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The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems- Major Reference Work, Palgrave Macmillan

Goal: This Handbook will capitalise on the emergence of a new paradigm, which considers social problems in the 21st century as globally interconnected and mediated by new geopolitical and market logics. This volume will showcase new approaches to social problems.
This Handbook attempt to identify and define the concrete social problem at various national and international scopes. In addition, the Handbook tries to respond to the following three questions:
• What do we know about the problem (i.e., what is the definition and extent of the problem)?
• How do we know this information (i.e., what are the sources of data about this problem)?
• What should be done, in terms of policy and social action to alleviate the problem (i.e., what are viable solutions for reducing, mitigating, solving, or abolishing the problem)?
This volume envisages contributions from the following geographical regions–
America
Europe
Middle East, West and South Asia
East Asia and Oceania
Africa
OECD countries
Middle Income Countries
Less Developed Countries
In addition to this the volume will also make an attempt to understand the Social Problems- its origin and solution in different political regime types (Liberal, Social Democratic, Continental, and Authoritarian and other forms of governments)

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CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Mapping Global Inequalities: Major Reference Work Series Volume 11- 15
Series Editors-in-Chief:
Rajendra Baikady Ph.D.FRSA, Department of Social Work, School of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Director, Centre for Family Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Dear colleagues
We invite you to take part in one of the largest editorial projects on Inequality - Mapping Global Inequality - Major Reference Work Book Series being published by Springer Nature, United States. The Series consists of several volumes, but we will publish an individual call for contribution for each volume separately. If you wish to be informed about the call for authors, please follow the project at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Mapping-Global-Inequality-Major-Reference-Work-Book-Series-by-Springer-United-States
In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for the following volumes ( please click the title or the link below each title for more details):
Volume XI
Income and Wealth Inequality - Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Hort Sven E.O.
Volume XII
Researching Inequality: Approaches and Methods - Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Hayhoe., S.
Volume XIII
Teaching Inequality: Approaches and Methods - Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Hayhoe., S.
Volume XIV
Social Inequality - Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Hort Sven E.O.
Volume XV
Global Migration, Regionalization and Global Inequality - Baikady., R, Przeperski., J &, Schmitt., C.
The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 8000-10,000 words (including the reference list). We are inviting the chapters, that are critical summaries/synopses (Tertiary literature) rather than original research reports.
We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2026 and final proofing between then and the end of the year. The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable. Contributions to all the volumes in this series are peer-reviewed by eternal experts and volume editors.
Interested authors, please send 250 words abstract and author bio to Dr. Rajendra Baikady at rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il or rajendrab@uj.ac.za. In this round of the project, we are aiming for a maximum of 50 chapters in each of these 10 volumes, hence we will evaluate and accept abstracts/ EI on a first come first basis. Abstract submitted on or before 30th May 2022 will get full consideration. Full chapter Submission deadlines to be agreed between authors and the editorial team within the confines of the dates outlined in the submission schedule found in each document.
Contact Info:
Dr. Rajendra Baikady, University of Johannesburg, rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il
Contact Email:
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CALL FOR CHAPTERS
Mapping Global Inequalities: Major Reference Work Series Volume 1- 10
Series Editors-in-Chief:
Rajendra Baikady Ph.D.FRSA, Department of Social Work, School of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa
Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Director, Centre for Family Research, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
Dear colleagues
We invite you to take part in one of the largest editorial projects on Inequality - Mapping Global Inequality - Major Reference Work Book Series being published by Springer Nature, United States. The Series consists of several volumes, but we will publish an individual call for contribution for each volume separately. If you wish to be informed about the call for authors, please follow the project at https://www.researchgate.net/project/Mapping-Global-Inequality-Major-Reference-Work-Book-Series-by-Springer-United-States
In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for the following volumes ( please click on the title or link below each title for more details):
Volume I
Concepts and Theories- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Berberoglu., B
Volume II
Collaboration, Partnership and Advocacy- Reduced Inequality- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Toros., K
Volume III
Educational Inequality- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Rihter., L
Volume IV
Inequality and Young Lives- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Toros., K
Volume V
Racial and Ethnic Inequality- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Sampath., R
Volume VI
Digital Inequality- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Semigina., T
Volume VII
Inequality and Aging- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Rihter., L
Volume VIII
Inequality of Opportunities- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Quilodran., C.R
Volume IX
Gender Inequality- Baikady., R, Semigina., T & Cutajar., J
Volume X
Economic Inequality- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Berberoglu., B
The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 8000-10,000 words (including the reference list). We are inviting the chapters, that are critical summaries/synopses (Tertiary literature) rather than original research reports.
We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2026 and final proofing between then and the end of the year. The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable. Contributions to all the volumes in this series are peer-reviewed by external experts and volume editors.
Interested authors, please send 250 words abstract and author bio to Dr. Rajendra Baikady at rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il or rajendrab@uj.ac.za. In this round of the project, we are aiming for a maximum of 50 chapters in each of these 10 volumes, hence we will evaluate and accept abstracts/ EI on a first come first basis. Abstract submitted on or before 30th May 2022 will get full consideration. Full chapter Submission deadlines to be agreed between authors and the editorial team within the confines of the dates outlined in the submission schedule found in each document.
Contact Info& Email:
Dr. Rajendra Baikady, Department of Social Work and Community Development University of Johannesburg, South Africa
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Volume IX
Concepts and Theories- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Berberoglu., B
Volume X
Economic Inequality- Baikady., R, Przeperski., J & Berberoglu., B
Volume XI - Global Migration, Regionalization and Global Inequality - Baikady., R, Przeperski J., Schmitt., C.
 
