Peace, Reconciliation and Social Justice Leadership in the 21st Century: The Role of Leaders and Followers

A Volume in the International Leadership Association Series, Building Leadership Bridges H. Eric Schockman, Aldo Boitano de Moras, and Vanessa Hernandez (Eds.) Forthcoming. Emerald Group Publishing

We invite authors to submit a brief, 250-500 word chapter abstract for possible inclusion in our new book project. Abstracts are due 1 June 2018 to

Qualified abstract authors will be invited to submit a complete chapter proposal of 1500-2000 words due 15 June 2018. Final manuscripts of accepted proposals are due 15 March 2019 with an expected publication date of October 2019.

About the Book

This interdisciplinary volume will examine the conditions and ethical, foundational basis for leaders and followers in making peace, examine post-conflict situations around the world, and study how and why reconciliation and forgiveness can transpire. We wish to draw together the theories and methods that examine the obstacles within leadership and followership that contribute to the realization of these conditions for a more peaceful and just world order. 

Our central uniqueness is to: 1) bring forth a volume that is not just leader-focused — although clearly we will have extensive leadership studies theoretical and pragmatic coverage of the leader in peace building and reconciliation; 2) ask our contributors to concentrate on followership in addition to the leadership aspects of peace building; 3) provide a cutting-edge transdisciplinary approach as opposed to traditional literature in this field, which has fallen into intellectual disciplinary vacuums and research silos; 4) link leadership with international justice entities (e.g., the international criminal courts, human rights organizations, and judicial leaders), to address the role of seeking reparative justice and preventing future conflicts; and 5) focus on reconciliation not only within its usual intellectual confines of spiritual/religious domain of mercy, forgiveness, and redemption, but also in a more expanded analysis of how leaders and followers practice, for example, inclusive/servant leadership formulas to advance social justice and human rights benefiting both leader and follower and civil society.

Possible Subthemes/Topics of Interest


For further clarity or more dialogue about your possible abstract submittal, feel free to contact the volume editors below:

H. Eric Schockman  -
Aldo Boitano de Moras -
Vanessa Hernandez -

Remember to submit your abstracts by 1 June 2018 to

About Building Leadership Bridges

Each year the International Leadership Association publishes one or more books that capture the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of scholars, practitioners, and educators working in the field of leadership studies. In keeping with the mission of the ILA, the book connects ways of researching, imagining, and experiencing leadership across cultures, over time, and around the world. The book is published by Emerald Group Publishing. Past books in the series have been listed as a top 12 leadership book of the year by the University of San Diego Outstanding Leadership Book Award. Learn more about past volumes in the series at

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International Leadership Association LogoEstablished at the turn of the 21st century, the International Leadership Association (ILA) is the global organization for those with a stake in leadership. The ILA embodies leadership for the twenty-first century with: a multinational membership base and conference attendance bringing together perspectives from 75+ countries and cultures; a multidisciplinary approach to leadership and followership leading to unique insights and innovative connections; a multi-sector networking between those who study, teach, develop, and exercise leadership, resulting in research-based, field-tested best practices. With members around the globe, the ILA is developing and advancing leadership knowledge and practice for the greater good of communities worldwide. Learn more online at

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