Article submission deadline: January 20, 2020.

Acta Universitatis Carolinae – Studia Territorialia is a leading Czech peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on area studies. It covers history, social, political, and economic affairs of the nations of North America, Europe and post-Soviet Eurasia in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The journal is published by the Institute of International Studies of Charles University, Prague. It is indexed, i.a., in EBSCO, ERIH PLUS, and CEEOL databases.

For further inquiries, please feel free to contact the editors at

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Lucie Filipová, AUC Studia Terrritorialia executive editor

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