Monthly Archives: October 2012

ToCs: Ethnic and Racial Studies and Journal of International Migration and Integration

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Ethnic and Racial Studies

The latest Table of Contents alert has been released for the latest issue (Volume 35, Issue 8, 2012) of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies.  This is a Special Issue entitled: `Accounting for ethnic and racial diversity: the challenge of enumeration.’

Further details are available on the Ethnic and Racial Studies website and also be downloading the relevant flyer.  Contents of the Special Issue include:

Accounting for Ethnic and Racial Diversity: The Challenge of
Patrick Simon and Victor Piché

Collecting Ethnic Statistics in Europe: A Review
Patrick Simon

Identity Politics, Individual Rights or Social Inclusion?
Contesting Frames on Ethnic Counting in Hungary
Andrea Krizsan

Making (Mixed-)Race: Census Politics and the Emergence
of Multiracial Multiculturalism in the United States, Great
Britain and Canada
Debra Thompson

Re-making the Majority? Ethnic New Zealanders in the 2006
Tahu Kukutai and Robert Didham

Used for Ill; Used for Good: A Century of Collecting Data on
Race in South Africa
Tom Moultrie and Rob Dorrington

Brazil in Black and White? Race Categories and the Study of
Mara Loveman, Jeronimo Muniz and Stanley Bailey

Capturing Complexity: Which Aspects of Race Matter and
Aliya Saperstein

Journal of International Migration and Integration

Journal of International Migration and Integration

The latest Table of Contents alert has been released for the latest issue of the Journal of International Migration and Integration. This represents Volume 13, Number 4 / November 2012 and full details of the articles included in this addition are available from the link below:


New Publications on Economic Issues; Legal Issues; Refugee Camp Programmes; STHF Electric House & Lunar House; and Afghan Asylum Seekers

Details of these new publications, unless otherwise stated,  were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:

Publications on Economic Issues

Connecting with Emigrants: A Global Profile of Diasporas (OECD, Oct. 2012) [text]

Economic Assistance in Conflict Zones: Lessons from Afghanistan (Center for Global Development, Oct. 2012) [text via Human Security Gateway]

Impact and Costs of Forced Displacement, Research Project, 2010-present (RSC, 2012) [info] [overview]
– Outputs from this project for the World Bank include the following:  Assessing the Impacts and Costs of Forced Displacement, vol. I – A Mixed Methods Approach (May 2012); Study on Impacts and Costs of Forced Displacement, vol. II – State of the Art Literature Review (June 2011); Guidelines for Assessing the Impacts and Costs of Forced Displacement (July 2012);

The Labour Market Integration of Refugee and Family Reunion Immigrants: A Comparison of Outcomes in Canada and Sweden, IZA Discussion Paper, no. 6924 (Institute for the Study of Labor, Oct. 2012) [text via SSRN]

Labour Mobility for Refugees: Workshop in Geneva, 11-12 September 2012 – Summary Conclusions (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

Remittances to Transit Countries: The Impact on Sudanese Refugee Livelihoods in Cairo, Cairo Studies on Migration and Refugees, no. 3 (CMRS, Sept. 2012) [text]

Publications on Legal Issues

“Displacement Disparity: Filling the Gap of Protection for the Environmentally Displaced Person,” Valparaiso University Law Review, vol. 46, no. 3 (2012) [open access text]

Do Human Rights Laws Help Asylum-Seekers? An Empirical Study of Canadian Refugee Jurisprudence Since 1990, Paper prepared for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Honolulu, 7 June 2012 [text]

Guidelines on International Protection No. 9: Claims to Refugee Status based on Sexual Orientation and/or Gender Identity within the context of Article 1A(2) of the 1951 Convention and/or its 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

Reparations for the Uyghur Refugees Illegally Detained at Guantánamo Bay (ExpressO, 2012) [text]

“Seeking Asylum for Former Child Soldiers and Victims of Human Trafficking,” Pepperdine Law Review, vol. 39, no. 2 (2012) [open access text]

