Social Movements and Conflicts over Migration and Asylum

Friday, 20 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements (host committee)

Language: English

In the last years, migration has become an increasingly contentious issue in different regions of the world. In Europe, for example, the growing number of refugees has sparked off intense debates about asylum and triggered various collective actions ranging from protests against the presence of refugees to grassroots actions and initiatives by and in solidarity with refugees. Also elsewhere the issue of migration currently sparks off intense controversies – ranging from the resistance to Donald Trump’s anti-immigration policies to struggles around migration within Latin America, the Middle East or Africa. This panel explores current mobilizations in the context of conflicts over migration and asylum worldwide. Addressed questions include among others: How do current movements around migration differ from earlier phases of mobilization? Which alliances are established both inside and outside of the movements? How successful are these movements in influencing public discourse and policy decisions?
Session Organizer:
Priska DAPHI, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt / Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Priska DAPHI, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt / Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Piotr KOCYBA, Technische Universiteat Chemnitz, Germany
Oral Presentations
Welcome Culture and Democracy in Germany: Refugee Support Initiatives As Site of Active Citizenship and Democratic Learning
Katherine BRAUN, University of Osnabrück, Germany; Nikolai HUKE, University of Tübingen, Germany
Urban Citizenship Struggles As Transformative Politics
Sarah SCHILLIGER, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Basel, Switzerland