Fourth Annual Research and Orientation Workshop and Conference
Global Protection of Migrants and Refugees

Kolkata, 25-29 November 2019

Reading List


Module A /  Module B /  Module C /  Module D /  Module E / Module F

Module A

Module A: Global Protection Regime for Refugees and Migrants

Coordinator: Dr. Nasreen Chowdhory


Documents / Reports

1. “African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights,” Nairobi, 1981

2. “Bali Declaration on People Smuggling, Trafficking in Persons and Related Transnational Crime,” Bali 2016

3. “Voices of the Internally Displaced in South Asia,” A report by Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata 2006.

4. “Cartagena Declaration on Refugees,” UNHCR, 1984

5. Dey, Ishita and Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaushury, eds. The Responsibility to Protect: IDPs and Our National and State Human Rights Commissions. Kolkata: Calcutta Research Group, 2007.

6. “Dialogue on Protection Strategies for People in Situations of Forced Migration”, Report, Calcutta Research Group & UNHCR, December 2008

7. “Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration”, General Concept Note, Phase-I, consultations (April to November) 2017

8.  Global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration, “Contributions of migrants and diaspora to all dimensions of sustainable development, including remittances and portability of earned benefits”, Co-facilitators’ summary, UN Headquarters New York,2017.

9. “Human Rights of Migrants”, Note by the UN Secretary-General, 2012

10. “In safety and dignity: Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants”, Report of the UN Secretary-General, 2016

11.  IOM vision on the global compact on migration.

12. UN General Assembly. "In safety and dignity: addressing large movements of refugees and migrants." United Nations General Assembly. Report of the Secretary-General. April 21, 2016.

13. “Making Migration Work for All”, Follow-up to the Outcome of the Millennium Summit, Report of the UN Secretary-General, 2017

14. “Migration Governance Framework” IOM

15.“Modalities for the intergovernmental negotiations of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration” Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly, 2017.

16. “Model National Law on Refugees” . ISIL Yearbook of International Humanitarian and Refugee Law, 2001..   

17. “New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants” Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly, 2016.

18. “Profiling the Vulnerability of Palestine Refugees from Syria living in Lebanon,” UNRWA, 2015.

19. “Progress, Challenge, Diversity: Insights into the Socio economic conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Jordon,” UNRWA, 2013.

20. “Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration: A 10-Point Plan of Action” UNHCR, 2007.

21. Refugee Protection and International Migration: Trends August 2013-July 2014, Study prepared by UNHCR Division of International Protection, Geneva, November 2014, particularly pp. 17-19

22. “Syria Regional Crisis, Emergency Appeal,” UNRWA, 2018.

23. “Towards a global compact on refugees: a roadmap”, UNHCR, 2017.

24. “Towards a global compact on refugees”, High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges 2017, 2017, Summary report.

25. “Towards a global compact on refugees”, UN High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection Challenges Geneva, 2017, Concept paper.

26. “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” Resolution adopted by the UN General Assembly, 2015.



1. Agier, Michel, “The Chaos and the Camps: Fragments of a Humanitarian Government” in Ursula Biemann and Brian Holmes (eds.), The Maghreb Connection: Movements of Life Across North Africa, (Barcelona: ActarDInc, 2006), pp. 260–282

2. Agier, Michel, Hanging the Undesirables: Refugee Camps and Humanitarian Government (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2010)

3. Banerjee, Paula (ed.), Unstable Populations, Anxious States: Mixed and Massive Population Flows in South Asia (Kolkata: Samya, 2013)

4. Banerjee, Paula, Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhuri, and Samir K. Das (eds.), Internal Displacement in South Asia : The Relevance of the UN Guiding Principles (New Delhi: Sage, 2005)

5. Betts, Alexander and Paul Collier, Refuge: Transforming a Broken Refugee System (London: Allen Lane, 2017)

6. Castles, Stephen, Hein de Haas, and Mark J. Miller The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (Fifth edition, New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2014)

7. Chimni, B.S. (ed.), International Refugee Law: A Reader (New Delhi: Sage, 2000)

8. D’Souza, Radha, What is Wrong with Rights: Social Movements, Law, and Liberal Imaginations (London: Pluto Press, 2018)

9. Derrida, Jacques, Of Hospitality, trans. Rachel Bowlby (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2000)

10. Derrida, Jacques, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness, trans. Mark Dooley and Richard Kearney (New York: Routledge, 2005) 

11. Genova, Nicholas De (ed), The Borders of “Europe”: Autonomy of Migration, Tactics of Bordering, (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2017)

12. Gibney, Matthew J., The Ethics and Politics of Asylum (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004)

13. Kermani, Navid, Upheaval: The Refugee Trek through Europe, trans. Tony Crawford (London: Polity Press, 2017)

14. Marrus, Michael R., The Unwanted: European Refugees in the Twentieth Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 1985)

15. McConnachic, Kirsten Governing Refugees: Justice, Order, and Legal Pluralism (London: Routledge, 2014)

16. Rahola, Federico, “The Space of Camps: Towards a Genealogy of Places of Internment in the Present” in  A. Dal Lago and S. Palidda (eds.), Conflict, Security and the Reshaping of Society: The Civilisation of War , pp. 185-199, Milton Park: Routledge, 2010.

