Vol. 12 No. 1 (2022): The Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies: Crisis
This Issue of the Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies (IJIS) discusses the topic ‘Crisis’. The idea of focusing an Issue on ‘Crisis’ came as a result of extensive discussions among the editing team and colleagues from the Department of Politics and Society. Currently, we are experiencing crises in different forms and situations. Alan McConnell (2020) refers to “the politics of crisis” as follows:
“Crisis is an “umbrella”, under which resides a multitude of terms such as accidents, emergencies, fiascos, disasters, and catastrophes, as well as variations such as natural disasters, transboundary crises, and mega-crises.”
In this Issue, we explore the concept of crisis, which does not have a commonly accepted definition even if it is a widespread term (Acuto, 2011). The term could refer to specific events and situations, such as conflicts, population displacement, poverty etc. However, it also refers to more abstract concepts, such as gender inequality and democracy failure. Therefore, we believe that this topic cannot be conceptualised by a single discipline.