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Call for Authors: Mapping Global Inequalities: Major Reference Work Series Volume 1- 8
As Editor-in-Chief, I invite you to take part in the largest editorial project - Mapping Global Inequality: Major Reference Work (book Series) being published by Springer Nature, United States.
The Series will include 30+ volumes, but we will publish an individual call for contribution to each volume separately. If you wish to be informed about the call for authors, please follow the project in https://www.researchgate.net/project/Mapping-Global-Inequality-Major-Reference-Work-Book-Series-by-Springer-United-States
In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for the following volumes ( please find the attachments for details):
- Collaboration, Partnership and Advocacy- Reduced Inequality- Rajendra Baikady, Jaroslaw Przeperski, Karmen Toros
-Educational Inequality- Rajendra Baikady Ph.D., Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Liljana Rihter Ph.D.
-Inequality and Young Lives- Rajendra Baikady Ph.D., Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Karmen Toros Ph.D.
-Racial and Ethnic Inequality- Rajendra Baikady Ph.D., Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Rajesh Sampath Ph.D.
-Digital Inequality- Rajendra Baikady PhD, Jaroslaw Przeperski PhD, Tetyana Semigina PhD
-Inequality and Aging- Rajendra Baikady Ph.D., Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Liljana Rihter PhD
-Inequality of Opportunities- Rajendra Baikady Ph.D., Jaroslaw Przeperski Ph.D., Claudia Reyes-Quilodran Ph.D.
-Gender Inequality- Rajendra Baikady PhD, Tetyana Semigina PhD, JosAnn Cutajar
The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 8000-10,000 words (including the reference list). We are inviting the chapters, that are critical summaries/synopses (Tertiary literature) rather than original research reports.
We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2026 and final proofing between then and the end of the year. The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable. Contributions to all the volumes in this series are peer-reviewed.
Interested authors, please send a 250 words abstract and author bio By 25 March 2022 (please refer to CfP documents for more specific deadlines), to Dr. Rajendra Baikady rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.ilor rajendrab@uj.ac.za
Contact Info:
Dr. Rajendra Baikady, University of Johannesburg, rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il
Contact Email:
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FAQs
The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems
FAQs for Potential Contributors
How can I access the Living Reference Work?
  • Click here to access the Living Reference edition of the Handbook on SpringerLink.
What is the publication schedule for the Handbook?
  • Commissioning is now underway and we expect the first chapters to be available online as early as the first quarter of 2021 (to be confirmed)
  • Submission deadlines to be agreed between authors and the editorial team within the confines of the dates outlined below
  • As soon as chapters are submitted, the Editors-in-Chief will read them before sending out for external review. Based on the review the editor in Chief  will either ask for revision or accept
  • Once accepted, the chapter will go straight to production
  • A proof is produced and sent to the corresponding author to check
  • The chapter is then published online first on "SpringerLink"
  • From acceptance to publication normally takes around six weeks
  • Published chapter is made available again on Meteor and can be updated at any time
  • We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2025 and final proofing between then and the end of the year
  • The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable
How do I suggest a chapter title for consideration? The Editors-in-Chief will be commissioning chapters directly with authors, but are also very happy to receive unsolicited contact from potential authors wishing to suggest a chapter for the Handbook. Potential authors should contact the Editors-in-Chief at rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il to discuss their ideas.
What structure should my chapter follow and how long should it be?
  • Chapters should follow standard specifications laid out in the guidelines to authors but final layout will be performed by Springer Nature. Chapters should be approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words
  • The text should be organized under coherent subheadings, concluding with a list of references
  • The use of tabular material and figures is encouraged
  • Please avoid footnotes and endnotes
  • References should follow Springer Nature Basic style, which is based on APA style, sorted alphabetically, then chronologically. See The Handbook Author Guidelines available in the contents box on the left of this screen for more details and examples
  • Please use American-English spelling
How do I submit my chapter?
  • Once discussion has taken place with the Editors-in-Chief you will receive an invitation from Springer Nature's METEOR system. After registering on the system you will be able to chose the option "my tasks" where you will see the entries you have been invited to write. On completion of your draft, METEOR will guide you through the process to upload your chapter for the Editorial Team to review. A help guide is available.
  • METEOR will also allow you to access the Handbook as soon as the first chapters go live and, in addition, lifetime gratis access to all other Springer Nature major reference works. Access is available via the “read publications” link in the contents box on the About tab.
  • The Development Editor of this project, Ruth Lefèvre, is available for any METEOR related queries at r.lefevre@palgrave.com.
 
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Dear All, We take this opportunity to thank you for your contribution to the project. We apologise for the delay in launching the Handbook online but as all you know it has been a challenging year and we experienced many difficulties in meeting the planned publishing schedule. However, we appreciate your patience and support throughout the development of this major reference work. With all your support we wish to make this Handbook one of the largest publishing projects on matters related to social problems and issues. We welcome your suggestions if any. To date we have the first 21 chapters live and with 55 now in or ready for production we anticipate it won't be too much longer before we have 75+ entries live. It's extremely gratifying to see that we have very few overdue chapters and for a project with so many entries this is very impressive. If anyone needs an extension to their current deadline, please contact Jacob on jacobarun.rajz@springernature.com. We would also like to thank all those who supported us in the peer-review process. Peer review is an important aspect that academia demands in ensuring quality and accountability in published research. Many of you have dedicated your valuable time in reading and commenting on other entries, which ultimately helped us in ensuring the high quality of published chapters in this project. We need your continued support in the coming years. As the world is slowly returning to normal, we are confident of clearing the backlog and moving ahead with a more normal schedule in the coming weeks. We do understand the unexpected delays in the project might have created some inconveniences to some of you and we apologise for that. Thank you for all you have done to date. We wish a happy, safe and successful 2022 to you and your loved ones. The Handbook Editors and the team at Palgrave.
 
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Contributions are also welcome on the following topics:
COVID 19 and Disability
COVID 19 and Domestic Violence
COVID 19 and Poverty
COVID 19 and Hunger
COVID 19 and Social Distancing
COVID 19 and Social Anxiety
COVID 19 and Social Inequality
COVID 19 and Social Media
COVID 19 and Social Policy
COVID 19 and Social Work Practice
 
