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Special Issue on ‘Youth Activism in Environmental Politics- Call for Papers!
Recently, important new research has emerged to explain the large intergenerational cleavages in values and political preferences in many contemporary societies. In most established democracies (and many newer democracies), young people are more likely to possess progressive values and are much more cosmopolitan in their outlook (socially liberal, accepting of cultural diversity and outward looking) than older generations. They tend to reject mainstream electoral politics and authoritarian-nationalist forms of populism in favour of alternative, progressive political parties and movements.
Indeed, there is burgeoning evidence of a global tendency towards young people’s support for, and participation in, new styles of non-institutionalised political action that seem to better fit their life-styles and to permit the actualisation of their political aspirations. Although there is a considerable body of existing literature that examines the rise of such values and political participation preferences, there is little work that focuses on the relationship with the prioritisation of environmental issues and environmental activism as evidenced in the September 2019 global climate strikes.
The goal of the current Research Topic is to explore the contemporary realities and patterns of youth participation in environmental politics in different societies. As such, we welcome manuscripts of original research and conceptualization that address the different practices of youth as they seek to effect environmental change (and also their motivations for doing so). Contributions are welcome from scholars, youth practitioners and activists operating in a range of different settings, and using diverse disciplinary, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Abstract- 01 September 2020
Manuscript- 01 December 2020
Keywords: Young people, Political participation, Environmental politics, Climate emergency, Political values
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.
For more information, please visit: frontiersin.org/research-topics/12319/youth-activism-in-environmental-politics
*extended deadline* CFP: “The Radical Tradition, Politics, and Climate Change” Special Issue of the Radical Philosophy Review
Preventing “the Age of Loneliness”: Conservation, Ecological Restoration, Adaptation and the Nonhuman
As part of the Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) Workshops 2018 at the University of Manchester, 10-12 September 2018.
In light of current sixth mass extinction crisis it has become apparent that if humanity does not drastically change its current path we will enter ‘the age of loneliness’ as recently stated by naturalist and biologist Edward O. Wilson (2016). For this workshop we invite environmental philosophers and environmental political theorists to discuss how such a dystopian future could be prevented by ecological restoration, biological conservation or adaptation to a world of global warming, large monocultures and degraded habitats.
A more detailed outline can be found here: http://www.mancept.com/mancept-workshops/mancept-workshops-2018-3/panels-f-p/preventing-the-age-of-loneliness/
Please send your abstract (200-400 words) to either linnea.luuppala [at]helsinki.fi or anna.wienhues [at] manchester.ac.uk by the 3rd of June 2018 and do not hesitate to contact them if you have any questions.