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War, Economic Strife, Climate Change: Understanding Intersectional Threats to Inclusion and Security

Social Inclusion (Open Access Journal) with (In)Justice International


Mustapha Sheikh (University of Leeds), Roland Zarzycki (Collegium Civitas, Warsaw), Leah Burch (Liverpool Hope University) and Simon Prideaux ((In)Justice International) as part of the (In)Justice International Collective


War, climate change and economic instability pose unpredictable security threats in today's world. Are, for example, societies safe, and if they are, safe for whom? In this 5th Joint Issue with Social Inclusion, (In)Justice International requests papers which examine the sometimes-horrific difficulties and problems that minorities and others with marginal positions in societies and mainstream cultures have had to face and try to overcome.

We ask for papers that attempt to address increased insecurity and those issues that affect people in marginal positions due to their Indigenous backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality, disability and illness, socio-economic position and class? We also want papers to inquire or examine if these insecure individuals are left to struggle by themselves and why. Are they excluded from existing security networks, or are there any networks at all? How do these global, dangerous developments affect their sense of safety, trust in society and abilities to use welfare services? And how are their needs met?

To broaden the scope of our investigations, we call for papers from not just scholars, but NGOs, barristers and practitioners in the fields of sociology and social policy, anthropology, geography, critical economics, political sciences and criminology, gender studies, youth studies and disability studies. Papers from people who have ‘lived’ experience of this desperation or have reported upon it would also be welcome.

Topics of interest to this thematic issue include (but are not limited to) why some of these people felt the need to seek refuge elsewhere, what happened on their route to “safe” sanctuaries, and how they were treated/received at their final or intermediate destinations. Proposals relating to the traumatic events of any group of fleeing refugees are encouraged, but we especially welcome those focused on movement from and within the Global South. Indeed, case studies that look at Indigenous people, Ethnic minorities, Disabled people, the young and issues relating to gender and sexuality in a discriminatory, ‘ableist’ and heteronormative time of war will all be welcome additions to this thematic issue of Social Inclusion.

Economic strife, on the other hand, is relevant in that war can either cause or exacerbate divisive economic forces impacting upon these aforementioned individuals.

We also encourage authors whose first language is not English to send in a copy of their manuscript in their Native language, to be made available through the (In)Justice International website. These manuscripts will form an informal companion to the official issue published by Social Inclusion: They will not undergo peer-review and are exempt from the journal’s article processing fee, but will not be included in the published volume. For more information, please contact Simon Prideaux (

Instructions for Authors: 

This thematic issue is the result of Social Inclusion’s partnership with research network (In)Justice International, who is also available to cover open access publication costs on a case-by-case basis. To know if you are eligible to have the APC covered by the network, please contact Simon Prideaux ( directly. Corresponding authors affiliated with our institutional members do not incur this fee. Authors interested in submitting a paper for this issue are asked to consult the journal's instructions for authors and submit their abstracts (maximum of 250 words, with a tentative title) through the abstracts system (here).

Open Access: 

The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge by any reader, anywhere in the world, regardless of affiliation. We defend that authors should not have to personally pay this fee and advise them to check with their institutions if funds are available to cover open access publication fees. Institutions can also join Cogitatio's Membership Program at a very affordable rate and enable all affiliated authors to publish without incurring any fees. For this thematic issue, (In)Justice International will also be available to cover open access publication costs on a case-by-case basis. To know if you are eligible to have the APC covered by the network, please contact Simon Prideaux ( directly. Further information about the journal's open access charges and institutional members can be found here.


Submission of Abstracts: 1-15 December 2023


Submission of Full Papers: 15-30 April 2024


Publication of the Issue: October/December 2024

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