CfP PANEL “MIGRATION, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, AND POLITICS”- 2020 ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE INNSBRUCK
Panel Chair: Marco Martiniello- Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Liege (M.Martiniello@uliege.be)
Panel to be submitted to Section 35- International Migration Policies and Politics: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Panel abstract: In a context of increasing mobility worldwide, cultural diversity has gained significant visibility in migration-related policy-making. Such salience is often triggered by rising societal demands for cultural recognition, policy-makers’ concerns on how to foster intercultural dialogue in diverse host societies, and/or sending states’ diaspora engagement cultural initiatives that use the revival of national cultural heritage abroad as a way to keep ties with non-residents. In this configuration, culture (broadly defined to include arts, food, sports, etc.) became a key element of politics of recognition. This panel explores the interplay between migration and culture in a context in which cultural expressions stand out as an increasingly used instrument for expressing belonging, protesting, and demanding rights or changes in migration management.
Please send your paper proposals (including a title, a 250-word paper abstract and the name and institutional affiliation of the authors) to Marco Martiniello (M.Martiniello@uliege.be) with sufficient time in advance of the official deadline for full panel submissions (i.e. before 19th of February 2020).