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  • Call for papers - Economics

    Risks, protections, and climate change

    “Revue internationale des études du développement” no. 257 (2025-1)

    This special issue of the Revue internationale des études du développement aims to bring together articles examining the way in which individuals and organizations have been rethinking (or not) their risk management methods to better face the challenges brought about by climate change. To combine perspectives and methods, this call for papers invites the submission of work falling within the scope of the four lines of inquir: 1/ Climate challenges and informal risk management strategies: what is the nature of the reconfigurations taking place? 2/ Climate challenges and formal protection tools: what responses do formal organizations and markets provide? 3/ Informal strategies and formal tools: how do they interact? What benefits do they provide? 4/ Measures, perceptions, and representations.

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  • Pointe-à-Pitre

    Call for papers - Geography

    Agriculture, food and crises: challenges, strategies and innovations

    Revue « Études caribéennes »

    The populations of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), much more than those of other continental countries, are facing crises of different natures which threaten their ability to meet their basic food needs much more than other continental countries. In the intention to resolve these problems, several national and international actors have tried to combine their efforts in order to intervene, through different programs and projects, aimed at acting on the food and agricultural systems. These actions, as desirable as they may be, are not without undesirable costs for the environment. Some of these costs are detrimental to the sustainability of these systems. Thus, scientific and even philosophical reflections are necessary to address these questions.

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  • Dakhla

    Call for papers - Economics

    Scientific Research in the Service of Desert, the Sahara, and Remote Rural Areas Economic Development

    Fifth International Congress on Desert Economy

    This congress is an interdisciplinary scientific research platform on the desert, arid lands, and the Sahara (hot drylands, hyperarid or semi-arid regions, oasis and remote rural areas) economy, management, and development, in order to contribute effectively to the good governance and in the sustainable development of arid lands worldwide, by stimulating meetings between all stakeholders on a global scale, with a view to fostering dialog, partnership, and cooperation among desert countries worldwide: Africa and the Gulf States (the MENA and the Sahel...), the United States of America, Australia, China, India, South America..., and creating a conducive environment to the exchange of experiences, expertise, trainings, educational practices and innovation, around themes related to the desert economy and to the arid lands management.

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  • Call for papers - Law

    Political Economy of Human Rights Regulation in Latin American Business Activities

    HOMA Publica Journal

    The special issue aims to gather contributions from various stakeholders in the field of Human Rights and Business, with a particular emphasis on the Political Economy of human rights regulation in Latin American business activities. The interest of this special edition of Homa Publica in examining regulation within the deeper framework of political economy guiding the region in the second decade of the 21st century. This period begins with windows of opportunity for Latin American reformism while immersed in a turbulent international environment and crises that have particularly inhumane effects on our territories (mass exoduses, climate crisis, colonial, racist, and patriarchal inequalities).

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  • Call for papers - America

    Sport in the Americas

    “The body of an athlete and the soul of a sage - these are what we require to be happy”, wrote Voltaire to Helvetius. At RITA, although we don’t claim to have athletic bodies, we humbly hope that our journal does lead to the path of wisdom. As Paris will host the Olympic Games in 2024, we thought it relevant to invite researchers to show wisdom and gain some critical distance to question the role and function of sports in the Americas, from North to South.

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  • Call for papers - Education

    Neoliberalization of education and the making of territories

    The theme of this issue pursues questions that the journal Espaces et Sociétés has previously raised about the relationship between educational and territorial dynamics. Its originality will therefore consist in documenting the way in which neoliberal dynamics, which run through the education sector from primary to higher education, are contributing to the creation of contemporary spaces, both in peripheral areas and in central urban ones – as well as in spaces created specifically for education, such as campuses or emerging educational hubs, for example in Asia and the Middle East. It will also look at how educational models are internationalized and circulate in this process, between primary, secondary and higher education, between public and private, between North and South, without presupposing that this circulation is unidirectional.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Peasantries and Violent Conflicts

