“THE 2004 PRESIDENTIAL POLL IN UKRAINE: A CASE STUDY IN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVATION” (working title)
A Collected Volume of Election Observers’ Reports, Reflections, and Analyses on the Three Rounds of the 2004 Ukrainian Presidential Elections
Deadline: 15th June 2005
The ibidem Paperback Series _Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics & Society_ published by ibidem-Verlag (web address provided below) invites English- and German-language original reports and analytical papers on the three ballots of the 2004 presidential elections in Ukraine as well as on the conduct and success of the local and international election observation at them.
Contributions selected for publication will appear in a collected volume edited by Ingmar Bredies M.A., doctoral student of Ukrainian politics at the University of Rostock, Germany, and National Taras Shevchenko University of Kyiv, and Dr. Andreas Umland, Bosch Visiting Lecturer at the National University “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy,” Ukraine.
The volume features three types of contributions:
in chapter one of the book’s main part, scholarly analyses of
any one or two of the three ballots,
the whole election (all three ballots), or
any particular aspect of it (voting and counting in certain regions, media coverage, campaign strategies, etc.).
in chapter two of the book’s main part, scholarly analyses of the conduct, role and relevance of the local and international election observation in securing fair campaigning, unhindered and honest voting, adequate counting and reporting of votes, etc.
original election reports by local and international observers (we are particularly interested in reports from such regions as Donetsk, Kirovohrad, Luhansk, etc.),
participant reflections on the observation process itself by local and international election observers, and
series of photographs taken at various occasions related to the elections (voting at the ballot boxes, press conferences by officials, campaign material, etc.).
The publisher and editors regret to be unable to provide translating or correcting services, or any other individual editorial assistance to authors. Only thoroughly edited and carefully formulated reports, reflections and analyses will be considered for eventual publication. If your report/reflection is not in your mother tongue, you may have to secure help — i.e. thorough corrective reading — by a competent German or English native speaker. Linguistically or stylistically imperfect texts will be returned to authors.
Draft papers may be considered, if you can guarantee that a not yet fully finished text will, in the case of a preliminary acceptance for possible inclusion in the volume, be later thoroughly edited. We will be happy to give a first feedback on your draft, and make an indication whether we might, in principal, be interested, or not. Preliminarily accepted texts that are subsequently not sufficiently edited and corrected until a given deadline will, however, not be published. (Therefore, submit only draft texts that you will, ultimately, be willing and able to finish up for publication in time.)
Contributions should, as a rule, have a length between 2,000 and 8,000 words. Tables, graphs, pictures, and especially unpublished photographs (e.g. taken at the polling stations by yourself) are welcome. Photographs should have a quality of, at least, 300 dpi, and be properly annotated (description of scene, and place & date taken). They can either be included into an analysis or report at an appropriate place in the text, or put, as a series, into the appendices section. Coloured photographs will be reproduced in black-and-white only. Please, do not submit photographs not taken by yourself. Neither the editors nor the publisher will take responsibility for any copy-right violations.
References to primary or secondary sources appear in footnotes which should give exhaustive and correct information on the source referred to, or quoted from. Please, apply the book series’ quotation format and other stylistic prescriptions (headings, use of quotation marks, transliteration, etc.) outlined in the series www-site at:
Authors whose contributions have been accepted for publication will have to provide an information sheet including their full address, short bio, possible on-site activities during the elections, and a short English-language abstract of their text.
The editors and publisher regret to be unable to pay any honorarium or royalties for published contributions. Authors of longer analytical papers only will receive one free copy of the collected volume. Authors of original election reports will, unfortunately, only have the opportunity to buy a book copy for the authors’ special, reduced price. Additional copies too can be ordered for the reduced price for authors, directly from the publisher. (The editors apologize for being unable to offer more favourable conditions.)
Please, send your proposal or manuscript by 15th June 2005 (submissions accepted by e-mail or snail mail, to the following addresses).
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