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
Enumeration
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
Census
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
Inequality
Mara Loveman, Jeronimo Muniz and Stanley Bailey

Capturing Complexity: Which Aspects of Race Matter and
When?
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:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

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.
Downloads:

(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 (bjoern.siegel@public.uni-hamburg.de<mailto:bjoern.siegel@public.uni-hamburg.de>) 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:
http://www.ecprnet.eu/joint_sessions/
You can find the Mainz joint sessions poster here:
http://new.ecprnet.eu/Documents/JointSessions/2013MainzPoster.pdf

The Mainz joint sessions are described here:
http://www.ecprnet.eu/joint_sessions/mainz/
Or
http://www.politik.uni-mainz.de/cms/ecpr_start.php
You can find the long description of our workshop here, our workshop is in page 2 and it is no 21
http://new.ecprnet.eu/Events/PanelList.aspx?EventID=7

Workshop conveners:
John Coakley (john.coakley@ucd.ie)
Ephraim Nimni (e.nimni@qub.ac.uk)Workshop 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 www.socialwelfare.bl.uk, 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

robert.davies@bl.uk by 15 November

For further information, see also:  http://www.bl.uk/whatson/events/event136994.html

Journal of Refugee Studies Advance Access Articles

The following articles have just been released as part of the Journal of Refugee Studies Advance Access service.  Details of the articles published are as follows:

JRS Advance Access Articles

JRS Advance Access Articles

Creating a Frame: A Spatial Approach to Random Sampling of Immigrant Households in Inner City Johannesburg
By Gayatri Singh and Benjamin D. Clark.

Abstract:  Adequate knowledge about the spatial distribution of immigrants, particularly those undocumented, can be a significant challenge while designing social science surveys that are aimed at generating statistically valid results using probability samples. Often the underlying expectation of documented information on a population’s physical distribution and orderly surveillance units needed for random sampling is frustrated by the lack of knowledge about immigrants’ settlement patterns. Addressing these challenges, this paper summarizes a strategy employed for surveying difficult-to-reach immigrant populations in the absence of a reliable sampling frame in inner-city Johannesburg. The survey applied a nationality stratified, three-stage cluster random sampling strategy involving an innovative use of spatial information from a geo-database of buildings within inner-city Johannesburg. An enumeration of the method and challenges faced in the data collection are discussed here to demonstrate the feasibility of probability sampling within non-homogeneously distributed population groups in the absence of pre-existing sampling frames.

Link:  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes031.short?rss=1

Sampling in an Urban Environment: Overcoming Complexities and Capturing Differences.
By Joanna Vearey.

Abstract:  Through the discussion of the methodological and ethical challenges experienced when designing and implementing a cross-sectional household survey exploring linkages between migration, HIV and urban livelihoods in Johannesburg, this paper argues that it is possible to generate data sufficiently representative of the complexities and differences present in an African urban environment. This is achieved through employing purposive and random sampling techniques across both urban formal (three suburbs in the inner city) and urban informal (an informal settlement on the edge of the city) areas. Urban informal settlements present particular challenges requiring extensive community engagement and mapping to develop a sufficiently representative sampling frame.

Link:  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes032.short?rss=1

Gutters, Gates, and Gangs: Collaborative Sampling in ‘Post-Violence’ Johannesburg.
By Jean-Pierre Misago and Loren B. Landau.

Abstract: This account reflects on potential challenges and benefits of designing and conducting a research project with ‘local’ practitioners. The collaboration with local practitioners provided a surprising mix of challenges and opportunities. It reveals that operational agencies often collaborate or conduct research or assessments for their own purposes and are often biased due to limited research capacity, untested presuppositions, or a strong (and understandable) desire to ensure that their results affirm a need which the relevant agency can help to address. That said, operational agencies often bring with them extensive knowledge about the geographical and human environments that can assist in designing a survey and negotiating access to difficult and potentially hostile communities. While somewhat compromised, the data produced by this sampling strategy and collaboration is powerful and useful in revealing—and challenging widely-held assumptions about—differences in socio-economic and safety vulnerabilities among groups and sub-places sampled.

Link:  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes033.short?rss=1

Collecting Data on Migrants Through Service Provider NGOs: Towards Data Use and Advocacy.
By Tara Polzer Ngwato.

