Kolkata, 25-29 November 2019
Module A: Global Protection Regime for Refugees and Migrants
Coordinator: Dr. Nasreen Chowdhory
Documents / Reports
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.
20. “Refugee Protection and Mixed Migration: A 10-Point Plan of Action” UNHCR, 2007.
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)
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)
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
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)
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
30. Chak, Tings, “Undocumented: The Architecture of Migrant Detention”, Migration, Mobility, & Displacement, Volume 2 (1), 2016: 6-29
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
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
40. Ramachandran, Sujata, “Indifference, Impotence, and Intolerance: Transnational Bangladeshis in India”, Global Migration Perspectives, Volume 42, Global Commission on International Migration, Geneva, 2005
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: 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.
7. Banerjee, Paula,
"Refugee Women and the Fundamental Inadequacies in Institutional
Responses in South Asia", in Joshva Raja (ed), Refugees and their
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
12. Samaddar, Ranabir, " chapter 12" The Marginal Nation: Transborder Migration from Bangladesh to West Bengal, New Delhi, Sage Publications, 1999
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
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
28. "Dislocating Women and Making the Nation", Refugee Watch, No. 17 (December 2002)
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: Neo-liberalism, Immigrant Economies and Labour
Coordinator: Professor Ranabir Samaddar
Documents / Reports
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
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
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
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
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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.
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: 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.
9. Schendel, Willem van. “Working Through Partition: Making a Living in the Bengal Borderlands.” 46, no. 03 (2001): 393 – 421.
Module E: Statelessness
Coordinator: Professor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury
Module F: South Asia: Laws of Asylum and Protection
Coordinators: Dr. Simon Behrman and Dr. Oishik Sircar
Theorizing the Refugee
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.
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.
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.
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.
Critical Approaches to Refugee Protection
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.