The Editors of an ambitious new series on contemporary social and political issues welcome book proposals from suitably qualified individuals (normally a PhD in Philosophy or related discipline).
The series, published by Continuum Press, will address such topics as terrorism, extremism, multiculturalism, wars of intervention, advancements in technology, civil liberties, globalization, the rise of the far right, nationalism, fair and free trade, animal rights, religious fundamentalism, and new topics in medical ethics. We have a strong preference for humanistic, rather than overly technical writing – the intention is that the books should contribute to the discussion outside academe – as well as a desire for genuinely polemical philosophy. No doubt some books will offer overviews of current debates and established positions, but the books should also carry the debates further. We hope authors will push the boat out a little, defend and articulate their own positions. The books might be provocative, might stimulate public debate.
The first round of books will be published early next year. The publishers are putting rather a lot into the series. The books – of no more than 60,000 words – will be published in both the United States and Europe, with the possibility of translations into other languages.