Call for Articles for an Edited Collection titled The Politics of Hope: Ecological Protest in American History
The Politics of Hope: Ecological Protest in American History is an edited collection to be published with the University of Colorado Press that examines how protests and negotiations over ecological issues influence local, state and national politics and arguably contribute to the health and expansion of American democracy. Dr. Jeff Crane and Dr. Michael Egan are the co-editors for this project.
Articles should focus on a particular issue such as watershed restoration, forest or species protection, industrial pollution (these are just examples) and examine how these conflicts are negotiated and resolved at whatever level is appropriate to the event. Moreover, the article needs to make an argument for how the ecological protest influences local, state, and national politics in a positive or negative way. Do citizens become more active in local politics because of this event? Does the local fight have an influence on state or national politics? How effective is an inherently democratic process versus one in which strong federal power is applied against local interests and what is the impact of either process? The impact of the ecological protest on American democracy needs to be addressed specifically in your abstract.
The deadline for abstract submission and consideration is October 15, 2010.
Please send a 250 word abstract and curriculum vitae as an electronic submission saved in Word to Jeff Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Dr. Crane by calling 936-294-4443
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