CJR Aims and Scope Print Version
Contemporary Justice Review is an interdisciplinary journal for scholars, activists, and practitioners of social and restorative justice around the globe who seek to design and implement models of justice that take into account the needs of all.
The journal publishes cutting-edge work on: social and restorative justice theory; restorative justice demonstration projects; peacemaking: criminology; state crimes and healing from genocide; peaceful methods of: conflict resolution; truth and reconciliation commissions; environmental justice; critiques of criminal justice institutions and law; structural: issues of justice in the family, school, and workplace; utopian visions of a just society; and nonviolent, needs-meeting solutions to: needs-denying, power-based social arrangements.
CJR embraces a variety of formats: scholarly articles; electronic roundtable discussions; interviews on social and restorative justice; narrative histories on crime and punishment; film and book review essays; and justice watch statements on timely issues that affect the quality of life of people and the environment. The editors prefer articles written in engaging and accessible prose which avoid academic jargon and offer insights in how to foster justice in daily life.
Contemporary Justice Review Special Issue
CALL for PAPERS 2013
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ANARCHISM as a FOUNDATION for JUSTICE
The Editors and Advisory Board of Contemporary Justice Review are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for a special issue on “Anarchism as a Foundation for Justice.”
We welcome papers that focus on the theory of anarchism as it relates to justice as well as on practices that serve to meet the needs of all in different social situations. We regard anarchism as a needs-based perspective on social life whose aims are best achieved through nonviolent means.
Articles might suggest or outline anarchist strategies for fostering families, schools, and places of work that take into account the needs of all, structurally as well as in the daily practices of those involved in these social arrangements. Articles focusing more broadly on economic and sociopolitical issues as they impact the principles and processes of justice are also welcome.
Authors might wish to highlight a variety of aspects of social life that reflect anarchist principles: (1) organizations (e.g., Food Not Bombs, War Resisters League, Catholic Worker); (2) publishing (e.g., Black Rose Books; AK Press); (3) personages (e.g., Peter Kropotkin, Noam Chomsky, Dorothy Day); (4) works of literature (e.g., Woman on the Edge of Time, The Dispossessed); (5) fine arts (e.g., John Cage, Merce Cunningham); (6) schools (e.g., Black Mountain, Summerhill, The Modern School); (7) social movements (e.g., women’s movements, Spanish Civil War, Occupy); (8) business and cooperatives (e.g., Mondragon, Red and Black Café, Red Emma’s); (9) “religion” (e.g., mysticism, Christian anarchism, Taoism); (10) intentional communities (e.g., Twin Oaks, Whiteway Colony); and (11) murals and street art (e.g., Banksy, Anarchists of the Americas).
We are also looking for contextualizing reviews of: (1) anarchist literature (e.g., Mutual Aid, Homage to Catalonia, Anarchism Today); (2) film (e.g., “Antifa: Chasseur de Skins,” “Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media,” “Life and Debt,” “Libertarias,”); (3) cartoonists (e.g., Stephanie McMillan); and (4) musicians (e.g., Utah Phillips, “Emma’s Revolution”).
We will also gladly welcome any work on the ecology movement, animal rights movement, local food movement, sustainable agriculture movement, and/or restorative justice movement. We encourage authors to write in an accessible and engaging style that is free of academic jargon.
Those wishing to participate in the issue(s) should send a title and abstract (250 words or fewer) to CJR Assistant Editor G. Hamilton Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org> by April 15, 2013. Authors whose work is selected will be notified by April 30, 2013. Completed work is due December 31, 2013 for inclusion in upcoming issues of the journal.
Any questions about prospective proposals are to be directed to CJR Contributing Editor, Dennis Sullivan <email@example.com>.
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