[URBANTH-L]CFP: MJHR Special Issue of Migration and Refugees

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Jun 13 23:57:30 EDT 2007

MJHR Special Issue of Migration and Refugees

Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights - Special Issue
on Migration and Refugees

 Call for papers

 In recent years, the countries of the Mediterranean
 have seen significant influxes in migration.

 Countries in the region have responded in ways that reveal
 regional tensions and fault-lines, such as that between the 
countries of the Northern and Southern shores of the sea, 
the differential impact of ED policy stances and various and 
distinct political, social, and economic realities. These regional
 reactions are playing out against a global background
marked by increased geo-political tensions on the one
hand, and the movement toward globalization and the
market state on the other. As more and more migrants
transit through and settle in the region, the countries of the 
region - as sending, transit, and receiving countries - have 
had to respond to the influx in many ways, from reception 
and detention of migrants, to adjudication of refugee claims, 
to the provision of social services and efforts to integrate
the newcomers into the host communities, to efforts to
deal with the "brain drain" such as through remittances and 
other benefits that can derive from nationals living abroad. 
Human rights are impacted at each stage of the migration 
process and this special issue will explore those implications 
in some detail.

We solicit proposals for papers that will focus on issues 
involving migration and human rights in the Mediterranean region. 
We welcome contributions from a wide range of disciplines, 
including, but not limited to, law, economics, social sciences, 
history, demography, political science, and psychology, and
from members of non-governmental organizations. We also 
welcome comparative and interdisciplinary research on migration. 
A few suggested topics are listed below, but this list is far from 
exhaustive and we welcome all proposals on these topics:

How are receiving countries responding to the need to
adjudicate refugee and asylum claims? How are these asylum 
adjudication systems working?  How are receiving countries 
dealing with reception of migrants?

How do countries understand legal distinctions between migrants 
and refugees? And what relationship exists between government 
stances and public debate? What are the political, social and 
economic impacts of migrants in the various regions?
How have EU policies impacted government responses to the 
issues presented by migration? How are governments and 
local communities working toward the integration of migrants? 
Is integration working? To what extent is a link made between 
migration and human rights issues?
 How are sending countries benefiting from migration
 of their nationals? How do receiving countries perceive and 
respond to the security implications presented by large scale
 migration to the region?
How do governments mediate between their
 international commitments and internal public opinion in 
their societies? What role do voluntary organizations play
 in this process?
Proposals should be at least two pages in length.
 The proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, but
 we encourage submission by no later than June 30, 2007,
 for publication in late 2007.

 Send written proposals by email in word format to:

 Anna Marie Gallagher

 Co-coordinator - International Coalition on the
 Detention of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Migrants

 Apartado 19, 09300 Roa (Burgos), Spain

 Guest Editor, Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights,
 Volume 11
 anna at comunicacionglobal.com
 anna at idcoalition.org

 Professor Michele Pistone
 Director of Clinical Program, Clinic for Asylum,
 Refugee and Emigrant Services
 Villanova University School of Law
 Guest Editor, Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights,
 Volume 11
 pistone at law.villanova.edu

 Dr. David E. Zammit
 Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Laws, University of
 Guest Editor, Mediterranean Journal of Human Rights,
 Volume 11
 david.zammit at um.edu.mt

 Mrs. Paula Muscat
 Journal Secretary, Mediterranean Journal of Human
 paula.muscat at um.edu.mt

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