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Call for papers: Sport for Development and Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean

Call for papers: Sport for Development and Peace in Latin America and the Caribbean

The aim of this special issue for the Journal Sport for Development (JSFD) is to encourage critical discussions on sport for development and peace (SDP) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

Despite a growing body of SDP evidence, there is a lack of research on the social dimension of sport in the LAC, where sport has been purposely employed as a social catalyst for more than two decades. Given the importance that SDP programmes are customized to local contexts, greater research specific to the LAC region is needed.


Potential topics to be covered in this special issue include but are not limited to:

  • The use of sport to promote social cohesion in underserved communities
  • Stakeholder perspectives and experiences in SDP
  • SDP programme design and implementation
  • SDP programme evaluation/assessment
  • Translating theory into practice
  • Social policy in relation to SDP
  • The use of sport and sport-based programmes for peace and conflict resolution, social inclusion, and/or urban violence
  • Sport and health
  • Sport and gender
  • Sport and inclusion of people with disabilities
  • Social legacy of sport mega events
  • Methodologically diverse/innovative research

To be considered for the special issue, upload your manuscript through JSFD’s online portal by Monday 16 January 2017. Please indicate that the manuscript should be considered for this special issue in your cover letter. All submissions will be reviewed by the guest editors prior to going through double-blinded peer review. We expect the special issue to be published in 2018.


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