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Migration & Social Policy:
Studies on Four Continents

October 24-25, 2014
Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building (POB) Room 2.402

Immigration scholars from Europe, Australia, South Asia, and North America gather to critique papers prepared for publication in a Handbook on Migration and Social Policy to be released by Edward Elgar. Collectively they explore the impact of migration on the development of the social policies in the major receiving states of the mass migration of the last quarter century.

Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the European Union Center of Excellence, the European Union, the Department of Government, Irma Rangel Public Policy Institute, The Edward A. Clark Center for Australian & New Zealand Studies, and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin

Friday, October 24, 2014

10:00 – 10:15     Introduction

                       Gary Freeman, Professor, Department of Government, UT Austin
                       Nikola Mirilovic, Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida
                       Douglas Biow, Director, Center for European Studies; Co-Director, EU Center of Excellence;
                       Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor of Medieval and Renaissance
                       Studies, UT Austin

10:15-10:45       “An Unstable Equilibrium: Freedom of Movement and the Welfare State in the
                               European Union”

                       Authors: Andrew Geddes and Leila Hadj-Abdou
                           Discussant: Anthony M. Messina


10:45-11:15        Rumors that Diversity is the Death of the Welfare State are Greatly Exaggerated:
                               The Resilience of the European Social Model “
Author: Markus M. L. Crepaz
                           Discussant: Gary Freeman

11:15-11:45        Coffee Break

11:45-12:15      “’Securitizing’ Immigration in Europe:  Sending Them the Same Old Message,
                               Getting the Same Old Reply?”
Author: Anthony M. Messina
                           Discussant: Terri Givens 

12:15-12:45        “Economic Effects of Migration and Attitudes Toward Social Policy”
Authors: Anna Maria Mayda and Giovanni Fachinni
                          Discussant: Mariana Medina

12:45-1:15           “Goods vs. People: Immigration and Trade Policy in a Globalized World”
Author: Margaret Peters
                           Discussant: Francesc Ortega

1:15--2:30            Lunch 

2:30-3:00              "The Paradox of Highly Skilled MigrationL Wanted, But Restricted"
Author: Mariana Medina
                            Discussant: Margaret Peters

3:00-3:30              “Immigration and the Political Economy of Public Education” 
                        Authors: Francesq Ortega and Ryuichi Tanaka
                            Discussant: David Leal

3:30-4:00              “Civic Integration in Europe: Continuity vs. Discontinuity”
Authors: Christian Joppke and Tobias Eule
                            Discussant: Marc Helbling

4:00-4:30              Coffee Break

4:30-5:00              “Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies: Indices, Concepts and Analyses”

                                 Author: Marc Helbling
                             Discussant: Christian Joppke


5:00-5:30              “Citizenship and the Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants: A Life-Course Perspective”
Authors: Floris Peters and Maarten Vink
                            Discussant: Thomas Janoski


5:30-6:00              “Cross-cultural Migrations and Social Development in the Long Run: The Case of Eurasia Since 1500”
Author: Leo Lucassen
                            Discussant: S. Irudaya Rajan

Saturday, October 25


9:00-9:30              “Migration and Development:  The Indian Experience”
Author: S. Irudaya Rajan
                             Discussant: Nikola Mirilovic


9:30-10:00           “Immigrant Integration and Terrorism in Europe: Some Preliminary Findings”
Authors: Gallya Lahav and Arie Perliger
                            Discussant: Kelly M. Greenhill


10:00-10:30        “New Measures and New Theories at Work in the Social-Process and Political-Economy Explanations of Nutralization”
Author: Thomas Janoski
                           Discussant: Floris Peters 

10:30-11:00        Coffee Break

11:00-11:30        “Control Signals and the Social Policy Dimensions of Immigration Reform”
Author: Chris F. Wright
                           Discussant: Rhonda L. Evans Case 

11:30-12:00        “The Coercive Power of Mass Migrations”
Author: Kelly M. Greenhill
                           Discussant: Leo Lucassen

