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Migration and Ethnicity

Standing Group

Established 2010

Number of members: 285

Convenor

  • Daniela Vintila (Université de Liège)
  • Filippo Dionigi (University of Bristol)
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About

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.

Constitution

Byelaws in addition to the Standing Group Framework

The Standing Group is governed by a Steering Committee (hereafter SC) consisting of five people. At least three of them must be affiliated to ECPR member institutions. 

SC members are elected by and from Standing Group’s members and serve a three-year mandate. During the mandate, SC members are expected to be actively involved in all Standing Group activities (including participation in the Annual ECPR Conference) and to participate on a regular basis in the management of the group. There is no cap on the number of times a SC member can be re-elected. At the first meeting of the newly elected SC, a Chairperson is appointed. He/she must be an affiliate and will act, during the mandate, as the main point of contact between the Standing Group, the ECPR staff and the Executive Committee. During the first meeting of the newly elected SC, SC members will also jointly decide on a fair distribution of tasks and responsibilities between themselves in order to ensure an efficient coordination of Standing Group activities. 


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