CfP PANEL “NEW DYNAMICS OF IMMIGRANTS’ ENGAGEMENT IN HOST COUNTRY POLITICS: THE INTERACTION BETWEEN MODES OF POLITICAL EMPOWERMENT AND CHANNELS OF SOCIO-POLITICAL MOBILISATION”- 2020 ECPR GENERAL CONFERENCE INNSBRUCK
Panel Chair: Daniela Vintila- Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies, University of Liege (Daniela.Vintila@uliege.be)
Panel to be submitted to Section 35- International Migration Policies and Politics: Current Challenges and Opportunities
Panel abstract: Immigrants’ engagement in host country politics is a dynamic and multidimensional phenomenon that has noticeably intensified and diversified over time as a combined effect of increasing demands of participation from migrant groups and changing states policies that opened new formal venues for minority empowerment. So far, much of the scholarship has focused on conventional forms of migrant participation often linked to the electoral arena, especially voting, standing as candidates in elections, or joining political parties. Recently, scholars have also highlighted the relevance of non-electoral/extra-parliamentary modes of migrant participation, including protests, demonstrations, petitions, social media mobilisation, etc. This panel seeks to explore new dynamics of immigrants’ political engagement in receiving countries by paying particular attention to the intersection between electoral and non-electoral modes of political mobilisation and the diversification of channels for participation.
Please send your paper proposals (including a title, a 250-word paper abstract and the name and institutional affiliation of the authors) to Daniela Vintila (Daniela.Vintila@uliege.be) with sufficient time in advance of the official deadline for full panel submissions (i.e. before 19th of February 2020).