CALL FOR CHAPTER: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems: Major Reference Work

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Call for Papers
March 1, 2022 to November 30, 2025
Subject Fields: 
Public Policy, Race Studies, Social Sciences, Social Work, Sociology

As Editor-in-Chief, I invite you to take part in the largest editorial project on Social Problems- "The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems " 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 300+ 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 here

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

Addiction: A Growing Social Problem

Aging, Elderly and Social Problems

Caste, Class and Race in the Global Society

Changing Social Order and Social Problems

Social Problems in the Age of COVID: Global and localized perspectives

Social Problems and Public Policy

The Media and Social Problems

Technology and Social Problems

War, Militarisation and National Security

Sexual Assaults, Harassment and Human Rights

The Politics, Law and Social Problems

Social Problems in a comparative perspective

Toxic leadership as a Social Problem

The Internet, Social Network and Telecommunication security

Teaching Social Problems

Research on Social Problems

Third sector Intervention in Social Problems

Social Problems and Young Lives

Caste, Class and Race in the Global Society 

Hunger and Food Insecurity

Urbanization, hygiene and sanitation problems

Globalization, Housing and Human settlement

Philanthropy and social problems across the globe

Inequality in different shapes and Scope

Harmful Traditional Practices

Organized Crime in Contemporary World

Technological advancement and Cybercrime

Water Governance

Prejudice and Discrimination

Fixing the Problems – Innovative-tested Methods and Approaches

If you have an idea that doesn’t fit into the above sections but contributes to the overall project, please get in touch with the editor-in-chief. We welcome your ideas.

The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 8000-10000 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 2026 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 250 words abstract and author bio  to Dr. Rajendra Baikady or

Contact Info: 

Dr. Rajendra Baikady, Department of Social Work and Community Development, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Email: or