Senator Barack Obama’s campaign for the American presidency has generated more global interest than any other national presidential election in the history of contemporary world politics. From the two hundred thousand multiracial multitude who converged on Berlin, Germany, to hear his address, to President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown in Europe, former President Nelson Mandela and Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Africa, President Jalal Talabani and President Hamid Karzai in the Mideast, and former President Fidel Castro and President Hugo Chavez in South America, unrelenting drumbeats of change resound throughout the 2008 American presidential election campaigns. In his face, language, and politics the global community sees in Senator Obama the multicultural hybridity which is the inevitable future and hope of the world.
Scholars and the general public are invited to submit essays on any aspects of the life and work of the President-elect Barack Obama for a book that is scheduled for immediate publication, entitled “Barack Obama in World Politics.” Topics for consideration may include, but not limited to, any of the following:
I. Professions and Civil Society: Obama and Sports, Obama and Hollywood, Obama and Community Service, Obama and Education, Obama and Politics, Obama and the Law, Obama and Literature, Obama and the Press, Obama and Fatherhood, Obama and Marriage, Obama and Women, Obama and Children, Obama and Race, Obama and Religion, Obama and John F. Kennedy, Obama and the Politics of Sexuality, Obama and the Post-Baby Boom Generation, The Age of Barack Obama.
II. Globalization: Obama and the Global Economy, Obama and Global Recession, Obama and Human Rights, Obama and the HIV/AIDS, Obama and the War on Terrorism, Obama and Poverty, Obama and Genocide, Obama and War Crimes, Obama and the Politics of Prisoner Interrogation, Obama and Migration, Obama and Citizenship, Obama and the Environment, Obama and Global Warming, Obama and Diplomacy, Obama and the Americas, Obama and Europe, Obama and the Middle East, Obama and Africa, Obama and Asia, Obama and Space, Obama and Globalization, Obama in World Politics.
Deadline for Submission of Essays: December 28, 2008
Length of Essays: 1,500 – 3000 words
Address for Submission: Essays, which may include references where necessary, should be sent as MS Word attachment to: Bobook09@gmail.com. Please, include your name, email address, institutional/independent affiliation, telephone number, and a 50-word biodata with the essay. You may submit up to TWO different essays.
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