Caribbean Outlook: the dynamics of politics, ideology, regionalism and evolving perspectives

Call for papers for proposed anthology:

Caribbean Outlook: the dynamics of politics, ideology, regionalism and evolving perspectives

Deadlines: 28 February 2015 – abstracts of proposals;  30 June 2015 – full papers due

From the CFP:

The publication brings together written discussion by contributors on Caribbean society on intellectual areas that have shaped and are shaping the characteristics of the Caribbean. The objectives of the publication are to connect with students and academics at the tertiary level but can also be a generally used resource. As a result, one goal of the publication is to have innovative, refreshing, re-examined viewpoints on different academic areas challenging traditional and even revisionist ideas. By this, the publication provides an opportunity for contributors to put forward ideas into the academic domain alongside traditional and critical ideas. The thematic structure of the publication was chosen given the impact that these areas have within the region.

The exploration of political issues provides the backdrop for understanding the systems of power within the Caribbean. Part of this exploration is to examine the legacies of colonial administration through the influence of the political party structure, the parliamentary system, and constitutional foundations of the region’s system of politics. Ideology continues to play a central role in the development of the Caribbean’s identity ranging from labour movements, identity consciousness and constitutional reform. The struggles of small Caribbean states within the worldwide economy provides the underpinning for exploring Caribbean unification as a critical aspect of the region’s twenty-first century goals. In some instances, the discussion of the importance of Caribbean integration has not given traction to the integration movement while other aspects of regionalism are losing power to influence the integration discussion. Finally, evolving perspectives provides an opportunity to investigate areas that have in the past few years been seen as important pillars for social development. For example, gender, sport, banking and law were second to politics, economics, and labour as it pertains to forces shaping the Caribbean. However, these areas are very important for the continued institutional progress of Caribbean society.

To attain the goal of creating a relevant framework for discussion, each contribution should be situated within a theoretical basis outlining why and how the elements within the area have impacted upon Caribbean society. Each submission therefore will be examined and approved depending on the quality of research. Authors are asked to submit an abstract with final submission to be made later on.

Citation style: Chicago Manual of Style (latest edition)

Word length: 8,000 – 10,000

Proposed Publishers: Palgrave MacMillan or Edward Elgar Publishing

For more information, contact:  – Jerome Teelucksingh, University of the West Indies – St. Augustine


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