Conducting methodologically defensible, logistically feasible and affordable large-scale national surveys of migrants is a serious challenge. This paper outlines the pros and cons of working with and through NGOs which provide services to migrants, in order to conduct a national longitudinal survey on migrant access to basic public services. This access method clearly does not result in a sample which is representative of a total national population of migrants, but the paper argues that there are also benefits of such a methodology. Apart from making larger and more longitudinal surveys logistically and financially possible in the first place, such benefits include the formation of active and collaborative networks among organizations in the migrant rights sector; capacity building within this sector around research and the use and meaning of empirical data; and the direct integration of empirical data into local and national advocacy work.

Link:  http://jrs.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/27/jrs.fes034.short?rss=1

 

New Publications on Humanitarian Assistance; Europe; and the UK

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

Publications on Humanitarian Assistance

RSC Working Paper, no. 84

RSC Working Paper, no. 84

Fifty Shades of Aid: Love in the Field (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

Humanitarian Policy Group Annual Report 2011-2012 (ODI, Sept. 2012) [text]

Humanitarian Staff Development Project: Programme Guide (Context, Oct. 2012) [text via ReliefWeb]

Notes from the Field: Haiti – Displacement and Development in the “Republic of NGOs” (UpFront Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]

Resisting the Mantra of Resilience (IRIN, Oct. 2012) [text]

Tools for the Job: Supporting Principled Humanitarian Action (NRC & HPG, Oct. 2012) [text]

Publications on Europe

“La Crainte est-elle fondée ?” Utilisation et application de l’Information sur les pays dans la procédure d’asile (Comité Belge d’Aide aux Réfugiés, June 2011) [text via Refworld]

Displacement in Cyprus: Consequences of Civil and Military Strife Report Series (PRIO Cyprus, June 2012) [access]

EU: Step Up Sea Rescues to Save Lives (Human Rights Watch, Sept. 2012) [text]

Frontière – Asile – Détention: Législation belge, normes européennes et internationales (Comité Belge d’Aide aux Réfugiés, Jan. 2012) [text via Refworld]

Integrating Refugee and Asylum-seeking Children in the Educational Systems of EU Member States (Center for the Study of Democracy, 2012) [text via EMN Belgium]

“Populism in Brussels? How to Solve the Balkan Asylum Crisis,” EU Observer, 24 Oct. 2012 [text]

Publications on the United Kingdom

Asylum Conditions in Italy Not Severe Enough to Prevent Removal of Refugees from the UK (UK Human Rights Blog, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Discusses the case “EM (Eritrea) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department.”

Research Note: Immigration and Asylum Services (Legal Services Consumer Panel, Oct. 2012) [text]

Study of Afghan Children Seeking Asylum in the UK (Univ. of Oxford, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Provides brief overview of findings reported in “PTSD in Asylum-Seeking Male Adolescents from Afghanistan.”

The Truth about Asylum (Refugee Council, Oct. 2012) [text]
– Guide to the facts about asylum-seekers and refugees.

Whither Refugee Protection in the Changes to the Canadian and British Asylum Systems? Presentation to RLI Seminar, 17 Oct. 2012 [text]

Why UK Asylum Advocacy Should Take Citizens’ Complaints Seriously, RSC Working Paper, no. 84 (RSC, Oct. 2012) [text]

 

World Without Torture

Survivors of torture often have an increased need for mental and physical healthcare due, in part, to complex sequelae of trauma; but, often they also face socio-economic and cultural impediments to access to expensive and unfamiliar western healthcare resources. Put that way, the case for the use of the cheaper and culturally sensitive alternative medicine practices in the treatment of torture survivors seems clear. But, are these practices effective? That is the question being asked at an article published in the latest issue of  TORTURE, a scientific journal, by a team of researchers at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine [PDF].

The shortcomings of (un)conventional western medicine

Aside from its significantly higher costs, it is important to be aware that western medicine isn’t anywhere near an ideal for the treatment of all torture survivors. Some of the barriers may include “language, cultural perceptions of…

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Melissa Tabeek.

Yesterday, on the first day of Eid al-Adha, a crowd of about 300 men, women and children gathered to pray and protest across the street from the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan to call for the fall of President Bashar al-Assad. As the sun’s early morning pink light covered the square, tan buildings of the city, the prayer for Eid rang out.

After the prayer finished, the protest began. People adorned in “Free Syria” scarves, face paint and even a full-face mask chanted against the regime. Women wiped tears from their faces as men danced and vehemently responded to the people on stage stirring the crowd. Children raised their fists alongside their mothers, and sat on top of their father’s shoulders, waving Syrian revolutionary flags in the air.

