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Community Development Journal

Community Development Journal

Welcome to the CDJ blog! We post information about events, calls for papers, and articles about the journal and the field.

CDJ Plus is Dead! Long Live CDJ Plus!

Academic publishing is a strange beast, and it’s getting stranger. Authors write for free, reviewers work uncompensated, and editorial boards volunteer their time and expertise. Nobody is ever paid for their writing. You’d hope that at the end of that process journal articles would be inexpensive, but of course they’re not. In 2024, you can pick up a paperback for a tenner. A CDJ article would set you back £34,…

Ethics in Community Development Webinar – Co-Editors’ Presentation

Ethics in Community Development Special Issue The Community Development Journal and the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University (UK) held a webinar on 14th February 2023 to launch a special issue of the journal on "Ethics in Community Development". This recorded presentation by the co-editors, Sarah Banks (Durham University, UK), Pradeep Narayanan (Praxis, India) and Lynda Shevellar (University of Queensland, Australia), discusses the importance of ethics in…

Ethical Issues in Community Development – Special Issue Event, 14th February 2023

An online event organised by the Community Development Journal with the Centre for Social Justice and Community Action, Durham University  Tuesday 14th February, 2023, 9.00 – 10.30 UTC/GMT The Community Development Journal and Centre for Social Justice and Community Action are pleased to announce an online event to be held on Zoom to launch a special issue of the journal on ‘ethical issues in community development’. The event will be introduced by special issue co-editors, Sarah Banks…

Art Activism for an Anti-Colonial Future

To mark the publication of his book, Art Activism for an Anti-Colonial Future (SUNY Press), Carlos Garrido Castellano sat down with Helen Carey, director of Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, to explore some of its themes. Among the topics they reflected upon were the dilemmas associated with the mainstreaming of socially engaged art, socially engaged art as a global phenomenon with different genealogies that defy measurement or easy categorization,…

CDJ Editorial Assistant: Call for Applicants

The Community Development Journal (CDJ) is seeking a new part-time Editorial Assistant to support us in the production and promotion of the journal. This is an hourly-paid role for a self-employed individual. It would be ideal for community practitioners/activists and/or postgraduate/postdoctoral researchers, and will mostly consist of remote-working. The role will be available from August 2022, with the editorial assistant initially contracted for a two-year period. No previous experience of…

Call For Papers – Community Development and Health Equity

Special issue of the Community Development Journalhttps://academic.oup.com/cdj Special issue editors:Thara Raj, UKJennie Popay, Lancaster University, UKRebecca Mead, Lancaster University, UKAylish MacKenzie, UK Scope, relevance and significance of the proposed theme:Around the world inequalities in life expectancy, in chronic conditions and in wellbeing are widening. The COVID-19 pandemic has made these inequalities more visible and exacerbated them. In all countries, actions by communities of interest and place have been central to…

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