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Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute

The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs

25 January 2018

The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs is an exciting new open access journal hosted jointly by The Humanitarian Affairs Team at Save the Children UK, and Centre de Réflexion sur l'Action et les Savoirs Humanitaires MSF (Paris) and the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute at The University of Manchester.

It will contribute to current thinking around humanitarian governance, policy and practice with academic rigour and political courage. The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs will challenge contributors and readers to think critically about humanitarian issues that are often approached from reductionist assumptions about what experience and evidence mean. The journal will cover contemporary, historical, methodological, and applied subject matters. It will bring together studies, debates and literature reviews. The journal will engage with these through diverse print and online content, including peer reviewed articles, expert interviews, policy analyses, literature reviews and ‘spotlight’ features.

The rationale can be summed up as follows: the sector is growing and is facing severe ethical and practical challenges. The Journal of Humanitarian Affairs will provide a space for serious and inter-disciplinary academic and practitioner exchanges on pressing issues of international interest.

Snippet of the journal front cover.

The journal aims to be a home and platform for leading thinkers on humanitarian affairs, a place where ideas are floated, controversies are aired, and new research is published and scrutinised. Areas in which submissions will be considered include humanitarian financing, migrations and responses, the history of humanitarian aid, failed humanitarian interventions, media representations of humanitarianism, the changing landscape of humanitarianism, the response of states to foreign interventions, critical debates on concepts such as resilience or security etc.

For more information and ongoing updates, visit the Journal's page on our website.

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