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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Peace Review

For a Special Issue on
Climate change, conflict and peace

Manuscript deadline
15 October 2021

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Volker Boege, Toda Peace Institute
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Ria Shibata, University of Otago
[email protected]

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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

Content Questions

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]

Submission Instructions

Essays keen to be considered for inclusion in this special edition should be uploaded to the Peace Review Portal on the Taylor and Francis Journal website no later than October 15, 2021.

Peace Review accepts the following types of articles: Essay, Review, Interview, Collection, Oration

Articles should be submitted via the journal online portal and utilize the Taylor & Francis Journal WORD Template.

  • Essays:  2500–3500 words, excluding references.
  • Reviews: 3000-3500 words, excluding references.
  • Interviews: 1200-1500 words, including context
  • Collections: 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
  • GRAPHICS: an individual, copyright compliant graphic (map, picture, photo etc.) counts as 250 words toward the word count.

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