Call for Abstracts Volume 3, Issue 2.

Theme: Climate Justice, Environmental Concerns and Ecology

Abstract Submission Deadline
December 5, 2017

Confirmation of Acceptance
December 10, 2017

Complete Manuscript Submission
December 25, 2017

Processing Fee Submission
January 7, 2018

Review Report
January 15, 2018

Reworked Manuscript Submission
January 31, 2018

Publication
February 10, 2018

The Journal for People´s Studies (JPS) calls for abstracts for its next issue on the theme CLIMATE JUSTICE, ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS AND ECOLOGY. We invite academicians, scholars, intellectuals, environmentalists, activists, practitioners, lawyers and others to come up with disciplinary and inter-disciplinary papers which aim to critically analyse both scientific as well as community approaches and varied discourses on the theme.

While most of the focus in social science surrounds social justice, egalitarianism and peace concerns, there is equally a need to academically engage with the questions of Climate Justice, Environmental Concerns and Ecology. Climate change could bring in unpredictable environmental destruction and ecological shifts, thus endangering the very notion of life on earth. It disrupts national economies, affects human life, the life of flora and fauna, people, communities, countries, landmass, water, forests, mountains etc.

Climate justice is in public debates with the emergence of studies on impact of greenhouse gases, ozone layer, global warming, carbon trade and related issues. The uneven mode and pattern of development, mining and industrialisation generally assumed as the key development contributor today plunges a warning bell not only in terms of loss of livelihood of communities but at large the future life on earth itself. This directly impacts the communities that live in direct interaction with land, water, forest, hills and their ecosystems. The impacts are far reaching to unpredictable magnitude. Scientists have already predicted unprecedented, severe and frequent drought by 2050 in 13 out of the 26 worldwide regions of the planet. Severe flood, frequent cyclones and submergence of sizeable landmass are the other dangers.

In this context it is mandatory to look into the highest risk to environmental and ecosystem, which leads to questions on future life and the risk mitigation mechanisms. Due to power dynamics, human greed, misdirection of economic resources, mining, burning of fossil fuels and non-renewable energy sources and the excessive emission of certain gases in the atmosphere, destruction of irreplaceable environment, fragile ecology, habitation, and resources increases vulnerability. The Aadijan or First Nations (also indigenous people), the oppressed and poor face immense threat to their life and livelihood alongwith peasantry, fishing community, forest based communities, labouring classes and others working in factors and plants.

Though several international conventions and covenants are in place, many states in the world do not have a clear policy on climate justice, environmental justice and ecological balance. In a critical principled perspective, it would also seek to challenge the abuse of power, diffusion of greed and thwarting off all oppressive social structures. The growing burden on environment through economic injustice led to the emergence of social movements related to environmental justice. As a social science discourse, the theory and practice of environmental concerns and ecological harmony necessarily includes distributive conceptions of justice and also embraces notions of justice based in recognition, participation and capabilities.

There are many other pertaining issues that need critical scholarly and intellectual interpretation. JPS invited scholars, academicians, intellectuals, researchers, activists and others interested to submit their abstracts within the following subthemes:

  • Climate Justice and Indigenous People
  • Climate Democracy and Environmental Justice
  • Fragile ecosystems and endangered zones
  • Ecology and ecosystem
  • Carbon trade and destruction to ecosystem
  • Human habitation and ecological concerns
  • Community initiatives to protect environment
  • Indigenous models of Environmental Concerns
  • Climate Change, Social Justice and Human Rights
  • Development patterns and Indigenous Communities
  • Development, Economy and Equitable Development
  • War, conflicts and ecological concerns
  • Environmental Justice and Neoliberal economics
  • Perspectives of Carbon Free Economy
  • Dangers of greenhouse effect
  • Green Economy and Sustainable Development
  • Climate justice, Health and Livelihood concerns
  • United Nations, International covenants and treaties
  • Developed and Developing nations/countries
  • Toxic Colonialism and Garbage Imperialism
  • Resource exploitation and resource distribution
  • Ecological questions and vulnerabilities based on race, gender, caste, class, identity, etc.
  • Environmental Justice and intra-racial and intra-community conflict
  • Geo-politics of ecology
  • Climate Justice and Ecological Movements
  • Inequality/Injustice and Indigenous Peoples Resistance
  • Eco-feminism
  • Community Voices
  • Community life, local knowledge and cultural in managing ecosystem.

JPS welcomes abstracts on any of the above given themes. It also welcomes any related theme that the author/s considers part of the broader theme of the issue. Interested persons are requested to go through the guidelines for more details http://peoples-studies.com/submission-guidelines/. Any paper without following the style of writing will be rejected. Abstracts should be submitted to editor@peoples-studies.com with the subject line ‘Abstract Submission – First Author’s name’ (for example: Abstract Submission – Peter Jones). Any submission after the deadline at any stage will not be entertained, unless it is reasonably communicated with the editors. Due to the large number of submissions, only those whose abstracts are shortlisted will be notified.

Apart from the thematic articles, we also welcome special articles on issues of concerns within the ambit of social sciences, documents as well as reviews of books, films, documentaries, events or any other aspect that could be reviewed. Interested persons should visit http://peoples-studies.com/submission-guidelines/ for further details.

Goldy George
Chief Editor