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Event: BSA Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship: Political Citizenship and Social Movements
BSA Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship:
Political Citizenship and Social Movements
University of Portsmouth,
27-28 June 2016
Sponsored by University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Citizenship, ‘Race’ and Belonging Research Group and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
Prof Engin Isin (The Open University)
Dr Therese O’Toole (University of Bristol)
Recent cultural, social and political events reveal how citizenship and social movements collide and interact in increasingly nuanced and complex ways. Occupy, the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Gezi Park, Sans Papiers, No Borders demand that we re-assess this relationship and think beyond the classification of citizenship and formal political membership. Aided by technological transformations, social movements emerge as both local/global in orientation – from environmental rights, animal rights, gender and sexual rights, migrant and refugee movements to demands for colonial reparations and indigenous land claims. Whilst traditionally understood as the enactment of civil or political ‘citizenship’, scholars have begun to explore how social movements themselves provide alternative spaces for the play, disruption and even (re)theorisation of citizenship. Importantly for Citizenship Studies, the participation of those without formal rights in social movements complicates our sovereign understanding of the citizen. Equally, whilst civil and political citizenship has usually been studied and understood as a product of European history, exploring social movements helps us recognise the global dimensions of being political as well as its radical contingency. This two day interdisciplinary conference addresses these issues by exploring how citizenship and social movements continue to reshape each other.
In exploring the interrelationship between citizenship and current social movements we call for papers across several fields of study, including political philosophy, political geography, sociology, legal studies, education and political studies. In order to understand how citizenship studies can help us understand social movements and how social movements reconfigure citizenship we are interested in research on:
• Participation; social movements as resistance; protest and contemporary rights claims.
• The development of social/political trust, social movements and political subjectivity.
• The role of identities in citizenship and social movements.
• Mobilisation, new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and social and political movements.
• New trans-nationalisation of citizenship and social movements.
• Social movements as sites for education, practice and learning.
This will be a two-day event organised around a series of keynote talks and paper presentations that will allow for the exchange of ideas and experiences.
We especially welcome abstract submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers as well as established researchers. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to present their paper and 10 minutes each for questions.
Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and include title, author, affiliation, current position and contact email. To submit an abstract, please go to (http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/abstract/Abstracts.aspx) no later than Tuesday 1st March 2016.
Registration is free, but delegates must register. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Registration will be open after the decision on abstracts is released.
For inquiries, please contact:
Dr Nora Siklodi (University of Portsmouth, UK) firstname.lastname@example.org (Conference chair; Contact for academic and University of Portsmouth inquires related to this event)
Dr Kristoffer Halvorsrud (University of Newcastle, UK) email@example.com (Contact for abstract and booking related inquires, as well as BSA Citizenship study group inquires)
Prof. Trond Solhaug (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) firstname.lastname@example.org (Contact for ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship inquires)
Event Invitation: Official release of ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Commentaries On British Society And Racism?’ DVD @ Houses Of Parliament Feb. 24, 6-8.30pm
Invitation: Official release of ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Commentaries On
British Society And Racism?’ DVD @ Houses Of Parliament Feb. 24, 6-8.30pm
I wish to invite you to the official release of the ‘Look How Far We’ve Come: Commentaries On British Society And Racism?’ DVD. This will be the first public screening of the full documentary, which was filmed over a three year period during which over five dozen contributors* contributed.
The event, which marks the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Race Relations Act, will end with a Q&A which looks back in order to move forward in highlighting racism, race equality legislation and practice, and identity. Contributors and VIPs will be welcome to comment or respond to questions.
Hosted by John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, it takes place on Wednesday February 24 2016, 6.00-8.30pm at the Wilson Room, Portcullis House, SW1A 0AA
(visitors need to allow 10-15 minutes for security checks).
Also, I’d like to bring to your attention one of our upcoming event that may be of interest:
Culture, Appropriation, Authorship And Copyright – The Story Of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’ Mar 7, 5.30-8.30pm @ University Of Westminster http://bit.ly/1SglSCM
SLS Migration and Asylum Law Section: Call for Papers/Posters
2016 SLS Annual Conference at University of Oxford
This is the call for papers and posters for the Migration and Asylum Law Section of the 2016 SLS Annual Conference to be held at the University of Oxford from Tuesday 6th September to Friday 9th September. This year’s theme is ‘Legislation and the Role of the Judiciary’.
