Call for Papers - Social and Spatial Inequalities: Processes, Impacts and Policies

Editor: Dr Renato Miguel do Carmo (Assistant Professor at the University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal)

This research article collection will showcase cutting-edge research on the multidimensional and relational concept of ‘inequality’, bringing together contributions, both quantitative and qualitative, theoretical and empirical, on underlying causes and processes, wider impacts, and potential policy solutions.

Insights from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives are invited, including, sociology, social policy, political science, anthropology, economics, history, psychology, philosophy, human geography, public health and development studies. Research that reflects on and seeks to inform policymaking is also welcomed.

The intention is that the research featuring in this collection will together provide a holistic view of ‘inequality’ in its many forms.

Contributions are invited on, but not restricted to, the following themes:

  • Vertical and horizontal inequalities
  • Inequalities at varying scales — e.g., local, national, trans-national, global
  • Inequalities of conditions and of opportunities, including:
    • Income, wealth and class
    • Gender
    • Racial and ethnic
    • Age
    • Health and healthcare provision
    • Educational
    • Technological
    • Knowledge-based
    • Geographic and spatial
    • Life changes
    • Labour, unemployment, underemployment and precarious work
    • Social mobility
    • Migration
  • Methodological approaches to studying inequalities
  • Real-world case studies
  • Implications and opportunities for policymaking

This is a rolling collection and as such submissions will be welcomed up until the end of December 2020. Authors who wish to discuss ideas for articles are asked to contact the guest editors direct before submission. Full papers (original or review) must be submitted via the journal’s submission system. Submissions by email cannot be accepted.