The demonstration lasted a little more than an hour and a half before people began to disperse. The well-organized protests are likely…

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New Journal Articles on Refugee Issues (weekly)

  • “Over the last decade, a series of devastating natural disasters have killed hundreds of thousands of people, displaced millions, and decimated the built environment across wide regions, shocking the public imagination and garnering unprecedented financial support for humanitarian relief efforts. Some suggest that disaster migration must be supported by the international community, first as an adaption strategy in response to climate-change, and second, as a matter of international protection.

    This study surveys the current state of law as it relates to persons displaced by natural disaster, with a specific focus on the 27 member states of the European Union plus Norway and Switzerland. Its findings show that a few express provisions are on the books in Europe and that there is reason to believe that judicial and executive authorities may interpret other, more ambiguous, provisions to encompass the protection needs of disaster-displaced individuals. Few, if any, of these provisions have been engaged for this purpose, but a number of recent European developments with respect to disaster-induced displacement merit further scrutiny.”

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  • “This paper explores how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) global priorities and strategies for refugee girls and boys are applied in long-term Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal. It examines UNHCR’s interventions to prevent and respond to child protection issues, including separation from parents and caregivers, and early marriage. These are compared with community perceptions of, and assistance for, children living in difficult circumstances. Young refugees’ own research on issues affecting children in the camps offers further insights into how protection is defined and experienced by children living in this context and their suggestions for community and bureaucratic responses.”

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  • “Research addressing sensitive topics with people from small, minority, ethnic communities can present challenges that are difficult to address using conventional methods. This paper reports on the methodological approach used to explore sexual health knowledge, attitudes and beliefs among the Sudanese community in Queensland, Australia. The multiphase, mixed-method study involved young people 16 to 24 years of age participating in a written survey and semi-structured interview and focus-group discussions with the broader Queensland Sudanese community members. Community collaboration, the key factor to the success of this research, optimised the development of a research environment that built trust and facilitated access and subsequent understanding. Research conducted in partnership with the target community can address methodological challenges and produce meaningful information when researching sensitive topics with small but ‘highly-visible’ populations.”

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  • “Although women, young people and refugees are vulnerable to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) worldwide, little evidence exists concerning SGBV against refugees in Europe. Using community-based participatory research, 223 in-depth interviews were conducted with refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. Responses were analysed using framework analysis. The majority of the respondents were either personally victimised or knew of a close peer being victimised since their arrival in the European Union. A total of 332 experiences of SGBV were reported, mostly afflicted on them by (ex-)partners or asylum professionals. More than half of the reported violent experiences comprised sexual violence, including rape and sexual exploitation. Results suggest that refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands are extremely vulnerable to violence and, specifically, to sexual violence. Future SGBV preventive measures should consist of rights-based, desirable and participatory interventions, focusing on several socio-ecological levels concurrently.”

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  • “Asylum seekers and refugees tend to be marginalized in physical and discursive spaces, especially in times that are orchestrated as socially, politically, financially and environmentally risky. This article explores the interrelationship between genre and social space from the perspective of asylum seekers and refugees, and how refugees and asylum seekers in the USA, Germany and Hong Kong exposed spaces of risk through testimonio (testimonio is a genre term used throughout the paper and will be explained later). Asylum seekers and refugees testified to social practices like lengthy asylum processes, immobility, criminalization of asylum seekers, or distrust by locals in virtual space and in face-to-face encounters. Testimonio, thus, reflected on social practices and through this reflection, exposed spaces of risk that threatened the well-being of forced migrants. However, asylum seekers did not dwell in those spaces of risk. By publishing testimonios in virtual environments, some asylum seekers became agents of their biographies and created spaces in which they could voice themselves on their own terms.”

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  • “This paper uses a dataset of Zimbabwean migrants living in South Africa to examine the determinants of the probability of their returning to their country of origin. It analyses migrants’ return migration intentions using a logistic regression that examines 10 demographic and socioeconomic factors. Six factors – reason for migrating, the number of dependants supported in the home country, the level of education, economic activity in the host country, the level of income and the duration of stay in the host country – are found to be statistically significant determinants of the return migration intentions. The main policy implication of these findings is that the chances of attracting back skills are high if political and economic stability can be achieved.”

