Call for Reviews and Review Essays Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses


Resilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses is open to reviews and review essays, including texts engaging with the assumptions informing resilience approaches and practices across a range of disciplines including: Sociology, Geography, Politics and International Relations, Development Studies, Anthropology and Law. Book reviews and review essays will cover new publications in the field, but may also include new editions of established texts or new readings of books which speak to the field. Reviews of policy reports and documents are also welcome.

We are looking for review essays which survey resilience studies, broadly defined. Themes might include: the practices of prevention, empowerment and capacity-building in situations of vulnerability; fragility and 'crisis'; policies which attempt to foster resilience and their proliferation and implementation; challenges to traditional policy frameworks in areas such as security, peacebuilding, development, democratisation, rights and disaster management by more process-based frameworks sensitive to emergence, relationality and issues of transferability; ways in which  ‘resilience thinking’ constitutes an innovative approach to questions of complexity, networks, causality, subjectivity, resistance and agency.

Review essays should be between 2-3,000 words, and individual book reviews should be a maximum of 850 words (including references). Submissions should follow the journal referencing and style guidelines. The author’s name, institutional affiliation and word count, should be contained on a separate cover sheet. Submissions should be sent to the reviews editor, Erika Cudworth.