This blog is being launched in association with the LGD journal with the aim of creating a space for reflection and dialogue rather than for strictly academic discussions and engagements. Our concern with inequalities and injustice in the context of globalisation and international development remain the guiding themes.

Toward this end, we especially invite and encourage contributions from practitioners, including social workers, activists, teachers and doctors. Submissions should be about 500 words, and may include reflections on experiences in the field (as a researcher or practitioner), ethical and methodological issues as well as emerging political concerns. The blog is also intended to generate and sustain dialogue across regions and across political and disciplinary issues. Innovative presentation is also welcomed including vlogs (in which case 5-15 minutes would be a suitable length).

Examples of topics and issues to be covered on the blog include, but are not limited to: education, health care, refugee crisis and migration, informal economies, neoliberal economics and culture, socioeconomic inequalities and cultural politics and marginalisation in local and global contexts.

The blog is edited by the same team as the LGD journal, and is open to all. There are no restrictions on writing style.

We expect to launch the blog on 18 January 2016.

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