SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS
The Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology
THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE REFUGE ‘CRISIS’: IDENTITIES, CHALLENGES, AND RESPONSES
Guest Editors: Dr Rahul Sambaraju  & Prof Chris McVittie 
[1 Universisty of Limerick, Ireland.] [2 Queen Margaret University, UK.]
The Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology is inviting papers for a special issue on the ongoing refugee ‘crisis’. Of particular importance is the ‘crisis’ of refuge currently experienced in the European Union and its member states. In responding this far to the number of refugees seeking refuge within the EU, various governments, political groups, non-governmental organizations, other groups and the media have responded in a multiplicity of ways that range from calls for non-acceptance of and attempts to exclude those who seek entry, to conditional acceptance of refugees or specified numbers of individuals, to calls for unconditional acceptance of applications from those who arrive. This special issue will comprise empirical research papers that broadly address the issue of the current movement of refugees to countries within the EU, the relevant challenges, and responses to these challenges. In particular, this issue will include original research studies that examine the following issues in the public domain:
a) The constructions of various nation states, the European Union and/or Europe in particular interactions in ways to frame extant state of affairs as problematic or not.
b) The constructions, categorizations, and versions of peoples moving to Europe employed in warranting their exclusion or inclusion.
c) The formulation of ongoing issues as constituted by or constituting particular state of affairs or contexts, such as wars or crises, in the past or those that are ongoing.
d) The ways in which these constructions are employed to promote exclusion or inclusion.
e) The various versions of current or past actions that are ascribed to various state and non-state actors in explaining, justifying, or rejecting claims on the movement of peoples and how these are implicated in formulating, warranting, and negotiating responses.
For questions and queries please contact: Dr Rahul Sambaraju (Rahul.Sambaraju@ul.ie)
01/02/2016: 250 word abstracts sent to Rahul.Sambaraju@ul.ie. The most relevant and promising abstracts will be invited for further development into final 6,000 word manuscripts.
01/08/2016: full manuscripts submitted through Scholar One system. Manuscripts are sent out to two reviewers for peer review.
01/10/2016: Reviews received from reviewers and sent to authors. Revised versions will be re-submitted within 2 months of this.
Special issue is scheduled for publication in early 2017.