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Call for Papers

Call for Papers for a special issue on “Navigating Crisis in our Contemporary World: Towards a Fairer Future?”

Deadline: Friday 30th June 2017

The past decade has been characterised by a strong sense of pervasive economic, social, political and ecological crisis, affecting every part of the world. The Journal of Peace, Conflict & Development (PC&D) is an online, open-access, peer-reviewed academic journal whose aim is bridging theory and practice in the fields of peace, conflict and development. The Editorial Board would like to invite doctoral researchers belonging to the field of Social Sciences to examine the dimensions and implications of contemporary perceptions of crisis, at different levels of analysis and from a range of different disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives. Key questions to be addressed include: What constitutes a crisis? Whose crises are we concerned about and what shapes our perceptions of crisis? What are the dominant discourses on contemporary crisis? How should they be challenged?  Does the invocation of the idea of a crisis disrupt or entrench relations of power?

We are inviting papers and/or proposal of a special issue for the Journal in the following intersecting key themes:

  • Global security issues
  • Building sustainable and peaceful societies
  • Social movements, justice, activism, and political participation
  • Economic challenges
  • Crises of identity, diversity and criminal justice

Articles should be between 4,000 and 9,000 words. Proposals for a special issue should not exceed 500 words. For further information please visit the and About Us before submitting. Please, note that all submission should be in Word format. No other formats will be accepted. Submissions can be sent at the address

Deadline for submission is Friday 30th June 2017. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any enquiries.