JCTS | CfP for a Special Issue


In order to deepen public understanding of the socio-political and economic dimensions of the current crisis related to the COVID 19 Pandemic in a global context, a special issue of JCTS (Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security) to be published in October 2020 will address:
  • global differences in public access to healthcare;
  • the situation in conflict zones, refugee camps, border areas, marginalized communities concerning the differential effects of the Pandemic;
  • exclusion of vulnerable communities, non-status peoples, minorities and precarious labour from the networks of protection put in place in relation to the Pandemic;
  • comparative analyses of social justice issues associated with COVID 19;
  • global forms of precarity that this Pandemic makes more visible;
  • regional and national effects of health care cuts or insufficient access to publicly funded medicine;
  • employment insecurity and its influence on healthcare systems’ ability to respond in a comparative perspective;
  • long-term implications of the Pandemic on our perception of human security.
Authors, including not just scholars but also analysts, activists and personelle of the health care system, are invited to discuss how they see COVID affecting their communities in relation to the larger society as well as their area/region of research in relation to the global developments. Contributors are also invited to identify potential transformative outcomes arising from the Pandemic, and discuss the ongoing work required to build those outcomes.

Please submit
  • a 500-word abstract,
  • keywords,
  • institutional affiliation,
  • and correspondence details

to Co-Editors Alpaslan Ozerdem and Nergis Canefe by using the email address ncanefe@yorku.ca by June 1st.


Please also circulate this call among colleagues and emerging scholars.
For further information about the mandate of JCTS, in particular its emphasis on scholarship from or concerning issues directly effecting the Global South, please see the link below:

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