Call for Papers: Hate and Political Discourse

Call for Papers:

The Journal of Hate Studies welcomes original papers treating the theme, “Hate and Political Discourse,” from a wide range of disciplines, including history, law, philosophy, political science, sociology, criminal justice, social psychology, economics, anthropology, geography, journalism, communications, rhetoric, literature, educational studies, and cultural studies.

We especially encourage original treatments of the following topics:

  • Hate and popular sovereignty
  • How hate can foster alternative communities and movement
  • Cultural foundations of hate
  • Historical changes in rhetorical strategies
  • Political parties and hate
  • Necessary political conditions for hate
  • Empirical approaches to the problem of hate
  • The role of hate in nation-building
  • How literature, rhetoric, journalism or other forms of communication can fuel or discourage hate
  • Geographical differences in how hatred is sustained or combated
  • Comparative approaches and cross-cultural challenges
  • New technologies in combating or fomenting hatred in the realm of political discourse

We anticipate hosting an invitational Symposium in Fall 2012, either at American University or Gonzaga University, in conjunction with the publication of this Volume. Authors published in this Volume would be invited to present their work at the Symposium.

Submissions are due by March 15, 2012 and are typically expected to be between 5,000 and 10,000 words. Submissions may be made in either of the following ways. As an attachment sent by email to or to

Submissions should be made in MS Word format. Please do not submit PDFs. Submissions should be presented in APA format, with endnotes rather than footnotes. However, legal scholarship may be presented in Bluebook or ALWD.
More information about submission guidelines, the Journal of Hate Studies, and the Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies can be found at

Contact Information:

Robert L. Tsai, J.D.
Guest Editor
Professor, American University Washington College of Law

John Shuford, J.D., Ph.D.
Director, Gonzaga University Institute for Hate Studies


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