New Issue of Studia Sociologica on Critical Demography
Call for Papers Date:
Towards critical demography.
Demographic processes and social issues in the contemporary world
There is a demographic dimension to almost every social, economic or political issue of import. Assuming the above, the focus of the planned volume of “Studia Sociologica” will be on demonstrating how the understanding of demographic processes enables better insight into major issues in contemporary societies, at the same time providing tools to deal with these issues.
From the demographic perspective, the world can be divided (in simple terms) into two regions. On the one hand, there are affluent countries of the North undergoing advanced ageing of their societies, in which fertility has stagnated below the replacement level and which face the prospect of depopulation. On the other hand, there are poor countries of the South, still striving to tackle excessive population growth, which, however (according to current forecasts), will also face ageing in the long run. The division outlined above provides only a very general framework for demographic contrasts in the world, concealing significant differences within the two regions.
Considering the limited space, the articles will focus on Europe and North America, therefore on the countries of the North. The proposed topics include the following:
•ageing of societies;
•epidemiological issues; health, illness and health protection;
•family and household as a context for demographic behaviours;
•social policy’s response to demographic challenges;
•demographic backdrop to social inequalities;
•natural environment as a context for demographic processes; climate changes, natural resources and population growth.
We invite demographers, sociologists and other social scientists to contribute to the ongoing public debate on the salient social problems which have a demographic dimension. We also encourage prospective authors to bring up for discussion possible solutions to the issues being raised.
Deadline for abstracts submission: 30th November 2013.
Deadline for texts submission: 20th February 2014.
Editor: dr Małgorzata Krywult-Albańska, firstname.lastname@example.org
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