Category: Call for Papers
Subject: Call for Chapters: How Ottawa Spends 2015-2016
CALL FOR CHAPTERS & ANNOUNCEMENT OF IMPORTANT CHANGES
How Ottawa Spends 2015-2016
Now in its 36th year, How Ottawa Spends has made important changes to its format and publication process in order to take advantage of recent developments in digital academic publishing.
Beginning with the 2015-16 volume, HOS will be published exclusively as an e-book in a fully digital format. As a result of a much shorter digital publishing schedule, we are able to build in a double-blind peer review process, to enhance the quality and status of HOS publications. This process, which will continue to be coordinated by our co-editors Professors Bruce Doern and Christopher Stoney (SPPA), will allow us to build further on our wide range of authors, and also expand our readership, while remaining as timely and current as ever.
The new process builds on the fact that HOS is an annual publication rather than a quarterly journal. It involves four stages:
1. If you are interested in being a contributing author, please send us a brief 300 word description of your proposed chapter by OCTOBER 15, 2014 outlining: its overall purpose, scope: and likely key analytical themes/arguments.. If you have any queries about the proposal process, please do not hesitate to contact us. (See discussion below about chapter topics/issues)
- We will announce the selected roster of accepted proposals by NOVEMBER 30, 2014.
- Completed first drafts of full papers will be due by FEBRUARY 28, 2015 and will then be distributed to reviewers.
- Final drafts of accepted papers will be due by JULY 1, 2015 with publication scheduled for September 2015
How Ottawa Spends continues to provide an annual independent multi-disciplinary analysis of national /federal priorities , policy fields and overall fiscal and budgetary policy and politics.
Authors are invited to propose chapters in ANY economic or social policy field or on any key issues on the federal-provincial, pan-Canadian agenda.
Given the current budgetary and political objectives, and an impending federal election, the issues the editors are also particularly interested in proposals for chapters dealing with:
- Federal fiscal policy and priorities and constraints in a 2015 election context;
- The impact and political fallout from recent investigations including the Senate, Robo-calls, election spending and so on;
- The Liberal and NDP fiscal and election strategies;
- Changing Indigenous-Canada relations;
- Infrastructure priorities and policies given possible coordinated provincial demands for federal money;
- Current trends in democracy, transparency and accountability (e.g. is the so-called democratic deficit waning or intensifying under the Harper government?)
- Public service renewal and implications for relationships between elected officials, political staff and public servants;
- Defence Policy and spending in the light of new international imperatives, such as in Ukraine and elsewhere;
- Federal treatment of war veterans;
- National security and terrorist threats;
- Transportation policy in the run-up to national transportation statutory review;
- Energy-environment policies in the multi-pipeline era, including implications of Obama Administration’s policies, and priorities for Canada.
- The politics and governance of the Arctic North.
Proposals should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your proposals,
Professor Chris Stoney and Professor Bruce Doern
School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University
**PLEASE forward to your colleagues who may be interested in contributing**