Leiden Law Blog

CRN-members from Leiden University regularly post on issues of citizenship and migration on Leiden Law Blog. Leiden Law Blog is part of the Leiden Law School, Leiden University. The authors are legal experts or criminologists working at our faculty. The Leiden Law Blog stands out by reacting to the latest news while at the same time touching on the research being performed within our faculty.

Some interesting recent posts are:

Joanne van der Leun on Mediterranean Migrant tragediesMigrant-specific policies and The criminalization of irregular residence

– Maartje van der Woude on Ethnic profiling and selectivity

Tim Dekkers on Fake and fantasy passports

Jelmer Brouwer on Linking migration to development and The criminalization of irregular migration

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Call for papers

Anthropological journal Etnofoor is seeking submissions for a special issue on borders. The deadline for an abstract of no more than 150 words is December 15. The deadline for authors of accepted abstracts to submit their full paper for consideration is February 28, 2014.

For more info: http://blog.eur.nl/iss/ggsj/2013/11/21/call-for-papers-etnofoor-journal/

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Online restart

Dear CRN-members,

It has been quiet on our online network: the latest blog post is from November 2012 and the latest activity (i.e. a tweet) is exactly one year ago today. Given all the interesting research that is going on within our CRN, it is a shame to exchange that only once a year. So, time for an online restart!

For now the blog will still be the center of our online activity, so make sure to regularly check https://crn2.wordpress.com/. If you have anything you would like to post, you can send it to j.brouwer@law.leidenuniv.nl. Feel free to share whatever you want, an online community can only work by the grace of its active members. In the future we want to make use of a system where everyone can post directly to the blog, but this will take some time.

In the context of a modernization drive (which is less radical and scary than it sounds) there will be more emphasis on social media. We will make active use of our twitter-account to tweet anything that might be of interest to CRN-members, so follow us @CRNCitizMigr.

A LinkedIn-group is created to exchange jobs, calls for papers, publications and other interesting content. Join the group here and invite others that might be interested: Linkedin CRN Citizenship & Migration.

If you have any questions, remarks or – especially – content, contact Jelmer Brouwer at j.brouwer@law.leidenuniv.nl.

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New Book: Disenchanting Citizenship

Central to contemporary debates in the United States on migration and migrant policy is the idea of citizenship, and this issue remains a focal point of contention. In Disenchanting Citizenship, Luis F. B. Plascencia examines two interrelated issues: U.S. citizenship and the Mexican migrants’ position in the United States.
The book explores the meaning of U.S. citizenship through the experience of a unique group of Mexican migrants who were granted Temporary Status under the “legalization” provisions of the 1986 IRCA, attained Lawful Permanent Residency, and later became U.S. citizens. Plascencia integrates an extensive and multifaceted collection of interviews, ethnographic fieldwork, ethno-historical research, and public policy analysis in examining efforts that promote the acquisition of citizenship, the teaching of citizenship classes, and naturalization ceremonies.
He argues that the acquisition of citizenship can lead to disenchantment with the very status desired. In the end, Plascencia expands our understanding of the dynamics of U.S. citizenship as a form of membership and belonging. 
For more information on the book and how to order it, click here
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Planning papers and panels for the next Law & Society Meeting in Boston (May 30th – June 2nd, 2013)

Dear colleagues,

If you are planning a paper or panel for the Law & Society meeting in Boston, you may want to take advantage of our CRN listserv and website (https://crn2.wordpress.com/ ) to find people with similar work in progress.  Forming a panel is a good way to get relevant and helpful feedback.  There are two options.  You can send a message to the Citizenship and Migration CRN listserv by using this address: crn02_citizenmig-l@eur.nl. (The address that is used to reach all of you.) Or you may want to check out the member profiles for a good match with someone at this address. This is also a good time to update your profile, if you haven’t already.

In either event, please do reference our CRN  (CRN 2: Citizenship and Migration) in your final proposal – it will help the program committee avoid setting sessions at competing times.

If you do put in your own panel, it would be helpful if you sent us (Jamie, Maartje, Marjorie) an email telling us you have done so–that will help us keep track of CRN activities even before the preliminary program is published.

As immigration issues heat up locally, nationally, and internationally, our work becomes more and more important and relevant to public policy and justice.  Hope to see you at LSA.  And feel free to be in touch with any of us.

Best wishes – Marjorie, Jamie and Maartje (CRN Co-ordinators).

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Social Control & Justice. Crimmigration in an Age of Fear

Esteemed Colleagues,

I would like to draw your attention to the following recently published book: “Social Control & Justice: Crimmigration in the Age of Fear” (Eleven International Publishing, 2012).

The book is the first product of the crimmigration control international net of scholars (CINETS) and was presented last week during the first bi-annual crimmigration control conference in Coimbra, Portugal.

The next conference will take place in 2014 at Leiden Law School, the Netherlands.

For information on how the book and how to order it, go to: http://www.elevenpub.com/criminology/catalogus/social-controle-and-justice-1#

For more information on CINETS go to http://www.crimmigrationcontrol.com/

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Anti-Trafficking Review – CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue ‘Human Rights at the Border’

The Anti-Trafficking Review calls for papers for a Special Issue ‘Human Rights at the Border’. Papers may address: criminalisation of irregular migration, operational understandings of human rights, (non)identification of violations, human rights implications of screening for potential trafficking cases, transparency and accountability, discriminatory immigration policies, privatisation of immigration functions, trafficking and migration prevention policies, links between increased border security and trafficking, interceptions and push-backs, broker/agents’ rights, and extraterritoriality. The Review welcomes articles that engage empirically grounded analysis of rights-based border-related programs. Also papers can more broadly address how borders and national security measures make migration more expensive and difficult, increasing risks, and, conversely, papers can address positive aspects of border interventions that may uphold human rights. 
The Review promotes a human rights based approach to anti-trafficking, and it aims to explore the issue in its broader context including gender analyses and intersections with labour and migrant rights. The journal offers a space for dialogue for those seeking to communicate new ideas and findings. Academics, practitioners and advocates, working for, with and including trafficked persons and migrants are invited to submit articles.
 ■Deadline for submission: 31 December 2012
■Word limit on articles: 4,000, including footnotes and abstract
For more information go to: www.antitraffickingreview.org 
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The Border Crossing Observatory

The Border Crossing Observatory (Monash University, Australia) provides high quality, independent research on border crossings. With a focus on the complex process of border crossings and the implications of crime and justice, the aim of the Observatory is to enhance scholarly and public policy debates at local, regional and international levels.

For more information on the Border Crossing Observatory: http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/thebordercrossingobservatory/

Join The Border Crossing Observatory Academic or NGO Network.

Email: bcrossingobservatory@gmail.com.

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Interesting Special Issue Citizenship Studies

Dear CRN Members,

With special thanks to our colleague Iker Barbero I would like to bring to your attention the special issue of the Citizenship Studies Journal on “Citizenship After Orientalism: An Unfinished Project”. Undoubtly, this issue will be of interest to many of the CRN members.

This is the link to the online version of the journal: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccst20/16/5-6



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New Book: Punishing Immigrants

Book cover: Punshing ImmigrantsPunishing Immigrants: Policy, Politics, and Injustice

Edited By Charis E. Kubrin, Marjorie S. Zatz and Ramiro Martinez

Subjects: Sociology, Law, Race & Ethnicity

Part of the New Perspectives in Crime, Deviance, and Law Series

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