Publications on Refugee Camp Programmes

Important but Neglected: A Proposal for Human Rights Education in Refugee and Displacement Camps (SSRN, Oct. 2012) [text]

Iridimi Refugee Camp Library, Eastern Chad (Bookwish, 2012) [access]

R2E: Human Rights Mobile Library (i-Act, 2012) [access]

Top Kenyan University Opens Campus next to World’s Largest Refugee Camp (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

What Happens after the War? How Refugee Camp Peace Programmes Contribute to Post-conflict Peacebuilding Strategies, New Issues in Refugee Research, no. 245 (UNHCR, Oct. 2012) [text]

Publications on the United Kingdom

Short Term Holding Facilities (UK)

Report on an unannounced follow-up inspection of the non-residential short term holding facility at: Lunar House, Croydon 7 June 2012
by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: HM Inspectorate of Prisons).

Report on an unannounced follow-up inspection of the non-residential short term holding facility at: Electric House, Croydon 7 June 2012
by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons
[Download Full Report]
(Source: HM Inspectorate of Prisons).

Afghan Asylum Seekers

Broken futures: young Afghan asylum seekers in the UK and on return to their country of origin.
By Catherine Gladwell and Hannah Elwyn.
UNHCR New Issues in Refugee Research – Research Paper No. 246.
[Download Working Paper]
(Source: UNHCR).



New Publications on Europe; Afghanistan; Statistics; and STHF Cayley House

Publications on Europe

Migrant minorities mismatch?

Migrant minorities mismatch?

Migrants, minorities, mismatch? Skill mismatch among migrants
and ethnic minorities in Europe.
Research Paper No. 16.
Produced by Cedefop — European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.

This report aims to increase our understanding of mismatch, and its impacts, among migrants and ethnic minorities in Europe. It reviews relevant international literature on the topic and looks at various aspects of labour-market performance of these groups. The focus is an empirical investigation of skill mismatch based on the European social survey. Important findings are, first, that migrants from outside the EU are disproportionately affected by overeducation, while ethnic minorities are affected by undereducation. Second, overeducation is higher in countries with low rates of training and a lower proportion of skilled workers while undereducation is lower where the incidence of training is higher. […]

[Download Full Report]
(Source: EU Bookshop)

Interoperability of mobile devices for crisis management: Outcomes of the 1st JRC ECML Crisis Technology Workshop on Mobile Interoperability for International Field Deployment, 12-13 March 2012.
Corporate author(s): European Commission, Joint Research Centre.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: EU Bookshop)

Women, peace and security

Women, peace and security

Women, peace and security: The European Union in action.
Corporate author(s): Council of the European Union, General Secretariat of the Council.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: EU Bookshop)

Publications on Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Development progress
and prospects after 2014. Sixth Report of Session 2012–13.
Volume I: Report, together with formal minutes, oral and written evidence; and :
Volume II: Additional written evidence.
Both volumes produced by the House of Commons International Development Committee.

The future of Afghanistan is uncertain. There will be changes in its leadership, the withdrawal of international forces and a reduction in total overseas aid. It is not known what attitude neighbouring countries, particularly Pakistan, will take. The Taliban is stronger in many parts of Afghanistan than it was when our predecessor Committee visited the country in 2007. Despite these uncertainties we believe the UK should have a major aid budget in the country. We have an obligation to the millions of Afghans who have resisted the Taliban and the British soldiers who have died in the country…

[Download Volume I] and [Download Volume II]
(Source: DocuBase]

Publications on Statistics

Immigration Statistics April – June 2012.
Third edition.
Published by the UK Home Office.

(Source: Home Office).

Publications on STHF Cayley House

Report on an unannounced follow-up inspection of the non-residential short term holding facility at: Cayley House, 9–10 July 2012
by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons.
[Download Full Report]
(Source: HM Chief Inspector of Prisons).


