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On 30 November 2015, GGSJ Researcher Mr. Fulgêncio Lucas Muti Seda defended his doctoral dissertation.


Entitled Border Governance in Mozambique: The Intersection of International Border Controls, Regional Integration and Cross-border Regions, Dr. Seda was supervised by a team of GGSJ researchers Prof. dr. Mohamed Salih and Dr. Helen Hintjens as well as Dr. Thanh Dam Truong.

As described in the abstract to his PhD dissertation:

A tension exists between the interests of states in protecting national security through border controls and those of communities in cross-border regions, to whom frequent border crossing is part of daily life – a necessary part of achieving their own wellbeing. The interplay between these two sets of interests has shaped particular ‘border regimes’ with varying degrees of selectivity in measures of the control of movements of people. In Mozambique, the securing of borders since the early 1990s in order to tackle unauthorised migration and organised crime has revealed a tension with border communities – the manifestation of which is regionally specific elements related to commuters (those crossing the border for shopping, schooling or medical care). This thesis applies qualitative research methods to a study of this multilevel (social, economic, cultural, security and political) problem of border governance in Mozambique.

The Management Team of GGSJ heartily congratulates Dr. Seda on his successful defence and wishes him all the very best in his future career!

etnofoor_logo_redTaking anthropology to be a hybrid science born of modernity, ETNOFOOR seeks to explore and to stretch the boundaries of the discipline as well as the limitations of modern scientific practices and representations. It scrutinizes current trends in anthropology, explores its margins, invites debate in anticipation of new developments and enriches the nature of ethnographic praxis. For argument and form, rhetoric and genre, ETNOFOOR offers an experimental and creative space to those who want to free themselves from conventional scientific harnesses. Each contribution receives individual attention, to render full freedom to courageous statements and style, in word, image, and lay-out.

The journal is currently commissioning submissions for a special issue on BORDERS. For more details, see: Call for Papers Etnofoor, on Borders.

The editors of ETNOFOOR invite all those who wish to reflect upon these or related issues to send an abstract of no more than 150 words to editors@etnofoor.nl before December 15, 2013. The deadline for authors of accepted abstracts to submit their full paper for consideration is February 28, 2014.

scoverijmbsInternational Journal of Migration and Border Studies

Call for Papers for Inaugural Issue

Submission deadline: 1 November, 2013

The International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS) is pleased to announce a call for papers for its inaugural issue.

IJMBS aims to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to advance knowledge and improve practice and methodologies in a broad range of issued related to migration and borders studies. Broadly speaking, it seeks to provide different perspectives to its readership ranging from exclusion to integration of permanent, temporary and irregular migrants as well as asylum seekers. Articles covering a large spectrum of topics addressing the development of international, transnational and national immigration policies viewed in a broad sense are welcome. What could be the best practices regarding inclusion? Which measure have exclusionary effects? Some examples of themes this journal intends to cover are listed below. More

International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.