The Migration and Asylum Section will meet in the second half of the conference on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September and we are very pleased to announce that Professor Dora Kostakopoulou and Dr Cathryn Costello have already agreed to give a presentation.
If you are also interested in delivering a paper, please, submit an abstract of 250 words max. by midnight on Friday 18th March. All abstracts must be submitted through the EasyChair conference system which can be accessed using the following link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sls2016. Full instructions on how to use the EasyChair system can be found here: https://gallery.mailchimp.com/47624183ad52dd8428c97d3f6/files/Using_EasyChair_to_Submit_a_Paper_to_SLS_2016_02.pdf Please, contact Jed Meers at email@example.com if you experience any problems using EasyChair.
We would welcome proposals for papers on any issue relating to migration and asylum, including those addressing this year’s conference theme, whether from a doctrinal, critical, socio-legal or empirical perspective. Alternatively, if you would like to propose a panel or roundtable discussion on a topic of current interest, please, do get in touch by e-mail to see if this can be arranged.
As the SLS is keen to ensure that as many members with good quality papers as possible are able to present, we discourage speakers from presenting more than one paper at the conference. With this in mind, when you submit an abstract via EasyChair you will be asked to notify whether you are also responding to calls for papers from other sections.
Please, note that whilst you need only submit a proposed title and abstract at this stage, speakers will be asked to submit a copy of their draft paper no later than a week before the conference or, if that is not possible, their PowerPoint slides / handout or an extended abstract (two sides of A4). This is to enable those who wish to read the papers in advance to do so, thereby enhancing the quality of feedback and discussion within the sessions.
We should also note that the SLS offers a Best Paper Prize which can be awarded to academics at any stage of their career. The Prize carries a £250 monetary award and winning papers are published in Legal Studies. To be eligible:
- speakers must be fully paid-up members of the SLS;
- papers must not exceed 11,000 words including footnotes (as counted in Word);
- papers must be uploaded to EasyChair by midnight on Monday 29th August; and
- papers must not have been published previously or have been accepted or be under consideration for publication.
Those wishing to present a poster should select ‘Submit a Poster’ within EasyChair. The SLS offers a Best Poster Prize, which carries a £250 monetary award and the winning poster will be displayed at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London.
We have also been asked to remind you that all speakers and poster presenters will need to register and pay to attend the conference. As part of a new initiative this year, to reduce the number of late cancellations, speakers and poster presenters will be asked to register for the conference by the end of June in order to secure their place within the programme, though, please, do let us know if this is likely to pose any problems. Booking information will be circulated in due course.
We look forward to your submissions,
With best wishes,
Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo and Dr Violeta Moreno-Lax
Co-convenors of SLS Migration and Asylum Law Section
Call for Papers
Europe’s crisis: What future for immigration and asylum law and policy?
Migration and Law Network 2016 Conference: 27-28 June, in association with Queen Mary University of London
The European Union is today faced by significant movements of refugees and migrants from places which have experienced war or economic or environmental pressure. Combined with recent terrorist attacks, these developments have led some to doubt the viability of the EU migration framework. At the same time, they have led to arguments for new action by EU institutions and agencies, and by neighbouring countries. New forms of solidarity have been sought by some states and sections of public opinion, but rejected by others. Given the current sense of crisis, there are great uncertainties as to the future direction of the EU migration framework, as well as its content.
Against this background, we invite papers from any discipline which address legal and policy aspects of the ongoing EU migration crisis. Among the questions that papers may wish to address are the following:
· What is the nature, and what are the sources, of the EU crisis concerning migration?
· What should be the legal, policy and operational responses to the European migration crisis?
· Is solidarity among states and peoples possible inside the EU? Does solidarity apply also externally, towards non-EU countries?
· What is, and what should be, the role of neighbouring and transit states in controlling migration towards the EU?
· Are there lessons from elsewhere – including the Americas, South East Asia and Australia – for the experience in the EU and its surrounding region?
