Call for Papers: Urban Resilience and Migration Governance

Deadline: 29 November, 2021

Call for papers on the Research Topic Urban Resilience and Migration Governance has just been released at Frontiers in Political Science - section Comparative Governance.

This Call is part of the research award obtained by R. Zapata-Barrero in the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) Distinguished Visiting Scholarship at The Graduate Center of CUNY University (New York) for six months (January 2022-June 2022). This Call is particularly interested in proposals examining how resilience acts as a catalyst of policy innovation and urban transformation. In migration studies most of the recent literature mentions pressures and constraints that cities must face in building their migration governance, but very few try to theorize an approach to better grasp these challenges. Resilience is a framework that may help to analyze how cities empower and construct their autonomous agency in an adverse environment, combining public management, governance, and claim-making. Taken broadly, the Word Bank (2015) describes resilience as the ability of a system to adapt to a variety of changing conditions and to withstand shocks while maintaining its essential functions. Urban resilience is about developing urban capacities and learning to govern with the spectrum of uncertainties, hazards and risks related to multiple migration-related social stresses. The overall purpose of this Special Issue is to explore how we can draw an empirically informed resilient theory that may inform future research and policy paths of resilient cities and migration governance.

This Call will accept proposals empirically constructed and theoretically motivated. We invite future contributors looking at policy strategies affecting norms, services, structures and regulations, and the place of city agency within a regional, national and global context. 

 

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