Special Issues Submissions

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT features special issues on important community development topics of the day. The current special issue call for papers is featured below.




Call For Papers: Proposed Special Issue Focused on Polarized Communities

Recently, we have witnessed increased polarization on many levels and in a variety of contexts (e.g., politics, class, race, religion, environment, energy). This special issue aims to move communities beyond binary polarization and discover the more nuanced subtleties hidden within the fog of polarization. We hope this spurs practitioners and researchers to explore innovative spaces for finding common ground along a continuum of polarization. We invite authors to submit manuscripts that portray illustrative cases of polarization, explore and share alternative methodologies, advance theory around the construct of polarization, provide a comprehensive literature review, or unveil historical perspectives that inform contemporary practice and research in the field of community development.

Please Contact us via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in contributing to this special issue.

Manuscripts will be due by Jan 15, 2019.

Leanne M. Avery & John W. Sipple