· Are new international norms and approaches needed to accommodate contemporary migration flows?
We welcome papers from academics, researchers with other organisations, and from advanced PhD students.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words alongside the author’s affiliation and contact details should be sent to MLNconference2016@qmul.ac.uk no later than 15 February 2016.
The 2016 conference is being organised by
Prof. Valsamis Mitsilegas, Head of Law Department, Queen Mary
Prof. Elspeth Guild, Jean Monnet Professor, Queen Mary & Radboud University, Nijmegen
Prof. Bernard Ryan, University of Leicester
Dr. Prakash Shah, School of Law, Queen Mary
Dr. Violeta Moreno-Lax, School of Law, Queen Mary
Niovi Vavoula, School of Law, Queen Mary
The Migration and Law Network
The Migration and Law Network was set up in 2007 to promote migration law as a subject within United Kingdom universities. It is overseen by a steering committee of academics and other professionals in the immigration law field. It runs the Migration and Law mailing list for those who work in the field, for which subscription requests may be made at http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/migrationlaw. Further information about the network or mailing list may be obtained from the network’s co-chairs, Bernard Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prakash Shah (email@example.com).
Call for Papers: Precarious citizenship: Young people who are undocumented, separated and settled in the UK
Birkbeck University of London & Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit.
Call for Papers Precarious citizenship: Young people who are undocumented, separated and settled in the UK
A one-day conference at Birkbeck, University of London to be held on June 1st 2015 for academics, practitioners and activists interested in how precarious citizenship impacts on separated youth as they live and transition to adulthood in the UK. Organised by the Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies and Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism at Birkbeck, and Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit.
Please submit a title and abstract (150 words) and a brief bio (150 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on March 15th 2016.
We welcome papers that:
- Focus on young people who were not aware of their precarious citizenship until State intervention in their lives (going into LA Care; family proceedings; removal/detention of family; police involvement/checks) or when they attempt to access post-school opportunities and services (housing, employment, benefits, higher education etc.) and who were/are Looked After Children by the Local Authority or whose families do not have high levels of economic and/or social capital with which to secure their immigration status and/or who are estranged from their family
- Focus on the political mobilisation of young people around citizenship and immigration rights (we are particularly interested in papers from activists and/or those young people)
- We welcome papers from academics, campaigners, activists and practitioners.
Significant numbers of young people who are settled in the UK (some 120,000) do not have British citizenship. Many have no ‘lawful’ status to remain in the UK whilst cuts to legal aid and fast-paced changes to immigration laws fuelled by a hostile anti-immigrant climate mean that this trend may indeed get worse with numbers rising. Many of these young people may have lived in the UK for many years and consider themselves to be British. Indeed, they may not be aware of their precarious citizenship until they leave school and try to apply for bank accounts, jobs, benefits or university or when they are leaving care or following a family breakdown. Their precarious status arises from the combination of their transition out of childhood, which gave them a degree of protection or insulation from immigration laws, and the discriminatory character of immigration law that means for many of these young people, despite being settled in the UK for many years, once they reach adulthood they cannot secure their British citizenship.
The purpose of this conference is to increase awareness of the precarious citizenship of this group of young people in the UK; to share empirical and theoretical knowledge about contemporary and historical forms of precarious citizenship at the intersection of youth and immigration; to develop a network of academics and practitioners who can take forward the study of precarious citizenship in young people’s lives, and to contribute to theoretical and policy development focused on this group; to engage with activists on effective political mobilisation of youth.
The conference is financially supported by Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit.
Military alliance sends three warships, backed by planes, to intercept migrants and refugees in admission from EU that it is failing to cope with flow of people.
Nato has sent a patrol of three warships to intercept migrants trying to reach Greece by sea and send them back to Turkey, as Europe steps up efforts to contain the refugee crisis.
The mission has been agreed and ordered to the Aegean sea in less than 24 hours, an extremely rapid move for the alliance. Nato normally spends months deliberating over decisions and agreeing details.
The German-led patrol will be backed by planes that can monitor the flow of people attempting illegal crossings. Greece and Turkey have agreed that any migrants they intercept will be sent back.
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