Call for Papers

Call for book chapters ‘Tracing alternative political ecologies against the neoliberal environmental agenda’

21st Mar 2017

The editors below are preparing an edited book in connection with the ‘Rights to Nature: Tracing alternative political ecologies against the neoliberal environmental agenda’ Conference that was organized at the University of Cambridge last June (https:// conservationandtransformation. com/conference-rights-to- nature/). This Book will report work that explores different forms of contesting neoliberalism within the broad field of political ecology. 

We would like to invite you to send us an expression of interest (e.g. a 150-200 words abstract) if you would like to take part to this publication. If you decide to participate, please notice that your book chapter must be ready before the end of May 2017 and it should be a no more than 5,000 words (including bibliography- Harvard style).

While we are open to any theoretical approach, field and case study, it is important to address in your chapter AT LEAST one of the following two issues:

1) Cases of contestation by social/environmental movements (either related to your research if you are a scholar or to your own experience if you are an activist or of course both since many of us do not fall strictly under one of these two ‘categories’),


2) The social relevance of your research for environmental struggles (why activists and social movements should care about your work?)]

We’d like to emphasise that we really want this book to be accessible to any audience and contribute (as much as possible) to bridging the activist-scholar gap. Our explicit goal is to produce a publication which will succeed in transcending the confines of academia. Therefore, if you are a scholar we kindly ask you to avoid using jargon, to try to make as explicit as possible the social and political relevance of your work and to attempt to write your thoughts without having in mind the usual limitations of the peer reviewed process. If you are an activist, we invite you to describe your experience in a way that will open a dialogue with other activists and scholars. 

Finally, we would like to ask you to circulate this call to activists or scholars that may be interested in contributing. 

Questions should be directed to:
Elia Apostolopoulou ( )
and Jose Cortes-Vazquez (