Methodological Advancements in Understanding and Managing Urban Traffic Congestion
Transportmetrica A: Transport Science Special Issue Call for Papers
Deadline: 30 April 2019
In the process of democratization and national development, women are often viewed as symbols of tradition and as mothers for the reproduction of nation and family. Also, women have been regularly mobilized to enter the labor force for the purpose of economic development; they have also actively engaged in politics and the democratization processes, but this participation has not been represented sufficiently in public and political domains. In such scenarios, feminism faces difficult positions, especially in societies where nation-states tr y to build strong nations, using social memories of colonization. During this process, the ‘freedom of women’ becomes secondary to the ‘freedom of people.’
Women’s political leadership or public roles are located within the frames of nation building and traditions of male-dominance. The diversities represented in women leaders’ achievements, accomplishments and styles are undervalued and viewed within certain fixed notions that do not allow them to function in different ways. Feminist leadership aims not only to realize gender equality but also to seek alternative values, such as diversity, peace, social transformation, empowerment, etc. Despite the diversity of feminism in Asia, they share in comm on the objective of eliminating and challenging hierarchical structures of leadership or male-centered systems of power.
We encourage you all to take part in researching and writing discourses centered on women and feminist leadership in Asia or some other parts of the world that connect and compare with the experiences of their Asian counterparts. Specifically, we would be interested in epistemological discussions that provide a feminist lens on why, how, or when:
- Feminist leaders are required to hold viewpoints that challenge the status quo or campaign for social change and to envision the future;
- Feminist leadership attempts to replace pre-existing concepts about leadership;
- More women leaders should emerge and women leadership development should be further facilitated; and
- Intensive consciousness-raising for social change and women’s participation must precede or complement all activities.
The length of each paper, including the abstract and references, should not exceed 10,000 words. It should be noted that each table, figure, or photograph accompanying the text counts as 250 words.
Papers will go through a normal peer review process.
First submission deadline: April 30, 2019
Notification of first decision: August 15, 2019
Revision submission deadline: December 1, 2019
Notification of final decision: March 31, 2020
Final manuscripts deadline: May 31, 2020
Issue of publication (expected): Summer 2020
- Special Issue Guest Editor: Renxin Zhong, Sun Yat-sen University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Special Issue Guest Editor: Zhengbing He, Beijing University of Technology (email@example.com)
- Special Issue Guest Editor: Andy H.F. Chow, City University of Hong Kong (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Special Issue Guest Editor: Victor Knoop, Delft University of Technology (email@example.com)