Call for Papers

Special Issue

Journal of Economy Culture and Society will publish a special issue on Migration Impact on Policies and Policy Making (Issue 2019/2)

The aim of this special issue is to bring together new empirical and theoretical contributions on the impact of migration and related processes on policy making at local, national and international levels. There is a significant literature on migration policies however, the impact of population movements on policies and policy making is rather understudied. Hence with this special issue we are hoping to contribute to this gap in the literature.

Not an exhaustive and restrictive list but topics of interest for the submission include, among others;

- The effect of migration on wages and employment and subsequent policies in this area, integration challenges and policies, the interplay between labour markets, regulations and migrants’ impact including irregular/undocumented migration.

-Policy responses to immigrant inflows in terms of settlement, public services.

-Policy adjustments in both sending and receiving countries following mass population movements.

-Citizenship and visa policies and impact of migration trends on these policies.

- Policy impact of migration on gender, religion, culture and education as well as various areas of economics and labour relations including policies on entrepreneurship, start-ups, subsidies, and incentives fall within the scope of this special issue. The special issue is looking for both current and historic accounts on this nexus of migration and policy making.

- The so-called migration and refugee crisis as pointed frequently in recent years are of interest for the special issue. We invite also papers on the Syrian migrants in Turkey and elsewhere and their impact on policies and policy making processes. Nevertheless, no single case is prioritized and comparative studies are particularly welcome.

-While main focus in the migration literature is on South to North flows, we are also interested in cases of North to South and North to North migration routes.

-As clearly felt in the election of the President in the United States and EU referendum of the United Kingdom, migration debates have had drastic impact on political conduct and policies leading to potentially radical changes. These are among the issues and cases we try to unravel in this special issue.

Deadline for Submission: 1 March 2019

Additional information about the journal is available on the journal website:

Manuscripts should be submitted online taking into consideration the manuscript submission guide at   

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously and should not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for the manuscript submissions is available on the Information for Authors page at

We hope you will consider submitting your articles to Journal of Economy Culture and Society.

Issue Editor:

Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci, FHEA

Director of Regent's Centre for Migration and Integration

Regent's University London