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Calling for Contributions for Handbook of Environmental Conflicts

Gregg Walker of the School of Communication at Oregon State University and Todd Jarvis of the Conflict Resolution Program at the University of Oregon, USA have been approached by Edward Elgar Publishing, UK and USA, to serve as editors of The Handbook of Environmental Conflicts.

Where there are environmental policy and natural resource management issues, there is the possibility of conflict.  Environmental and natural resource management decision situations typically display three related elements: complexity, controversy, and uncertainty. While controversy may seem to relate most directly to conflict, complexity and uncertainty contribute to the potential for conflict as well. This Handbook considers environmental conflict in terms of both breadth and depth.  It does so by featuring essays in a range of environmental conflict topical areas.

The Handbook considers the arena of environmental conflicts broadly – embracing a “big tent” of work.  Essays on conflict (management, prevention, resolution), negotiation, and peace-building may relate to one or more of the following categories.  These categories (and their lists) are not exhaustive or mutually exclusive.  For example, and author could propose to write about the importance of stakeholder analysis when assessing a conflict situation involving transboundary waters. 

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit chapter proposals on or before 15 September 2023.  A chapter proposal consists of 250 to 1,000 words.  It should serve as general abstract or concept note, with authors explaining the focus, mission, and concerns of their proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by 01 November 2023 about the status of their proposal.  If invited to submit a full chapter the authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed.  Submitters may recommend reviewers.  Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for submissions included in this project.

  • Chapter Proposals Submission Deadline: 15 September 2023
  • Proposal Status Notification by: 01 November 2023
  • Full Chapters Due: 01 March 2024

Contact Todd Jarvis at [email protected] for the full call for contributions including suggested list of topics or with questions.


Todd Jarvis

Todd Jarvis is a Certified Mediator and faculty member at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon. MORE >

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