12:00-12:15        Boxed lunches delivered for working lunch 

12:15-12:45        “Why Migrant Rights Are Different than Human Rights”
Authors: Jeanette Money, Sarah Lockhart, and Shaina Western
                           Discussant: Andrew Geddes

12:45-1:15           "The Politics of Mandatory Detention in Australia"
                        Author: Rhonda L. Evans Case
                            Discussant: Jeannette Money

1:15-2:45              Papers by Six Absent Participants to be discussed

                                 "The Global Political Economy of Migration, Social Policy and Labour Exploitation"
                         Author: Nicola Phillips
                             Discussant: Anna Maria Mayda

                                 “The Epistemic Turn in Immigration Policy Analysis”
                         Author: Christina Boswell
                             Discussant: Joe Joppke

                                  “Heteogeneity in the Impact of Immigration on Social Welfare Spending”
                          Authors: Stuart Soroka, Allison Harell, and Shanto Iyengar
                              Discussant: Marc Helbling

                                  “Tales of the Cities: Local-Level Approaches to Migrant Integration in Europe, the U.S, and Canada”
                          Author: Patrick R. Ireland
                              Discussant: Chris F. Wright 

                                   “Social Policy, Migration, Gender, and Immigrant Rights”
                          Author: Diane Sainsbury
                              Discussant: Floris Peters

                                  “Migrant Networks, Political Institutions, and International Investment”
                          Author: David Leblang
                              Discussant: Francesc Ortega

2:45                    Closing Remarks


3:00                    Conference Concludes

Speaker Abstracts and Bios

(Alphabetical Order) 


Markus M.L. Crepaz 

“Rumors that Diversity is the Death of the Welfare State are Greatly Exaggerated: The Resilience of the European Social Model “

Friday, 10:45-11:15 a.m. 

Markus M. L. Crepaz received his Ph.D. in political science in 1992 from the University of California, San Diego. His research interests include the effects of formal political institutions on policy outcomes, the effect of immigration on the European welfare state project and identity of Europeans, the impact of globalization on the viability of the state, the logic of comparative analysis, the politics and economics of advanced industrialized democracies, the process of European Union integration, and the effects of parties and interest groups on a wide range of policy outcomes. He teaches classes in comparative methods, research design, determinants of political development, introduction to comparative analysis, and politics and economics of postindustrial societies. As a comparativist, he travels widely in Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, France, Taiwan, Norway, Denmark, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Iceland, Spain, Japan, Fiji, and many other intriguing locations. Selected book publications include “Trust Beyond Borders” (2008) published by The University of Michigan Press, and “European Democracies”, (8th Edition, 2013) co-authored with Jürg Steiner published by Pearson/Longman. His recent articles have appeared in journals such as Social Science Quarterly (2014), and Comparative Political Studies (2009). Dr. Crepaz is the current Head of the Department of International Affairs  and is the co-Director of the Stellenbosch, South Africa, Study Abroad Program at UGA.

Tobias Eule

“Civic Integration in Europe: Continuity vs. Discontinuity” with Christian Joppke
Friday, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Tobias Eule is Assistant Professor for the Sociology of Law at the University of Bern, Switzerland. Before moving to Bern in February 2012, he successfully submitted a Ph.D. on local implementation practices of German immigration law at the University of Cambridge. For his doctorate, he conducted a multi-sited ethnography in four different German government institutions, for which he received the “Toby Jackman Prize for the most Outstanding Ph.D.” from Cambridge in 2012. A resulting book, Inside Immigration Law, was published earlier this year with Ashgate. His current research interests include government responses to irregular migration in Europe (with Christian Joppke, funded by the Swiss National Scientific Foundation) and the provision of legal advice to individuals at the margins of the state (with Deborah James, funded by the ESRC). 

Rhonda L. Evans Case 

"The Politics of Mandatory Detention in Autralia"
Saturday, 12:45-1:15 p.m. 

