CALL FOR PAPERS: Building Back Better? Just Transitions and the Future of Work


The coronavirus pandemic has brought into sharp focus the myriad contradictions at the heart of contemporary capitalism. From unresponsive government and economic malaise, to mounting work-life conflicts, social unrest and continuing environmental degradation, solving these challenges requires big thinking unrestrained by business as usual. 

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"I have been reading and quoting Alternate Routes for 40 years. Each issue gives me new reasons to do so. It continues to provide sophisticated, progressive, accessible analysis, located in specific, historical contexts. Especially in these times of enormous risks to us all, we need this kind of analysis and evidence in the struggle for our health, our opportunities for democratic participation, and for meaningful work." Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor at York University.

"In an era in which ‘progressive neoliberalism’ has frayed, reactionary populism is on the rise and climate breakdown is visibly accelerating, activists and activist-scholars need the insightful and penetrating analyses that Alternate Routes provides" – if we are to understand and change our troubled world." - William K. Carroll, Professor of Sociology, University of Victoria, and author (with J.P. Sapinsky) of Organizing the 1%: How Corporate Power Works

“One of the key aims neoliberalism has pursued over the past 4 decades has been to destroy the institutions of working class strength and solidarity. The vulnerabilities, fears, marginalities and precarities this has created among all sorts of less than privileged workers – women, racialized minorities, migrants, and just the young – and the resistance that nevertheless emerges from these groups are the chief subjects of this valuable and wide-ranging issue of Alternate Routes.” -  Radhika Desai, author of Geopolitical Economy: After US Hegemony, Globalization and Empire.

"Alternate Routes journal publishes methodologically-sound political economy research that is of interest to labour researchers." – Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

"One of the first and longest-lasting responses to the stifling effects of traditional academic journal publication practices in the social sciences." – Research Resources for the Social Sciences