17. Said, Edward, Reflections on Exile and Other Essays (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2002), p.174

18. Samaddar, Ranabir(ed.), Refugees and the State (Delhi: Sage, 2003)

19. Soguk, Nevzat, States and Strangers: Refugees and Displacements of Statecraft (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999)

20. Stedman, Stephen John and Fed tanner (eds.), Refugee manipulation – War, Politics, and the Abuse of Human Sufferings (Washington DC: Brookings Institution, 2003)



21. Agier, Michel, "Between 'War and City: Towards an Urban Anthropology of Refugee Camps”, Ethnography, Volume 3 (3), 2002 : 317-366

22. An interview with Sylvia Federici, “The Reproduction Crisis and the Birth of a New “Out of Law” Proletariat”, LeftEast, 2017,

23. Andersson, R., “Hunter and Prey: Patrolling Clandestine Migration in the Euro-African Borderlands”, Anthropological Quarterly, Volume 87 (1), 2014 : 119–49

24. Berman,Paul Schiff, “Global Legal Pluralism”, South California Review, Volume 80, 2007 : 1155-1165

25. Berman, Paul Schiff, “The New Legal Pluralism”, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Volume 5, 2009 : 225-242

26. Bonjour, Saskia and Jan Willem Duyvendak, “The ‘Migrant with Poor Prospects’: Racialised Intersections of Class and Culture in Dutch Civic Integration Debates”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 41 (5), 2018 :882-900

27. Bradley, Megan, “Return of Forced Migrants,“ Forced Migration Online, 2006, 

28. Bradley, Megan, “The International Organization for Migration (IOM): Gaining Power in the Forced Migration Regime”, Refuge, Volume 33 (1), 2017:97-106

29. Bulmer, Martin, and John Solomos, “Migration and Race in Europe”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 41 (5), 2018 : 779-784; 

30. Chak, Tings, “Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention”, Migration, Mobility, & Displacement, Volume 2 (1), 2016: 6-29

31. Collyer, Michael “Steel Wheels: The Age of Migration 5.0”, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 38 (13), 2015 : 2362-2365

32. Dhavan, Rajeev, “India’s Refugee Law and Policy”, - The Hindu, 25 June 2004 

33. Doomernik, J., “A Study of the Effectiveness of Integration” , ILO Migration Programme series, Geneva, 1998

34. Heidemann, Frank and Abhijit Dasgupta, “Learning to Live in the Colonies and Camps: Repatriates and Refugee in Tamil Nadu”, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 53 (8), 2018 : 39-47

35. Krisch, Nico, “The Case for Pluralismin Postnational Law”, LSE Legal Studies Working Paper, Volume 12, 2009

36. Landau, Loren, “Communities of Knowledge or the Tyrannies of Partnership: Reflections on North-South Research Networks from a South African University on Research Networks and the Dual Imperative”, Journal of Refugee Studies, Volume 25 (4), 2012 : 555-570

37. Nair, Arjun, National Refugee Law for India: Challenges and Roadblocks, ICPS Research Paper 11, December 2007

38. Noll, Gregor, “Why Human Rights Fail to Protect Undocumented Migrants“, European Journal of Migration and Law, Volume 12 (2), 2010 : 241-272

39. Novak, Paolo, “Back to Borders”, Critical Sociology, Volume 43 (6), 2017 : 847-864

40. Ramachandran, Sujata, “Indifference, Impotence, and Intolerance: Transnational Bangladeshis in India”, Global Migration Perspectives, Volume 42, Global Commission on International Migration, Geneva, 2005 

41. Rudiger, Anja and Sarah Spencer, “The Economic and Social Aspects of Integration”, OECD Report, Brussels, January 2003

42. Urbina, Ian “Tricked and Indebted on Land, Abused or Abandoned at Sea” The New York Times, 8 November 2015  

43. Walters, William, “Migration, Vehicles, and Politics: Three Theses on Viapolitics”, European Journal of Social Theory, Volume 18 (4), 2014 : 469-488

44. Warner, Daniel “We are all Refugees”, International Journal of Refugee Law, Volume 4 (3), 1992 : 365-372


Refugee Watch

45. Abraham, Itty, “Refugees and Humanitarianism,” Refugee Watch, Special Issue Nos. 24 – 26, October 2005 

46. Chaudhuri, Shreyashi,  “Is the Right to returna Symbolic Right?“ Refugee Watch Online, 2006.

47. Tometten, Cristophe, “Juridical Response to Mixed and Massive Population Flows”, Refugee Watch, 39-40, June -December 2012 : 125-140 


International Migration Review

48. Bueker, Catherine Simpson, “Political Incorporation Among Immigrants from Ten Areas of Origin: the Persistence of Source Country Effects,”  International Migration Review, Volume 39(1), 2005 : 103-140

49. Castles, Stephen, The Factors that Make and Unmake Migration Policies, , International Migration Review, Volume 38 (2), 2004 : 852-884

50. Jacobson, Karen, “Factors Influencing  the Policy Responses of Host Governments to Mass Refugee Influxes,” International Migration Review, Volume 30 (3), 1996 : 655-678

51. Jenkins, J. Craig and Susanne Schmeidl, “The Early Warning of Humanitarian Disasters: Problems in Building an Early Warning System,” International Migration Review, Volume 32(2), 1998 : 471-486




Module B


Module B: Gender, Race, Religion & Other Fault Lines in the Protection Regime

Coordinator: Professor Paula Banerjee


* Please note that this is a provisional reading list. It will be updated soon.


Documents /Reports

1.   Benjamin, Judy A., “The Gender Dimension of Internal Displacement”, UNICEF, New York, 1998

2.   Fidian-Qasmiyeh, Elena, “Gender and Forced Migration”, The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, August 2014, pp 1-10

3.   Hollenbach, David,  “Religion and Forced Migration”, The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, August 2014, pp 1-10

4.   “International Migration, Racism, Discrimination and Xenophobia,” ILO, IOM, OHCHR and UNHCR,  August 2001

5.   " Policy on Refugee Women " UNHCR , 1990



6.    Banerjee, Paula, Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury and Samir Das, Internal Displacement in South Asia, (New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2005) chapter 9

7.    Banerjee, Paula, "Refugee Women and the Fundamental Inadequacies in Institutional Responses in South Asia", in Joshva Raja (ed), Refugees and their Right to
Communicate: South Asian Perspectives,
(London: World Association of Christian Communication, 2003)

8.    Butalia, Urvashi, The Other Side of Silence: Voices from the Partition of India (India: Penguin, 1998)

9.    Chimni, B.S.  " section 1" International Refugee Law – A Reader .New Delhi: Sage, 2003 

10.  Menon, Ritu and Kamla Bhasin, " chapter 3" Borders and Boundaries: Women in India’s Partition. Rutgers University Press, 1998 

11.   Pickering, Sharon,  Women, Borders and Violence:  Current Issues in Asylum, Forced Migration, and Trafficking. New York: Springer, 2011

12.  Samaddar, Ranabir, " chapter 12" The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal, New Delhi, Sage Publications, 1999 

13.  Samaddar, Ranabir, (ed.), " chapter 9" Refugees and the State ,London: Sage Publications, 2003

14.  Saunders, Jennifer B., Elena Fidian-Qasmiyeh and Susannah Snyder, Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the Global Crossroads, New York: Palgrave- Macmillan, 2016

15.  Schmiedel, Ulrich, and Graeme Smith (eds.), Religion in the European Refugee Crisis, Cham: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2018

16.  Zaman, Tahir, Islamic Traditions of Refuge in the Crises of Iraq and Syria,  Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016 



17.   Bhagat, Ali,  “Forced (Queer) Migration and everyday violence: The geographies of life, death and access in Cape Town”, Geoforum, 2017, pp 1-8

18.       Hans, Asha, “Internally Displaced Women from Kashmir: The Role of UNHCR”, SARWATCH, Volume 2 (1), 2000, pp 20-32

19.   Luibhéid, Eithne, “Queer/Migration: An Unruly Body of Scholarship”, GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, Volume 14 (2-3), 2008, pp 169-190

20.   McDonald, Susan, “Not in the Numbers, Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women”, Canadian Woman Studies, Volume 19 (3), 1999, pp 163 - 167

21.   McGhee, Derek, “Queer Strangers: Lesbian and Gay Refugees”, in  Exile and Asylum: Women Seeking Refuge in 'Fortress Europe' Feminist Review,  No. 73, 2003, pp. 145-147