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  • “The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the Mexican-American War (1846–1848) and was promoted as a way to extend the right of United States (U.S.) citizenship to Native, African, and Mexican Americans. In reality, the government reneged its responsibilities for federal protection of the rights of its new citizens, and constructed an empire that elevated Euro-Americans’ social, economic, and class status, while diminishing the status of others. This article examines how the land grant adjudication process in postwar New Mexico formed a new political economy that adversely affected Mexicana property rights. As my primary source, I use testimonios from the Spanish Archives of New Mexico taken by the U.S. Surveyor General’s Office from 1854–1890 to discuss how the testimonios are memories better categorised as an alternative historical archive within the officialised records. Thought of in this way, the testimonios counter traditional historical accounts that elide the importance of matrilineal links to the process of land acquisition in pre-American society, reveal the ambivalence of the land grant adjudication process, and serve as historical memories that reveal the position of Mexicanas as important actors in matters of property ownership, which in turn affected the way Mexicanos were represented within the space of the U.S. courtroom. Further, the testimonios reveal the complex relationship between marginalised and dispossessed Mexicana/o communities and the U.S. government.”

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  • “Following the American-led invasion of Iraq, thousands of Iraqis fled to Jordan and the international donor community initiated humanitarian assistance. Through a unique partnership, three organisations conducted participatory research with Iraqi children and their families in Amman. The goal was to understand children’s lived experiences – their challenges and coping strategies – with a specific focus on child protection. A better understanding of local context had an immediate, positive impact on organisations and their effectiveness, but long-term change proved elusive. The authors explore the potential for participatory research to transform programming and the obstacles to institutionalising change.”

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  • “How do we pursue postconflict reconciliation processes? What, exactly, does reconciliation look like? How does it manifest itself? And how do we measure its impact in postconflict societies? These issues are among many others that continue to receive attention from academics and practitioners of transitional justice. The books under review here are all drawn from African experiences, but from different perspectives: for Charles Villa-Vicencio, political reconciliation is at the core of transitional justice processes; Laura Stovel emphasizes trust building as the cornerstone of ‘deep reconciliation’ in postconflict societies; while the contributions in the volume edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram and Suren Pillay examine approaches to accountability and peacebuilding that, in essence, target reconciliation outcomes. The books also engage with the tension between international and African approaches to transitional justice and reconciliation. “

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  • “Colombia has been undergoing a massive disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) process accompanied by various transitional justice measures in which victims of the conflict and demobilized combatants have become key political actors. While there is much talk about reconciliation, little is known about local interaction between victims, ex-combatants and their surrounding communities or about the connections between these micro-level realities and macro-level transitional justice and peacebuilding processes. This article presents the findings from a 2010 field study conducted in four neighborhoods of the cities of Bogotá, Medellín and Valledupar. It argues that everyday experiences of coexistence in these areas are mainly conditioned by local factors, such as poverty and insecurity, and by the past experiences of individual victims, ex-combatants and other citizens in the midst of Colombia’s ongoing, nonethnic conflict. The connections between these coexistence situations and macro-level transitional justice and DDR programs, however, are much less clear. “

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  • “In 2003, a trial of 10 Nazi officers accused of perpetrating a massacre in Sant’Anna di Stazzema began in Italy. The trial took place almost 60 years after the massacre, in which approximately 400 civilians, mainly women, children and elderly people, were killed. This article, based on eight years of ethnographic research, analyses these 60 years by concentrating on how the survivors and the relatives of the victims were able to overcome the trauma and accept, at the end, a late reconciliation. The article contends that ‘choral memory’ acted as a strong resistance mechanism, protecting the village community from the destructive power of violence, as well as from later public oblivion, and making possible its material survival and symbolic continuity. “

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  • “State terror in Argentina in the late 1970s was aimed at dismantling social relationships of mutual commitment and solidarity and imposing in their stead practices of fear, isolation and mistrust. A permeating network of clandestine detention centers and illegal burial sites played a key role in spreading localized state terror to the whole of society. After describing the broader context of the dictatorship’s urban space restructuring policy, this article explores various practices currently taking place in former clandestine detention centers ‘recovered’ by civilians. The author suggests that the opening of these centers allows the emergence of narratives and everyday practices that can counteract the ones that prevailed under the dictatorship, fostering the opposite effect – active citizenship, counternarratives of terror and restored social networks. This approach highlights potential uses of memorial sites that have not received enough attention to date. Moreover, it can act as a bridge between the paradigm of transitional justice and the developments and aims of spatial justice. “

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  • “Transitional justice mechanisms designed to deal with the past can collide with or be amplified by localized ‘everyday’ memory work in divided societies. This article argues that transitional justice actors need to take more account of the rich, dense and pervasive forms of memory in divided societies, which can provide insight into postconflict narratives and how they impact on transitional processes, how memory entrepreneurs can advance claims and how zones of engagement between communities in conflict may function, or fail to function. A series of ‘vignette’ case studies of everyday political memory in Northern Ireland is used to interrogate localized memory making and the corresponding need to obtain a better empirical and analytical purchase on ambiguous transitional environments. “

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  • “The human rights movement in Argentina has remained steadfast in its demand for retributive justice in addressing the legacies of the Argentine military dictatorship (1976–1983), which disappeared up to 30,000 citizens. One of the most agonizing issues has been the need to locate kidnapped children of the disappeared in the custody of members of the armed forces and the efforts to reunite them with their biological families by a human rights organization, Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo. The process of ‘restitution’ by which their biological identities are restored to them has generated resistance among some of the children, who reject the notion that they are victims of a crime. Through several case studies, this article examines how the everyday lives and interpersonal familial relationships of these children have become battlegrounds for transitional justice. “

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  • “Responses to Mozambique’s 1976–1992 civil war and its multiple legacies have taken place in different social and political contexts over time. This article analyses responses developed during wartime and in the postwar context in Gorongosa, a district in the centre of Mozambique. Mainstream transitional justice literature has tended to ground analysis in linear temporalities, assuming that peace agreements or military defeats are the starting point of transitions and that justice and healing interventions with predefined lifespans transform societies. This article argues that indigenous understandings and practices of justice and healing are constituted by multiple temporalities that blend present, past and future in contingent and contested ways and on an ongoing basis. Culturally effective responses to wartime violations both shift and take prewar, wartime and postwar temporalities into account. Analysis based on recognition of multiple temporalities allows for a comprehensive understanding of the continuities and changes in the meanings of justice and healing. This type of analysis also reveals that from a cultural perspective, transitional justice is better interpreted as an open-ended process in that nobody can predict the lifespan of indigenous processes that address violations committed during major armed conflicts. “

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  • “Although the development community has long recognised that securing land tenure and improving housing design can benefit significantly informal settlement residents, there is little research on these issues in communities exposed to natural disasters and hazards. Informal settlements often are located on land left vacant because of inherent risks, such as floodplains, and there is a long history worldwide of disasters affecting informal settlements. This research tackles the following questions: how can informal settlement vulnerabilities be reduced in a post-disaster setting?; and what are the key issues to address in post-disaster reconstruction? The main purpose of the paper is to develop a set of initial guidelines for post-disaster risk reduction in informal settlements, stressing connections to tenure and housing/community design in the reconstruction process. The paper examines disaster and reconstruction responses in two disaster-affected regions—Jimani, Dominican Republic, and Vargas State, Venezuela—where informal settlements have been hit particularly hard.”

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  • “There is growing recognition of the psychological impact of adversity associated with armed conflict on exposed civilian populations. Yet there is a paucity of evidence on the value of mental health programs in these contexts, and of the chronology of psychological sequelae, especially in prolonged conflicts with repeated cycles of extreme violence. Here, we describe changes in the psychological profile of new patients in a mental health program after the military offensive Cast Lead, in the context of the prolonged armed conflict involving the Gaza Strip. “

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  • “This study focuses on the level of membership in associations of the migrant population in Spain. Three types of civic engagement are considered: participation in all types of civic associations, in associations for immigrants and in non-immigrant associations. The article investigates whether immigrants coming from countries with higher levels of civic participation are more likely to participate in civic associations and if immigrants who have lived longer in and stayed in closer contact with a home country with a higher level of civic participation are more likely to join civic associations. Data used come from the Spanish National Immigrant Survey (2007) and the World Values Survey (2000, 2005). The results of multilevel logistic regressions show that immigrants who have spent more time in a more participatory context at origin and who are in closer contact with these societies are more likely to get involved in civic associations at destination. “

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  • “Syria’s refugee crisis is getting worse – for those who flee and for those who take them in. Christopher Phillips reports

    As Syria’s uprising descends into a increasingly bloody civil war, the number of refugees fleeing the fighting has rocketed. In August alone 100,000 Syrians headed for the relative safety of neighbouring states, almost doubling the number seeking refuge since the unrest began to 235,000, according to the UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR. Unregistered refugees mean the numbers are far higher. ”

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  • ““Thick moralities“ are those that reflect the values or way of life of a community, while “thin“ moralities are those that reflect more basic claims to decency that can be recognized across even the most diverse moral communities. I use the 2008 European Values Study to examine attitudes towards immigration and the politics of left and right in the European Union and in the Schengen Area. I show that thick preferences increase opposition to immigration in Europe and that thin preferences increase openness to immigration. I also demonstrate that thick values lead to support for the right and that thin values lead to support for the left in the majority of the countries studied.”