Call for Papers: Migrants as “Translators”: Mediating External Influences on Post World War II Western Europe, 1945-1973

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Migrants as “Translators”:  Mediating External Influences on Post World War II Western Europe, 1945-1973

Conveners: Jan Logemann (German Historical Institute, Washington DC), Miriam Rürup (Institute for the History of the German Jews, Hamburg)
Organizer: Björn Siegel (Institute for the History of the German Jews)
Date: October 24-26, 2013
Location: Hamburg

This workshop will focus on the role of migrants as mediating agents and cultural translators in social transformations and exchanges in postwar Western Europe. European immigrants and émigrés to the United States, for example, played a vital role in building networks between European and American institutions after the war. These émigrés frequently acted as experts, analysts, and envoys for American government organizations in the context of postwar reconstruction and Cold War public diplomacy. As visiting scholars, artists or professionals they helped initiate transformations in various fields of postwar European societies. As entrepreneurs, they built or rebuilt economic ties that spanned the Atlantic. As network specialists, they forged bridges between civil society organizations. As returning Jewish and Non-Jewish migrants, they frequently established transatlantic personal and professional relationships that fostered transnational exchanges. American-born expatriates in Europe, finally, formed yet another vector in such transatlantic networks. How did they help shape what contemporaries discussed as social or cultural “modernization”?

Western European societies underwent tremendous social and cultural transformations in the decades following World War II. Economic prosperity at home coupled with the decline of colonial empires abroad changed European nation states in manifold ways. European societies, their economies, cities, and civic institutions “modernized” in the eyes of many contemporaries. Yet these processes were hardly self-contained, but instead occurred in dialogue with other parts of the globe. The “Americanization” of post-World War II European societies remains a perennial topic of historical research; in a diverse set of areas from politics and intellectual life, academia and urban development, to business and consumption, American influences have been identified as a significant force for change in Western European societies. Transatlantic influences, however, were only one part of a larger set of exchanges which also connected Western Europe with – among other places – the Middle East, (post-) Colonial Asia and Africa, and countries across the “Iron Curtain.” Transnational studies have increasing analyzed the role of transnational institutions, governments, business, and civil society institutions in these transfer processes. This conference will ask in what ways various groups of migrants helped transform postwar Western European societies and pave the way for the transnational social movements of the late 1960s (the global dimension of which has been a focus of recent scholarship) as well as broader patterns of a “second globalization” setting in during the 1970s.

The emphasis on migrants allows us to put such transatlantic exchange networks into a broader context. Migration pathways became increasingly global during the middle of the twentieth century. Migrants who acted as translators and agents of social change in Western Europe came not only from the United States, but also from the other parts of the Americas, the Middle East, (post-)colonial Asia and Africa as well as the Eastern bloc. Whether as expatriate businessmen, professionals with transnational careers, political exiles, or returning colonial administrators, they left a mark on their host societies during the 1950s to ‘70s. The conference aims to utilize individual and group experiences as a lens through which to examine broader patterns of social change in Western Europe during the decades after World War II.

Their unique migration experience provided migrants with the tools to act as “translators” or “cultural brokers” between societies, both in a linguistic and in a broader cultural sense. The conference will draw on the growing interest in returning émigrés in emigration and exile studies. For West Germany, scholars have already begun to explore the role of returning exiles – both Jewish and non-Jewish – in particular in the transformation and, in part, democratization of parties, unions, the social sciences, businesses, and other institutions. We want to add a broader European perspective on this research. The workshop will similarly draw on and advance recent scholarship on transnational exchanges and networks. The concept of cultural translation, finally, has gained in currency among cultural studies scholars in what Doris Bachmann-Medick has termed the “translational turn.” In postcolonial studies, similar processes of intercultural translation and hybridity have long been part of the research agenda.  Methodologically, this conference will explore the utility of the “translational turn” for the history of migration and transnational transfers. Thus, the workshop will start off with a keynote lecture on the impact of the “translational turn” on cultural studies in general, paired with a comment discussing its relevance for migration studies in particular.

