Submission Themes & Deadlines

Calls for Essays

Symposium: Sport, Development, and Peace

Submissions Due: July 15, 2020

Under the guest editorship of Alex Otieno, Assistant Professor at Arcadia University, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 32(4) invites essays for a special issue on: Sport, Development, and Peace.

Since 2014, the world has celebrated April 6th as International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) following the United Nations (UN) General Assembly declaration in 2013. The annual celebration recognizes the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. The UN’s recognition of the contribution of sport in development and peace predates the declaration, and has involved collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the in spreading the acceptance of sport as a means to promote internationally agreed development goals. This special issue of Peace Review seeks to investigate the current social, cultural, political, and scholarly discourse around sports, development, and peace in a global context. How has sport been deployed as tool for strengthening social ties and networks, for promoting ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice? How is sport an “instrument” for peace? How does sport contribute to development? What impacts do sports have on global (and local) development and peace? How do sports impact movement of people and the interaction among them? What are possible responses to how sports have can be the source of disharmony, racism and exclusion? What strategies or methods have been/can be used in advancing sport as a tool for development and peace?

General themes that contributors can address in their essays include, but are not limited to, the following:

General themes of paper can include but are not limited to:

  • Conflict prevention and intergroup interaction
  • Sports, Inclusion, and Collaboration
  • Sports in Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development
  • Sports for Health
  • Sports for Peace
  • Regional Games
  • Olympic Games
  • World Cup
  • Athletes as advocates for human rights
  • Sports and Economic Development
  • Gender empowerment
  • Peace activism
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Identity
  • Regional Cooperation
  • Refugees and internally displaced persons

Guidelines

Submissions with quality writing are sought, free of jargon, with simple titles, without embedded footnotes and endnotes. Please refer to the submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions will be July 15, 2020, with publication expected within six months of that date.

Content Questions

Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Alex Otieno: otienoa@arcadia.edu

Submissions

Essays should be sent to Peace Review no later that 5 p.m. PST July 15, 2020.

Send Essays to:

peacereview@usfca.edu to the attention of Robert Elias, Editor in Chief and Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor:
Subject Line: Sports, Development, and Peace

Symposium: Peace, Conflict, and Justice in the time of Pandemic

Submissions Due: October 1, 2020

Under the guest editorship of Vaughn M. John, Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 33 (1) invites essays for a special issue on: Peace, Conflict, and Justice in the time of Pandemic. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented experience. The global reach of the pandemics and its multiple effects have been deep and wide. It has been a major disrupter of life, livelihoods and lifestyles. The pandemic has exposed fault lines and injustices of society, triggered and deepened conflicts, and fueled discrimination, polarization and misinformation. It has also revealed and prompted efforts of solidarity, compassion, humanization and learning. This moment in history invites reflections and analyses, from multiple perspectives, on how the COVID-19 pandemic relates to issues of peace, conflict and justice both during and after the pandemic. Essays are invited from scholars, practitioners and activists.

General themes that contributors can address in their essays include, but are not limited to, the following

  • Fault-lines of society revealed, healed and exacerbated by the pandemic
  • Conflicts prompted and deepened by the pandemic
  • Wars and ceasefires during the pandemic
  • Displaced persons and the pandemic
  • Militarization of the pandemic
  • Gender-based and family violence under lock-downs and restrictions
  • Politics and politicization of the pandemic
  • Exploitation and profiteering from disease
  • Inequality and the pandemic
  • Food security and COVID-19
  • Health justice and COVID-19
  • Environmental justice and COVID-19
  • Stigmatization of infection
  • Solidarities inspired by the pandemic
  • Citizens and community actions arising from the pandemic
  • Social movements and activism in the light of the pandemic
  • Peace Education and Peacebuilding responses to the pandemic
  • Protection, support and celebrations of front-line and emergency workers
  • Art and artists’ responses to COVID-19
  • Technology and innovation in response to COVID-19
  • Recovery and healing during and post-COVID-19
  • Spiritual connections and renewal
  • Pandemic information, news, conspiracy and false news
  • Learning from and during the pandemic
  • Struggles to teach and learn during the pandemic
  • Social connection and social distancing

Guidelines

Submissions with quality writing are sought, free of jargon, with simple titles, without embedded footnotes and endnotes. Please refer to the submission guidelines. Deadline for submissions will be October 1, 2020, with publication expected within six months of that date.

Content Questions

Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Vaughn M. John: johnv@ukzn.ac.za

Submissions

Essays should be sent to Peace Review no later than 5 p.m. PST October 1, 2020.

Send Essays to: peacereview@usfca.edu to the attention of Robert Elias, Editor in Chief and Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor:
Subject Line: Peace, Conflict, and Justice in the time of Pandemic

Call for Profiles

Soliciting authors for the “Peace Profile”

Deadline: open

We are currently soliciting authors for the “Peace Profile” section of the journal, which describes the peace or human rights work of an individual or group. This journal’s Peace Profiles have a limit of 3500 words.

Contact:
Robert Elias, Editor in Chief
eliasr@usfca.edu
Shawn Doubiago, Managing Editor
peacereview@usfca.edu
Subject Line: Peace Profile

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