Call for Papers | “Engaging the Field: Sport in Under­-Resourced, Underdeveloped, and Conflict Regions” | Special Issue of QRSEH

qrseh-dsGuest Editors:

There have been concomitant calls for increased rigour in sport for development and peace (SDP) research and cautions against neocolonial approaches that may subjugate knowledge. To address these concerns, this special issue calls for research that considers the impacts of SDP programmes as well as the role of sport as it naturally occurs in under­resourced, underdeveloped, and conflict regions. Of particular interest is research that is methodologically diverse, innovative, and engages with athletes, coaches, and community stakeholders (e.g., teachers, police officers, pastors, government leaders) to better understand the meaning they ascribe to sport, their sport experiences, and their perceptions of the role of sport in promoting (or obstructing) development and peace. Additional topics might include, but are not limited to, the use of sport in social movements, sport experiences of those connected to gender­based violence (victims and perpetrators), and the meaning and role of sport after a disaster or terrorist activity in community response and rebuilding.

Submission instructions

Papers must be submitted to the Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health ScholarOne site. Submissions must be received by 31st March 2016, with final versions due on 31st July 2016.

Full ‘Instructions for authors’ can be found under the ‘Authors and submissions’ tab at


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