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  • “This article presents findings from a qualitative study of Latino immigrant experiences seeking health care services in the wake of an anti-immigrant “crackdown” ordinance similar to Arizona’s SB 1070. Prince William County, Virginia’s 2007 “Rule of Law” ordinance escalated law enforcement efforts that targeted this population for deportation and ordered staff to ensure that no one receive social services other than those required by federal law. This article sought to answer the questions: (1) Were undocumented immigrants able to obtain health care? (2) How do immigrants characterize their experiences with health providers? Data were gathered via semi-structured interviews (n = 57) with Latinos in a low-income neighborhood. Analysis of Spanish-language narratives found that many were dissuaded from seeking care because of high costs as well as lack of familiarity with the health care system. Others perceived that they were treated with insensitivity or outright hostility—and believed this treatment was a deliberate effort to discourage them from seeking help.

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Event: Forced Migration Research Hub Launch & Symposium

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Forced Migration Research Hub Launch & Symposium

WANTED: New Paradigms? Forced Migration, Mobilities and Humanitarianism in Australia and Beyond

A preliminary program is now available.

POLITICS, policies and approaches to management and care of forced migrants are shaped by moral and practical imperatives and informed by often-implicit sets of values and knowledge.  This two-day symposium will critique current paradigms framing thinking and practice and will interrogate new paradigms that situate mobility and morality at the center.

A key focus of this symposium is on humanitarian discourses and their consequences, as applied to the problem of forced migration.  The symposium will

• facilitate an intensive face-to-face discussion among scholars and practitioners who are working on issues of forced migration in Australia and the region;

• take stock of the state of the field and identify new research agendas.

The symposium will also mark the launch of the Forced Migration Research Hub, a new network for researchers working on issues of forced migration and mobility in the Asia-Pacific region.

Symposium discussion and debate will be organized around the critical anthropological scholarship of our keynote speaker: Professor Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study of Princeton and Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

The symposium will be held in the Hawthorn Campus, Swinburne University of Technology. Early bird registrations are due by 26 September 2012.

Early bird: $215.00* or $105.00* for full time students

Standard (after 26 September): $275* or $165* for full time students

View the symposium flyer

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Call for Papers: Spaces of Refuge: Exploring Practices, Perceptions and Policies in Forced Migration and (Re)Settlement

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Call for Papers:

Spaces of Refuge:

Exploring Practices, Perceptions and Policies in Forced Migration and (Re)Settlement

 

6th Annual Conference of the

Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS)

Hosted by:

The Department of Sociology and Criminology and
The Atlantic Metropolis Centre
Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, NS

March 7-10, 2013

The 2013 CARFMS Conference will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners, displaced persons, and advocates from diverse disciplinary and regional backgrounds to discuss spaces of refuge for forced migrants in the context of a changing global geopolitical context. We invite participants from a wide range of perspectives to explore the practical, experiential, policy-oriented, legal and theoretical questions raised by situations of forced migration as a result of conflict, development, climate change, and natural disaster. We also invite studies of short and long-term options for, challenges of, and success with respect to, integration, settlement, resettlement and voluntary return. In the area of both migration and settlement, we are particularly interested in studies that address threats to humanitarian space, and recommendations to counter such threats and build solidarity with those who seek refuge. Papers that consider the relevance of gender and intersectional analysis for displacement, and issues of specific relevance for refugee children and youth, are particularly encouraged. The conference will feature keynote and plenary speeches from leaders in the field and refugees, and we welcome proposals for individual posters, papers, organized panels and roundtables structured around the following broad subthemes:

1. Global/Transnational Causes and Solutions to Forced Migration

Main causes of displacement include conflict, environmental disasters and climate change, development, and frequently a combination of these. What’s more, one of the most concerning trends in the current global context is the number of long-term internally and internationally displaced persons. This suggests the usefulness of taking a global approach to understanding displacement and seeking solutions. Furthermore, the search for solutions must explore the balance between short-term emergency responses and durable solutions in the context of broader structural problems. In sum, this theme is an attempt to solicit analyses that explore causes for and solutions to displacement from global and transnational perspectives.

2. Challenges to Asylum/Resettlement and Humanitarian Space in Local Contexts

This theme seeks to analyze changing procedures and practices regarding asylum and (re)settlement more broadly. Recent changes in legislation on asylum in Canada, for example, illustrate the shrinking space for humanitarian action that characterizes the wider global context. What are the short and long-term implications of these changes in Canada and abroad? What are the responses of different social actors to such changes? What alternatives are available for humanitarian action? Another set of questions addresses how forced migrants, and the agencies assisting them, are coping with changes in perceptions, policies and practices concerning refugees, asylum seekers, and other forced migrants: Where and with whom do refugees and other forced migrants look for support? Where do displaced persons find or seek to find a sense of belonging? How are identities of forced migrants negotiated in different contexts of reception? In sum, this theme solicits exploration of the changing contexts of reception for forced migrants, and how forced migrants, agencies, and other advocates are responding to these changes.

