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International Peace Research Association
Invitation to Submit Proposals for book publication on
Peace-building and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
The International Peace Research Association (IPRA) through its Commission for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is publishing a book from Springer Press as part of the Springer Briefs on Environment, Security, Development and Peace under the series editorship of Prof. Hans Günter Brauch of the Faculty of Political Science at the Free University of Berlin. The book will be published in print and online formats. The working title of the book is: Peace-building and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Experiences and Strategies for the 21st Century.
Editors for the book are the coordinators of the IPRA Commission for the Rights of Indigenous People who are located at the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Sydney in Australia and the Aotearoa New Zealand, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago, Dunedin, in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We invite proposals for chapters, each of a maximum of 5000 words (including references and supplementary material), for a book on the theme of Peace-building and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Experiences and Strategies for the 21st Century. This publication will contribute towards the growing body of literature informing and promoting the rights of Indigenous Peoples as set out in the U.N Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
We look forward to receiving your chapter proposals for consideration in this volume. All chapters will be peer-reviewed and authors are obliged to conform to the publishing guidelines and format requirements of Springer Press, which will be provided once chapter proposals have been accepted.
We have summarized four main sections relevant to the theme. We invite proposals for chapters that address one or more of these themes. Analyses of contemporary and historical cases are welcomed. Chapters are to be written in English language. Indigenous Peoples’ modes of discourse and communication outside standard Western academic frameworks are invited for consideration.
Section I will focus on critically exploring the engagement of central issues of Indigenous Peoples Rights (such as struggles for land, human, cultural, civil, legal and constitutional rights) with key approaches in peacebuilding (such as non-violence, non-violent strategic action in challenges to structural violence, sustainability, gender equality, cultures of peace, environmental protection).
Section II will examine cases where the causes of Indigenous Peoples Rights have been inspired and led by Indigenous leaders and movements using peace and non-violent strategies, including distinctive cultural approaches.
Section III will present case studies that analyse the successes and failures of peace perspectives in respect to contributions, developments, advancement and barriers to the implementation of the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Section IV will investigate concepts and practices related to the 21st Century achievement of Universal Indigenous Peoples Rights within the context of sustainable peace.
We cordially invite you to provide an expression of interest to contribute towards this collective volume by April 7th 2015. Please provide a title, abstract (400 words) summarizing your chapter and demonstrating how it addresses the themes, your full name, qualifications, institutional affiliation and tribal affiliation (if applicable). We will advise you by the end of April.
Upon confirmation by the co-editors, completed chapters would be due by September 20th 2015). We plan to publish this book in mid-year2016 on the occasion of the 26th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association). Authors will receive one free copy and discount purchases of the book, but unfortunately no royalties can be provided.
We welcome inquiries and look forward to hearing from you. Yours sincerely,
Dr. John Synott (Adjunct Professor, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney). Email: [email protected]
Dr. Heather Devere, (Director of Practice, National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago). Email: [email protected]
Ms. Kelli Te Maihāroa, (Lecturer, College of Education, University of Otago). Email: [email protected]
Chapter Proposals should be submitted as a Word attachment via email to:
Ms. Kelli Te Maihāroa
College of Education
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054
Aotearoa New Zealand
* The logo of the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, Aotearoa New Zealand, designed by Tane Hirawanu Tapu Solomon, depicts the torua or royal albatross, a symbol of respect and peace for Moriori and Māori people.