Proposed themes for this year’s upcoming issues
Vol. 33 No. 1 Early April, 2020
Theme: Climate Change and the Commons
Submission due date: February 15, 2020
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Vol. 33 No. 2 – Early July, 2020
Theme: Mental health in anxious times
Submission due date: May 15, 2020
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Vol. 33 No. 3 – Early October, 2020
Theme: Is COVID-19 capsizing globalization? What’s next?
Submission due date: August 15, 2020
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COVID-19 has laid bare the past forty years of globalization spawned by the Thatcher-Reagan years of de-regulation, union busting, dismantling of the welfare state and assault on traditional liberal capitalism.
Cutting to the chase, can this phase of capitalism kill itself and then reinvent itself? Or can it come up looking good, with another brand name? What would that post-COVID society look like?
What would socialization, cultural interaction and global collaboration look like? How would diversity, our gains in the fight against racism and marginalization, and all the achievements of the past decades of resistance be preserved? And can that resistance achieve some institutional and systemic relevance and authority? Can access to the Internet and entitlement to encryption and de-surveillance as fundamental rights become possible?
What role would sustainability play in determining the course of any new mutations of capitalism? Would building wealth into a public surplus that is distributable become a national goal, rather than allowing concentrated wealth to be stashed away in tax havens or the coffers of the very few, untaxable and un-distributable? Are we going to turn this thing on its head when we beat the virus?
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