Possible Futures

The Possible Futures series gathers together leading social scientists to address the significance of the global economic crisis in a series of short, accessible books. Each volume takes on the past, present, and future of this crisis suggesting that it has an informative history, that the consequences could be much more basic than the stock market declines, and that only fundamental changes—not fiscal band-aids—can head off future repetitions.

You can read more about the series at the SSRC website.

CONTRIBUTORS INCLUDE: Immanuel Wallerstein, David Harvey, Saskia Sassen, James Kenneth Galbraith, Manuel Castells, Nancy Fraser, Rogers Brubaker, David Held, Mary Kaldor, Vadim Volkov, Giovanni Arrighi, Beverly Silver, and Fernando Coronil.


Craig Calhoun


Submissions should take the form of a 3–5 page proposal outlining the intent and scope of the project, its merits in comparison to existing texts, and the audience it is designed to reach. You should also include an annotated table of contents, 2–3 sample chapters, and a current copy of your curriculum vitae. Please refer to NYU Press’ submission guidelines.

Please direct queries and submissions to Ilene Kalish, Executive Editor at NYU Press.