Call for papers: International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction

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International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
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Social Capital and Community Resilience in the wake of disasters, conflicts and displacements

The topics of this special issue cover crises of different nature and provides a platform for discussion from various perspectives, including but not limited to individuals and local communities, volunteer groups, community-based organisations, local and international humanitarian agencies, government agencies and other stakeholders.

Submission Period: 18 July 2022 to 21 November 2022

Guest editors:

Dr. Sandra Carrasco, PhD

School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia

sandra.carrasco@newcastle.edu.au

Dr. Temitope Egbelakin,PhD

School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia

t.egbelakin@newcastle.edu.au

Dr. Liyaning Maggie Tang, PhD

School of Architecture and Built Environment, The University of Newcastle, Australia

maggie.tang@newcastle.edu.au

Dr. Chiho Ochiai, PhD

Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

ochiai.chiho.2x@kyoto-u.ac.jp

Special issue information:

The global trends of increasing uncertainty and frequency of climate change, disasters, conflicts and displacement create chaotic scenarios that challenge existing structures to support affected communities. Alternative approaches such as self-recovery gained momentum as governments and humanitarian agencies are called to recognise the local communities’ agency and capacities for recovery and long-term development following a disaster or armed conflict. Empirical evidence challenged the paradigm about helpless and vulnerable communities being unable to become actors in their own recovery. In the aftermath of crises such as disasters, conflicts, and the COVID-19 pandemic, families, friends, and neighbours in affected communities became the first respondents highlighting the pivotal role of social capital as community networks and mutual help structures in dealing with the stresses of disasters and forced displacement and supporting recovery in vulnerable socio-economic groups, ethnic minorities, aboriginal communities and migrants and refugees. Understanding the types of social capital and the multiple dimensions in various contexts is crucial to understanding the subjacent issues in social the production and use of social structures. Beyond acknowledging the benefits of social capital in recovery from crises, this special issue highlights the need to understand the factors, scenarios and dimensions that foster the development or generate inequalities that promote solid support structures, their limitations and unexpected challenges and opportunities for resilience building from a global to a local perspective. The topics of this special issue cover crises of different nature and provides a platform for discussion from various perspectives, including but not limited to individuals and local communities, volunteer groups, community-based organisations, local and international humanitarian agencies, government agencies and other stakeholders.

Manuscript submission information:

You are invited to submit your manuscript at any time before the submission deadline. For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact Guest Editors.

The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript, and select the article type of “VSI: Social Capital and DRR” when submitting your manuscript online. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/issn/2212-4209

Keywords:

(Disasters, forced migration and displacement) OR (Gender oriented social capital) OR (Short-term and long-term post-disaster recovery) OR (Mental and public health for disaster resilience) OR (Social capital and the new normal after COVID-19) OR (Role of social capital in economic recovery and livelihood) OR (Social capital and humanitarian agencies) OR (Social capital of pre- and post disaster/emergency/conflict) OR (Place-based and Cross-Sectoral Approaches) OR (Place-based and Cross-Sectoral Approaches) OR (Disaster Governance, social, Political and Economic Dimensions)

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