Reclaiming Humanitarianism, Development, and Peace After Crises: Responding Through Disruption and Adapting to the New Normal
I am delighted to invite submissions for an edited volume by Dr Serena Clark titled Reclaiming Humanitarianism, Development, and Peace After Crises: Responding Through Disruption and Adapting to the New Normal, with the Helsinki University Press series, The Impact of Pandemics. The proposal has tentatively been approved, and I am now seeking chapter abstracts for a final proposal review.
I welcome submissions from all disciplines and/or theoretical perspectives; I am particularly seeking research by early career and first-generation contributors, and historically underrepresented scholars, such as women of color (e.g., Black and African-American, Asian and Asian-American, Indigenous, and other minority communities), and LGBTQ+.
The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the humanitarian, development, and peace sectors’ policies and practices, and forced these sectors to reconsider their modus operandi. The pandemic forced international actors to operate with new constraints and respond in contexts that are nontraditional humanitarian contexts. It also forced them to localize and implement integrated interventions breaking the peace, development, and humanitarian silos.
This volume aims to cultivate an understanding of the pandemic’s effect on humanitarian, development, and peace processes. In doing so, it seeks to understand best practices for conceptualizing and implementing interventions to respond to new crises beyond health-related ones, including how these solutions can be used to effectively respond to crises caused by new drivers of conflict and humanitarian needs such as climate change.
I am especially interested in discussions of (1) how the humanitarian, development, and peace sectors’ policies and practices changed (if at all) during the COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. (2) What lessons can be learned for future approaches by each sector and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus (‘triple nexus)?
- Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by April 30, 2023
- Files do not need to be blinded, but please send them in either Word or PDF format.
- Please include a short author bio(s)
- All files and questions should be sent to Dr. Serena Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Abstracts are due by April 30, 2023
- I anticipate notifying submitters of decisions by May 30, 2023.
- The deadline for accepted contributors to submit full chapter drafts will be October 31, 2023.