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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Call for chapters: Social Policy in Southern Europe

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Academics and researchers in the field of social policy are invited to submit abstracts proposing chapters for inclusion in the forthcoming book Social Policy in Southern Europe: A Comparative Introduction, edited by sociologists Michael Briguglio and Maria BrownThe project is currently at proposal stage for publication by an internationally renowned publisher. The proposed volume will offer a concise comparative analysis of social policy in the Southern European region. It will draw on classic and contemporary theories of social policy, as well as political, social and economic contexts and processes, to illuminate contemporary social policies in Southern Europe. The proposed volume is intended to appeal to a wide international audience comprising undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, researchers and policy-makers. 

Interested authors are invited to submit abstracts to propose chapters that discuss how the following themes are being addressed in specific Southern European countries: poverty, social exclusion, gender norms, risks, social investment, welfare regime forms, employment, governance, social movements, diversity and sustainability*. Proposed chapters should deploy a critical comparative approach that focuses on specific countries in Southern Europe whilst comparing regional commonalities and differences. 


Chapter abstracts are to be submitted to michael.briguglio@um.edu.mt by 15th April 2017, clearly indicating:

  • Name and surname of author/s
  • Institutional Affiliation
  • Proposed chapter title
  • Country being discussed
  • Themes* addressed
  • Abstract (300 words) describing content and scope
  • Chapter sub-headings

The actual chapters will be c.2000-3000 words long.

Kindly note the following projected timeframes:
  • Abstract submission: 15th April 2017
  • Notification of acceptance or otherwise: 15th September 2017
  • Chapter drafts: 15th April 2018

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