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Manuscript deadline
15 October 2021

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Peace Review

Special Issue Editor(s)

Volker Boege, Toda Peace Institute
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Ria Shibata, University of Otago
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Climate change, conflict and peace

Under the guest editorship of Dr. Volker Boege, Senior Research Fellow at the Toda Peace Institute, and Dr. Ria Shibata, Research Fellow at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Otago. Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice invites essays for a special issue on Climate change, conflict and peace.

Climate change is one of the critical global challenges of our times with grave social, economic, political, cultural and environmental implications. We welcome submissions for a special issue that explores the multidimensional and far-reaching challenges of climate change that include political, technical, material, emotional, psychological, cultural and spiritual issues that can generate ripe conditions for conflict. This issue seeks to address the linkages between the effects of climate change, conflict, security and peace. Both case-based empirical-analytical and theoretical-conceptual contributions are welcome. While we imagine the bulk of submissions will come from academics, we also encourage civil society actors and policy makers to also contribute their insights based on their experiences.

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

  • Climate change and conflict nexus
  • Climate change and peace nexus
  • Climate change and peacebuilding
  • Climate change and migration, displacement and relocation
  • Conflictual dynamics of climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Conflict-sensitive climate change adaptation and mitigation
  • Securitisation of climate change policies
  • Climate change, state fragility and vulnerability
  • Climate change and identity
  • Climate change and spirituality
  • Climate change, natural disasters and the military
  • Climate change and the Pacific Islands/Oceania

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Submission Instructions

To submit to this issue use email subject line "Special issue Climate Change, conflict and peace 34(1)"

When submitting your article:

  • Essays, Peace Profiles, Case Studies, Reports, Interviews, Literature Reviews

Submit via Peace Review Journal web site: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cper20/current

Queries for the below types of articles should be sent directly to editorial, at [email protected]

Essays:  2500–3500 words, excluding references (Chicago B-Author/date).

Peace Profiles: 1000-1500 words, including recommended readings.

Case Studies: 2500-3500 words

Reports: 1200-2500 words  

Interviews: 1200-1500 words, including context

Literature Reviews: 3000-3500 words, excluding references (Chicago B-Author/date).


  • Reviews, Collections, Exhibitions, Oration, Pictorial Work, Rapid Communication

Should be submitted directly to the Cultural Curator, Tatiyana Bastet, at [email protected]

Reviews: 2000-2500 words, excluding references

Collections/ Exhibitions: 1800-2000 words + 3-5 photos or images, excluding references

Oration: 3-5 minute audio file + transcription, accompanied by a written introduction/analysis of 800-1000 words

Pictorial Work: 8-10 images, including introductory paragraph of 200 words

Rapid Communication: 800-1200 words


Expression of Interest and questions to the guest editor are welcome, and may increase the chance of publication. Please direct content-based questions or concerns to the guest editor: Ria Shibata:[email protected]

While delays can occur for a variety of reason, the Peace Review Journal will endeavour to publish accepted articles in 6-9 months.

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