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Ashgate Publishing Seeks Authors, Editors for Global Urban Book Series

June 11, 2013

The Global Urban Book Series with Ashgate Publishing is now seeking authors and editors for additional books to appear as part of the series. This book series provides cutting edge interdisciplinary research on political, spatial, cultural and economic processes and issues in urban areas across the U.S. and the world, and on the global processes that impact and unite urban areas.

The organizing theme of the series is the reality that behavior within and between cities and urban regions must be understood in a larger domestic and international context. An explicitly comparative approach to understanding urban issues and problems allows scholars and students to consider and analyze new ways in which urban areas across different societies and within the same society interact with each other and address a common set of challenges or issues.

The volumes in the Global Urban Studies book series explore urban issues at three levels, i) urban areas individually in the U.S. and abroad, ii) urban areas in comparative context across regions, nationally, and internationally, and iii) how the forces of globalization change urban areas. Each book in the series will focus on a common and/or emerging issue in cities across the globe.

Scholars interested in writing or editing future books in the series should contact series editor, Laura A. Reese, and submit an initial prospectus and a curriculum vita.

The preliminary prospectus should be six to ten pages outlining the following:

  • Theme or thesis
  • Comparative or global focus
  • Methodology
  • General topics or chapter description
  • Time frame for completion

Proposers will be contacted by the series editor to potentially provide a full proposal. Even in the case of competed manuscripts, the submission process should begin with a preliminary proposal.

Contact Information: Dr. Laura A. Reese, Director Global Urban Studies Program; Michigan State University, 447 Berkey Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 USA

For more information, see www.gusp.msu.edu or www.globalurbanbookseries.org/.

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