Call for Papers:

Decision-Making in Social and Religious Movements, Direct Action Campaigns, and Movement Organizations
Volume 24, Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change

Volume Editor: Patrick Coy, Kent State University

Series Editors: Patrick Coy, Kent State University, and Isidor Wallimann, School of Social Work, Basel, Switzerland.

Submissions of scholarly research papers focused on decision-making processes in social and religious movements, organizations, and campaigns are invited for publication in Volume 24 of Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change, published by Elsevier Science/ JAI Press. Papers analyzing the use of consensus, modified consensus, various forms of majority rule, hierarchical, and other decision-making and planning systems in a variety of social movement contexts (including transnational) are sought. Articles that address how the internet and electronic mail impact social movement decision-making are welcomed, as are diverse research methodologies.

This peer-reviewed series has appeared annually for over 20 years and enjoys a wide library subscription base. A review of Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change that appeared in Political Sociology hailed it as "an excellent series of original articles...the papers are broad in scope and methodologically diverse...useful anthologies that are theoretically informed and timely."

Due date: February 15, 2001. Accepted papers will appear in Volume 24, published in early 2002.

Initial submissions should include four paper copies of double-spaced articles of between 20-40 pages in length. No electronic submissions are accepted. Full submission guidelines may be viewed and downloaded from the series web site, which also includes abstracts of papers published in recent volumes of the series. Go to RSMCC web site address contained in signature below.

For queries or to submit a paper, contact the series co-editor and volume editor, Patrick Coy.

Patrick G. Coy
Center for Applied Conflict Management (CACM)
Kent State University
Box 5190
Kent, OH 44242

office phone: (330) 672-2875
office fax: (330) 672-3362
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