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International Journal on Responsibility

Aims & Scope

The IJR publishes papers, comments, and other writings on responsibility. The contents examine intellectual, practical, policy and ethical issues relating to responsibility. In addition, the journal encourages research and reporting on ways in which responsibility relates to issues ranging from the individual to broad public concern, past, present, and future. Themes include the use of responsibility in academic and nonacademic settings; the development of new perspectives on the topic of responsibility; the application of a focus on responsibility in practical problems; and, the historical and interdisciplinary dimensions of responsibility.

Discipline areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Anthropology
  • Conflict Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Linguistics
  • Education
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Peace Studies
  • Political Science
  • Policy Studies
  • Public Health
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Rhetoric
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • Other related areas

Possible topics include, but are not limited to, issues directly related to intra-disciplinary concerns as well as other interdisciplinary concerns, such as: Voluntary Service, Race, Ethnicity, Population, Biomedical Ethics, Immigration, Disability, Mental Health, Criminal Justice, Humanitarian Intervention, Humanitarian Aid, War, Violence (interpersonal, institutional, social, global), Public Health, Food Security, Therapy, Human Trafficking, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, 3rd World, Research Methods, Peace, Punishment, Exclusion, Emancipation, Non-Governmental Organizations, Trans-National Organizations, “Dirty Hands”, Perverse Consequences, Moral Hazards, Health Care, Education, Technology, The Relationship between Religion and Science, Authority, Power, Security, Love, Risk, Uncertainty, International Law, and Diversity, and art.