CfP: Development policies, Processes and Outcomes: Implications for Conflict and Peace

The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is calling for papers for Volume 6 Number 2, which is to be published in May 2011. JPD is a tri-annual refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development, and peace. JPD aims to develop theory-practice and South-North dialogues, foregrounding qualitative methodologies that highlight the micro, hidden impacts of dominant policies and practices. Areas of journal interest include:


The Journal of Peacebuilding and Development is calling for papers for Volume 6 Number 2, which is to be published in May 2011. JPD is a tri-annual refereed journal providing a forum for the sharing of critical thinking and constructive action on issues at the intersections of conflict, development, and peace. JPD aims to develop theory-practice and South-North dialogues, foregrounding qualitative methodologies that highlight the micro, hidden impacts of dominant policies and practices. Areas of journal interest include:

Development policies, processes and outcomes: implications for conflict and peace
Strategic approaches to building peace and sustainable human development
Reconciliation and economic justice
Integrated approaches to statebuilding, peacebuilding and human security
Governance, human rights and development
The economics of war and peace
People-centered development in divided societies
Social and economic policy for sustaining peace
Identities and relationships in conflict and development
Peacebuilding in post 9-11
Environmental justice and rights-based approaches to development
Poverty elimination, violence prevention and building a structure of peace
Development assistance, humanitarian disasters and peacebuilding
Conflict sensitive policymaking and programming and peace and conflict impact assessment
Cross-cutting themes: power and empowerment; the role of culture, women, youth, minorities and other marginalized groups; coordination and integration

Articles submitted to the Journal should be original contributions. Articles should be based on case studies and must link issues of peace and/or conflict with some aspect of development. Please indicate clearly if the article is under consideration by another publisher. Articles are read by the journal’s editors as well as by two to four outside reviewers (one or two for briefings). The following types of submissions will be considered: Full articles: critical case studies and/or thematic discussion and analysis of topical peacebuilding and development themes, 7,000 word maximum, including references and endnotes; Briefings: discussions of 1) training, peacebuilding and intervention strategies and impact, 2) policy review/analysis, or 3) country briefings, 2,500 word maximum; Book reviews: 900 word maximum; Resources: notices of new books, reports, upcoming conferences, videos, e-communications and websites, 150 word maximum; Documents: declarations, communiqués, and other relevant NGO or multilateral organisation statements, 1,000 word maximum. Each manuscript must be submitted by e-mail, and if in MSWord format. Any diagrams and maps should be submitted in .JPEG, .EPS or .TIFF format. Tables may appear in the text, but do not apply frames or tints. Author guidelines are posted on website: www.journalpeacedev.org. Copyright of articles published in the Journal rests with the publisher.

Submission deadline: Abstracts to reach JPD by 30 July 2010; articles by 15 September 2010. Articles received after that date will be considered pending space or for future issues. Authors are advised to send abstracts for review first. Please send abstracts and articles to: JPD Managing Editor: jpd.production[at]gmail.com. For subscription enquiries, please contact: jpd[at]american.edu.