The book ‘Challenging Multiculturalism: Models of Diversity’ edited by Ray Taras is out now. I’ve written a chapter on ‘The Dutch Multicultural Myth’.
On 29-30 November I will chair a session together with Dr. Sebastian Princen on‘Understanding policy dynamics: advances in theories of the policy process.‘ The panel is part of the annual conference of the Netherlands Institute of Government (NIG), this year to take place in Leuven/Louvain. You can find the panel programme through this link.
Call for papers for seminar on ‘Theorizing the Local Turn in Immigrant Policies – a Multi-Level Approach.’ The seminar is a joint-initiative of the GRITIM-UPF – Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration of the University Pompeu Fabra, the Erasmus University of Rotterdam and the IMISCOE Network. It will take place on Friday 20th September, 2013, at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona). Please find more information on the seminar and on how to submit papers, through the following Link.
The final reports of the AMICALL project (Attitudes to Migrants, Communication and Local Leadership), funded by the European Integration Fund, are now online: click here. This includes the final transnational report as well as a Dutch language executive summary and the Dutch country context report. The project was coordinated by COMPAS in Oxford, the Erasmus University team was constituted by Prof.dr. Han Entzinger, Dr. Peter Scholten and Dr. Stijn Verbeek.
On 22-24 November, the 4th ICPA Comparative Research Symposium in Rotterdam on ‘Policy Analysis at Times of Crisis: Windows of Opportunity for Comparative Policy Learning.’ Together with dr. Frans van Nispen, I’ll be hosting the symposium, with key speakers like Frank Fischer, Iris Geva-May and Philippe Zittoun! For the full program, please click here.
On 20-21 September, we will be hosting the mid-term meeting of the DIAMINT project on ‘Science-society dialogues on migrant integration in Europe’.
Interesting review of my book ‘Framing immigrant integration’ in the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, by Liza Mugge. See link.
The launch of the new journal Comparative Migration Studies is approaching rapidly. Preparations for the first special issue, to be published in early 2013, are in full swing. The website http://www.comparativemigrationstudies.org will be up and running soon. Tomorrow evening (28 August) a first meeting will be held with members of the advisory board. Also, we’ve just selected a logo for the new journal.
At this week’s IMISCOE conference in Amsterdam (28-29 August) I’ll be co-chairing two sessions: one with Stijn Verbeek (EUR) on ‘Science-society dialogues on migrant integration in Europe’ (link) and a double-session with Ferruccio Pastore (FIERI) on ‘Managing immigrant integration in a multilevel context; challenges in Europe and North America’ (link).
Just released: the next issue of Perspectives on Europe, the journal of the Council for European Studies. This year’s second issue features a miniforum on ‘Gender and Sexual Politics’, edited by Isabelle Engeli and David Paternotte. In addition, a couple of very interesting papers on local Islam and on right-wing extremism in Germany. You can find the issue through this link.
Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies.
New article published in Comparative European Politics: ‘Deconstructing the Dutch multicultural model: A frame perspective on Dutch immigrant integration policymaking‘ (co-authored with Jan Willem Duyvendak). The article is part of a special issue on “The Problems with National Models of Integration: A Franco-Dutch Comparison.” Click here for the full special issue, and click here for the article.
Co-chairing (with Saskia Bonjour and Ilke Adam) a two-day panel on Multilevel Governance of Migration and Integration Policies at Politicologenetmaal in Amsterdam, 31 May- June 1st. Really time for in-depth discussions on a couple of very interesting papers on migration and integration policies on EU, national, regional and local level.
At this week’s annual conference of the Council for European Studies in Boston (MA), I’ll be chairing two sessions and presenting a paper in a panel on Agendasetting in a multi-level setting. One panel on ‘migrant policies in Europe’s system of multi-level governance’, together with Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria). The second on ‘multilevel democratic institutions and diverse democratic processes.’