22.   Pittaway, Eileen, and Linda Bartolomei, “Refugees, Race and Gender: The Multiple Discrimination against Refugee Women”, Refuge, Volume 19 (6), pp 21-32

23.   Shipper, Appichai W.,  “Politics of Citizenship and Transnational Gendered Migration in East and Southeast Asia”, Pacific Affairs, Volume 83 (1), 2010, pp 11-29

24.   Silverstein, Paul  A., “Immigrant Racialization and the New Savage Slot: Race, Migration, and Immigration in the New Europe”, Annual Review of Anthropology, Volume 34, 2005, pp 363-84

25.   Waters, Mary C., and Carl Eschbach, “Immigration and Ethnic and Racial Inequality in the United States”, Annual Review of Sociology, Volume 21, 1995, pp 419-446

Website /Webpage

26.  “Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), New York, 18 December 1979.” United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Refugee Watch

27.    Basu Roy, Arpita, “Afghan Women In Iran”, Refugee Watch ( June 2000)

28.    "Dislocating Women and Making the Nation", Refugee Watch, No. 17 (December 2002)

28.   Ivekovic, Rada, “Between Myth & Reality”, Refugee Watch, No. 10 & 11, July 2000.

29.    Jagat Acharya, "Refugee Women of Bhutan", Refugee Watch, No. 10 & 11, July 2000

30.   Soma Ghosal, "Rohingya Women – Stateless and Oppressed in Burma", Refugee Watch, No. 10 & 11, July 2000 

31.    Kate de Rivero, "War and Its Impact on Women in Sri Lanka", Refugee Watch, No. 10 & 11, July 2000 

32.   Mekondjo Kaapanda and Sherene Fenn, "Dislocated Subjects : The Story of Refugee Women", Refugee Watch, No. 10 & 11, July 2000 


International Migration Review

33.   Abu-Salieh, Sami A. Aldeeb, “The Islamic Conception of Migration,” International Migration Review, Volume 30 (1), 1996, pp 37-57

34.   Drew, Christiansen,  “Movement, Asylum, Borders: Christian Perspectives,”  International Migration Review, Volume 30 (1), 1996, pp 7-17

35.   Hagan, Jacqueline and Helen Rose Ebaugh, “Calling Upon the Sacred: Migrants’ use of Religion in the Migration Process,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(4), 2003, pp 1145-1162 

36.   He, Canfei and Patricia Gober, “Gendering Inter-Provincial Migration in China,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(4), 2003, pp 1120-1251 

37.   Hirschman, Charles, “Role of Religion in the Origins and Adaptation of Immigrant Groups in the United States,” International Migration Review, Volume 38 (2), 2004 

38.   Itzigsohn, Jose and Silvia Giorguli-Saucedo, “Incorporation, Transnationalism and Gender: Immigrant Incorporation and Transnational Participation as Gendered Process,” International Migration Review, Volume 39 (4), 2005, pp 895-920 

39.   Jones-Correa,  Michael,  “Different Paths: Gender, Immigration and Political Participation,”  International Migration Review, Volume 32(2), 1998, pp 326-349 

40.   Kofman,  Eleanore, “ Female ‘Birds of Passage’ a Decade Later: Gender and Immigration in the European Union,” International Migration Review, Volume 33(2), 1999, pp 269-300

41. Plaut, W. Gunther,  “Jewish Ethics and International Migrations,” International Migration Review, Volume 30(1), 1996, pp 18-26




Module C


Module C: Neo-liberalism, Immigrant Economies and Labour

Coordinator: Professor Ranabir Samaddar


Documents / Reports 

1.   “An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis: A Macroeconomic Assessment for the EU”, European Commission, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, Institutional Paper 033, 2016 

2.   Bjorn Rother, Gaelle Pierre, Davide Lombardo, Risto Herrala, Priscilla Toffano, Eric Roos, Greg Auclair, and Karina Manasseh, “The Economic Impact of Conflicts and the Refugee Crisis in the Middle East and North Africa”, IMF Staff Paper, SDN/16/08, September 2016 : 9-18

3.   “Syrian Refugees in Turkish Garment Supply Chains”, Report by Business and Human Rights Resource Centre, February 2016

4.   “Syrian Refugees Working in Turkey’s garment Sector”, Report by Ethical Trading Initiative

5.   Report by TAMPEP (European Network for HIV/STI Prevention and Health Promotion among Migrant Sex Workers), “Sex Work in Europe: A mapping of the Prostitution Scene in 25 European Countries” (Amsterdam: Tampep International Foundation, 2009)  

6.   Taylor, Edward, J., Mateusz J. Filipski, Mohamed Alloush, Anubhab Gupta, Ruben Irvin Rojas Valdes, and Ernesto Gonzalez-Estrada, “Economic Impact of Refugees”, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America), Volume 113 (27), 2016 : 7449-7453

7.   United Nations. The State of the World’s Midwifery, 2011: Delivering Health, Saving Lives, United Nations Population Fund, New York, 2011



1.  Agier, Michel, Managing the Undesirables: Refugee camps and Humanitarian Government .London: Polity Press, 2011 

2. Ambrose, Stephen E., Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869 .New York, Simon & Schuster; 2001

3.  Andrijasevic, Rutvica, “The Difference Borders Make: (Il)legality, Migration and Trafficking in Italy among Eastern European Women in Prostitution”, in S. Ahmed, C. Castaneda, A.M. Fortier, and M. Sheller, (eds.), Uprootings/ Regroundings: Questions of Home and Migration .New York: Berg, 2003 : 251–272

4. Baubock, Rainer, (ed.), From Aliens to Citizens: Redefining the Status of Immigrants in Europe . Aldershot, Ashgate and European Centre Vienna, 1994 : 3-28

5. Bauder, Harald, Labour Movement: How Migration Regulates Labour Markets .New York: Oxford University Press, 2006

6. Behal, Rana P. and Marcel van der Linden (eds.), Coolies, Capital, and Colonialism: Studies in Indian Labour History ,Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006

7. Betts, Alex, Louise Bloom, Josiah Kaplan, and Naohiko Omata, Refugee Economies: Forced Displacement and Development ,Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017

8.  Bian, David Howard, Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad ,New York, Penguin Books, 2000

9.   Bloch, Alice, nando Sigona, and Roger Zetter, Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Young Undocumented Migrants ,London: Pluto Press, 2014

10.   Bloch, Alice and Sonia McKay, Living on the Margins: Undocumented Migrants in a Global City ,Bristol: Policy Press, 2017

11.   Bose, Pradip Kumar, Refugees in West Bengal: Institutional Practices, Contested Identities ,Kolkata: Calcutta Research Group, 2002

12.   Breman, Jan, Taming the Coolie Beast: Plantation Society and the Colonial Order in Southeast Asia ,Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1989

13.   Castles, Stephen and Godula Kosack, Immigrant Workers and Class Structure in Western Europe ,London: Institute of Race Relations, 1973

14.   Castles, Stephen, “Migration” in David Theo Goldberg and John Solomos (eds.), A Companion to Racial and Ethnic Studies ,Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2002, : 570-572

15.   Castles, Stephen and Mark J. Miller, The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (Hampshire, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2003), chapter 8, “Migrants and Minorities in the Labour Force”, pp. 178-197

16.   Cole, Robert and Senator Mark Hatfield, Uprooted Children: Early Life of Migrant Farm Workers (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1970)

17.   Davis, Mike, El Nino Famines: Late Victorian Holocausts and the Making of the Third World (London: Verso, 2002)

18.   Gatrell, Peter, The Making of the Modern Refugee (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), chapter 3, “Europe Uprooted: Refugee Crisis in the Mid-Century and ‘Durable Solutions’”, pp. 89-117

19.   Geyer, Mary (ed.), Behind the Wall: The Women of the Destitute Asylum, Adelaide, 1852-1918, published on the occasion of the Women’s Suffrage Centenary in South Australia, 1894-1994 (Adelaide: Migration Museum, 1994)

20.   Hewison, Kevin and Ken Young (eds.), Transnational Migration and Work in Asia (London: Routledge, 2006)

21.   Kara, Siddarth, Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery (New York: Columbia University Press, 2017)

22.   Lewis, Mary, The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France, 1918-1940 (Redwood City, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007)

23.   Marshall, Thomas Hamphrey, Citizenship and Social Class: And Other Essays (Cambridge University Press, 1950)

24.   Mezzadra, Sandro and Brett Neilson, Border as Method, or the Multiplication of Labour(Durham: Duke University Press, 2013)

25.   Ong, Aihwa, Buddha is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America, California Series in Public Anthropology, 2003

26.   Papadopoulos, D., N. Stephenson, V. Tsianos, Escape Routes. Control and Subversion in the 21st Century(London: Pluto Press, 2008), p. 202

27.   Parker, Roy, Uprooted: The Shipment of Poor Children to Canada, 1867 to 1917 (Bristol: Policy Press at the University of Bristol, 2008) 

28.   Piore, Michael J., Birds of Passage: Migrant Labor and Industrial Societies (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979

