The ILO (2015)* advocate that a Just Transition should enhance environmental and labour objectives at the same time, in the pursuit of “well-managed environmentally sustainable economies and societies, decent work for all, social inclusion and the eradication of poverty”.–en/index.htm

Hence, submissions are invited to a special issue of Contemporary Social Science on the multi-dimensional and multi-scalar nature of a Just Transition. Original articles are welcomed, both theoretical and empirical, that investigate and analyse from single disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, on the following, but not exhaustive, topics:

  • Implications for workers, trade unions and employment relations;
  • Organisational governance and regulatory change;
  • Global Value Chains (GVCs);
  • Industrial and sectoral scenarios;
  • Implications for industrial policy;
  • Territorial challenges for devolved nations and regions;
  • Environmental policy and management;
  • The impact on the lived experience of marginalised communities;
  • Social policy and welfare reform, and;
  • Cultural dimensions.

The house journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, the journal has a good impact factor. The Call for Papers can be accessed at:

The DEADLINE for manuscripts is 16th June 2023.

All papers will go through the usual peer review process. The SI will be published in 2023.

Please submit an abstract of 250 words (and to discuss potential papers in advance of a potential submission) to:

Professor Alex de RuyterDirector, Centre for Brexit Studies, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK