Call for papers: Migration, Poverty and Inequality (Thematic Paper Collection in "Palgrave Communications")
Call for papers: Migration, Poverty and Inequality
(Thematic Paper Collection in "Palgrave Communications")
The open access journal "Palgrave Communications" (Springer Nature) will publish a thematic paper collection in collaboration with the conference "Migration and Poverty" (www.poverty-conference.org).
All papers published in this collection will undergo external double-blind peer-review. This is a rolling article collection and as such submissions will be welcomed at any point up until 1 May 2020. To register interest prospective authors should submit a short article proposal (abstract summary) to the Editorial Office in the first instance.
Throughout history, peoples have migrated from one place to another, prompted by different factors and using different means to reach their destinations. Migration has therefore long been a topic of academic and social enquiry, not to mention the focus of polarising political debate. In Europe the issue of migration was brought to significant prominence during 2015-2016, when an unprecedented influx of more than one million refugees and migrants arrived into the EU, most of them fleeing war in Syria and other countries. More broadly, it is estimated that globally more than 65 million people are now officially displaced from their homes – the highest figure recorded by the United Nations since the Second World War. People re-locate for various reasons, both legal and illegal, often risking their lives to escape from political oppression, persecution, war and poverty, as well as to be reunited with family and to benefit from entrepreneurship and education. Other factors, such as climate change, are increasingly becoming drivers too.
This research collection aims to look specifically at the relationship between poverty and migration.
Much migration, within and across borders, is driven by poverty and the hope for better well-being and a better quality of life. Yet migration itself is risky and can open up new social, economic, political and cultural vulnerabilities in the lives of migrants. The periods spent living in migrant camps, for example, are frequently marked by multiple deprivation. As soon as migrants have reached their destination — if they reach it at all and are not detained elsewhere — they are confronted with new difficulties and often end up belonging to the poorest and most disadvantaged groups within their new society. Migration can therefore be both an instrument for overcoming poverty — but it can also lead to poverty and social exclusion. These two very general trends are differentiated according to social and geographical space, as well as the backgrounds, socio-economic position, gender, race and age of migrants. After all, the wealthy scientist who moves with his family from Europe to the USA is just as much a migrant as the underage refugee from southern Africa who is stuck in a camp in Libya for several months or years and has almost no economic prospects of improving his situation.
This research collection seeks to bring together research arising from different fields, within and outside of migration studies and allied areas of enquiry, which speak to the issue of migration and poverty.
Papers are invited that consider, but are not limited to, the following themes:
The collection is open to essays examining intra- and transnational migration (in all its forms, e.g., voluntary, forced, crowded, seasonal, etc) in relation to (relative, absolute, monetary, multidimensional, etc.) poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Papers examining normative issues of (social and global) justice, human rights or ethics in relation to migration and poverty are encouraged. In addition to case studies and empirical social research, theoretical papers and those with a policy focus can are welcomed.
This collection has no disciplinary focus and is open to contributions from a wide of discipline in the social sciences and humanities, including, among others, sociology, anthropology, geography, political science, development studies, migration studies, economics, literary studies, history, philosophy, theology and law and legal studies, cultural studies.
Gastvortrag/Guest Lecture: Maggi Leung: A wider road to inclusive development? Differentiated impacts of infrastructural upgrade in rural Ethiopia
A wider road to inclusive development? Differentiated impacts of infrastructural upgrade in rural Ethiopia
Maggi W.H. Leung (Utrecht)
Date: 16. May 2019
Venue: HS 383, Rudolfskai, University of Salzburg
The expansion of the rural road network in Africa is praised for reducing spatial isolation, lowering transport cost, increasing access to markets and bringing services closer to home. It seems that there can be no arguments against the implementation of such infrastructural projects as a way to inclusive development. However, different segments of society will benefit unevenly from the construction of a rural road. This difference may lead to dynamics that either exacerbate or reduce existing inequities. This lecture address this concern. It illustrates the differentiated impact of feeder road development on people’s livelihoods, mobility and work, drawing on a recent mixed-method, multi-stakeholder study in Tigray, Ethiopia. In particular, examples will be provided to illustrate the power of class, gender and place in shaping the geography of opportunities and risks. These real-life examples provide input in answering important questions such as: How inclusive are inclusive value chain development enabled by better connectivity the comes with a new road? How is the emergence of road-side business gendered? How do new road affect the accessibility of health services? The lecture ends with a discussion on the possible exclusive nature of inclusive development strategies.
Maggi Leung ist Associate Professor, International Development Studies Research Group, at the Department of Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
This lecture is organized by the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research together with the Department for Sociology and the Working Group Social Geography.
Absolute Poverty in Europe. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Hidden Phenomenon
Policy Press 2019, edited by Helmut Gaisbauer, Gottfried Schweiger and Clemens Sedmak
Engaging systematically with severe forms of poverty in Europe, this important book stimulates academic, public and policy debate by shedding light on aspects of deprivation and exclusion of people in absolute poverty in affluent societies. It examines issues such as access to health care, housing and nutrition, poverty related shame, and violence. The book investigates different policy and civic responses to extreme poverty, ranging from food donations to penalisation and “social cleansing” of highly visible poor and how it is related to concerns of ethics, justice and human dignity.
“A landmark text. It will be vital reading for anyone seeking an understanding of the circumstances, extent and impacts of absolute poverty in contemporary Europe, and the urgency of tackling it.” Gideon Calder, Swansea University
The book on the website of the publisher
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) invites the submission of abstracts to be considered for participation in a two day conference on “Justice, Inequality and Old Age”, to be held at the Centre’s premises in Salzburg on 27 and 28 November 2019. The conference is organized by Dan Halliday (Melbourne) and Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg).
