Recent Development of Immigration and Integration Policies

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 17:30-19:20
RC31 Sociology of Migration (host committee)

Language: English

In recent years, human movements across national borders has been more accelerated and more complex in the globe. Not only labour migration but also tourists, students, family migration and refugees/asylum seekers actively go and come between countries. At the same time, the number of settled immigrants has been increased in receiving countries.

This situation follows more problems occurring all over the world. Unstability in Middle East generates huge amount of asylum seekers who head for the European Union, in particular Germany and Sweden. The number of terrorist attacks in Europe and other places are triggered by so-called home-grown terrorists who were trained and prepared for the attacks across national borders. Islamophobia prevails especially in Europe and North America. These problems help populist and right-wing parties collect more votes in elections.

In terms of flow and stock of immigrants, what immigration and integration policy/measure can the state and other agencies recently develop to tackle these difficulties? Are such immigration and integration policy/measure effective? If so, is it applicable to other countries and regions? This session welcomes theoretical studies on varied disciplines and case studies on various parts of the globe.

Session Organizer:
Hideki TARUMOTO, Waseda University, Japan
Oral Presentations
Immigration, Asylum and Right-Wing Populism in Germany: Critical Perspectives on ‘Civil Society’ and ‘Democracy’
Olaf TIETJE, University of Kassel, Germany; Elisabeth TUIDER, University of Kassel, Germany
Italian Migration Policies in Times of Crisis. the Policy Gap Reconsidered
Tiziana CAPONIO, University of Turin, Italy; Teresa CAPPIALI, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Italy
Key Issues of Social Integration of Young Migrants from China in Russia
Olga BORODKINA, Saint Petersburg University, Russian Federation; Anastasia AMIRKHANIAN, Saint Petersburg University, Russia; Alexander TAVROVSKIY, Saint Petersburg University, Russian Federation
Between Humanitarianism and Control: Mexico’s Treatment of Undocumented Migration.
Tanya BASOK, University of Windsor, Canada; Martha Luz ROJAS WIESNER, El Colegio de la Frontera Sur, Mexico
Distributed Papers