Amy Nethery at Deakin and I are putting together a panel proposal for the Refugee Studies Centre 30th Anniversary Conference in Oxford from 6 - 7 December 2012.
Please take a look at our proposal and get in touch with Amy or me if you are interested.
With best wishes,
Beyond the Camp: New Ways of Thinking about Immigration Detention
Panel proposal for the Refugee Studies Centre 30th Anniversary Conference, 6-7 December 2012, Oxford
Conveners: Stephanie J. Silverman (COMPAS, Oxford) and Amy Nethery (Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin)
Over the past decade immigration detention has been adopted by many countries, to the extent that we now see a global network of detention centres. Immigration detention affects the journeys asylum seekers make, their safety on this journey, and ultimately their ability to gain effective protection. By shaping refugee flows, immigration detention also affects bilateral and regional relationships between countries through which asylum seekers pass and reside on their way to gaining protection. Theories on the political and cultural significations of detention are emerging from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, architecture, criminology, geography, law, philosophy, political theory, psychology, refugee studies, sociology, and urban studies.
Building on the important work produced by this cross-‐disciplinary, multi-‐national scholarly community, we propose to bring together a diverse panel of experts to provide new and innovative insights into the global politics of detention policy. Potential themes include:
• The impact of immigration detention on asylum journeys
• The new cordon sanitaire? Detention as containment or warehousing
• Decisions and processes of countries adopting detention policy and the influence of other countries on this process, whether by lesson-sharing or coercion
• Bilateral or regional detention policy sharing arrangements and their outcomes
• The role of corporations and firms in stimulating detention policy, practice, and outcomes
• Governments’ use of detention to thwart or disqualify refugee claim-making
• Dynamic North-South trends, particularly in countries that either straddle this divide or influence players on either side
• The links between smuggling discourses, refugee agency, and detention
• Detention as a strategy to destabilize undocumented or refugee communities
• Global or national resistance to detention: within and outside the detention centre, in the courts, on the page, and on the streets
Please submit a 300-word proposal with a listing of up to 5 keywords to describe your proposed presentation to:
Stephanie Silverman: [log in to unmask]
Amy Nethery: [log in to unmask]
Our internal deadline is 1 June 2012
Note: The material contained in this communication comes to you from the
Forced Migration Discussion List which is moderated by Forced Migration
Online, Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), Oxford Department of International
Development, University of Oxford. It does not necessarily reflect the
views of the RSC or the University. If you re-print, copy, archive or
re-post this message please retain this disclaimer. Quotations or
extracts should include attribution to the original sources.
E-mail: [log in to unmask]
Posting guidelines: http://www.forcedmigration.org/research-resources/discussion/forced-migration-discussion-list-posting-guidelines
List Archives: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/forced-migration.html