Call for Papers
(Please note the deadline for applications: 15 October 2015)
Scientific Organiser: Anna Triandafyllidou
Scientific Committee: Keith Banting, Queen’s University; Rainer Baubock, EUI; Will Kymlicka, Queen’s University; Geoffrey Levey, University of New South Wales; Tariq Modood, University of Bristol
Global migration flows have not only increased in the last 25 years but also diversified. We are witnessing a multiplication of destination countries (which for instance include southern Europe, but also Turkey, Russia, the Gulf States, several African countries), a multiplication of origin countries (more and more developing countries are integrated in the global economy in international trade and in the global migration flows), and a higher level of mobility and connectivity. Migrants appear to be more transnational than ever: they keep close connections to home through IT and cheaper transport, while migration becomes less of a life time decision. It becomes for many a rite of passage, a period in the life, that is followed by return or by onwards migration to a third country. While patters of such mobility differ greatly between countries, and among individuals/households (in line with levels of skills, employment opportunities, visa requirements and life stages of the migrant and her family), they are becoming a new structural feature of international migration. The settlement and citizenship package is no longer to be taken for granted as the migrant’s plan and aim. And integration policies and philosophies have to come to terms with higher and more complex mobility and super-diverse migrant populations.
Rather than debating whether multiculturalism has failed or has partially succeeded or needs to be re-examined, we are proposing in this conference to consider how the multicultural question needs to be rethought in a framework of higher connectivity, higher mobility and less settlement and perhaps not a citizenship acquisition perspective.
The conference includes five Plenary Sessions outlined below and Six Parallel Sessions. We are inviting paper submissions for the Parallel Sessions addressing the conference rationale.
SESSION I: MOBILE AND INTERCONNECTED WORLD
SESSION II: IDENTITY AND SOLIDARITY IN A MOBILE WORLD
SESSION III : THE MULTICULTURAL QUESTION RECAST: PERSPECTIVES FROM EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA
SESSION IV : THE MULTICULTURAL QUESTION RECAST: PERSPECTIVES FROM INDIA AND AUSTRALIA
SESSION V : JUSTICE AND DIGNITY IN A MOBILE WORLD
Submission of proposals. Proposals for papers should contain a title, a one page abstract (including theoretical framework, methodology and expected findings) and a short biographical note (400 words). Deadline for submission is 15 October 2015. Proposals should be uploaded at http://www.rscas.org/registration_form/?p=2001
Selection: Accepted participants will be notified by 30 November.
Those selected to participate in the conference will need to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. There is no fee for this conference and meals and coffee breaks are covered by the organisers.
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