Special Issue on Iraqi Refugees (vol. 28-1, Spring 2011)
Guest Editors: Géraldine Chatelard and Tim Morris
For its special issue on Iraqi refugees, REFUGE invites submissions addressing a broad range of topics related to the situation of Iraqi refugees following the 2003 war in Iraq. Submissions may include critical perspectives on questions such as: the humanitarian and policy responses of international actors, the government of Iraq and host states in the Middle East, and of resettlement and asylum countries in Europe, North America and the Pacific; the political economy of humanitarian aid; the intervention models used by humanitarian actors to manage and provide assistance and information to the refugees; livelihoods of refugees in host countries in the Middle East; psycho-social and gendered aspects of the refugee experience; refugees' social networks; transnationalism and migration patterns between the Middle East and distant asylum countries; challenges associated with third-country resettlement; and reception of Iraqi asylum migrants in industrial countries. We are particularly interested in receiving papers that are based on in-depth field research which is also theoretically grounded, and that can contribute to the debate on urban refugees while highlighting the specificities of the Iraqi refugee situation. Shorter submissions by humanitarian practitioners are also welcome, especially if reflecting upon the experience of adapting models of intervention to the particular circumstances of Iraqi refugees in the Middle East (urban context, mixed migration, longer-term migration patterns, refugees' specific needs and expectations, policy context in host countries, and donors' agendas).
The issue will also include some papers that are not related to the featured special theme. Papers may be submitted either in English or French and will be published in the language of submission. They should generally not exceed 7500 words, or 30 double-spaced pages, and must be typed and submitted in electronic form. All submissions are subject to a blind peer review process by independent experts. Shorter papers, including commentaries and book reviews, are also welcome. REFUGE adheres to the Chicago Manual of Style for social science papers and to the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation for papers in the legal discipline (see style sheet at http://www.yorku.ca/refuge for details). Papers must be prepared with full citation endnotes rather than with a bibliography. Papers should include an abstract of approximately 100-150 words, highlighting the central arguments and/or findings of the paper. Papers should also include 1-2 sentences indicating institutional affiliation. Comme indiqué ci-dessus, nous publions également des articles en français. Le format doit être conforme aux normes exigées pour les articles rédigés en anglais.
Submission Deadline: Sept. 2, 2011
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Michael Barutciski
c/o Centre for Refugee Studies, York Research Tower, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3