DSAI Annual Conference 2018



Key Note Address by Prof Nic Cheeseman author of ‘How to Rig an Election’

23 – 24 October 2018

Call for Papers

Submission Deadline Thursday 6th of Sept 2018

The complex interlinkage between development, conflict, and security is becoming a pressing issue for ‘global governance’ and the implementation of international human rights law, all the while directly impacting on society and communities in the Global South. It is estimated that by 2030 nearly two thirds of the extremely poor will live in conditions of conflict and endemic violence. According to a joint report by the United Nations and World Bank in 2018, Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches for Preventing Violent Conflict, in 2016, more countries experienced violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. Conflict is also estimated to account for over three quarters of humanitarian need and. forced displacement due to conflict accounts for nearly 70 million displaced people.

We will examine the securitisation of development, the high numbers of conflict and violent situations, its effects on society, people, democracy and world stability as well as the existing mechanisms to address this such as the Sustaining Peace Agenda, Inclusive Peace, SDG16, etc.  We will look at how integrating violence reduction strategies and peacebuilding into humanitarian programmes is carried out, ensuring better and longer term funding for interventions in protracted crisis and influencing policy and resolutions at the international and regional level.

We will also in the interests of developing our understanding of these issues interrogate existing frames. For example, what role is played by the dominant economic models and ideologies in creating the very humanitarian need that then becomes the focus of urgent attention? Volatile situations and fragile states do not emerge overnight yet where is the early, sustainable and equitable intervention to prevent them?

DSAI will address this cluster of issues from a critical perspective through contributions by its Study Groups, namely those studying and engaging with Civil Society, Humanitarian Action, Gender, Adaptive Programming, Education, ICT4D and its vibrant postgraduate network. We are inviting abstracts from academics, post graduate students, policy makers and practitioners!

All abstracts must be submitted by e-mail to: info@dsaireland.org by Thursday 6th of September 2018.  This is the final date for submission of abstracts.

Authors will be informed of the outcome of the selection process by 13 September 2018. If selected for presentation, authors will be invited to submit their presentation/full paper no later than 12 October 2018. Final paper submission guidelines. 

To prepare an abstract please consult the Abstract Guidelines.