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Call for Authors: The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems: Major Reference Work
As Editor-in-Chief, I invite you to take part in the largest editorial project on Social Problems- "The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems " being published by Palgrave Macmillan, United Kingdom.
Living Reference Edition of the Handbook is accessible here:
The themes covered in the Handbooks can be accessed here:
For each of these themes we have committed authors but you can propose a maximum of 2 chapters to the author or coauthor. There are 300+ entries in development, review and in production at the moment. If you wish to keep updated about the call for authors/ further development of the project please follow the project here https://www.researchgate.net/project/The-Palgrave-Handbook-of-Global-Social-Problems-Major-Reference-Work-Palgrave-Macmillan
In this call for contribution, we are particularly seeking authors for:
Addiction: A Growing Social Problem
This section of the handbook intends to examine various types of addiction and their impact on different population groups in the world society. Chapters detailing different types of addiction, courses, consequences and ways and means to control and harm reduction in different contexts are welcome. We welcome contributions addressing these issues at micro, macro, meso and Exo systems.
Aging, Elderly and Social Problems
This section focuses on the impact and implications of rapidly gaining in global societies. we are particularly inviting contributions that address aging and its related issues in the countries that are witnessing rapid aging in the last few decades. Contributions addressing governmental, non-governmental programs in addressing aging and its related issues are welcome.
Caste, Class and Race in the Global Society
The section intends to address the nuances of caste, class and race in the global society and its interplay in the social, economic and political development of societies across the globe. We are interested in any aspects related to the issues of caste, class and race in any part of the world but particularly looking forward to contributions from the global south i.e., Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Changing Social Order and Social Problems
This section focuses on examining the changing lifestyle and the social order, cultural change, modernization and the impact of globalization on people's lives across global societies. contributions addressing any aspects of challenges and barriers experienced by the societies in their social, economic and political transformation are welcome.
If you have an idea that doesn’t fit into the above sections but contributes to the overall project, please get in touch with the editor-in-chief. We welcome your ideas.
The size of each chapter that we are expecting will be circa 5000-10000 words (including the reference list). We are inviting the chapters, that are critical summaries/synopses (Tertiary literature) rather than original research reports.
We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing are scheduled to take place until approximately July 2026 and final proofing between then and the end of the year. The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable. Contributions to this handbook are peer-reviewed.
Interested authors, please send a 250 words abstract and author bio by 10 December 2021 to Dr. Rajendra Baikady rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il or rajendrab@uj.ac.za
Contact Info:
Dr. Rajendra Baikady, University of Johannesburg, rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il or rajendrab@uj.ac.za
Contact Email:
URL:
 
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Fifteen (15) chapters are Now online and more coming in a few days. Contributing authors of this Project have free access to the Handbook and also to all other Major Reference Works published by Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. This is lifetime access.
Please follow the instructions found at the end of this link (page).
login to Meteor ( using the password that was used while submitting the chapter) and then click on Read Publication in the contents box on the About tab.
Living Reference Edition is accessible here ( Continuously Updated)
We are open to new chapter proposals and CfP will be posted here soon!.
 
