Call for Papers: Trasnational Social Review: ‘Linking Migration and Social Policy’
We are very pleased to inform you that TSR will be published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group starting in 2014. Due to its high demand it will be published three times a year from now on. We are very excited about this new cooperation and the new possibilities and development for TSR. More information will be soon available on the website: www.tandfonline.com/rtsr.
We also would like to refer to the Call for Papers for the focused topic on “Linking Migration and Social Policy” of TSR. We are looking for contributions that shed light on the myriad ways in which migration and social policy are interrelated based on concrete examples that are relevant to social work and related fields of study. The guest editors Dr Eberhard Raithelhuber and Professor Dr Wolfgang Schröer welcome the submission of contributions. The deadline for submission of full articles is April 1, 2014. Please find the complete Call for Papers attached [Moderator’s note: please find the Call below].
Please consider submitting and distributing the Call.
Prof Dr Cornelia Schweppe
Research Cluster “Transnational Social Support”
Journal “Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal”
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Institute of Education
55099 Mainz, Germany
CALL FOR PAPERS
Linking Migration and Social Policy
Deadline for submission of articles:
April 1, 2014
For the focused topic on “Linking migration and social policy” in the journal “Transnational
Social Review – A Social Work Journal” (TSR), the guest editors Eberhard Raithelhuber and
Wolfgang Schröer hereby invite you to submit proposal abstracts.
Migration and social policy are treated as two strands of study which for the most part are not linked systematically. This is true though both are strongly connected to and regulated
through the nation state and related institutions, e.g. in their everyday boundary work, above
all with regard to the institution of citizenship. Sensational stories in the public discourse of
Western welfare states, e.g. on the “abuse” of social security systems by internationally
mobile people, reflect the strong but differential ties between the two issues – ties that are
both fabricated and highly contested not only in political practice, but also in everyday social
work and in related areas.
Recently, in an era of intensified globalization, transnationalization and mobility, the “old” modes of welfare regulation have started to change crucially, which is also true for migration
policy, while all of this generates “spillover” effects on the future of social work and related fields of theory, research and practice. We believe that looking closely and simultaneously at
the point where migration and social policy meet helps us to gain a better and more nuanced understanding how each of the two fields operates and how both develop jointly. In a broader perspective, changes in migration policy and in social welfare policy have been theorized and researched with regard to their impacts on citizenship, especially by researchers viewing social rights as a dependent variable of status within a national framework. Thus, both the negotiation of citizenship (especially for migrants with precarious status) and the lived citizenship reflected in the experiences of migrants, frontline workers or public agents are becoming important areas of interest. Nevertheless, only a small number of researchers make a strong link between changes in citizenship and welfare regulation on the one hand and migration on the other, taking into account their simultaneous interrelatedness to a number of processes on multiple scales. In this respect it is challenging, but also promising to reconstruct the frames, layers and trans-national contexts of these social and political regulations of migration and welfare policies. This complex perspective is yet to be explored, although some encouraging work has already been done. Seen in this light the question has to be asked of how these social policies and related translation processes construct migration, and – vice versa – how migration and related policies construct social policy. Therefore, we are looking for contributions that shed light on the myriad ways in which migration and social policy are interrelated based on concrete examples that are relevant to social work and related fields of study. Abstracts are invited for original articles including theoretical reviews, conceptual contributions and empirical research responding to (but not limited to) the following questions:
. How are migration-related ideas, images and concepts (e.g. categorizations)
employed or rendered relevant or irrelevant in concrete social policy measures
and practices, e.g. in the context of human service provision, and – vice versa –
how are social policy-related ideas, images and concepts engendered in
migration policy, including policy measures and practices?
. How and how far do practices in social work bring about concrete, practical forms
of migration policy and – vice versa – how do practices in migration and migration
policy generate and impact on concrete forms of social work and social policy?
. How are migration and migration policy linked to the formation of and changes in
national and transnational social policy (and related institutions and practices) and
how are concrete social practices in social work and related areas informed by
. How are these specific links between migration and social policy (e.g. in the
context of temporary worker programs) as well as related practices in social work
and welfare disturbed by the sometimes unexpected self-images, self-positionings
and actions of migrants and mobile people, including their self-organizations and
supporters, and how do they react towards them?
. How is knowledge in social policy created through the cross-border migration of
people and ideas, and – vice versa – how does the development and employment
of social policy shape knowledge in respectively on migration?
The guest editors welcome the submission of contributions. The deadline for submission of
full articles is April 1, 2014. The following table contains all deadlines and the time schedule
of the focused topic on “Linking Migration and Social Policy.”
April 1, 2014: Submission of articles
June 15, 2014: Peer review
July 15, 2014: Revision of articles, if necessary
July 21 2014: Final submission of publishable articles to Routledge
September 22, 2014: Online publication date
October 1, 2014: Print publication date
Articles are to be up to 8,000 words in length and authors are required to include an abstract of up to 150 words and up to six keywords, suitable for indexing and online search purposes. The authors are responsible for submitting proof-read and formatted articles. For the manuscript preparation please use the style sheet and the formatting guideline, which are available at: www.tss.uni-mainz.de/103.php.
Inquiries and all proposals should be sent to the guest editors of the focused topic on “Linking Migration and Social Policy”:
Dr Eberhard Raithelhuber
Professor Dr Wolfgang Schröer
University of Trier (until March 31, 2014)
Institute of Education
University of Hildesheim
Institute of Social Work and Organization Studies
Marienburger Platz 22
Mobile: +49 151 20727528
Phone: +49 5121 883552
Concept and Objective of the Journal TSR
“Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal” is a peer-reviewed journal that offers an international forum to discuss social work and related disciplines and professions from a
transnational perspective. It responds to the challenges resulting from the increasing impact of transnational social, political, economic, and cultural processes and structures upon social
work. The journal aims to open up and develop social work and related fields on a transnational level. Its main objective is to improve prospects for making the concept of transnationalism part of the knowledge structure and practice, in order to extend and transform the legitimation, concepts, research, and methods which to date are primarily nationally focused.
Frequency and Structure of the Journal TSR
TSR appears three times a year, guided by an international team of editors and board members at Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in the United Kingdom. The journal pursues an interdisciplinary approach and fits the criteria of the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI). All articles undergo rigorous peer reviews, based on initial editor screening and anonymous reviews by two or more referees to ensure the high quality of the journal. TSR is available online as well as in print. Its main publishing language is English but the online version offers the option to include versions of the contributions in the language in which they are originally written. Each issue consists of a cluster of articles focusing on a certain topic as well as general articles and book reviews. Additionally, the online version includes an open access section containing brief, up-to-date reports on research, teaching, social policies, practices and everyday life concerning the transnational worlds of social work.
. 1/2014 Religion and Social Work – Transnational Perspectives (call closed)
. 2/2014 Social Services and Transnationality (call closed)
. 3/2014 Linking Migration and Social Policy
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