President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign for the American presidency seemed to have generated more global interest than any other national presidential election in the history of contemporary world politics. From the estimated two hundred thousand people who converged on Berlin, Germany, to hear his address, to President Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister Gordon Brown, former President Nelson Mandela, Prime Minister Raila Odinga, President Jalal Talabani, President Hamid Karzai, former President Fidel Castro, and President Hugo Chavez, unrelenting drumbeats of change resounded throughout the 2008 election campaigns. In his face, language, and politics the global community sees in Obama the inevitable multicultural hybridity of the future.
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 31, 2008
Length of Essays: 1,500 – 3000 words.
Address for Submission: Bobook09@gmail.com. Essays should be mailed as MS Word attachment and may include references where necessary. Please, include your name, email address, institutional/independent affiliations, telephone number, and a 50-word biodata with the essay. You may submit up to TWO different essays.
Contact: Editors, Room L15 Henderson Hall, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Retention, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384, United States. Telephone: 1 (937) 838-3116.
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