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[ecrea] CfC: Global Handbook of Communications and Sustainable Development

Mon Aug 27 12:12:45 GMT 2018

Call for Chapters

Global Handbook of Communicationsand Sustainable Development

In 2015 several member states of the United Nations agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or what is known as the 2030 Agenda. The SDGs are expected to address major global challenges such as poverty alleviation, access to education, addressing inequality, climate change, improving access to quality healthcare, eradicating hunger, ensuring environmentalsustainability, promoting innovation and infrastructural developmentamong others.

To what extent are the intended beneficiaries of this ambitious plan aware of the 2030 agenda? What is the role of the media in communicating for sustainable development? Are the efforts to communicate the global goals reaching the target beneficiaries or do they end up as gathering of elites in major capitals with little to show for in terms of impact for the ordinary people? How can communication be utilized to address the challenges of achieving sustainable development? How is the digital media being utilized in communicating for sustainable development? How can communication serve as a tool for community empowerment in achieving sustainable development?

These are some of the questions that the Global Handbook of Communications and Sustainable Development would seek to address. The book, expected to be published by Palgrave Macmillan seek contributions that provide critical analysis, empirical research, theoretical insights and practical examples on communication and sustainable development. Themes to be covered by the book include, but not limited to the following areas:

• History of communication and sustainable development
• Theories of communication and sustainable development
• Communicating the global goals (17 SDGs and 169 targets)
• Regional experiences in communicating sustainable development (Africa, Asia, Europe, North & Latin America)
• Communication,sustainable development and social change
• Communication, sustainable development and social Justice
• Elite discourse, language and sustainable development
• Digital media and sustainable development
• Journalism and sustainable development
• Citizen journalism and sustainable development
• International communication and sustainable development
• Communication, foreign policy and sustainable development
• Communication, fragility, resilience and sustainable development
• Sustainable development and peace communication
• Role of international multilateral development agencies in communicating sustainable Development
• Role of NGOs and civil societies in communicating sustainable development
• Role of traditional institutions in communicating sustainable development
• Public Service Broadcasting and sustainable development
• Corporate communications for sustainable development
• Comparative approaches in communicating sustainable Development
• Communication and financing for sustainable development
• Challenges in communicating sustainable development
• Diasporic media and sustainable development
• Communication policy and sustainable development
• Communication, innovation and sustainable development

Time line

Authors should submit an abstract of 250-300 words to the editor, Muhammad Jameel Yusha'u, (mjyushau /at/ <mailto:(mjyushau /at/>

Deadline for submission of abstracts:30th October 2018

Notification for accepted abstracts: 30th December 2018

Full chapters: 30th March 2019 (5000-8000 words maximum)

All abstracts should contain the following information:

• Title of chapter
• Full name of author(s)
• Affiliation
• Email address and other contact details
• Short bio (150 words maximum)

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