3. Researching and Theorizing Displacement

Grounding current theories and methods of research in concrete examples of displacement will lead to a better understanding, and ultimately to better policies and practices affecting the displaced in local, regional, national, and international contexts. What are the practical issues and challenges of researching displacement? How do we do research on displacement, and how does this influence what we know? How should conventional research methods be adjusted to studies of forced migrants, who are often difficult to locate, on the move, and highly vulnerable? What role do these paradigms play in how we understand different situations of displacement, and how we respond? What are the implications of positioning ourselves as academics, policy makers, displaced persons, advocates, or activists when we are looking into issues of displacement? In sum, this theme solicits primary research into specific situations of displacement, with the goals of highlighting specificity, making comparisons, testing theory, practicing reflexivity, and examining policy appropriateness in a variety of national, and international contexts.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

Individuals wishing to present at the conference must submit a 250-word abstract and 100-word biography by Thursday, November 15. The conference organizers welcome submissions of posters, individual papers, proposals for panels, and roundtables.

Please submit your abstract online via the conference website:

http://carfmsconference.yorku.ca.

Instructions on submitting online abstracts are available at: http://carfmsconference.yorku.ca/index.php?conference=carfms13&schedConf=carfms13&page=announcement&op=view&path[]=30

For more information, please contact Michele Millard at: mmillard@yorku.ca

APPEL DE COMMUNICATIONS

Espaces de refuge :

Explorer les pratiques, les perceptions et les politiques relatives aux migrations forcées, à la réinstallation et à l’intégration

6e conférence annuelle de

l’Association canadienne des études relatives aux réfugiés et à la migration forcée (CARFMS)

organisée par

le Département de Sociologie et de Criminologie et

le Centre Métropolis Atlantique

Université Saint Mary’s, Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse

Du 7 au 10 mars 2013

La Conférence de 2013 réunira chercheurs, représentants gouvernementaux, des personnes déplacées, des avocats et des acteurs issus de diverses disciplines et d’origines géographiques, pour discuter des espaces de refuge pour les migrants forcés dans un contexte géopolitique global en évolution. Nous invitons les participants à explorer, depuis une large variété de perspectives, les aspects théoriques et pratiques, nourris par l’expérience, de nature juridique ou politique, que soulève la migration forcée suite à des situations de conflit, de développement, de changement climatique ou de désastre naturel. Nous invitons aussi les participants à explorer les différentes questions concernant l’intégration, l’établissement, la réinstallation des réfugiés et le retour volontaire des migrants forcés, ainsi que les solutions à court terme ou de nature durable pour faire face à ces problèmes. Dans les domaines de la migration et de l’établissement, nous sommes intéressés à recevoir des soumissions concernant l’étude des facteurs posant une menace à l’espace humanitaire et formulant des recommandations pour faire face à ces menaces et pour promouvoir la solidarité avec les personnes qui sont à la recherche d’une protection. Des présentations portant sur les recherches analytiques intersectionnelles relatives aux questions de genre lors des déplacements forcés, aux mineurs et aux jeunes réfugiés sont tout particulièrement encouragées. Des personnalités reconnues dans le domaine de l'(im)migration et des réfugiés interviendront pendant la conférence inaugurale et les sessions plénières. Nous sollicitons la soumission de présentations individuelles, d’affiches, de panels et de tables rondes autour des axes suivants :

1.      Les causes globales et transnationales des migrations forcées et les solutions

Parmi les principales causes de déplacements forcés figurent les conflits, les désastres environnementaux, le changement climatique, les projets de développement, qui sont souvent combinés. L’augmentation considérable du nombre de personnes déplacées de manière durable, tant à l’intérieur de leur propre pays qu’à l’international, est un développement particulièrement préoccupant. Il est par conséquent nécessaire d’adopter une approche globale pour analyser les migrations forcées et explorer des solutions appropriées aux défis que soulève ce phénomène. Ce faisant, il importe d’assurer un équilibre entre les solutions d’urgence à court terme et des réponses durables aux problèmes d’ordre structural et systémique. Ce thème vise à promouvoir des analyses explorant diverses causes des migrations forcées et les solutions qui peuvent y être apportées dans des perspectives globales et transnationales.

