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Call for Paper Proposals for a Special Issue of Voluntas

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Call for Paper Proposals for a Special Issue of Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 

The role of the voluntary and non-profit sector in migration 

Migration dominates current political debates. Coping with the massive refugee influx on a global scale represents one of the central challenges for societies, their stability and welfare. In many countries, civil society has made important contributions to coping with the refugee crisis, not only in terms of the provision of initial care for incoming refugees, but also in the organization and coordination of further help concerning accommodation, legal aid, health care and language courses. Civil society also played an important role in the provision of continuing and complementary measures of integration. 

We propose a theme issue for Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, in which we will examine the role of the voluntary and non-profit sector in relation to migration. When we speak of migrants, we are referring specifically to first-generation migrants arriving in a new country, permanently or in transit.  

We welcome articles on the following topics: 

- The role of non-profit and voluntary organizations in supporting migrants during their journey and during the intake process; 

- The role of non-profit and voluntary organizations in contributing to the integration of migrants;

- The relationship and the distribution of tasks between the state and civil society in different welfare regimes;

- The role of cross-national ethnic communities with respect to migration;

- Advocacy by non-profit and voluntary organizations with respect to the migrant issue (both pro- and anti-immigrant); their role in influencing the public debate. 

Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words (excluding references) that gives a clear indication of the research question(s) to be addressed, the methods used and the contribution to the academic literature by May 1, 2016. 

Abstracts should be sent to voluntaseditor@gmx.at. A first decision will be made by May 25. 


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