We are looking for three enthusiastic colleagues for the development of the new LDE (Leiden-Delft-Erasmus) research center on Governance of Migration and Diversity. The center will launch formally on January 1st 2020 and marks the ambition of all three universities to take the successes of the LDE master GMD into the areas of research and impact. The center will be led by scholars from 8 different faculties from the three universities; I will be academic director. The center will be run by a team of four persons, including Dr. Mark van Ostaijen (EUR) as senior executive manger. In addition, we are looking for:
Breugel, I. van & P. Scholten (accepted for publication). Governance by proxy. A comparative policy analysis of the mainstreaming of immigrant integration governance. In: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
Belabas, W., Eshuis J., and P. Scholten. Re-imagining the City: Branding Migration-Related Diversity.
Excellent book (edited by Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas and Joakim Palme) that has just come out; 'Briding the Gaps; Linking research to public debates and policymaking on migration and integration' (OUP). Including our chapter on Research-Policy Dialogues in Europe, based largely on our research in the DIAMINT project. Book is available in OA here.
Interested in pursuing a PhD position in our project Cities of Migration? Chinese students that wish to go abroad can now apply for a position with a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for a PhD position at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Application deadline: March 1st 2019.
For more information on the CSC Scholarship Scheme for Erasmus University, click here.
For more information on the project Cities of Migration and in particular the requirements for this PhD position, click here.
Thanks to all who shared this great day with me; my inaugural address at Erasmus University Rotterdam, on 30 November. I hope to continue working in the coming years on the key concepts raised in the inaugural; mainstreaming versus alienation in the dynamics of migration and diversity policymaking. Hopefully the book manuscript on which the inaugural was based, will appear somewhere in 2019. A Dutch version of the inaugural is available for download here.
The new book, edited together with Mark van Ostaijen, on the governance of intra-EU movement is now published! 'Between mobility and migration' discusses the complexities of conceptualizing intra-EU movement and the consequences for the governance in multi-level settings. The book reveals that the conceptualization of intra-EU movement is complicated not only by political and policy-related factors, but also by the intrinsic diversity of intra-EU movement. Furthermore it shows the consequences of this complexification for governance, revealing amongst others the growing 'disjoint' or 'decoupling' between governance approaches adopted at different levels and in different settings. The book is the outcome of a large European research project, IMAGINATION, covering a variety of European countries.
The book is available in Open Access, via this link.
On May 31- June 1, the Opening Conference of the H2020 project CrossMigration took place at EUI in Florence. After the start of the project in March this year, this project is a first reach out event to the broader academic community in migration studies. The project sets out to promote systematic knowledge accumulation in migration studies. A key output of the conference will be a first taxonomy of migration studies, which is to provide a methodology for systematic knowledge accumulation in the coming years. So expect more news from this project soon!! For the full conference program, click here.
Together with Godfried Engbersen, I edited a report for the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) on urban diversities. It brings together key findings from various European research projects on migration-related diversity in cities, both on how and why different diversities evolve as on the governance implications of different types of diversity. For the full report, click here (in Dutch only).