29.   Rosenberg, Clifford, Policing Paris: The Origins of Modern Immigration Control between the Wars (Ithaca, Cornell: Cornell University Press, 2006)

30.   Samaddar, Ranabir, The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal (New Delhi: Sage, 1999), chapter

31.   Samaddar, Ranabir, “The Ecological Migrant in the Postcolonial Time” in Andrew Baldwin and Giovanni Bettini (eds.), Life Adrift: Climate Change, Migration, Critique (London: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017), pp. 171-193

32.   Samaddar, Ranabir, Migrants and the Neoliberal City (Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, 2018)  

33.   Sassen, Saskia, Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy (Harvard: Belknap Press, 2014)

34.   Tilly, Charles, “Transplanted Networks” in Virginia Yans-McLaughlin, ed., Immigration Reconsidered. History, Sociology, and Politics (New York: Oxford University Press, 1990), chapter 3, pp. 79-95

35.   Torpey, John, The Invention of Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship, and the State (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) 


36.  Anderson, Bridget, “Migration, Immigration Controls and the Fashioning of Precarious Workers,” Work, Employment, Society, Volume 24 (2), 2010: 300–317

37.   Chambers, Robert, “Rural Refugees in Africa: What the Eye Does not See”, Disasters, Volume 3 (4), pp. 381-392

38.   Montclos, Perouse de Marc-Antoine and Peter Mwangi Kagwanja, “Refugee Camps or Cities? Socio-economic Dynamics of the Dadaab and Kakuma Camps in Northern Kenya”, Journal of Refugee Studies, Volume 13 (2), 2000, pp. 205-222

39.   Samaddar, Ranabir, “Returning to the Histories of the Late 19th and Early 20thCentury Immigration”, Economic and Political Weekly, Volume 50 (2), 10 January 2015, pp.


Refugee Watch

40.   Samaddar, Ranabir, “Borders of Labour and Refugee Economies”, Refugee Watch, 50, December 2017, pp. 1-13


International Migration Review

41.  Esser, Hurmut, “Does the ‘New’ Immigration Require a ‘New’ Theory of Intergenerational  Integration?,” International Migration Review, Volume 38(2), 2004

42.  Field, Serge, “Labour Force Trends and Immigration in Europe,” International Migration Review, Volume 39 (3), 2005, pp 637-662

43.  Freeman, Gary, “Immigrant Incorporation in Western Economies,” International Migration Review, Volume 38(2), 2004, pp 945-969

44.  Guang, Lei, “The State Connection in China’s Rural-Urban Migration,” International Migration Review, Volume 39 (2), 2005, pp 354-380

45.  Guarnizo, Luis Eduardo, “The Economics of Transnational Living,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(2), 2003, pp 666-699

46.  Han, Shin-Kap, “Ashore on the Land of Joiners: Intergenerational Social incorporation of Immigrants”, International Migration Review, Volume 38 (1), 2004

47.  Krissman, Fred, “Sin Coyote Ni Patron: Why the ‘Migrant Network’ Fails to Explain International Migration,” International Migration Review, Volume 39(1), 2005, pp 4-44

48.  Lewin-Epstein, Noah, Moshe Semyonov, Irena Kogan and Richard Awanner, “Institutional Structure and Immigrant Integration: A Comparative Study of Immigrants’ Labour Market Attainment in Canada and Israel,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(2), 2003, pp 389-420

49.  Liang, Zai and Toni Zhang, “Emigration, Housing Conditions and Social Stratification in China,” International Migration Review, Volume 38(1), 2004, pp 686-708

50.  Logan, John R, Richard D Alba and Brian J Stults, “Enclaves and Entrepreneurs: Assessing the Payoff for Immigrants and Minorities,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(2), 2003, pp 344-388

51.  Mata, Fernando and Ravi Pendakur, “Immigration, Labor Force Integration and the Pursuit of Self-Employment,”  International Migration Review, Volume 33(2), 1999, pp 378- 403 [D]

52.  Montgomery, J. Randall, “Components of Refugee Adaptation,” International Migration Review, Volume 30(3), 1996, pp 679 -702

53.  Parrado, Emilio A and Marcela Cerruti, “Labour migration between Developing countries: the case of Paraguay and Argentina,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(1), 2003, pp 101-132

54.  Pessar, Patricia and Sarah J Mahler, “Transnational Migration: Bringing Gender In,” International Migration Review, Volume 37(2), 2003, pp 812-846

55.  Pieke, Frank N and Mette Thuno “Institutionalising, Recent Rural Emigration from China to Europe: New Transnational Villages in Fujian,” International Migration Review, Volume 39 (2), 2005, pp 485-514

56. Semyonov, Moshe & Anastasia Gorodzeisky, “Labour Migration, Remittances and Household Income: A Comparison between Filipino and Filipina Overseas Workers,” International Migration Review, Volume 39 (1), 2005, pp 45-68





Module D


Module D: Borderland and Migrant Labour

Coordinator: Professor Byasdeb Dasgupta





1. Kalir, Barak, and Malini Sur, eds. Transnational flows and permissive polities: ethnographies of human mobilities in Asia. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2012.