The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars in philosophy and proximate disciplines, with a view to discussing research on the relationship between aging and social/distributive justice. We are especially keen to receive submissions from early career scholars and from academics from groups under-represented in the profession.
Confirmed speakers include:
Anca Gheaus (Pompeu Fabra University)
Daniel Halliday (University of Melbourne)
Adam Swift (University College, London)
Gry Wester (Kings College, London)
Andrew Williams (Pompeu Fabra University)
We welcome papers on any topic relating to the conference theme, and anticipate accepting 4-5 papers in addition to those delivered by the confirmed speakers. Themes on which we would like to receive abstracts include (but are not exhausted by) the following:
Funding is available to cover 3x nights accommodation in Salzburg. Further funding for assistance with travel costs is currently being pursued. The organisers are considering organising a publication on the basis of the workshop. This is not yet fixed and will only be decided after the workshop. A willingness in principle to participate in a publication is nevertheless appreciated.
Please submit abstracts in word format (300-500 words, prepared for blind review) to email@example.com before June 7th.
06. Juni 2019, 17.00-19.00
Hörsaal 381, Universität Salzburg, KGW-Fakultät Rudolfskai 42
Podiumsdiskussion: Kindergrundsicherung und Kinderarmut
Nikolaus Dimmel (Universität Salzburg)
Erich Fenninger (Volkshilfe)
Barbara Erblehner-Swann (kija)
Elisabeth Kocher (Salzburger Armutskonferenz)
Walter Pfeil (Universität Salzburg)
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In Österreich leben über 320.000 Kinder und Jugendliche in armutsgefährdeten Haushalten, 2016 waren rund 84.000 Kinder im System der Bedarfsorientierte Mindestsicherung. Diese Zahlen zeigen deutlich, dass Armut und eine Reihe an Entbehrungen zur Lebenswirklichkeit von vielen Kindern und Jugendlichen gehören. Ein Aufwachsen in Armut geht mit einer ganzen Reihe an negativen Auswirkungen auf das körperliche, seelische und soziale Wohlergehen einher. Die Lebenschancen von Kindern und Jugendlichen sind in Österreich stark ungleich verteilt. Zwar gibt es auch großen vorhandenen Reichtum, dieser ist in den letzten Jahren aber immer stärker auf eine kleine Gruppe konzentriert.
Die Idee der Kindergrundsicherung, wie sie jüngst von der Volkshilfe vorgeschlagenen wurde, will hier gegensteuern und allen Kindern und Jugendlichen ein gutes Leben mit gleichen Chancen und ohne Armut und ermöglichen. Angesichts der jüngsten Debatten um Kürzungen im Sozialsystem, die Kinder und Jugendliche besonders treffen werden, fordert die Kindergrundsicherung eine radikale sozialpolitische Neuorientierung.
Diese Podiumsdiskussion wird veranstaltet vom Zentrum für Ethik und Armutsforschung der Universität Salzburg in Kooperation mit der Volkshilfe, der Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaft Salzburg, der Salzburger Armutskonferenz und dem Fachbereichsteil Arbeits- und Sozialrecht.
The 2019 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty will be held at the University of Salzburg on 27 & 28 June 2019 and focus on the topic of "Gender and Poverty". The invited speaker for this workshop is Serene J. Khader (Brooklyn College & CUNY Graduate Center). The program can be found below.
Workshop website: www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/
If you want to attend the workshop please send an e-mail to: email@example.com. Attendance is free but places are limited.
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg will host a workshop on child migration, which will take place on 9 & 10 May 2019. This workshop is organized by Gottfried Schweiger (Salzburg) and Johannes Drerup (Koblenz-Landau). The program including all abstracts can be found below.
If you want to attend the workshop please send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance is free but places are limited.
Workshop website: https://www.povertyresearch.org/children-on-the-move.html
Workshop on Gender and Poverty
Date: 27 & 28 June 2019
Venue: University of Salzburg
Extended submission deadline: 20 January 2019
The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR) of the University of Salzburg is happy to announce the call for papers for its 2019 Salzburg Workshop in Philosophy and Poverty. The workshop will be held at the University of Salzburg on 27 & 28 June 2019 and focus on the topic of "Gender and Poverty". There is no conference fee. Coffee breaks and two lunches will be covered by the CEPR. Due to additional external funding the CEPR can now offer to pay for two nights of accomodation in Salzburg. Unfortunately we cannot offer any subsidy for travel costs.
The invited speaker for this workshop is Serene J. Khader (Brooklyn College & CUNY Graduate Center).
We invite scholars at all career stages to submit papers related to the workshop topic of "Gender and Poverty". Possible topics for papers are, among others, the "feminization" of (global) poverty; gender roles, norms and practices and how they relate to poverty; the intersection of disadvantages based, among others, on race, gender, sex, health, age, and disability; the nexus of education, gender and poverty; the relation of (sexual) violence and poverty; patriarchy and poverty; sexuality, procreation and poverty; anti-poverty policies and gender; the blaming and shaming of poor mothers as "bad" mothers; the "black box" of the household in poverty concepts and research; gender-sensitive poverty research and measurement; gender and the socio-spatiality of poverty (e.g. rural, urban).
The workshop will run over two days and each speaker will be given a slot of 75 minutes (about 25 minutes for presentation and 50 minutes for discussion). Draft papers are shared in advance and speakers can focus on the key points of their papers in the oral presentation. Selected papers will be published a volume on the workshop topic in the Springer Book Series Philosophy and Poverty.
If you are interested in participating please submit an extended abstract of 750 words ready for blind review viathe submission form on the workshop website (https://www.workshop-poverty-philosophy.org/).
Deadline for submissions is 20 January 20, and decisions will be communicated within four weeks. It is expected that draft versions of the papers are shared two weeks before the workshop.
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