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LGD - Call for Papers

Special Issue: Debt and Development

Civil Society Section

DEADLINE: 31 October 2004

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.

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 papers for publication in the above areas from civil society organisations and practitioners working related areas. Submissions may include working papers, work-in-progress, commentaries, updates, policy and advocacy papers, and submissions to official agencies and commissions and reports.

Papers of any length should be submitted by 31 October 2004 for consideration by the editors. The LGD will consider publishing papers which have been published elsewhere provided the papers fall within the scope of the journal and meet the journal's submission guidelines. 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.

CSOs are also invited to submit papers for academic review in the main section of the Special Issue. 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.

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Law, Social Justice and Global Development (LGD)
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