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Call for Papers


 

Call for Papers

 

Qualitative Transformation: A collected perspectives (2015)

 

The newly established Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa, and Trébol Press, Los Angeles, seek to publish a collection of peer reviewed papers on the timely theme of “qualitative transformation”.

 

We welcome contributions from around the world and across disciplines and transdisciplinarily that enquire into or describe projects in evaluating qualitative transformation and looking into the meanings and implications of qualitative transformation, and how to summon it from any perspective, context, area of research, and methodology.

 

Required length: 5000 to 12000 words, in APA style (advice and sources to be received upon request from the editor)

 

Deadline for a 250-400 words abstract, March 31, 2015

 

Deadline for submission July, 1, 2015

 

Edited by Alon Serper (Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.


Send abstracts or enquiries to Alon Serper at Alon.Serper@nmmu.ac.za

 

To be published by Trébol Press

 

Sponsored by the Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute, chaired by Prof. Maarten de Wit.


Posted to Developing, Problematizing and Testing An Applied Dialectical Method in South Africa by Alon Serper on 28 December 2014 11:10:27 | with 0 comments



 

Description of Project

 

Politicians, managers and administrators frequently talk of "transformation," especially in countries like South Africa, which seek to move away from a painful past of oppression, autocracy, dehumanisation, exploitation, and injustice to a more just and democratic future for its people. "Qualitative transformation" is an important research theme at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa) and is part of the governmental and institutional Vision 2020 scheme. What does “qualitative transformation” mean? How can we evaluate it? We need to explore “qualitative transformation” from different perspectives, research disciplines, and contexts. 

 

This book will present international research on “qualitative transformation” from different perspectives, disciplines, and contexts. Each contributor will explain and clarify the meaning of “qualitative transformation" in relation to their own research and experiences. They will be critically engaging with relevant theories, practices, and methodologies, and supporting their ideas with evidence and critical reflections.

 

This will be of value for readers who are interested in defining, debating and understanding “qualitative transformation” and to carry out their own research and practice in evaluating and bringing about qualitative transformation. Each contribution will display situations, practices and lives in different countries and contexts and the values and commitments of different practitioners struggling to make a difference to humanity, their community and country, and the future of the world. 

 

It is hoped this this will assist policy makers, politicians, managers and administrators to define and understand the words “qualitative transformation."

 

This is a call for papers for a volume on the meanings of qualitative transformation and how to evaluate it.

 

The initial title and subtitle are

           

"Qualitative Transformation: Interdisciplinary Research and Reflections on It Meaning and Evaluation

 

 

Brief description of the aim of the book

 

In this book, different authors from different disciplines and countries explore the meaning of “qualitative transformation.” Each author explains and evaluates “qualitative transformation” in terms of their own area of research and presents their own theories, evidence-based analysis, literature reviews, and critical engagement. 


Posted to Developing, Problematizing and Testing An Applied Dialectical Method in South Africa by Alon Serper on 30 December 2014 11:17:27 | with 0 comments


dialectical approach

A Transdisciplinary Dialectical Approach to Earth Stewardship Science

 

Let me take you through my slides and the paper

 

 


Posted to Developing, Problematizing and Testing An Applied Dialectical Method in South Africa by Alon Serper on 01 December 2014 11:52:57 | with 0 comments


My session today on dialectical dialogue

Side Event

An experiment in dialectical interaction of dialoguing, questioning,
enquiring and co-enquiring: How To qualitatively Transform Social and Human interactions and reflective ideas

 

The 1st of December Date: Monday 1 December

Time: 14h30 - 16h30

Venue: Building 35, South Campus, Lectural Hall G04

 


Posted to Developing, Problematizing and Testing An Applied Dialectical Method in South Africa by Alon Serper on 01 December 2014 11:50:52 | with 0 comments


Qualitative Transformation: Meaning and Evaluation (October, 2015)

This is a call for papers for a volume on the meanings of qualitative transformation and how to evaluate it.

 

The working title is

           

Qualitative Transformation: Meaning and Evaluation

 

 

Brief description of the aim of the book

 

In this book, different authors from different disciplines and countries explore the meaning of “qualitative transformation.” Each author explains and evaluates “qualitative transformation” in terms of their own area of research and presents their own theories, evidence-based analysis, literature reviews, and critical engagement. 

 

Extended Call for papers

 

Politicians, managers and administrators frequently talk of "transformation," especially in countries like South Africa, which seek to move away from a painful past of oppression, autocracy, dehumanisation, exploitation, and injustice to a more just and democratic future for its people. "Qualitative transformation" is an important research theme at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa) and is part of the governmental and institutional Vision 2020 scheme. What does “qualitative transformation” mean? How can we evaluate it? We need to explore “qualitative transformation” from different perspectives, research disciplines, and contexts. 

 

This book will present international research on “qualitative transformation” from different perspectives, disciplines, and contexts. Each contributor will explain and clarify the meaning of “qualitative transformation" in relation to their own research and experiences. They will be critically engaging with relevant theories, practices, and methodologies, and supporting their ideas with evidence and critical reflections.

 

This will be of value for readers who are interested in defining, debating and understanding “qualitative transformation” and to carry out their own research and practice in evaluating and bringing about qualitative transformation. Each contribution will display situations, practices and lives in different countries and contexts and the values and commitments of different practitioners struggling to make a difference to humanity, their community and country, and the future of the world. 

It is hoped this this will assist policy makers, politicians, managers and administrators to define and understand the words “qualitative transformation."

 

The book will be sponsored by the Africa Earth Observatory Net-Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute.  The Africa Earth Observatory Net-Earth Stewardship Science Research Institute is a research and educational environment which seeks consilient practical and theoretical interdisciplinary knowledge and understanding  that can sustain and improve the prosperity of the planet and the wellbeing and quality of life of its inhabitants, http://aeon.org.za/

 

It is to be published by Trébol Press. Trébol Press is an independent, cooperative non-profit publisher. It aims to support and bring new authors and original thinkers to the attention of readers around the world.

www.trebolpress.com

 

Please send your (~300 word) abstract to Alon Serper at Alon.Serper@Nmmu.ac.za by  March 31 2015

 

 Estimated word count for each paper and the whole book

 

5,000 – 12,000 words per contribution. 100,000 words for the volume

 

Estimated deadline for submissions and a date of completion

 

1st of July, 2015 and October 2015


Posted to Developing, Problematizing and Testing An Applied Dialectical Method in South Africa by Alon Serper on 31 December 2014 09:55:33 | with 0 comments


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