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This is the Living Reference Editon ( Continuously Updated) Globalization in the 21st century has contributed towards tremendous changes in world society. Countries across the world are facing issues such as poverty, climate change, population ageing, issues related to immigration, migration, COVID-19 and intergenerational historic trauma, mental illness and rising income inequality. In addition, the established world order and global dominance of the Western-centric development agenda and modernity and the unequal distribution of world’s resources have created tremendous problems for many people living in global as well as local communities, both in developed and developing countries. This major reference work handbook discusses global social problems across social, political, economic and geographical boundaries. By bringing together contributions that approach social problems at different levels of society (local, regional, national, transnational, or at the macro, meso and micro levels), it considers them as globally interconnected and mediated by new geopolitical and market logics. This volume showcases new approaches to social problems, it is multidisciplinary in its approach and thematically organised.
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FAQs
The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems
FAQs for Potential Contributors
How can I access the Living Reference Work?
  • Click here to access the Living Reference edition of the Handbook on SpringerLink (this will be available once the first chapters start to go live)
What is the publication schedule for the Handbook?
  • Commissioning is now underway and we expect the first chapters to be available online as early as the first quarter of 2021 (to be confirmed)
  • Submission deadlines to be agreed between authors and the editorial team within the confines of the dates outlined below
  • As soon as chapters are submitted, the Editors-in-Chief will read them before sending out for external review. Based on the review the editor in Chief  will either ask for revision or accept
  • Once accepted, the chapter will go straight to production
  • A proof is produced and sent to the corresponding author to check
  • The chapter is then published online first on "SpringerLink"
  • From acceptance to publication normally takes around six weeks
  • Published chapter is made available again on Meteor and can be updated at any time
  • We are accepting contributions on a rolling basis and writing and reviewing is scheduled to take place until approximately July 2025 and final proofing between then and the end of the year
  • The sooner you submit your chapter the sooner it will be published online and citable
How do I suggest a chapter title for consideration?
  • The Editors-in-Chief will be commissioning chapters directly with authors, but are also very happy to receive unsolicited contact from potential authors wishing to suggest a chapter for the Handbook. Potential authors should contact the Editors-in-Chief to discuss their ideas
What structure should my chapter follow and how long should it be?
  • Chapters should follow standard specifications laid out in the guidelines to authors but final layout will be performed by Springer Nature. Chapters should be approximately 5,000 to 10,000 words
  • The text should be organized under coherent subheadings, concluding with a list of references
  • The use of tabular material and figures is encouraged
  • Please avoid footnotes and endnotes
  • References should follow Springer Nature Basic style, which is based on APA style, sorted alphabetically, then chronologically. See The Handbook Author Guidelines available in the contents box on the left of this screen for more details and examples
  • Please use American-English spelling
How do I submit my chapter?
  • Once discussion has taken place with the Editors-in-Chief you will receive an invitation from Springer Nature's METEOR system. After registering on the system you will be able to chose the option "my tasks" where you will see the entries you have been invited to write. On completion of your draft, METEOR will guide you through the process to upload your chapter for the Editorial Team to review. A help guide is available.
  • METEOR will also allow you to access the Handbook as soon as the first chapters go live and, in addition, lifetime gratis access to all other Springer Nature major reference works. Access is available via the “read publications” link in the contents box on the About tab.
  • The Development Editor of this project, Ruth Lefèvre, is available for any METEOR related queries at r.lefevre@palgrave.com
 
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Commissioning is now underway and we expect the first chapters to be available online as early as the first quarter of 2021 (to be confirmed)
 
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400+ chapters covering 80+ countries by a group of 700+ interdisciplinary researchers from leading University departments are being developed for this handbook project. We are pleased to publish cutting-edge research findings from researchers based at different universities across the globe including Oxford University, Harvard University and Cambridge University among other leading research and teaching institutions. This Book will start publishing online first (ahead of Print) chapters in January 2021. To keep updated follow this project.
Editorial Team
The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problems
 
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Dear Colleagues
We are seeking Chapter proposals for possible inclusion in the forthcoming 'The Palgrave Handbook of Global Social Problem' under consideration with Palgrave Macmillan (United Kingdom). Palgrave Handbooks are intended to offer authoritative and up-to-date surveys of original research in a particular subject area, with essays giving critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates, as well as a foundation for future research. Please send your proposed title, abstract (no more than 400 words), name, and affiliation to rajendra.baikady@mail.huji.ac.il
 
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This Handbook will capitalise on the emergence of a new paradigm, which considers social problems in the 21st century as globally interconnected and mediated by new geopolitical and market logics. This volume will showcase new approaches to social problems.
This Handbook attempt to identify and define the concrete social problem at various national and international scopes. In addition, the Handbook tries to respond to the following three questions:
• What do we know about the problem (i.e., what is the definition and extent of the problem)?
• How do we know this information (i.e., what are the sources of data about this problem)?
• What should be done, in terms of policy and social action to alleviate the problem (i.e., what are viable solutions for reducing, mitigating, solving, or abolishing the problem)?
This volume envisages contributions from the following geographical regions–
America
Europe
Middle East, West and South Asia
East Asia and Oceania
Africa
OECD countries
Middle Income Countries
Less Developed Countries
In addition to this the volume will also make an attempt to understand the Social Problems- its origin and solution in different political regime types (Liberal, Social Democratic, Continental, and Authoritarian and other forms of governments)