Call for Papers
The editors of the Journal of International Peace and Organization (“Die Friedens-Warte”) are pleased to invite abstracts and contributions for focus articles in the journal’s first issue of volume 91 (1-2/2016).
Flight and Refuge – Perspectives from Interdisciplinary Peace Studies
For several years now, various reports and judgments of national and international courts have served as indicators of how fragile any consensus on refugee policy is. The current influx of refugees, especially from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, seems to highlight suppressed problems so vehemently that talk of crises is ubiquitous: a crisis of the international community, a crisis of the European Union, a societal crisis in the host States or, as plain as it is truncated, “the refugee crisis”. The focus section of the Journal of International Peace and Organization’s upcoming issue wishes to approach this phenomenon from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Possible topics or aspects include, for example:
• International stability: lack of stability as the source and/or consequence of large refugee movements; role of international law (e.g. threat to international peace and security); other structural causes of migration and flight
• Safe places: political and legal perspectives on resettlement and deportation; non-refoulement; role of “safe” third countries; internally displaced persons
• Borders: conceptual role of (external) borders, especially of the European Union; implications of closing (internal) borders
• Crumbling solidarity: collapse of the Dublin system; decreasing trust within the European Union
• Integration of refugees: consequences for the societal and religious peace in the host State; various forms of integration; relationship to citizenship
Kindly send abstracts (max. 5,000 characters; format: .docx, .rtf or, ideally, .doc) in German or English to [log in to unmask] for a first appraisal.
Abstracts should be submitted by 24 April 2016. Manuscripts (max. 40,000 – 50,000 characters) should then follow by 24 July 2016.
For any further information or queries, please see our website http://www.friedens-warte.de and do not hesitate to contact us.
The editors also accept general articles on any aspect of peace studies lying outside this issue’s focus. These may be sent to the above e-mail address at any time.
A style guide can also be obtained from said e-mail address.
Prof. Dr. Andreas von Arnauld, Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, University of Kiel
Prof. Dr. Michael Staack, Helmut Schmidt University / University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Tobias Debiel, Centre for Global Cooperation Research / Institute for Development and Peace (INEF),
Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christian Tomuschat, Institute for International and European Law, Humboldt University Berlin
Assistant editor: Jens T. Theilen ([log in to unmask])
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