    In this call for papers, we wish to address the relationship between the peasantry and conflicts with all the necessary analytical finesse and empiricism, by exploring the plurality of repertoires and modes of action to identify the contextual markers of the trajectories of violent crises involving the peasantry to varying degrees and in various forms. What we mean by violent conflict is any form of confrontation mobilizing a diversified arsenal, with a destructive effect on the agricultural, economic, and social systems in place, and with at times the aim of reconfiguring them to the advantage of certain actors. Such conflicts may be internal to certain peasantries, or may occur at their contact when they are exploited by external actors. Others may take shape and develop outside the rural world before reaching it. These violent conflicts are often found at the crossroads of a range of factors and processes: power dynamics linked to land access, the crystallization of identity and ethno-community differences, and governance problems.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The musicians’ activity - work, training and health

    “Laboreal” Journal

    The characteristics of the activities that fall under the economic sector of music show a huge variety of places, schedules and work conditions, in addition to the informality of work contracts for a vast majority of musicians. Obviously, these factors interfere with the activity of preparation for music performance, with study habits, and most likely with public performance. In spite of that, the attention given to research and intervention regarding this category of workers is clearly scarce and there is not enough research to investigate the various aspects linked to performing music activities -- training, teaching and study practices, professional performance. Laboreal makes room for papers interested in the musicians’ activity, and invites researchers involved in these issues to contribute to the publication of this number.

     

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  • Bordeaux

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Body Techniques, Martial Arts and Combat Sports

    From everyday life to the Olympic and Paralympic Games

    In this conference, we want to bring together scholars from as many academic fields and other research areas as possible to exchange ideas, arguments, hypotheses, theories, methodologies, research and results in the fields of martial arts and combat sports, on the themes of body techniques as well as the Olympic and Paralympic Games, from their daily everyday realms of hobbies and lifestyle, all the way through to the realms of elite competition.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Financing agricultural and food transformations. Practices, mechanisms, collective action, and public policies

    « Revue internationale des études du développement » n°254

    This issue is a continuation of the series of thematic issues that the Revue Tiers Monde, now the Revue internationale des études du développement has regularly published for 25 years on the subject of financial inclusion (no. 145, 1996; no. 172, 2002; no. 197, 2009; no. 225, 2016). This issue calls for original papers based on field research that contribute to knowing how the transformation of agricultural and rural systems in emerging and developing countries is financed, and more specifically, how farmers are financed. It aims, in particular, at delving into the new practices in the field of agricultural and rural financing, which is often marginalized in development financing policies.

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  • Study days - Economics

    Transformations in food systems and agrifood value chains: How do work and employment come into play?

    International Association on Work in Agriculture’s Webinars

    The International Association on Work in Agriculture (IAWA) proposes a webinar to share with you the knowledge and current research on the place of work and employment in value chains’ and food systems’ transformations. The idea is to move forward discussions on the theme, having following key question: how do strategies and mechanisms for value chain and food systems transformations address different work and employment issues? Starting with an overview of the thematic, from scientometric and conceptual points of view, the webinar will bring together experts to present their experience on the subject, from the North and the South, and different contexts and chain designs.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    The Sustainable Development Goals under scrutiny

    « Revue internationale des études du développement » n°253 (2023-3)

    A new international framework for development, called the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, emerged in 2015 as a result of the rise of sustainable development as a dominant paradigm for development and of the criticisms addressed to the MDGs. The new agenda established 17 development goals instead of 8 (MDGs). The SDGs made some progress compared to the MDGs. Because they target common challenges like climate change, the reach and legitimacy of the SDGs were extended. As we stand midway towards the set deadlines for achievement, it is time to question the relevance, foundations and the implementation of the SDGs. It also seems legitimate to question their universal and inclusive character, and their actual outcomes since 2015 by using critical and contexual approaches.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - America

    Éducation, numérique, cohésion sociale et politiques publiques

    Educación, tecnología digital, cohesión social y políticas públicas

    Cette édition 2022 s’intitule “Éducation, numérique, cohésion sociale et politiques publiques”, et s’articulera autour de quatre tables rondes qui réuniront des spécialistes de la thématique, afin d’aborder depuis une perspective caribéenne, latino-américaine et européenne, les enjeux politiques, sociaux, économiques et de coopération entre les deux continents.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Decentering the analysis of Africa-China relations

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°251 (2023-1)

    The question put forward by the vast majority of works studying the relations between Africa and China is “What is China doing in Africa? What are the Chinese doing in Africa?”, thus often overlooking the anthropological dimension of social, economic, and political change in which African actors can reclaim their place, in other words an approach that would decenter China and the Chinese in order to shed light on the microfoundations of the macroprocesses of development by examining Africa and Africans. Agency – or agentivité as it is now commonly called in French – is defined here as the ability to effect or introduce socio-economic and political changes in the arena in which the actors are involved. By addressing the question of African agentive practices and norms in Afro-Chinese relations, this call for papers therefore leads to decentering China to focus on Africa.

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  • Call for papers - Geography

    Learning from territories / Teaching territories

    In German (lehren / lernen) as in Arabic (تعليم / تعلم), a single letter distinguishes the concept of teaching from the concept of learning. Whether defined as a theoretical object of scientific knowledge that can be taught or as a body of practices that can be passed on, there is no escaping the need to address the issue of the relationship between the apparent universality of the concept of territory, on the one hand, and the variety of uses to which the term is put and the range of practices associated with it, on the other. The sixth CIST conference will focus on two questions: how to teach about territories (academic knowledge, empirical methods, disciplinary approaches, etc.) and how to learn from territories (observing, exploring, describing, experiencing, etc.).

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  • Toulouse

    Call for papers - Language

    Espagnol pour les humanités (II)

    La journée d’étude « Espagnol pour les humanités (II) » vise à identifier et à étudier les besoins en compétences langagières et culturelles en espagnol des étudiant·es et des professionnel·les des secteurs de la culture et des sciences humaines et sociales, et à développer des dispositifs pédagogiques adaptés, dans une démarche interculturelle. L’objectif de la journée d’étude est de poursuivre les réflexions sur les langues-cultures de spécialité et leur enseignement universitaire, en se centrant sur les sciences du langage, les sciences de l’éducation, la psychologie et l’administration qui constituent des domaines peu étudiés de ce point de vue, ainsi que sur l’espagnol de spécialité en droit, en économie ou pour les métiers de la communication, questions qui bénéficient d’un intérêt scientifique ou pédagogique plus ancien et pour lesquelles nous espérons susciter de nouveaux éclairages.

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  • Bogotá

    Call for papers - Geography

    Crise et incertitude sur le tourisme du XXIe siècle : scénarios et perspectives

    II congrès international de recherche en tourisme 2022

    Le congrès vise à être un espace de présentation, discussions et échanges permettant de partager connaissances et expériences en tourisme au niveau international, national et régional, en faisant converger les multiples perspectives en développement dans ce secteur des points de vue scientifique, éducatif, productif, de gestion et de développement, en intégrant les sujets transversaux d’actualité tels que la transformation et le changement sur les différents scénarios de crise et incertitude. De même, ce congrès constitue une opportunité pour que les mondes institutionnels, académiques et professionnels du tourisme se rencontrent.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Petropolitics in the Countries of the South

    Revue internationale des études du développement n°250 (2022-3)

    For this special issue, we consider a broad approach to the world of hydrocarbons, ranging from economics to cultural issues, and including history, politics, demography, sociology, and anthropology. Our aim is to go beyond a conception that reduces oil-producing countries to black boxes with outgoing flows of oil and gas and incoming financial flows, thus boiling everything down to this single (economic, political, and geopolitical) issue. Before causing global warming, oil had an in situ impact on territories, human communities, and ecosystems. This approach calls for a critical rereading of the abundant literature on the oil-producing countries of the South, in order to tackle oil-related phenomena differently, to identify new connections between them, and to examine those which are only little or not studied.

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  • Call for papers - Modern

    COVID-19 and social sciences

    Revue « Temporalités et sociétés »

    This special issue aims to offer a critical assessment of the role of the social sciences in the response to the pandemic, as well as the challenges of post-Covid-19 societies. It welcomes (trans)disciplinary contributions using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed approaches. International comparisons are also encouraged.

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  • Call for papers - Thought

    Animal work

    “Laboreal” Journal, July 2022

    In numerous socio-professional activities (in agriculture, the police, the army, health, research, art, the environment, among others), humans and animals work together. In recent years, research in the human and social sciences has highlighted the specificities of cooperation between humans and animals, and has shown the existence of animal work, thus opening a new field of research. We now know that the rules of work are built intra- and inter-specific: between humans and between animals and humans. The aim of this issue is to discuss and analyze these activities, and the associated ethical and deontological issues. We seek to address the issue of human work with animals, as well as animal work itself. Therefore, this dossier seeks to discuss both the relationship between humans and animals and the engagement of animals in work.

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