The project will convene a panel at the upcoming Development Research Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, 22-23 August. The call for papers is now out and we encourage submission of relevant paper proposals to our panel, which is entitled “Urban violence: causes, consequences and characteristics”. In the panel, we aim to offer both theoretical and empirical insights about urban violence, its causes, and efforts to promote secure cities. From a peace and conflict perspective, the panel will assess the conceptual foundations of urban violence, and map its empirical manifestations. From a development perspective, we also strive to shed light on the roles of international, national, and local actors in preventing and mitigating urban violence.
The deadline for paper proposal submissions is 23 February. The full list of panels, and the call, is found here.