Social Inclusion in a Context of Global Migration

Monday, 16 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC31 Sociology of Migration (host committee)
TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice

Language: French and English

This session will examine social inclusion in a larger context of global international migration.  With over 244 million international migrants in 2015, we have seen a 41 percent increase in the number of international migrants over the last 15 years.  Focusing on ‘migratory status,’ the United Nations views international migrants and refugees as ‘vulnerable’ and has resolved to treat their social inclusion as a human right and an explicit point of analysis within the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda. This session seeks to include research that will profile involuntary exclusion from society’s political, economic, and social processes, and it will provide a venue to examine social inclusion as a human right for international migrants and those of immigrant descent.  Social inclusion and exclusion measures are written into policy, and they play themselves out in the social experiences and structural realities of international migrants as well as those who oppose them in the majority population of receiving countries.  This session seeks papers that explore civic engagement, socio-economic and cultural incorporation, and the relative openness of attitudes toward international migrants from three vantage points: 1) the majority population, 2) the foreign-born and/or immigrant descent population and 3) public policies that shape immigrant integration.  This session also seeks empirical findings from papers that have policy implications for nation states, international human rights agreements, and the UN SDG 2030 Agenda as tools to promote social inclusion.
Session Organizer:
Loretta BASS, University of Oklahoma, USA
Oral Presentations
The UK Citizenship Process: Integration or Marginalization?
David BARTRAM, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Immigrant‘s Exclusionist Attitudes Towards Immigrants in Europe
Oshrat HOCHMAN, GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany
Can Signaling Assimilation Mitigate Hiring Discrimination? Evidence from a Survey Experiment
Flavia FOSSATI, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Fabienne LIECHTI, University of Lausanne, Switzerland; Daniel AUER, IDHEAP Lausanne & nccr - on the move, Switzerland; Giuliano BONOLI, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Temporal Apartheid As Italian Response to Global Migration
Stefania TUSINI, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy
Legal Discrimination within Integration Policies? Paradigm of Activation and Educational and Work Experiences of Female Refugees in Germany
Franziska SCHREYER, Institute for Employment Research, Germany; Tanja FENDEL, Institute for Employment Research, Germany
A Cross-National Analysis of Variations in Majority Members’ Attitudes Towards Immigrants: Are They Structurally Determined or Adaptable? Evidence from 18 European Countries in 2002 and 2014.
Angela PAPARUSSO, Institute of research on population and social policies CNR-IRPPS, Italy; Michaela SEDOVIC, London School of Economy and Political Science, United Kingdom
Distributed Papers