Globalisation, Law, Gender and Migration

Monday, 16 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC12 Sociology of Law (host committee)

Language: English

In view of current scenario all around globe where there is increasing harshness and antipathy towards migrant labourers and hostile governments besides increasing terroristic extremism pushing native populations. Also, there is mass exodus of people looking for shelter either due to political, religious or economic reasons at home. The forced displacement has been very high on the one hand and on the other hand shrill and xenophobic political leaders coming to power who have openly called for new protocols for work, migration and residence (for example, recently elected President in USA) need a rethinking in socio-legal perspective. Focusing on international migration which is being a legal, socio-economic and demographic, the concern of the session is on the forms of inequality through the legal construction of the wage structures between natives and migrants in the destined society and also of the natives and emigrants from the society of origin, labor market opportunities as a livelihood strategy, race, citizenship and naturalization, gender and family access to join the immigrants, residential segregation, access to education besides the politics of governance of immigrants.

Necessary theoretical frameworks of economic, political and social and their interface with critical legal theory highlighting the need for a policy on addressing the forms of inequality arising out of International Migration management are of concern of the session. 

Session Organizer:
Arvind Kumar AGRAWAL, Mahatma Gandhi Central University Bihar, Motihari, India
Oral Presentations
Migrant Women: Issues of Equity and Justice
Rashmi JAIN, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India, India
Rights Recognition, Integration, and Pakistani Migration in the Basque Country
Patara MCKEEN, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Canada
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