Newsletter June 2021: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

Newsletter June 2021: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

SG News: Join us tomorrow, 16 June 2021 at 16:00 CET, for our next ECPR Online Seminar Series in Migration and Ethnicity. Speaker: Laura Morales (Sciences Po Paris). Seminar title: “Survey research on the integration of ethnic and migrant minorities (EMMs) across Europe: Identifying research strengths and gaps with the survey metadata of the EMM Survey Registry”.

The ECPR General Conference, 30 August – 3 September 2021, is approaching! Register by 20 July 2021, upload your papers by 03 August 2021, and check out the panels on our Standing Group’s endorsed Section, “International Migration: Challenges for Politics, Governance, and Society”.


CfP for the online Workshop Ethics and privacy of big data use for migration research, 7–8 October 2021, organised by the HumMingBird consortium, the SoBigData++ consortium, and the IMISCOE Meth@Mig Standing Committee. Deadline: 10 July 2021.

Call for data producers to help create a COVID-19 collection for the EMM Survey Registry. COST Action 16111- ETHMIGSURVEYDATA, the H2020 SSHOC project, and the ANR project FAIRETHMIGQUANT have launched a special COVID-19 collection for the EMM Survey Registry—a free online tool for learning about existing quantitative surveys in Europe and beyond. If you are data producer of a COVID-19 survey that includes EMM respondents (min. 250 individuals), please consider contributing metadata by following the instructions provided in this infosheet. Questions? Email

Call for award and prize nominations by The Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies (CONREP): “The Best Journal Article or Book Chapter Prize”, “The Best Creative and Innovative Work Prize”, and “Publication Support Prize for Refugees”. Submission deadline: 2 July 2021, Email nominations to:

SG Member Activities:

Online Webinar, tomorrow, 16 June 2021, 12:00–13:30 CEST: Migration and the European Union: Multi-Level Governance as a Solution, organised by the European Committee of the Regions, the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), and the Austrian Institute for Federalism.

Online Webinar 17 June 2021, 10:00-12:00 CET: “Migrants, politics and external voting in Europe”. Workshop organized jointly by the University of Oslo, the Peace Research Institute in Oslo, and the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. The webinar showcases the results of the DIASPOlitic research project which analyzed the reasons for and patterns of migrant political engagement with origin countries – focusing on Central and Eastern European migrants living in Western Europe. Registration required.

Online Workshop, 22 June 2021, 11:00–12:30 CEST: The Challenges of Researching Extremism Today, Leiden University. Registration required.

Book launch and debate, 29 June 2021, 14:00–15:00 BST: “Discrimination and Delegation: Explaining State Responses to Refugees” (OUP, 2021) by Lamis Elmy Abdelaaty (Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, and Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute). The book analyses asylum policies and policy-making in the Global South (Egypt, Turkey and Kenya). Chair: Filippo Dionigi (University of Bristol); Discussant: Zeynep Sahin Mencütek (Bonn International Center for Conversion and Canadian Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University). Registration required.

Online Workshop, 6–7 July 2021: “Engaging with Intersectional Approaches to the Politics of Migration”, organised by Laura Cleton, Sonja Evaldsson Mellström, Eline Westra, and Saskia Bonjour. Registration required.

Latest Publications from SG Members

Allen, W. (2021). The Conventions and Politics of Migration Data Visualizations. New Media & Society.

Bonjour, S.A. (2021). Shaping the Nation through Civic Integration: A Postcolonial Perspective on Paradoxical Policies. Revue Europeenne des Migrations Internationales 36(4), 135–142.           

Bonjour, S.A. & Cleton, L. (2021). Co-constructions of Family and Belonging in the Politics of Family Migration. In Carmel, E., Lenner, K., & Paul, R. (Eds.) Handbook on the Governance and Politics of Migration, pp. 161–172. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.           

Bonjour, S.A. & Cleton, L. (2021). Gendered Migrations: A Gender Perspective on International Migration and Migration Politics. In Money, J. & Lockhard, S. (Eds.) Introduction to International Migration: Population Movements in the 21st Century, pp. 127–148. London: Routledge         

Carmel, E., Lenner, K., & Paul, R. (Eds.) (2021). Handbook of the Governance and Politics of Migration. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Cleton, L., & Schweitzer, R. (2021). ‘Our aim is to assist migrants in making a well-informed decision’: How return counsellors in Austria and the Netherlands manage the aspirations of unwanted non-citizens.        Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Crawfurd, L. (2021). Contact and Commitment to Development: Evidence from quasi-random missionary assignments. Kyklos 74(1), 3–18.

Czymara, C.S., & van Klingeren, M. (2021). New perspective? Comparing Frame Occurrence in Online and Traditional News Media Reporting on Europe’s “Migration Crisis”. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research.

