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Call for Proposals 

Dr. Maria Ivanova and the Center for Governance and Sustainability is thrilled to announce the inauguration of a new book series, The Policy and Practice of Governance, that Dr. Ivanova will be editing for Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Contemporary problems demand innovative, sustainable solutions and collective intelligence that informs collective action. In recognition of this dynamic, books in the series will focus on the various aspects of governance in ways that transcend disciplinary boundaries, are clear and comprehensible, and are relevant to both policy and practice.


The remit of the series is broad, encompassing international relations, comparative politics, and area studies. Subjects of interest are likewise wide ranging, including issues of law, diplomacy, sustainable development, equity, government accountability, global change, international trade, and transnational activism, among many others.


The first book in the series, to be published in 2022, is “Redefining Development: The Extraordinary Genesis of the Sustainable Development Goals” by Paula Caballero with Patti Londoño.


We are actively soliciting proposals for monographs or well-crafted, cohesive edited volumes that reflect analytical rigor and/or empirical innovation.


We welcome you to submit your proposal via the form below and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.  

Proposal Guidelines

What are we looking for in a book proposal? The shortlist below outlines the information most helpful in determining the suitability of your proposal for the Lynne Rienner publishing program. But you should always feel free to contact Dr. Maria Ivanova ( with questions.

  1. Proposed title

  2. A summary of the contribution of the work. What makes it important? How is it unique? Please identify the basic question(s) that your book addresses.

  3. Chapter abstracts. Please include a statement of each chapter’s scope and arguments.

  4. Information about the author(s). An up-to-date c.v. should be included for each author or editor.

  5. Target audience. Is your book a monograph reporting the results of research? Is it a synthetic analysis? Is it a textbook (if so, for what courses and at what level, what is the competition)? Or does it fall under a different category?

  6. Estimated length of the entire work in words as well as the anticipated number of figures, tables, photographs, etc.

  7. Expected manuscript completion date and an indication of what material is available now for review.

Please use the same text for the form that the page links to. 

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