Occasional Paper Series 2014

“Independent Renaissances? Narratives for radical Human Ecology in Scotland”

Call for Abstracts – Occasional Paper Series 2013-4

Please email expressions of interest to editor@che.ac.uk by one of the following dates (rolling deadline): 13.6.2014, 03.10.2014. We want abstracts of 300 words before commissioning articles, but are happy to discuss ideas ahead of this.


Gerald Taylor Aiken and Svenja Meyerricks (Editors)


Occasional Paper Series

The CHE’s Occasional Paper Series invites a discourse rooted in radical human ecology in the run-up to the independence referendum in September 2014. We aim to publish papers focusing specifically on Scotland, covering issues such as bioregionalism, inequalities, responses to the global crises, visions for a new ecological economy, migration and social justice, environmental and climate justice, political ecology, and many more. Ideally, these papers will focus on practical solutions for complex ‘wicked’ problems, but we invite also more theoretical discussions. Papers should respect the Centre for Human Ecology’s ethos and framing of human ecology as a generalist, radical and transdisciplinary tradition in the service of the public good.


Aims of the series

This occasional paper series aims to allow for breathing space for academic work based on real-life engagement, which will be made freely accessible for a wide audience. Much community-based research can have considerable impact, but lacks outlets through which it can be communicated. The CHE has many years experience of working in this interface, whether the need to balance the demands of academic rigour with the rough edges of practical action, and enable communication into a context of real-life impact. Accepted papers will be published exclusively online, with open access, and hosted in a separate section on the che.ac.uk website, where they will be freely accessible as pdf files.


Submission Guidelines:  We operate a submission process in two stages. Expressions of interest will be submitted in form of abstracts. We will then contact you in due course regarding a potential progression to a paper, and agree on a deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed by members of the CHE’s academic board. All papers submitted to be considered for publication should normally be between 4,000 – 6,000 words in length. We are looking for articles that are accessible and engaging in style, yet reflect academic standards by including original research and literature reviews. In addition, you are welcome to submit original photos or artworks. Please attribute all references and quotations to the original authors, using the Harvard referencing style.


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The Centre for Human Ecology is an independent academic institute, network and registered charity based in Glasgow, Scotland, with an international membership of graduates and fellows. It exists to stimulate and support fundamental change towards ecological and social justice through education, action and research, drawing on a holistic, multidisciplinary understanding of environmental and social systems.


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