Esien, E.B. (2021). Book review: Jozefien Van Caeneghem. 2019. Legal Aspects of Ethnic Data Collection and Positive Action: The Roma Minority in Europe. Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland, 728 pp. Nordic Journal of Migration Research 11(2), 228–231.

Finn, V. & Jakobson, M.-L. (2021). Mobility During Pandemics: Moving Borders and Citizenship into Uncharted Territories. Cosmos + Taxis 9(5+6), 109–121.

Fliess, N. (2021). Campaigning Across Continents: How Latin American Parties link up with Migrant Associations Abroad. Comparative Migration Studies 9(20).

Fliess N., & Østergaard-Nielsen, E. (2021). Extension of Voting Rights to Emigrants. In Maisel, S. (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gabrielli, L., Garcés-Mascareñas, B., & Ribera-Almandoz, O. (2021). Between discipline and neglect: The regulation of asylum accommodation in Spain. Journal of Refugee Studies.      

Gagnon, A. (2021). Constructed Attitudes Toward the Roma: A French Case. Canadian Journal of Political Science 53(4), 1–22.

Hellgren, Z. & Gabrielli, L. (2021). Racialization and Aporophobia: Intersecting Discriminations in the Experiences of Non-Western Migrants and Spanish Roma. Social Sciences 10(5), 163.

Hellgren, Z. & Gabrielli, L. (2021). The Dual Expectations Gap. Divergent Perspectives on the Educational Aspirations of Spanish Roma Families. Journal of Intercultural Studies 42(2), 217–234.

Lasala-Blanco, N., Morales, L., & Pamies, C. (2021). Forging Political Identities and Becoming Citizens: The Political Preferences and Engagement of South American Immigrants in the United States and Spain. American Behavioral Scientist.

Malit, F.M., & Tsourapas, G. (2021). Migration Diplomacy in the Gulf – Non-State Actors, Cross-Border Mobility, and the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Medda-Windischer, R. & Carlà, A. (2021). European Civic Integration and Common Values: The Experience of a Board Game. Peace Human Rights Governance 5(1), 9–39.

Nägel, C. & Lutter, M. (2021). The 2017 French riots and trust in the police. A quasi-experimental approach. European Journal of Criminology.

Pamies, C., Pérez-Nievas, S., Vintila, D., & Paradés, M. (2021). Descriptive Political Representation of Latin Americans in Spanish Local Politics: Demographic Concentration, Political Opportunities, and Parties’ Inclusiveness. American Behavioral Scientist.

Panebianco, S. (2021). Towards a Human and Humane Approach? The EU Discourse on Migration amidst the Covid-19 Crisis.            The International Spectator 56(2), 19–37.

Perna, R. (2021). Street-level workers, managers and institutional tensions: A comparative ethnography of healthcare practices of in/exclusion in three Italian public organisations. Comparative Migration Studies 9, 16.

Piccoli, L., Dzankic, J., & Ruedin, D. (2021). Citizenship, Migration and Mobility in a Pandemic (CMMP): A Global Dataset of COVID-19 Restrictions on Human Movement. PLoS ONE 16(3), e0248066.

Ruedin, D. (2021). Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: African Migrants in the Spotlight. Social Inclusion 9(1), 182–186.

Sadiq, K. & Tsourapas, G. (2021). The Postcolonial Migration State. European Journal of International Relations.

Schneider, H. (2021). Implementing the Refugee Resettlement Process: Diverging Objectives, Interdependencies and Power Relations. Frontiers in Political Science 3, 629–675.

Tsourapas, G. (2021). Global Autocracies: Strategies of Transnational Repression, Legitimation, and Co-Optation in World Politics. International Studies Review.

Tsourapas, G., & Zartaloudis, S. (2021). Leveraging the European Refugee Crisis: Forced Displacement and Bargaining in Greece’s Bailout Negotiations. Journal of Common Market Studies.

Tyne, H., & Ruspini, P. (2021). International Student Mobility as Transnationalism.   In Mitchell, R., & Tyne, H. (Eds). Language, Mobility and Study Abroad in the Contemporary European Context, pp. 13-21. London: Routledge.

Umpierrez de Reguero, S., & Dandoy, R. (2021). Should we go abroad? The strategic entry of Ecuadorian political parties in overseas electoral districts. Representation 1–18.

Umpierrez de Reguero, S. A., Yener-Roderburg, I. Ö., & Cartagena, V. (2021). Political regimes and external voting rights: A cross-national comparison. Frontiers in Political Science 3(10).

Vásquez, J., Finn, V. & Umpierrez de Reguero, S. (2021). Cambiando la cerradura chilena: Intenciones legislativas del proyecto de Ley de Migraciones en Chile [Changing the Padlock: Legislative intentions in Chile’s migration law proposal]. Colombia Internacional 106: 57–87.

Zufferey, J., Steiner, I., & Ruedin, D. (2021). The many forms of multiple migrations: Evidence from a sequence analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008. International Migration Review 55(1), 254–279.

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