9.11 and the US wars against Afghanistan and Iraq aroused
American patriotism. Although it began with a low rate of support, the
Bush administration dramatically increased its popularity at the height
of these wars. In domestic politics, President Bush implemented tax
cuts, even though on a smaller scale than he had expected. Bush$B!G(Bs
economic policy reflected the Republican ideology. However, as the US
economy slides into a moderate recession, and the management of the
occupation of Iraq does not go as smoothly as he had wished, support for
the Bush administration has gradually declined. Under the US $B!H(Bnew
empire,$B!I(B Japan is forced to make significant military decisions.
Considering all these factors, the presidential election of 2004 will be
an important election. I plan to edit a monograph series analyzing from
interdisciplinary perspectives various aspects of the successes,
failures, features, and legacies of the Bush administration.
This is the second academic monograph series. The first one, the
$B!H(BSignificance of Koizumi's Visit to North Korea$B!I(B is quite successful,
consisting of more than 20 monographs (both in English and Japanese).
The second series will follow the same kind of procedure as the first
In other words, we will review all the monographs submitted on this
topic. All the accepted monographs will be published as part of
the$B!H(BStudy of the Bush Administration Monograph Series$B!I(B by ArchiTect.
Then, I will select the best monographs and ask their contributors to
add or edit their monographs to be compiled into an edited academic book
(A publisher has not been decided.)
We are putting out a call for authors who will evaluate any
aspect of the Bush administration, including its historical significance
and theoretical analysis. We are looking for both solid research
monographs as well as critical analyses by professionals such as
businesspersons, journalists, and other professionals.
Length: approximately 8,000 ? 30,000 words
Language: English or Japanese
Publication Date: We will review manuscripts as soon as they are
submitted. If they pass the review, they will be published.
Final Deadline: May 2004
Selection of Book Chapters: We will begin to select prospective chapters
in August 2003 based on the synopsis. The final decision will be made
after the complete monograph is published.
How to proceed: Please send me your CV, your prospective theme, and
synopsis (3-6 paragraphs).
If a monograph in English is accepted as a book chapter, it will be
translated into Japanese.
Please send to:
Associate Professor of American History
Osaka University of Foreign Studies
Minoh-city, Osaka Japan 562-8558
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