Key challenges include how to support genuinely addressing the root causes of many intractable conflicts, which often involve deeply entrenched inequalities of wealth and power, while often having to meet headquarter demands for short term, quantifiable results rooted in linear and problematic assumptions about how change manifests.
JPD is a tri-annual refereed journal providing a forum for critical thinking and constructive action at the intersections of conflict, development and peace
JPD is calling for briefings for special issue Volume 11 Number 1, on the theme of “Donor Driven Peace? A Critical Reflection on Donor Support to Peacebuilding in Practice.” This issue will be published in April 2016. JPD generally offers a space for scholars and practitioners to examine the logic and impacts of dominant policies and practices, and to cultivate visionary, holistic approaches striving to advance collaboration between the fields of peacebuilding and development.
THEME: Scholars, activists, some funders and program implementers alike have expressed concern about the ethical and practical challenges of funding peace processes and peacebuilding programs. These include: ensuring national political commitment and buy in to sustaining processes, trusting and investing in national systems, identifying the right actors to support, and the various dilemmas that emerge in the process. Key challenges include how to support genuinely addressing the root causes of many intractable conflicts, which often involve deeply entrenched inequalities of wealth and power, while often having to meet headquarter demands for short term, quantifiable results rooted in linear and problematic assumptions about how change manifests. Critics, often civil society actors in conflict affected countries, consistently have deep concerns around whose priorities and agendas drive the process and are represented, and how lack of direct support to their systems and priorities undermines genuine peacebuilding. This issue will explore these challenges, examining how greater partnership by the donor community and national actors – at all levels – can be more effectively realized. How can support better target broadly-based grassroots priorities? How can support better target the root causes of both conflict and deep seated inequalities of power and wealth that too often undermine peace sustainability? Are the existing policies, such as the New Deal, and the Principles for Good Engagement in Fragile States, reflecting change on the ground, and what promising, innovative models and practices of donor support to peacebuilding processes and practices can be shared, and learned from?
BRIEFINGS submitted to the Journal should be original contributions and are subject to peer review. For this issue we are only seeking Briefings: discussions of 1) training, peacebuilding and intervention strategies and impact, 2) policy review/analysis, or 3) country briefings, 2,500 word maximum; Policy Dialogues: short policy briefings engaging two key topics on the international policy agenda: The New Deal on Engagement with Fragile States, and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 2,500 word maximum, Book reviews: 900 word maximum for single reviews, 2,500 if multi-book review/analysis; Resources: notices of new books, reports, upcoming conferences, videos, e-communications and websites, 150 word maximum, and Documents: declarations, communiqués, and other relevant NGO or multilateral organisation statements, 1,000 word maximum.
ALL SUBMISSIONS should be made via the following site: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjpd20/current
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Authors are advised to send abstracts only by CfP deadline 1 June 2015. They should be 250-500 words, and indicate if intention is a full article (7000 words) or briefing (2500 words). Full articles that miss this deadline may be considered up until 6 July 2015 depending on space, and can still be referred to future issues. To submit: You will be required to open an account and upload your abstract as a new submission. You will be asked to submit your abstract in a text field (word limited), and are also required to submit a main document which should contain the following information: title; author contact details (mailing, phone, email); bio; keywords; full abstract. All submissions should be made on the T&F website: