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The UPSTREAM project examines the rationale and impact of the mainstreaming of integration governance.

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Paper on Policy Populism, co-authored with Mark van Ostaijen, accepted at CEP

New paper accepted at Comparative European, co-authored with Mark van Ostaijen: Policy populism: political populism and migrant integration policies in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The paper is part of a broader special issue on ‘Political Parties and Migration Policy Puzzles: The European Scene’, edited by Jonas Hinnfors, Andrea Spehar and Gregg Bucken-Knapp (Gothenburg University).


NIG Panel on ‘Understanding Policy Dynamics’

I’m looking forward to the panel on ‘Understanding Policy Dynamics; a critical confrontation of theories of the policy process’ that Arco Timmermans and I are chairing at the upcoming NIG Conference. This conference is to take place at the University of Twente, 28-28 November 2013. A full program of the panel is available here.







Erasmus University wins bid for IMISCOE office!

Great start of the new academic season. Erasmus University Rotterdam has won the bid for the next term of coordinating IMISCOE, Europe’s leading academic network on ‘International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe.’ Together with Maurice Crul (the new director) I’ll be chairing the network (as associate director) for a four-year term.

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New book chapter on ‘The Multi-Level Governance of Migrant Integration’

The book ‘The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe’, edited by Korkut, Bucken-Knapp, Mcgarry, Hinnfors and Drake is out now (see link). I authored one of the chapters, titled ‘The Multilevel Governance of Migrant Integration: a multi-level governance perspective on Dutch migrant integration policies.’

 



New project awarded by European Integration Fund: UPSTREAM

We just received news that a new project has been awarded by the European Integration Fund: UPSTREAM, or ‘Developing Effective Strategies for the Mainstreaming of Integration Governance.’ The project will analyse how, why and to what effect governments at the EU, national and local level mainstream their migrant integration policies.

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