Call for book or chapter proposals: Climate Change Communication

Vernon Press is opening a call for book or chapter proposals on Climate Change Communication. The publisher invites proposals from across the social sciences for contributions to climate change communication. See the official call here.

In order to tackle the climate change challenge on time, communication research is exploring the core of public awareness engagement. The once simplistic models of communication construed as a one-way process (from messenger to a passive audience) are evolving. Decades of environmental activism and communication have contributed to a more sophisticated understanding of communication processes which takes into account underlying factors at the basis of individual/communal decisions and actions, such as experiences, mental or cultural models and relational dynamics.

Particular interest is expressed in submissions that explore the driving factors for change on the dynamic and complex system of individuals/communities, their role as forces to take decisions/actions towards sustainability and their potential as tools to design climate change communication strategies. 

The ambition is to create a book series that reflects current dynamism in the interdisciplinary study of climate change communication. The series aspires to contribute to the establishment of  new models of communication filling the gap between the perception of climate change as an external problem and our role as change agents. The publisher seeks proposals addressing, among others, the following issues:

  • psychology of climate change communication
  • engagement of audiences in climate issues and solutions (messengers, messages, media…)
  • vulnerability of communities (or resilience) to impacts
  • the perception and understanding of the problem of climate change
  • current state and underlying drivers of public beliefs and attitudes about climate change
  • understanding of target audiences
  • invisible connections: from motivations to actions
  • basis for systemic changes

Deadline for proposals: 30th June 2016

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