Migration and Ethnicity

Standing Group

Established 2010

Number of members: 318

Convenor

  • David Siroky (Arizona State University)
  • Daniela Vintila (Université de Liège)
  • Filippo Dionigi (University of Bristol)
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The Standing Group covers broad research interests including, but not limited to, the following areas: Migrations from any disciplinary perspective; Inclusion, integration, or assimilation of immigrant populations; Politics and policies concerning refugees and forced displacement; Borders, borderlands, and border politics; Politics of diversity, xenophobia, racism and ethnic prejudice; Politics of accommodating indigenous ethnic minorities; Transnational and diaspora politics of immigrant-origin minorities; Ethnic conflict. The Standing Group will provide a platform for scholars studying politics and policies concerning voluntary as well as forced migration and ethnicity to share insights, developments in research methods and perspectives, as well as develop new research co-operations and projects.

Aims & Objectives

The Standing Group will ensure a platform for various scholars studying politics and policies of immigration and ethnicity to share insights, developments in research methods and perspectives and develop new research co-operations and projects.

Activities

  • Organising regular Sections, Panels and Workshops at ECPR Conferences;
  • Organising other jointly-sponsored events with sister organisations, such as IMISCOE, APSA, ASA, ESA, IPSA and ISA;
  • Organising an international summer school for researchers working on politics of immigration and ethnicity (including graduate research students) to promote exchange of research methods and perspective and international co-operation;
  • In the longer term the Group will be offering support to graduate students by setting up a graduate student network within the Standing Group;
  • In the longer term the Group aims to found awards for best journal articles and best books on the issue of the politics of immigration and ethnicity to promote research excellence in the area.

"...the good of man must be the objective of the science of politics" - Aristotle


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