Call for Chapters: Migration and the Crisis of the Modern Nation State?

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Call for Publications
April 15, 2016
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Humanities, Human Rights, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Nationalism History / Studies

CfP: Migration and the Crisis of the Modern Nation State? 

Dr. C. Jefferson Hall, Dr. Frank Jacob, Dr. Adam Luedtke A major stream of refugees is currently shaking the fundamental idea of Europe, but migration as an overall phenomenon is not a new one. However, there seems to be an interrelationship between immigration and a crisis of the modern concept of the nation state. States have to respond to multiple forms of migration. In addition, they are forced to craft strategies and to develop integration plans for the refugee and immigrant communities. More urgently they have to persuade the public of the possible long-term outcomes related to this issue. Finally, nation states also have to prove that they are able to handle the task, while also protecting their own citizens from real dangers and demagogues alike. In our call we are asking for submissions that analyze the relationship between modern nation states and immigration. Political scientists, historians, sociologists, psychologists, and scholars working in related fields should send a proposal for a chapter that could focus on, but are not limited to: Immigrant integration as a task of the modern nation state Immigration and the re-definition of the modern nation state Immigration and fear The modern nation state as a protectionist institution Transnational nation state building as a consequence of immigration Real and imaginary changes/tasks for the nation state, dealing with immigration Abstracts of 300 words and a short CV should be sent to (,, and until 

April 15, 2016.

 Final papers, 5,000-8,000 words, using footnotes following the latest Chicago Manual of Style, are due by May 31, 2016

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