Call for Book Chapter Proposals: Intergenerational Responsibility in the 21st Century

Vernon Press invites chapter proposals for a forthcoming collected volume on ‘Intergenerational Responsibility in the 21st Century’ edited by Julia M. Puaschunder (Harvard University and The New School Department of Economics). 

The main theme is intergenerational equity – the fairness to provide an at least as favorable standard of living as experienced today – and contemporary trends in intergenerational responsibility in the public and private sectors. We welcome contributions to the study of intergenerational equity from across the social sciences, including behavioral sciences, cultural studies, economics, humanities, science and technology, and international development. Contributions offering novel perspectives on intergenerational leadership, documenting alternative approaches and methods for advanced studies or of direct relevance to contemporary debates and implications for public policy are particularly encouraged.


Sample topics

- Aging population; Climate change; Complex intertemporal networks; 

- Corporate Social Responsibility; Leadership management; 

- Intergenerational equity; Intergenerational leadership; Intergenerational network design; Intergenerational relations; Intertemporal discounting;

- Migration; Overindebtedness; Overlapping generations; Pension reform;

- Policy implications of intergenerational fairness; Social glue; Social network theory / analysis


Chapter proposal guidelines

      The book chapter should be the product of original research and scholarship. It may reflect an original idea or the application of an existing theory to a new setting.

       The contribution should be in an area in which writers are experts in courtesy of extensive study, research and/or professional experience. The chapter should be of a sufficiently high academic standard to stand the test of peer review.

       The chapter should strive to make a contribution to the field, add upon existing research, or fill a market niche. In all cases, it should be of interest to a sufficiently large community of researchers and practitioners to justify publication. Submissions must be original contributions and not under consideration for publication at another outlet at the same time.


Submission procedure

Please send a short book chapter proposal (5 pages maximum) or extended abstract to by May 31, 2016 – preferably including a list of references planned to be covered. After initial assessment, authors will be invited to submit a 5,000-8,000 words chapter by December 15, 2016 for double blind review without containing any reference to the author(s) and in compliance with Vernon Press submission guidelines (download guidelines here). 

Guest editor Julia M. Puaschunder can be contacted at:



Abstract / Short Proposal Due: May 31, 2016 

à Acceptance Notification: June 20, 2016

à Finalized Full Chapter Due: December 15, 2016


This proposal is due on May 31st 2016.

Page last updated on March 18th 2016. All information correct at the time, but subject to change.