CALL FOR PAPERS – MIGRATION WORKSHOP
March 21, 2013
Social Sciences Humanities Research Council, Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS), the International Migration Nerwork (IMN), and the International Research Acceleration Program.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS: November 30, 2013
Citizenship regimes are shifting in significant ways in response to the global movement of people, in ways that serve to encourage some migrants and discourage others. This workshop will consider the ways in which citizenship regimes have shifted – in particular, whether they have become more or less compatible with democratic principles (understood as a commitment to inclusive equality) – in response to the transnational movement of people. We will consider a range of examples of changing citizenship regimes, including (but not limited to):
a) the changes in developed states who are competing for skilled migrants to such an extent that they shift their citizenship regimes to make it easier for skilled migrants (but not unskilled migrants who are, equally, needed to fill acute labour shortages in developed states) to earn citizenship;
b) the changes in developed states to make it more difficult for even genuine refugees to both claim asylum and, where their claims are recognized as legitimate, to gain permanent resettlement outside of their country of origin;
c) the imposition of citizenship tests and other pre-naturalization demands, often directed at particular immigrant groups, intended to make the acquisition of citizenship more challenging.
Abstracts (250 words) should be sent by Nov 30, 2013 to the following addresses: