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International Migrations and New Local Governance

Les migrations internationales à l’épreuve de la nouvelle gouvernance locale

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Published on Tuesday, December 08, 2015 by João Fernandes

Summary

All around the world, local governments deal with increasing responsibilities without the autonomy and the financial capacity necessary to carry out local development policies. In this context, local governments are increasingly responsible of migration management. In receiving countries, the local level becomes the level of integration policies and multiculturalism policies implementation. In sending countries, local governments can also leverage in a more efficient way the ties between their immigrant residents and ethnic organisations, or even the ties with sending local governments, reinventing the role of decentralised cooperation.

Announcement

Argument

All around the world, local governments deal with increasing responsibilities without the autonomy and the financial capacity necessary to carry out local development policies. In this context, local governments are increasingly responsible of migration management. In receiving countries, the local level becomes the level of integration policies and multiculturalism policies’ implementation. In sending countries, local governments can also leverage in a more efficient way the ties between their immigrant residents and ethnic organisations, or even the ties with sending local governments, reinventing the role of decentralised cooperation.

Following those three themes, scholars from the North and the South will present their work to better understand:

1) Immigration management in a context of decentralisation

2) Immigration, diversity and multiculturalism promotion as a lever for economic development in host cities

3) And finally, the transnational logics of local government in sending countries through transnational actors in order to mobilise new resources. 

Program

Thursday 10 December 2015/ Jeudi 10 décembre 2015

9.30-10.00: Welcoming participants/Accueil

10:00-10:30: Introduction

10:30-12:30: Keynote Speakers/ Conférenciers Invités

  • Loren B. Landau v South African Research Chair for Mobility and the Politics of Difference, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, The Governance of Multiple Elsewheres: Mobility and Local Authorities in South and Eastern Africa
  • Izhak Schnell v Senior Lecturer, School of Geography and the Human Environment, Tel Aviv University, Migrant workers' integration in host societies: The Israeli case

12:30-14:00: Lunch break at/ Déjeuner à Brasserie Les Hurons

14:00-15:30: PANEL 1 – The role of decentralisation in the management of immigrants vs. Emigrants in the management of decentralisation

Chair/Modérateur: Cédric Audebert

  • Younes Ahouga v Doctorant, Université de Genève, Le tournant local du migration management: l’OIM et l’implication des autorités locales dans la gestion des migrations
  • Stéphanie Lima v Maître de conférences en Géographie, Université Champollion - Albi / Axe PPES et Université Jean Jaurès - Toulouse / Lisst-Cieu, « On a fait la décentralisation avant l’Etat »: les associations de migrants de la région de Kayes en prise avec la décentralisation au Mali

15:30-15:45: Coffee break/ Pause café

15:45-17:15: PANEL 2 - Migration and the city. When history conflates with the present

Chair/Modérateur: Hideki Tarumoto

  • Andrea Carlà v Senior Researcher, European Academy Bolzano/Bozen, Institute for Minority Rights, Management of migration by local autonomous governments: contradictions and problems of the South Tyrol case
  • Myrte Hoekstra v PhD student, University of Amsterdam, Migration Governance in European Cities: From Assimilationism to new Local Paradigms
  • Amandine Desille v Marie Curie fellow, PhD student, Migrinter, Université de Poitiers, Rescaling of immigration policymaking and policies: Toward a local interpretation of the Law of Return

Friday 11 December 2015/ Vendredi 11 décembre 2015

9:00-10:30: panel north/south perspectives 1 - defining immigrants – through the diaspora lens; or through the diversity lens

Chair/Modérateur: William Berthomière

  • Amin Moghadam v Lecturer and Postdoc researcher, Inalco-URMIS associate member, The impact of remittances of Iranians based in Dubai on the local governance of southern Iran
  • Alexandre Tandé v Postdoctoral researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, How urban actors respond to diversity: a study in German cities          
  • Kitti Baracsi v Marie Curie fellow, PhD student, University of Pécs & University of Deusto, The untold story of Roma migrants and economic development. The case of Naples

10:30-10:45: Coffee break/ Pause café

10:45-12:15: panel north/south perspectives 2 - branding or diversity? Local authorities or civil societies? The contradictions between the immigration and decentralisation relationships

Chair/Modérateur: Thomas Lacroix

  • Hideki Tarumoto v Associate Professor, Hokkaido University, Japanese Development of Local Immigration Management
  • Hilary Sanders v Lecturer, Université de Toulouse 2 - Jean Jaurès, CAS, Pro-immigrant policies as tools for urban renewal in Philadelphia
  • Lorena Gazzotti v PhD student, University of Cambridge, Centre of Development Studies, Migrant-supported local development and local governance in Morocco

12:15-13:45: Lunch break at/ Déjeuner à Brasserie Les Hurons

13:45-15:15: panel north/south perspectives 3 - decentralised cooperation and immigration

Chair/Modérateur: Nathalie Kotlok

  • Hamidou Dia v Sociologue, chargé de recherche à l’IRD, UMR Ceped, La mobilisation des émigrés internationaux par les communes sénégalaises
  • Hawa Coulibaly v Docteur, CESSMA, Université Paris 7, Mobilisation des ressources migratoires et coopération décentralisée dans la région de Koulikoro au Mali
  • Claire Vincent-Mory v Doctorante, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Le recours aux Diaspora pour renouveler la coopération au développement: une stratégie politique sensible en Région Rhône-Alpes

15:15-16:00: Conclusions and directions for the collective publication

Places

  • Maison des Sciences de l'Homme et de la Société (MSHS) - 5 rue Théodore Lefebvre
    Poitiers, France (86)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
  • Friday, December 11, 2015

Keywords

  • migration internationale, ville, décentralisation, diversité

Contact(s)

  • Amandine Desille
    courriel : migrations [dot] marseille2018 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Thomas Lacroix
    courriel : thomas [dot] lacroix [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr

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« International Migrations and New Local Governance », Seminar and workshop, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, December 08, 2015, https://calenda.org/349770

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