The Irish Community Development Law Journal
To date, in Ireland, there is little convergence of research in the areas of social policy, law and community development. This journal seeks to offer a platform for interaction that encourages greater scholarly and academic collaboration among them (social policy, law and community development). Developing legal education with innovative and multifaceted research into non-traditional areas of law, policy and development will aid the economic development and well-being of local communities. It will also create international interest into what is going on in Ireland in relation to CED law and policy and also to learn about these initiatives in other countries.
The Irish Community Development Law Journal is an online journal, published twice a year by the Northside Community Law Centre, in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer a platform for interaction that encourages greater scholarly and academic collaboration in the areas of social policy, law and community development, promoting the practice of CED law and policy in Ireland and learn about these initiatives in other countries. The journal also seeks to create channels of collaboration between academia, practitioners and any other interested party.
The mission is to offer an insight into how we can address issues of social inclusion by the use social policy, law and community development principles.
The goal isto establish more scholarly research into the whole area of community economic development law and policy, through publishing articles that look at the interactions between community development, law and policy in an Irish context. The journal will also act as a platform to learn about CED law and policy in other jurisdictions. The journal will create greater awareness of the role played by CED law and policy in building sustainable communities.
The outcome of The Irish Community Development Law Journal is wide-ranging: to encourage academic research, to create academic and public awareness of CED law and policy, to create awareness into the role played by community law centres in Ireland in the creation of sustainable communities; to create a space where CED law and policy can develop; to create greater connections between the corporate world and local communities and to encourage better dialogue between government, law, business and local communities and to create new ways where these relationships which can create and promote better and more sustainable communities.
The readership will be legal academics, lawyers and law students; the NGO sector including community development workers and practitioners; the public service sector; members of government and government departments and other social policy commentators, etc. We envisage it will be read in Ireland and abroad.
If you are interested in writing an article for the journal please email the Editor on firstname.lastname@example.org.