2.      Asile et réinstallation: Défis et solutions humanitaires dans des contextes locaux

Ce thème vise à analyser l’évolution des procédures et des pratiques relatives à l’asile, à la réinstallation et à l’intégration des réfugiés plus largement. Des changements récents dans le système canadien d’asile illustrent la tendance restrictive au regard du droit des réfugiés et le rétrécissement de l’espace réservé à l’action humanitaire qui caractérisent le contexte global actuel. Quelles sont les conséquences immédiates et à long terme de ces changements dans le système canadien d’asile et dans d’autres pays? Quelles sont les réponses de différents acteurs sociaux face à ces changements? Quelles alternatives s’offrent à l’action humanitaire? Ce thème s’intéresse également aux manières dont les migrants forcés et les agences qui les aident réagissent face aux changements dans les perceptions, les politiques et les pratiques concernant les réfugiés, les demandeurs d’asile et les autres migrants forcés. Il explore entre autres les questions suivantes : où et auprès de qui les réfugiés et les migrants forcés trouvent-ils du soutien? Où cherchent-ils un sens d’appartenance? Comment sont négociées les identités des migrants forcés dans divers contextes de réception? En d’autres mots, quelles sont les réponses apportées par les migrants eux-mêmes et par les organismes et les défenseurs des droits des migrants face aux conditions d’accueil plus restrictives et plus globalement, face aux défis d’intégration et de recherche d’un sens d’appartenance?

3.      Les nouvelles approches et théories dans l’étude des migrations forcées

Ancrer les théories et les méthodes actuelles de recherche dans des exemples concrets de déplacement vont donner lieu à une meilleure compréhension et éventuellement à de meilleures politiques et pratiques ayant un impact sur les personnes déplacées au niveau local, régional, national et international. Quelles sont les méthodologies, les théories et les questions pratiques et les difficultés liées à la recherche dans le domaine des migrations forcées? Comment les méthodes de recherche propres aux sciences humaines sont-elles adaptées à l’étude des migrants forcés qui sont souvent en mouvement et dans une situation vulnérable? Comment le point de vue de différents chercheurs peut-il varier en fonction de leur position ou de leur statut d’universitaire, de représentant gouvernemental, de décideur, de représentant du milieu associatif, d’avocat, de défenseur des droits humains ou de migrant forcé? Dans le cadre de ce thème, nous sollicitons entre autres des présentations  sur des recherches empiriques portant sur des situations de déplacements forcés et qui ont pour but d’explorer ces situations, de faire des comparaisons, de tester des théories,  ou d’examiner les politiques dans une variété de contextes nationaux et internationaux.

SOUMISSION DE COMMUNICATIONS

Les personnes qui souhaitent présenter une communication individuelle, une proposition de panel, ou organiser une table-ronde ou toute autre événement lors de la Conférence sont priées soumettre un résumé de 250 mots de leur communication ou des présentations composant le panel ou la table-ronde, ainsi qu’une note biographique de 100 mots via le site internet de la conférence :

http://carfmsconference.yorku.ca.

Les informations relatives à la soumission des propositions sont disponibles à l’adresse suivante: http://carfmsconference.yorku.ca/index.php?conference=carfms13&schedConf=carfms13&page=announcement&op=view&path[]=30

La date limite des soumissions est le 15 novembre 2012.

Pour plus d’information, prière de contacter  Michele Millard : mmillard@yorku.ca

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Call for Presentations: 28th ALNAP Meeting on Evidence and Knowledge in Humanitarian Action

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Call for presentations: 28th ALNAP Meeting on Evidence and Knowledge in Humanitarian Action

The ALNAP Secretariat, on behalf of the Network, invites humanitarian practitioners, academics, and other suitably qualified individuals and organisations to make proposals for presentations at the 28th Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C. in the week of 4 March 2013 (date subject to final confirmation).

Presentations are particularly welcome from members of the ALNAP Network and should focus on new learning and emerging best practice in the understanding of evidence and in the collection, analysis and use of evidence in humanitarian action. There are two conference themes:

  1. Building an evidence base for humanitarian action: methodologies and approaches for the collection and analysis of information and evidence in humanitarian action
  2. Getting evidence used: ensuring the use of evidence in strategy, policy and operations

Please see the Call for presentations for more details, including a list of indicative topics.

Abstracts should be sent to the Secretariat by Friday, 16 November 2012.

Link for Further Details:  http://www.alnap.org/story/128.aspx