[URBANTH-L] CFP: COMPAS Annual International Conference, "International Labor Migration: in whose interests?"

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Tue Nov 1 12:52:16 EST 2005

 COMPAS Annual International Conference, July 5th -6th, 2006
'International Labour Migration: In Whose Interests?'

Call for Papers

The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University
invites proposals for papers that are relevant to the theme of the COMPAS
Annual Conference 2006: "International Labour Migration: In Whose

The papers should fall broadly within the key questions to be explored in
the conference:

.  What are the processes driving and shaping international labour
migration? What are the impacts of international labour migration on
receiving countries, migrants and their countries of origin?
.  What should be the objectives of labour migration policies? How should
the interests of the receiving countries be balanced with those of migrants
and their countries of origin?
.  What policies and governance arrangements are best suited to effectively
manage international labour migration?

The term labour migration should be interpreted broadly to include various
forms of migration that may lead to the employment of migrants including,
for example, the migration of students, refugees, dependents and irregular
Although all papers addressing one of the questions above will be
considered, we particularly encourage proposals for papers that discuss:

.  the role of recruitment agencies in shaping the process of international
labour migration
.  the role of individual employers, sub-contracting and more generally
employment relations as factors determining migration flows and shaping
migration outcomes
.  the impacts of labour migration on migrants including their employment
and living conditions in the receiving country
.  the impacts of sending countries' policies on migration flows and
.  the role of employment policies - as opposed to admission and selection
policies - in shaping the level and outcomes of migration
.  the role of temporary and permanent migration programmes in labour
migration policy
COMPAS actively encourages proposals of papers that take an
interdisciplinary approach. There are no restrictions with regard to the
geographical regions to be discussed in the proposed papers.

Guidelines for submitting abstracts/papers:

Extended abstracts of proposed papers (max. 500 words) are due by Dec 15th,
2005. Electronic submissions are encouraged (email
emma.newcombe at compas.ox.ac.uk )

Decisions on the abstracts submitted will be taken by Jan 31st, 2006.
Applicants will be notified in early February 2006.

Complete papers are due by May 15th, 2006.

The papers will be presented in panel sessions, with 15 minutes allocated to
each speaker. Each one-and-a-half hour panel session will comprise three
speakers and a discussant.

Accepted papers will be considered for inclusion in a special issue of an
academic journal.
Please send extended abstracts via email to:  Emma Newcombe:
emma.newcombe at compas.ox.ac.uk
Or via mail:

Emma Newcombe
Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
University of Oxford
58 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6QS, UK

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