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Calls for Papers: The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Call for Papers – Issue (2015): 3

Editor in Chief: Prof. France Houle, Université de Montréal, Canada

Email: ijmbs.editor@gmail.com

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its third issue in 2015.

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measures have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below.

Subject Coverage

Broad themes on which articles are sought include but are not limited to:
 Innovations in institutional, procedural and social arrangements to deal with border security and immigration policy
 Personal information databases and exchanges
 Measures to restrict access to asylum
 The coherence and coordination between various actors dealing with issues such as health, education, social welfare, employment and law enforcement in the migration context
 Causes and consequences (economic, social, political, environmental, etc.) of migration and their legal and policy implications
 Local, regional and international mechanisms and logics that transform political and media discourses, norms, policies and practices related to migration and border studies
 Development of new priorities for immigration programmes
 The role of gender, age, social status, ability, race and other factors in curtailing border and immigration policies
 Indigenous rights and claims and border and migration studies

IJMBS is a peer-reviewed journal which offers a forum for disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research concerning conceptual, theoretical, empirical and methodological dimensions related to key concepts that underpin them: borders, immigration and integration policies, humanitarianism, sovereignty, states, citizenship, etc. Such critical analysis contributes to a better understanding of current challenges from different disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology, anthropology, social policy and social welfare, criminology, political economy, political science and public politics.

The journal invites submissions from both emerging and established scholars, including graduate students, post-graduates, professors and practitioners from around the globe, with the objective of ensuring that a plurality of experiences and perspectives is represented.

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. Please read our information on preparing and submitting articles: http://www.inderscience.com/info/inauthors/author_submit.php

Important Date

Submission deadline: 31st January, 2015

Conference Title: Migration, Integration and Neighbourhoods: Where’s the Harm?

Conference Title: Migration, Integration and Neighbourhoods: Where’s the Harm?

Date: 21-22 November 2014

Venue: Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor

Delegate Rate: £195 (includes all food and accommodation in unique historic surroundings)

About Cumberland Lodge:
Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of ethical discussion. This is a not-for-profit event.

In partnership with the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity: www.ethnicity.ac.uk

Key speakers (to date):
Dr Robert Arnott Director, Border & Immigration System, Home Office Professor Simon Burgess, Economics, University of Bristol, Dr Nissa Finney Hallsworth Fellow, University of Manchester, Dr Robert Ford, Politics, University of Manchester, Ruth Grove-White, Policy Director, Migrant Rights Network, Dr Therese O’Toole Sociology, University of Bristol, Professor James Nazroo Director, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester, Trevor Phillips OBE founding Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Register here:

Migration will be a key policy issue in the 2015 general election: we are already seeing heated political rhetoric about levels of migration to the UK. But what do we really know about the effect of migration on local communities?
Migrant populations are often thought to be harmful to social cohesion at the local, neighbourhood level. The widely accepted idea is that neighbourhoods with diverse migrant populations lack a sense of community spirit, leading to increased social isolation. The influential sociologist Robert Putnam described this effect as “pull[ing] in like a turtle” (2007: p.149).
Drawing on the latest research from the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, this conference challenges the notion that diversity is harmful to neighbourhoods. It offers a practical examination of key indicators of social capital and cohesion, such as: whether there is a correlation between educational attainment and prevalence of English as a second language in schools; voting registration rates; access to social housing; fear of crime; trust; levels of health and well-being.
The conference will:
• evaluate one of the key policy issues of the next general election
• give an analysis of the latest thinking on migration and integration
• examine up-close the fissures between different kinds of sociological research,
• analyse the competing influences of public discourse and research on policy
The event will be of interest to academic researchers; researchers from think tanks; parliamentary researchers and members of the civil service; representatives from the voluntary sector; and anyone with an interest in social cohesion, population movement and integration.

The colloquium will be held at the former royal residence of Cumberland Lodge (www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk) which is located in Windsor Park, Berkshire, SL4 2HP.

Student Bursaries:
A limited number of student bursaries are available for students who wish to attend the conference, but have no access to institutional funding. The bursaries provide a free place at a conference, covering registration charges, accommodation and all food for the duration of the conference. They do not cover travel expenses to and from the conference. Bursaries are awarded individually, and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 7 working days of the application deadline – 10th October 2014 at 1pm.
To apply for a bursary please visit: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/Programme/Student+Bursaries
Please note: Bursaries are only awarded when the application has been formally endorsed by an academic supervisor. Applicants should give the name and contact details for their referee, having first asked them to endorse the application.

Contact us:
For more information please visit the website: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/migration
Or email: janis@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk