Daily Archives: Saturday, October 5, 2013

Refugee Council Archive – Off Air Recording Requests: WB 5 October 2013

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning 5 October, 2013:

Saturday 5 October

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World – Tel Aviv Comes OutSeries Recording.

Sunday 6 October

2100-2200: BBC2: The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors.  Series 1 Episode 1.  Whole Series Please.

Monday 7 October

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Malala: Shot for Going to School.

2100-2200: BBC3: Stacey Dooley Investigates – Episode 2. Sex, Stags & Prague.

Wednesday 9 October

2100-2290: BBC2: This World – Dan Snow’s History of Congo.

Friday 4 October

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World: Episode 1. Venezuela’s Kidnap CopsWhole Series Requested.


Refugee Council Archive – Off Air Recording Requests: WB 28 September 2013

The following off-air recording requests have been made for the Refugee Council Archive for the week beginning 28 September, 2013:

Saturday 28 September

0530-0600: BBC News: Our World – China’s Love Hunters.  Series Recording.

Sunday 29 September

2100-2200: BBC2: (5/5) The Story of the Jews – Part Five:  Return. Series Recording.

Monday 30 September

2030-2100: BBC1: Panorama – Terror in Nairobi.

2235-2320: BBC1: Panorama – Saving Syria’s Children.

Tuesday 1 October

2100-2230: BBC4: House of Surrogates.

Friday 4 October

1930-1955: Channel 4: Unreported World: Episode 1. Afghanistan’s Hunted Women.  Whole Series Requested.


ToC: Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 36, No. 9, 01 Sep 2013

Ethnic and Racial Studies, Vol. 36, No. 9, 01 Sep 2013 is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: Race critical public scholarship

This new issue contains the following articles:

Introduction: race critical public scholarship
Gargi Bhattacharyya & Karim Murji
Pages: 1359-1373
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.791399

Original Articles
Emergent publics, critical ethnographic scholarship and race and ethnic relations
Michael Keith
Pages: 1374-1392
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.783930

Women social justice scholars: risks and rewards of committing to anti-racism
Philomena Essed
Pages: 1393-1410
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.791396

How can we live with ourselves? Universities and the attempt to reconcile learning and doing
Gargi Bhattacharyya
Pages: 1411-1428
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.783925

To whom and to what is research on migration a contribution
Carlos Sandoval-García
Pages: 1429-1445
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.800218

How can we meet ‘the demands of the day’? Producing an affective, reflexive, interpretive, public sociology of ‘race’
Max Farrar
Pages: 1446-1464
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.783924

‘Race’, sexualities and the French public intellectual: an interview with Eric Fassin
Steve Garner & Eric Fassin
Pages: 1465-1484
DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2013.791397


Frontex FRAN Report for Q4 2012


This summary is a follow-up to our previous post, which discussed the Frontex FRAN third quarter report for 2012. In May of this year, Frontex released its report for the fourth quarter (October – December) of 2012. (Frontex has since released its Report for Q1 2013; we will post a summary of this recent Report shortly.) During the fourth quarter 2012 several FRAN indicators varied radically compared with other reporting periods. First, there were only 13 613 detections of illegal border-crossing at the EU level- the lowest ever recorded figure for any quarter since data collection began in 2008. And for the first time since 2010, there were more detections at the sea borders (59%) , primarily in the Central Mediterranean, than at the land borders.  In contrast to the reduction in overall detections of illegal border-crossing, both clandestine entries and asylum applications reached their highest levels by far…

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Frontex FRAN Report for Q3 2012


In January of this year, the Frontex Risk Analysis Unit (RAU) released its 2012 Third Quarter Report (July – September 2012). (Frontex has since released Reports for Q4 2012 and Q1 2013; we will post summaries of these more recent Reports shortly.)  As in past quarters, the 70-page report provided in-depth information about irregular migration patterns at the EU external borders. The report is based on data provided by 30 Member State border-control authorities, and presents results of statistical analysis of quarterly variations in eight irregular migration indicators and one asylum  indicator.

FRAN Q3 2012 CoverDuring 2012 Q3 several FRAN indicators varied dramatically compared with previous reports, including a significant reduction in detections of illegal border-crossing compared with previous third quarters. In fact, there were fewer detections of illegal border-crossing than in any third quarter since data collection began in early 2008. Additionally, this quarter reported the largest number of applications for asylum…

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Borderline Justice – book review

Postcards from ...

[This review was published in the Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 27 (2): 188-189]

Borderline justice: The fight for refugee and migrant rights by Frances Webber, Pluto Press, 2012

 Webber’s book offers a captivating and insightful reading. It can be read as a history of how the governance of immigration and asylum developed over the last thirty years from the perspective of someone who has followed its twists and turns very closely as a legal practitioner, as a micro history of how a handful of committed radical lawyers succeeded in creating a network of legal advice centres that over the years became ‘an infrastructure of legal expertise for grassroots organisations fighting for civil rights, justice and equality’ (7), and as a memoir of the daily struggle of a social justice campaigner and lawyer that has seen the legal terrain on which her work is grounded shaking and…

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Getting on in the UK: migrants, ethnic minorities, networks, social mobility and integration

Getting on in the UK: migrants, ethnic minorities, networks, social mobility and integration

London, Nuffield Foundation, 28 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3JS.
11-1pm 4th November 2013

Council Chamber, School of Social Sciences and Law, Cardiff University
Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WT.
1.30-3.30pm 6th November 2013

Birmingham, Room 417, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
11-1pm 8th November 2013

You are invited to join us to discuss our recent research findings on:

*   What types of social network do ethnic minorities and refugees possess?
*   Do social networks facilitate social mobility?
*   What is the role of social networks and capital in integration and inclusion?

This event brings together researchers from two project teams: the Nuffield Foundation funded Refugee Integration, Social Networks and Social Capital project (Birmingham and Cardiff) and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation Poverty, Ethnicity and Social Networks research (Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham) to co-present findings focusing on social network, social media and social capital in minority ethnic and refugee communities.

The role of social networks and social capital in both new migrant and established minority ethnic community integration and social mobility has been the focus of much debate.  Whilst some commentators claim that within- group contacts may prevent integration and potentially lead to self-segregation and even extremism, others argue such capital provides a foundation for the development of broader social relationships.  Questions around the nature, role and impact of different types of capital continue to capture the attention of politicians and practitioners.  Our latest research findings in relation to these questions will bring you up to date with the current policy debates.

This event aims specifically at policy makers, service provides, voluntary sector professionals, and equality advocates. They will be participatory in nature and allow time for discussion and action planning/reflection.

This is a FREE event funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) [Grant Ref: 066] and is part of the Festival of Social Science programme. Places are limited and registration is essential. Please book your ticket according to which event you plan to attend:

For London at http://esrcfestivallondon.eventbrite.co.uk<http://eventbrite.co.uk/event/8588942759?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text>

For Cardiff at http://esrcfestivalcardiff.eventbrite.co.uk<http://eventbrite.co.uk/event/8606681817?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text>

For Birmingham at http://esrcfestivalbirmingham.eventbrite.co.uk<http://eventbrite.co.uk/event/8606836279?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_eventv2&utm_term=eventurl_text>

For further information please contact Ann Bolstridge, IRiS Manager, a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk