Call for Paper - Three Edited Volumes on MIGRATION

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Call for Papers
May 5, 2021
Subject Fields: 
Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Political Science, Ethnic History / Studies, Borderlands, Asian History / Studies


Call for Paper for Three Edited Book on MIGRATION

BOOK 1: Understanding International Migration

International migration is one of the most important factors of global change. It happens due to various reasons - persistent inequality in wealth between rich and poor countries impel large numbers of people to move in search of better living standards; political or ethnic conflicts in some regions lead to refugee movements; and the creation of free trade areas, like the European Union, facilitate movement of labour. In recent times, climate change has also emerged as a driver of migration. Migration is not an isolated phenomenon: movement of commodities, capital and ideas almost always give rise to movement of people and vice versa. Global cultural interchange facilitated by improved transport and the proliferation of print and electronic media have also increased migration aspirations. Conditions may be tough for migrants as they might experience abuse, exploitation and discrimination; but they are preferable to the poverty, insecurity and lack of opportunities at home. Yet, sometimes, it can be forced as well.

Papers may discuss the following issues pertaining to Rohingyas (but not limit themselves to only these)

1.         International migration theories

2.         Diversity and international migration

3.         Climate change and international migration

4.         Forced migration

5.         Refugee movements across borders

6.         Borders and securitization of international migration

7.         Economics of international migration

8.         Low-skilled International migration 

9.         High-skilled international migration

10.       Colonialism and international migration

11.       Global south and international migration

12.       International migration laws

13.       Citizenship and international migration

14.       Gender and international migration

15.       International migration and domestic politics

16.       International migration and Transnationalism  


BOOK 2: The Rohingya Issue

Acknowledged as the world’s most persecuted minorities, the Rohingyas of Rakhine have been driven out of their land and constitute one of the largest refugee groups in the world. As in every social issue, there are several aspects to the Rohingya crisis. This edited volume seeks to compile a range of perspectives to inform Governments, Policy Makers, International NGOs, and members of the Civil Society, who are stakeholders in affecting the condition of about the two million Rohingya people, scattered across South and South East Asia. 

Papers may discuss the following issues pertaining to Rohingyas (but not limit themselves to only these)

  1. Statelessness
  2. Borders and securitization
  3. Refugee policies in South Asia/South East Asia
  4. Case studies of Rohingya population groups in specific places
  5. Gender issues
  6. Health issues
  7. Education
  8. Dealing with COVID-19 pandemic
  9. Role of NGOs
  10. Human rights issues
  11. Rise of political right
  12. Myanmar’s domestic politics
  13. International reaction/apathy
  14. Employment/livelihood issues
  15. Precarious living in refugee camps
  16. Children and youth
  17. Sanitation
  18. Food security
  19. Climate change
  20. Age-related issues
  21. Persons with disabilities
  22. Mental health


BOOK 3: Immigrants Around the World

This is a compilation of case studies on immigrants across the world. From Sikhs in Netherlands to Japanese in Mexico, From Afghanis in the US to Ex-Yugoslavs in Germany, From Chinese in Canada to Kurds in Finland; human beings have crossed land borders and seas to settle in far away lands from their places of origins for myriad reasons. This compilation of articles discussing case studied about immigrants from around the world is bound by the unity of the human spirit. It sheds light on the unique nature of each migration story and the similarities in fundamental human experiences.


The books will be edited by Dr. Vijayta Mahendru (Visiting Fellow, Nepal Institute for International Engagement and Cooperation) and Dr. Pramod Jaiswal (Research Director, Nepal Institute for International Engagement and Cooperation) and it will be published by reputed publishers.

Those interested, please send your abstract (500 words), and brief bio of author (of 100 words) before 10 March 2021 to email: The Abstract should summarize the main findings of the paper and the title of the paper must not be longer than 70 characters (including spaces).

The complete chapter has to be submitted before 30 April 2021 and the length of the paper should be less than 8000 words (including abstract, references plus 2-3 tables or graphs if needed)


Contact Info: 

Nepal Institute for International Engagement and Cooperation

Kathmandu, Nepal


Phone: +91 9910541090