Essentials

  • This call for papers is an opportunity for researchers who have been investigating different aspects of the crisis to highlight their work.  Researchers of selected papers will be invited to participate in a 1 day conference in Bangkok, August 24, 2018.
  • 300-word abstracts are due February 28, 2018
  • Full papers will be due by 1 June 2018 and will be peer reviewed. Research articles should be between 5,000 to 6,000 words (incl. footnotes and references).
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Summary
Key Themes:  Papers will address critical issues spanning the following themes –

  • ARSA : Unpack ARSA’s role in the crisis
  • Development: Evaluate economic growth’s role for values change
  • Elites: Dissect the elites’ conflicting interests
  • Fake News: Examine the role of misinformation in generating violence
  • Geopolitics: Capture the external global and regional power dimensions
  • Hosts: Examine the role of Bangladesh and other destination countries
  • Human Trafficking: Identify illicit networks and their exploitative practices
  • Identity:  Sketch the competing ethnic and religious political positions
  • Prejudice: Explain the inflexible attitudes against the Rohingyas
  • Rakhine Perspective: Articulate the majority-minority dimensions
  • SGBV: Analyse the different sexual and gender based violence

Conveners:
Dr. James Gomez & Dr. Robin Ramcharan

Submission Guidelines:
Submit your abstract (and eventual final papers) to: [email protected]

An initial 300 word abstract should be sent to Dr. James Gomez and Dr. Robin Ramcharan by 28 February 2018. Full papers will be due by 1 June 2018 and will be peer reviewed. Research articles should be between 5,000 to 6,000 words (incl. footnotes and references).

Project Coordination
As part of this project, a coordination meeting with selected authors is scheduled at Asia Centre, Bangkok, for 24 August 2018, marking the one year anniversary of the attacks by ARSA in Rakhine State. The meeting shall take stock of the latest developments and finalize the selected papers. Authors will thereafter revise their papers, which shall be submitted to the publisher on 1 October 2018.

Project Financing
This is a self-funded project. Hence, each participant is requested to contribute US$ 300 net, which will cover the costs of the meeting, catering, communication as well as editorial costs. Authors shall secure their own funds for travel, daily subsistence and accommodation while in Bangkok.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract due: 28 February 2018
  • Full papers due: 1 June 2018
  • Authors’ Workshop: 24 August 2018
  • Submission to publisher: 1 October 2018
  • Date of publication: First quarter 2019