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LGD - Call for Papers

Special Issue: Debt and Development

DEADLINE: 30 September 2004

(Click here for civil society section)

In conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the founding of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire this year, the Law, Social Justice and Global Development Journal is compiling a special issue on Debt, Finance and Development.

This issue is edited by Daniel Bradlow, Professor of Law and Director of the International Legal Studies Programme at the Washington College of Law at American University, Washington DC.

The Bretton Woods institutions were set up in 1944 with the objectives of providing financing for reconstruction and development (World Bank) and promoting international financial and economic stability (IMF).

This issue seeks to consider developments in Debt, Finance and Development with a special emphasis on: the role of the Bretton Woods Institutions; the conceptual and operational complexities of development finance and economic and financial regulation in the context of globalisation, and the social, economic and political effects of historical and contemporary patterns of financial flows on developing countries and communities.

The topic as elaborated above covers a wide area and suggested coverage may include:

a. Historical narratives of the Bretton Woods Institutions including restructuring of global governance;
b.The diverse range of theoretical and substantive perspectives on international financing for development and international fiscal and monetary regulation, and not necessarily exclusive to considerations of the World Bank or the IMF;
c. Sovereign debt restructuring; debt relief;
d. Ecological debt and principle of odious debt;
e. Aid and development finance;
f. International economic and financial regulation;
g. Poverty reduction and structural adjustment;
h. Social and environmental impacts of development policy including ecological debt.

The journal seeks submissions for peer-reviewed and non-refereed articles for publication in these related areas. The LGD would especially welcome contributions from scholars, practitioners and researchers in developing countries, transitional economies and international organisations.

Contributions are also sought for a special civil society section of the issue from civil society actors who work in this area.

Full papers, between 5,000 - 8,000 words, can be submitted for peer review before 30 September 2004. Please note that each paper will be reviewed by two referees in the field of the paper's subject matter.

Submissions of articles on the above topics for publication as non-refereed pieces are also welcome. These should take the form of commentaries, reports on contemporary developments and/or recently-held conferences and events, case summaries and analyses and book reviews. Non-refereed papers should be submitted by 31 October 2004. Contributors are encouraged to refer to our section of Journal Scope and Submission Standards for more information on the scope of the journal and citation and article format details.

Articles may be sent by post, preferably with a electronic copy on disk (in Word format), to the address above, or via email to: For further information or clarification, please email

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Law, Social Justice and Global Development (LGD)
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University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK.
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