Thursday, 6th June 2023 (18:00-19:30, CEST) | Webinar
Regional migration governance in the EU exemplifies how a repertoire based on particular understandings of what is ‘normal’ about international migration – about its causes and effects and of the risks and uncertainties associated – has had powerful influences on what governance actors know how to do and what they think they should be doing. Underpinning this repertoire has been the idea dating back to at least the early 1990s that Europe faces potentially large-scale and potentially uncontrollable migration flows. Defined in such terms, we can better understand the outputs or outcomes of European and EU migration governance processes and the characteristics features of migration governance beyond the state in Europe. We can also see their recursive nature as responses to ostensibly new challenges draw form an established repertoire of responses. This understanding of what is ‘normal’ about migration to, from and within Europe has shaped responses to crisis. What various types of governance actor in Europe know how to do and also what they think they should be doing are closely tied to these underlying understandings and to their persistence.
Andrew Geddes holds a Chair in Migration Studies and, since January 2017, has been the Director of the Migration Policy Centre. During his career, he has led and participated in a large number of major projects on aspects of international migration working with a wide range of academic and non-academic partners. A political scientist by training, his current work focuses on the politics of global migration, mobility and asylum with a particular focus on the dynamics of inter-state cooperation and on public attitudes to migration/migrants.
Research topics: Migration policy and politics, regional migration governance, global migration governance, public attitudes to migration.
Geographic areas: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and South America.
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WELCOME AND INTRODUCTORY REMARKS BY THE MODERATOR
Gemma Bird, Senior Research Fellow, KHK/GCR21
8th GLOBAL MIGRATION LECTURE
Repertoires of migration governance in the European Union
Director, Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute
Moderator: Gemma Bird, Senior Research Fellow, KHK/GCR21
Q&A WITH THE AUDIENCE AND CONCLUDING REMARKS
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