Reconsidering Development Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the third call for submissions for Reconsidering Development, an interdisciplinary E-journal based at the University of Minnesota. The journal is theme-based but contributors are encouraged to be creative in integrating themes of each issue into their submissions.

Our third issue, Reconsidering Development and the "Institutions," will be launched in the fall of 2011. We seek submissions that explore both institutions of development (i.e., trade, bilateral aid, military, charity organizations) and development institutions (i.e., World Bank, United Nations).

Submissions are encouraged to use the following core questions as guides to help our audience reconsider development from interdisciplinary perspectives:

1. How does an interdisciplinary perspective (or a specific disciplinary approach) shift our conceptualization of institutions of development or of the role of development institutions in shaping the theory, practice, and/or experience of international development?
2. What are the trends and issues affecting current "institutions" of international development?
3. What is the future of international development, including the relationship between 'institutions of development' and 'development institutions' and the international community?

We seek submissions from multiple theoretical and practical perspectives, disciplines, vantage points, and sectors expressed through innovative formats, including but not limited to video, audio, written, and artistic forms of media. For each submission, international development issues must be made central. Additionally, we seek submissions that engage a broad audience.

Submissions can be uploaded at

*Note: if submissions include different media types, i.e. text, video, audio, photos, each file should be uploaded separately. Submissions may also be emailed to

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2011

For the full Call for Submissions, go to :

About Us

Reconsidering Development is an innovative, open-access journal that aims to create an equitable space for the flourishing of dialogue and discussion concerning the theory and practice of international development. We aim to advance theoretical momentum through the inclusion of voices representing those individuals, communities, and institutions affected by and affecting development. We hope that this deliberate fusion of experiences will help to transform and push the boundaries of the knowledge around which development theory and practice has been built.

Reconsidering Development particularly encourages submissions that reflect the diverse perspectives of underrepresented voices, creative methodologies, and contemporary forms of expression in order to reconsider the broader field of development. We intentionally target and seek to include an international audience by creating an easily-loadable and readable format that is easily accessed regardless of Internet bandwidth limitations.

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