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CALL FOR PAPERS: Migration and Borderland Security

Dear colleaque’s

Together with my colleague, DeMond Miller , we are guest editing a special edition of The Journal of Applied Security Research (Routledge) titled Borderland Security and Migration: Crisis Preparedness & Emergency Management –Social, Cultural and Challenges to Homeland Security .  At the European Sociological Association’s 12th Annual Conference in Prague, you presented the paper, “Policing Borders through Cooperation in the Baltic Sea Area.”  Based on your published research and research area in migrant/migration studies, we wish to consider submitting a paper to our special edition.  The call for papers is being sent to a select group of researchers first—before we post it to the general scholarly audience.  Please feel free to contact me at Htouris@aegean.gr  if you are still researching these topics and you (and your colleagues) are interested in submitting a manuscript or you (or your colleagues) have any questions about the deadlines or formatting.  The call for papers is listed below in this email.  Please circulate this Call

Prof. Sotiris Chtouris , Univerisity of the Aegean

SPECIAL EDITION CALL FOR PAPERS

THE JOURNAL OF APPLIED SECURITY RESEARCH

The Official Journal of the Security and Crime Prevention Section of the ACJS

EDITOR  JOHN KOSTANOSKI, Dual Appointment Professor, Farmingdale State College, a Campus of the State University of New York

Borderland Security and Migration: Crisis Preparedness & Emergency Management –Social, Cultural and Challenges to Homeland Security

Guest Editors: DeMond Miller-Rowan University (USA) and Sotiris Chtouris-University of the Aegean (Greece)

Crisis preparedness and emergency management in border communities are often overlooked.  In 2014, more than 68,000 unaccompanied children entered the United States border.  In the summer of 2015, over four million Syrian refugees, in addition to two million Afghani, Iraqi and Somali refugees, sought safety in Europe resulting in a full-scale humanitarian crisis.  While nations have responded, no amount of goodwill alone can address or resolve the security-related issues that come with mass migration flows. The problem is amplified when refugees enter boarder communities that are ill-prepared to address their needs.  The inability to address these needs compromise the health, safety and security in the border communities.  The frequency, scale, and impact of mass migration of refugees, migrants and undocumented persons exacerbate local, regional, national and international actors’ ability to address humanitarian crisis.  Migration, viewed as a security threat, has a significant impact on the legal, cultural, ethical, policy, and infrastructure of a place and community. The sudden influx of persons fleeing civil unrest (civil war), environmental disasters and pandemics, persecution, especially from very different social or cultural backgrounds than the receiving communities, can also pose serious challenges to social cohesion.

This special issue seeks to provide a forum for international practitioners, academics, researchers, educators and policy makers to disseminate and access the most recent advances in knowledge, research and practice for border security and immigration policy with an emphasis on how border security and immigration policy impacts local, regional, national and international communities and cultures. This special issue explores new technologies, strategies, practices, methods and research for border security issues. The journal will be of interest to professional practitioners, government officials, academics and researchers in Europe, the Middle East and The Americas who are engaged in analysis, decision and policy making, research and governance related to border security.  Papers discussing border security and migration in Italy, United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, and Tunisia are especially welcome.

Manuscripts should be in APA style approximately 35 pages double spaces (not including diagrams, maps or high resolution pictures).

Manuscripts considered for this special issue might examine:

Homeland Security in Borderlands

Biosecurity and Preparedness in Borderlands

Humanitarian Assistance, Cultural Transitions,

   Social Programs and Security Issues

Social and Cultural Issues along the Border

Refugee Flows and Homeland Security

First Responders and Preparedness in Border

   Communities

Border Preparedness and Policy Issues

Maritime, Coastal and Port Security

Advanced Border Surveillance

Preparedness, Response and Recovery in

   Borderlands

Emergency Management

Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Borderlands

Modeling and Simulation Issues in Border

   Security

Migration and Threats to Security

Border Policy and Security

 

For those interested in submitting a manuscript for peer-review consideration in this special issue, submit your work on or before February, 12, 2016 to htouris@aegean.gr