2. Neilson, Brett and Sandro Mezzadra. Border as Method, or, the Multiplication of Labor. Durham, NC and London: Duke University Press, 2013.


3. Samaddar, Ranabir. The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal. New Delhi: Sage 1999.


4. Schendel, Willem van. The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia. London: Anthem Press, 2004.




5. Das, Samir Kumar. “Border Economy and the Production of Collective Subjects in India’s East and the North East.” India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs 70, no. 4 (2014): 299-311.


6. Eilenberg, Michael and Reed L. Wadley. “Borderland livelihood strategies: The socio-economic significance of ethnicity in cross-border labour migration, West Kalimantan, Indonesia.” Asia Pacific Viewpoint 50, no. 1 (2009): 58-73.


7. Pangsapa, Piya and Smith, Mark, J.  “Political Economy of Southeast Asian Borderlands: Migration, Environment, and Developing Country Firms.” Journal of Contemporary Asia 28, no. 4 (2008): 4854-514.


8. Rytter, Mikkel. “Semi-legal family life: Pakistani couples in the borderlands of Denmark and Sweden.” Global Networks 12, no. 1 (2012): 91–108.


9. Schendel, Willem van. “Working Through Partition: Making a Living in the Bengal Borderlands.”  International Review of Social History 46, no. 03 (2001): 393 – 421.






Module E


Module E: Statelessness

Coordinator: Professor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury


1.        Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol and Matthew Hawk, ‘Travelling Boundaries of Statelessness: Global passports and Citizenship’, Cleveland Law Review, Vol. 52, pp. 97-119.  

2.      Carol Batchelor, ‘Stateless Persons: Some Gaps in International Protection’, International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1995, pp. 232-259. 

3.       Carol Batchelor, ‘Statelessness and Problem of Resolving Nationality Status’, International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 10, No.1/2, 1998, pp. 156-183.  

4.      David C. Baluarte, ‘The Risk of Statelessness: Reasserting a Rule for the Protection of the Right to Nationality’, Yale Human Rights and Development Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 47-94. Pages-48 

5.      David Weissbrodt and Clay Collins, ‘The Human Rights of Stateless Persons’, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 28, 2006, pp. 245-276.  

6.      Laura van Waas, ‘Fighting Statelessness and Discriminatory Nationality Laws in Europe’, European Journal of Migration and Law, 14 (2012) 243–260.  

7.      Mark Manly and Laura van Waas, ‘The State of Statelessness Research: A Human Rights Imperative’, Tilburg Law Review, 19 (2014), pp.3-10.  

8.      Mark Manly and Santhosh Persaud, ‘UNHCR and Responses to Statelessness’, Forced migration Review, pp. 7-10.  

9.      Pascale McLean, ‘Incomplete Citizenship, Statelessness and Human Trafficking: A Preliminary Analysis of the Current Situation in West Bengal, India’ Policies and Practices, MCRG, Kolkata 

10. Statelessness, Protection and Equality, Forced Migration Policy Briefing 3, Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford, 2009 







Module F


Module F:  South Asia: Laws of Asylum and Protection

Coordinators: Dr. Simon Behrman and Dr. Oishik Sircar


Theorizing the Refugee


1. Arendt, Hannah. “We Refugees.” In Hannah Arendt: The Jewish Writings, edited by Jerome Kohn and Ron H. Feldman, 264-274. New York: Schocken Books, 2007.


2. Shacknove, Andrew E. “Who is a Refugee?”  Ethics 95, no. 2 (January 1985): 274-284.

International Refugee Law


3. Behrman, Simon. “Refugee Law as a Means of Control.” Journal of Refugee Studies 32, no.1 (2018): 42-62.


4. Bhaba, Jacqueline. “Internationalist Gatekeepers? The Tension Between Asylum Advocacy and Human Rights.” Harvard Human Rights Journal 15 (2002): 155-181.


5. Hathaway, James C. “A Reconsideration of the Underlying Premise of Refugee Law.” Harvard International Law Journal 31 (1990): 129-178.


6. Holzer, Elizabeth. “What Happens to Law in a Refugee Camp?” Law and Society Review 47, no. 4 (2013): 837-872.


Refugees and Protection Regimes Law in South Asia


7. Banerjee, Paula, Anasua Basu Ray Chaudhury and Atig Gosh, eds. The State of Being Stateless: An Account of South Asia. Hyderabad: Orient BlackSwan, 2016.


8. Datta, Antara. “City of joy?: Calcutta and the refugees.” Refugees and Borders in South Asia: The Great Exodus of 1971. Oxon: Routledge 2013.


9. Datta, Antara. “We are citizens, not foreigners: the refugee crisis in Assam.” Refugees and Borders in South Asia: The Great Exodus of 1971. Oxon: Routledge 2013.


10. Datta, Antara. “Welcome but unwanted: India and the refugee crisis.” Refugees and Borders in South Asia: The Great Exodus of 1971. Oxon: Routledge 2013.


11. Manchanda, Rita. “Gender, Conflict and Displacement: Contesting ‘Infantilisation’ Forced Migrant Women.” Economic and Political Weekly 39, no. 37 (2004): 4179-4186.


12. Murshid, Navine. “Refugee voices.” The Politics of Refugees in South Asia: Identity, resistance, manipulation. Oxon: Routledge 2014.


13. Murshid, Navine. “Strategic manipulation of refugees.” The Politics of Refugees in South Asia: Identity, resistance, manipulation. Oxon: Routledge 2014.


14. Nair, Arjun. “National Refugee Law for India: Benefits and Roadblocks.” IPCS Research Papers 11 (2007).


15. Nair, Ravi. “Refugee Protection in South Asia.” Journal of International Affairs 51, no.1 (Summer 1997): 201-220.


16. Oberoi, Pia. Exile and Belonging: Refugees and State Policy in South Asia. New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2006.


17. Samaddar, Ranabir. “Chapters 1.” The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal. New Delhi: Sage 1999.


18. Samaddar, Ranabir. “Chapter 2.” The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal. New Delhi: Sage 1999.


19. Samaddar, Ranabir. “Power and Responsibility at the Margins: The Case of India in the Global Refugee Regime.” Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees 33, no.1 (2017): 42-51.


20. Samaddar, Ranabir, ed. Refugees and the State: Practices of Asylum and Care in India, 1947-2000. New Delhi: Sage, 2003.


21. Sarker, Shuvro Prosun. “Parliamentary Proceedings, Response of National Human Rights Commission and Institutions Towards Refugees in India.” Refugee Law in India: The Road from Ambiguity to Protection. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2017.


22. Sarker, Shuvro Prosun. “Response of Judiciary Towards Refugees in India.” Refugee Law in India: The Road from Ambiguity to Protection. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan 2017.


23. Saxena, Prabodh. “Creating legal space for refugees in India: The milestones crossed and the roadmap for the future.” International Journal of Refugee Law 19, no. 2 (2007): 246-272.


24. Zieck, Marjoleine. “The legal status of Afghan refugees in Pakistan, a story of eight agreements and two suppressed premises.” International Journal of Refugee Law 20, no. 2 (2008): 253-272.


Critical Approaches to Refugee Protection


25. Chimni, B.S. “The Geopolitics of Refugee Studies: A View from the South.” Journal of Refugee Studies 11, no. 4 (1998): 350-374.


26. Juss, Satvinder S. “The Post-Colonial Refugee, Dublin II, and the End of Non-Refoulement.” International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 20 (2013): 307–335.


27. Kapur, Ratna. “The Citizen and the Migrant: Postcolonial Anxieties, Law, and the Politics of Exclusion/ Inclusion.” Theoretical Inquiries in Law 8, no.2 (2007): 537-569.


28. Macklin, Audrey. “Historicizing Narratives of Arrival: The Other Indian Other.” In Storied Communities: Narratives of Contact and Arrival in Constituting Political Community, edited by Hester Lessard, Rebecca Johnson, Jeremy Webber, 40-67.Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.


29. Poon, Justine. “How a Body becomes a Boat: The Asylum Seeker in Law and Images.” Law and Literature 30, no.1 (2017): 105-121.


30. Shahabuddin, Mohammad. “Post-colonial Boundaries, International Law, and the Making of the Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar.” Asian Journal of International Law 9 (2019): 334-358.


Case Law


31. National Human Rights Commission vs. State of Arunachal Pradesh and Another, 1996 AIR 1234.


32. Sarbananda Sonowal vs. Union of India and Another,Writ Petition (Civil) 131 of 2000.