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Research Activities: Cluster 2 Organises Panel at DSA 2016, Oxford

Cluster members Jasmin Fritzsche, Loubna Abi Khalil, and Raffael Beier will chair the panel on "The Regional Politics of Forced Displacement in the Middle East" and welcome the submission of papers.

Research Cluster 2 at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy is organising the panel 'The regional politics of forced displacement in the Middle East' at the Development Studies Association Conference 2016, 13-14 September 2016, in Oxford. The panel will be chaired by cluster members Jasmin Fritzsche, Loubna Abi Khalil, and Raffael Beier, and will address the questions and problems that shape the local response to the Syrian refugee crisis in light of the regional political environment.

The organisors welcome interdisciplinary and theory-based papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

• Socio-political impact of forced displacement on the hosting countries in the Middle East in light of the above mentioned country specificities
• Interface between local, regional and international responses to forced displacement
• 'Management' of refugee flows: The interplay of national governance and community-based approaches to hosting refugees
• Challenges to the implementation of international law: national politics, regulatory frameworks and refugee protection

For more information, and to submit your paper proposal, please visit the conference webpage.


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