RSC 30th Anniversary Conference: Understanding Global Refugee Policy
|Event Date/Time: Dec 06, 2012||End Date/Time: Dec 07, 2012|
|Registration Date: Jul 01, 2012|
This conference therefore provides a forum for a critical discussion on â€˜Understanding Global Refugee Policyâ€™ by bringing together academics, policy makers, practitioners, advocates and displaced people to engage in a debate on how we might begin to make sense of and conceptualise the global refugee policy process. It seeks to explore the nature, content and implications of â€˜global refugee policyâ€™ with questions such as: What is â€˜global refugee policyâ€™? How can we theorise global refugee policy? What factors explain variation both in the motivations for policies, and in outcomes? To what extent do the diverse interests and priorities of key stakeholders shape global refugee policy, and to what effect?
Call for papers
The conference invites contributions that explore any aspect of the policy-making process: emergence, negotiation, development, implementation, and outcomes, examining global policy at the multilateral, regional, bilateral, or transnational levels. It invites reflections from politics, law, history, anthropology, and sociology, and seeks to involve contributors with case specific studies in addition to those with a broad focus on regional, bilateral, international and global policy-making processes. Papers might fall within one or more of the following categories:
In order to lay the foundations for a critical academic understanding of global refugee policy processes, the conference invites reflection pieces on the experience of working on or within regional, bilateral, international and global refugee policy. Such reflections may explore the intersection between and across these different levels of policy making and implementation.
2) Case Studies
Papers might revisit important â€˜momentsâ€™ or processes in which attempts to develop global refugee or forced migration policies have emerged, such as in relation to the Global Consultations, CIREFCA, the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, Australiaâ€™s â€œPacific Solutionâ€, the EU Asylum Qualification Directive, or the role of international actors in influencing national refugee legislation, for example.
3) Theories of Process
Papers might focus on conceptualising, theorising and critiquing aspects of the policy process in particular areas of refugee or forced migration policy. They may seek to explain variation in outcomes or they may aim to conceptualise how power, interests and ideas shape policy and its relationship to practice, or to examine how particular actors play particular roles in different stages of the policy process.
Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be submitted to Heidi El-Megrisi by 1 July 2012 at the latest.