IMISCOE is happy to announce the publication of “An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation: European Perspectives“, edited by Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath and Bruno Meeus. The e-book can now be purchased via springer.com
The contributions of this book examine contemporary dynamics of migration and mobility in the context of the general societal transformations that have taken place in Europe over the past few decades.
How to submit a book proposal
All manuscripts submitted to IMISCOE for consideration, will be submitted to a two-round review procedure. First, to be considered for publication in the IMISCOE-Springer Research Series, all manuscripts must be formally proposed to the IMISCOE Editorial Committee. This will provide an opportunity to see how the manuscript fits within the series as a whole and if submission of the full manuscript for a formal review would thus be relevant. Proposals must be formatted according to the standard IMISCOE outline. When completing the IMISCOE outline, you will need the Springer Subject Codes.
Authors can submit this five-page document, saved as a pdf file, by email to Warda Belabas via firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on publishing with Springer, please visit www.springer.com/authors.
International Migrants Day
To raise awareness of the difficulties faced by migrants December 18th is designated by the United Nations as International Migrants Day.
Solidarity in Diverse Societies
In the article ‘Solidarity in Diverse Societies’, the political philosopher Will Kymlicka makes the point for multicultural national solidarity. Kymlicka argues that national solidarity can be a progressive resource for the mobilization of support for immigration and multiculturalism. It helps prevent forms of welfare chauvinism on the one hand as well as neoliberal forms of multiculturalism that might undermine the solidarity that is required in inclusive societies. So, rather than national solidarity being a source of nationalism and discontent toward migrants, it can also be a source for a multicultural welfare state. Thus, the inclusion of migrants will require national solidarity!
On the occasion of the UN International Migrant’s Day, this article is showcased as it provides a unique angle on the inclusion of migrants. Furthermore, the journal CMS also showcases two responses to Kymlicka’s article, as illustrations of the sort of academic dialogues the journal entertains around migration issues. As you will be able to see, the political scientist Hanspeter Kriesi and the sociologist Irene Bloemraad have very different takes on Kymlicka’s argument.
Read showcased Open Access articles, published in Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) – (SpringerOpen)
Recently published in Comparative Migration Studies (CMS):
African migration: trends, patterns, drivers
Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Hein de Haas
(IMISCOE’s first Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award – 2014)