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Migration and Integration

A Buzzword or a Standard for Migration Governance?
Key messages: ‘Vulnerability’ is increasingly becoming a commonly used term within the legal and policy discourse on asylum and migration. It serves as a tool that guides the implementation of legal and policy frameworks in a way that addresses specific needs and prevents the emergence of new ones. ‘Vulnerability’ has the advantage of contextualizing migration policy, since it draws attention to the concrete experiences lived by migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.  [...]
How can we deal with migration to Germany today? What responsibilities should we assign to our state and society regarding migrants not protected under the refugee convention? Chaired by Reinhard Merkel and Julian Nida-Rümelin, we will discuss normative criteria that may guide answers to these questions from a juridical and philosophical perspective. [...]
"Global Crises and Social Policy: Coping with Conflict, Migration and Climate Change" reflects the current struggle in politics and academic scholarship to make sense of a rapidly changing world. The contexts and conditions to which social policy responds are gradually evolving due to changing societies (related to aging, migration, and so on) and living conditions affected by climate change. [...]
There is an ongoing discussion in the social sciences on the social and demographic consequences of international migration, both in respect to migrant minorities coming from outside Europe or originating from other European countries. The debate is not only related to processes of migration and ethnic-group formation or to changes in population(s) itself; it relates also to processes of family formation and fertility. [...]
Research on social stratification and mobility and migration studies are both interested in the issue of inequality: both research streams are indeed concerned with the analysis of the impact of birth characteristics on life chances. This workshop aims to integrate these two areas of research, promoting and encouraging the dialogue between sociologists and labour economists interested in geographical mobility. Do the mechanisms of reproduction of social inequality work differently among migrants and their descendants? Have migrants worse life opportunities net of social class? [...]
This two-day workshop will be held on 20 and 21 March 2019 as a part of the Research Initiative of the Max Planck Society “The Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion,” located at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin. [...]
What does the data revolution tell us about population trends and what does it not tell us? Is childbearing increasingly becoming a problem of social justice? Does a higher proportion of older people and pensioners increase the likelihood of intergenerational conflicts? What are the differences in the family lives of migrants and their descendants in Europe? [...]
University of Southampton Public Lecture Series 2018   Following the success of the University’s first two public lecture series: exploring medical policy and practice in 2016 and the environment in 2017, our 2018 series focuses on population and migration issues, providing a window to recent advancements in related research. This exciting event, the first in the 2018 series, will take place on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in central London and will discuss the costs and benefits of international students in the UK. [...]
Moderators: Members of the IUSSP Panel on Climate, Migration & Health   - Lori Hunter, University of Colorado Boulder - Philippe Bocquier, Université Catholique de Louvain - Sabine Henry, Université de Namur  - Celia McMichael, University of Melbourne   Sponsors:  IUSSP, University of Colorado Boulder Population Center     [...]
Inclusion and Exclusion of Immigrant Communities Sharing Similar Cultural Backgrounds with Their Host Societies
Social cohesion and cultural integration of immigrants is a recurrent topic in most public discourses in European countries (Algan et al., 2012). The persistent discussion about a dominant, guiding culture in Germany (the so-called Leitkultur-Debatte) or the French debate on the nature of secularism and the challenges of Islam (débats sur la Laïcité) are just some examples. [...]

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