We invite scholars working on migrants and global exchanges in a variety of fields including, but not limited to:

* Jewish Migrants and Returning Exiles

*  Cold War Travelers and their Impact on Postwar Political Cultures

*  Migrant as Experts, “Modernizing” European Business, Science, and Technology

*  Migrants as “Outsiders” in European Intellectual Life and Popular Culture

*  Globalizing and/ or Provincializing Europe: Migrants Role in Emerging Transnational Networks

Please send applications with title, short abstract, and CV to Björn Siegel (<>) by January 6, 2013. Expenses for travel and accommodation will be covered, though you may defray organizing costs by soliciting funds from your home institution.

Lauren Shaw
Research Associate
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009


Call for Papers: Non-territorial autonomy, multiple cultures and the politics of stateless nations, ECPR Joint Sessions, 11-16 March 2013, Mainz, Germany

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Workshop no. 21: Non-territorial autonomy, multiple cultures and the politics of stateless nations

Subject area:
Non-Territorial Autonomy, Nationalism, National Self Determination, Cultural Diversity, Minority Rights

Until recently, demands for national self-determination were understood to be demands for the creation of nation-states for national communities governed by others. However, as there are more nations than possibilities of creating nation-states and, as many ethnic and national communities territorially overlap with others, and, as mass migration has altered the homogeneity of nation states, this accepted understanding of national-territorial sovereignty is being increasingly called into question.

The aim of this workshop is to examine how national self-determination can be achieved without the need to create separate nation-states principally through the models called Non-Territorial Autonomy (NTA). The workshop will proceed in three steps. First, we invite theoretical contributions related to recent developments in theories of cultural diversity and national autonomy to see how they could help formulate new modalities for non-territorial self-determination. Second, we invite papers in the area of policy analysis, focusing on political strategies and policies that have increased the autonomy of stateless nations and the empowerment of minority communities. Here we invite evaluations of the governance of the stateless nations, as well as the accommodation of minority cultural and religious communities. Third, we invite papers examining the discursive reconceptualisation of national self-determination. Here the focus is placed less on policy but on the discursive representations of it: How are alternatives to territorial sovereignty discursively constructed by policy-makers and political stakeholders as legitimate forms of national self-determination?

Proposals should be submitted only through the ECPR website by Monday 5th November 2012. You will be notified of the outcome of the selection process by mid December 2012. Papers sent directly to workshop directors will not be considered by the ECPR.

The ECPR workshops are explained here:
You can find the Mainz joint sessions poster here:

The Mainz joint sessions are described here:
You can find the long description of our workshop here, our workshop is in page 2 and it is no 21

Workshop conveners:
John Coakley (
Ephraim Nimni ( no. 21: Non-territorial autonomy, multiple cultures and the politics of stateless nations

Event: Evidence in Social Welfare Policy and Practice launch event – Conference centre British Library 7 December 2012, 09.30 – 17.00

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Evidence in Social Welfare Policy and Practice

7 December 2012, 09.30 – 17.00

Conference Centre, British Library

You are warmly invited to a conference to celebrate:

Evidence in Social Welfare Policy and Practice

Evidence in Social Welfare Policy and Practice
© British Library

The launch of Social Welfare at the British Library at, a new free online service offering a single point of access to our vast print and digital collections on social welfare and social policy and The acquisition of a very significant charitable foundation archive, a major primary research resource for scholars exploring voluntary sector activity.

The conference will explore issues such as the use of evidence in health policy; the gathering and dissemination of evidence about the voluntary and community sector; practitioner access to evidence; and the potential of charity archives in research.

Our speakers include:

Prof. Jon Glasby
Director, Health Services Management Centre, University of Birmingham (keynote speaker)

Prof. Pete Alcock,
Director, Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham

Dr Jo Moriarty
Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London

Dr Georgina Brewis
Research Officer, Institute of Education, University of London,and founder, Campaign for Charity Archives

Dr Diana Leat
independent commentator and researcher on the voluntary sector

The conference will conclude with a panel discussion, followed by a drinks reception with music by the Winter Quartet

 RSVP by 15 November

For further information, see also: