JIED is a peer-reviewed, open access, electronic journal publishing research and policy commentary on the complex relationship between illicit markets and development. The journal is cross-disciplinary and engages with academics, practitioners, and decision makers in facilitating for interventions and development planning that incorporates an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of illicit markets. The journal welcomes scholars and practitioners from all disciplines with an interest and expertise in the complexities illicit markets pose to the achievement of key development goals, such as the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and progress towards peace and security in fragile settings. JIED is an independent academic journal, run by the Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC), published by LSE Press.
This special issue aims to explore the human impacts (e.g. impacts on livelihoods lives, human rights, freedom of expression etc.) of environmental crime - how people, communities and populations are affected by the illicit trade in and demand for environmental commodities.
The human cost and impact of this trade can sometimes be a neglected area of research, where predominantly analysis has instead focused (understandably) on the impact on particular species survival and wider biodiversity concerns and impacts. It is now widely accepted that the trafficking in environmental commodities and the illicit exploitation of natural resources is dramatically affecting the biodiversity of the planet. And there is a growing discourse of analysis that explores how this trade and exploitation of our natural resources, at the same time, finances corruption and criminal actors as well as affecting governance systems in many regions around the world.
For more information see the full Call for Papers here.
Deadline for submission of abstracts and LOIs: 31st July 2021.
Planned date of publication: February 2022.
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