Dr Rhonda Evans Case has served as Director of the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies at the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) since August 2012, where she is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Government.  She is on leave from the Department of Political Science at East Carolina University, where she is an Associate Professor.  After graduating phi beta kappa from Kent State University with a B.A. in Political Science, Evans Case earned a J.D. at the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 and a Ph.D. in Government at UT-Austin in 2004.  Her research focuses on the politics of law and courts in comparative perspective, with special emphasis on Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe.  Among other topics, it includes studies of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia, and New Zealand Supreme Court.  Evans Case has published in the Australian Journal of Political Science, Congress and the Presidency, and Journal of Common Market Studies.  She’s co-author of a forthcoming book, Legislating Equality, with Oxford University Press.

Gary Freeman 

Co-Editor and Conference Organizer 

Prof. Freeman specializes in the politics of immigration, comparative social policy, and politics in western democracies. He is currently editing a Handbook on Migration and Social Policy (Elgar, 2016). He has published four books, Immigrant Labor and Racial Conflict in Industrial Societies (1979), Nations of Immigrants: Australia, the United States, and International Migration (1992)(edited with James Jupp), Immigration and Security (2009)(edited with Terri Givens, and David Leal), Immigration and Public Opinion (2013)(edited with Randall Hansen and David Leal). Recent publications include “Comparative Analysis of Immigration Politics: A Retrospective,” American Behavioral Scientist; “Can Comprehensive Immigration Policy be both Liberal and Democratic?” Society; “Immigration, Diversity, and Welfare Chauvinism,” Forum (2009); “Pointless: On the Failure to Adopt an Immigration Points System in the United States,” (Gary P. Freeman, David Leal, and Jake Onyett) in Phil Triadafilopoulos, ed., Wanted and Welcome? Policies for Highly Skilled Immigrants in Comparative Perspective (2013); “Migration and the Political Economy of the Welfare State: Thirty Years Later,” in Grete Brochmann and Elena Jurado, eds. Europe’s Immigration Challenge: Reconciling Work, Welfare and Mobility (2013); “Interest Group Politics and Immigration Policy,” (Gary P. Freeman and Stuart M. Tendler), in Daniel Tichenor and Marc Rosenblum, eds. Oxford Handbook on the Politics of International Migration (2012).

Andrew Geddes 

“An Unstable Equilibrium: Freedom of Movement and the Welfare State in the European Union” with Leila Hadj-Abdou
Friday, 10:15-10:45 a.m.

Andrew Geddes is Professor of Politics at the University of Sheffield. Between 2014 and 2019, he is Principal Investigator for a European Research Council funded project called Prospects for International Migration Governance that will explore the drivers of global migration governance ( He has published extensively on the politics of international migration, including Immigration and European Integration: Beyond Fortress Europe? (2008) and, with Christina Boswell, Migration and Mobility in the European Union (2011). Between 2009-11 he was a member of the Lead Expert group appointed by the UK government's Chief Scientific Advisor to oversee production of the report Migration and Global Environmental Change: Future Challenges and Opportunities.

Kelly M. Greenhill 

“The Coercive Power of Mass Migrations”
Saturday, 12:00-12:30 p.m.

Kelly M. Greenhill is Associate Professor at Tufts University and Research Fellow and Chair of the Conflict, Security and Public Policy Working Group at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Greenhill is author of Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs), winner of the 2011 International Studies Association’s Best Book of the Year Award. She is also co-author and co-editor (with P. Andreas) of Sex, Drugs and Body Counts: The Politics of Numbers in Global Crime and Conflict (Cornell UP) and (with R. Art) The Use of Force, 8th edition (R&L). Greenhill‘s research has also appeared in a variety of other venues, including in the journals: International SecuritySecurity StudiesCivil Wars, and International Migration; in media outlets such as the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, and the British Broadcasting Company; and in briefs prepared for the U.S. Supreme Court and other organs of the U.S. government. She is currently completing a new monograph, a cross-national study that explores why, when, and under what conditions contested sources of political information—such as rumors, conspiracy theories, and myths—materially influence the development and conduct of states’ foreign and defense policies. Outside of academia, Greenhill has worked as a defense policy analyst for the Department of Defense and served as a consultant to other agencies of the U.S. government as well as to the Ford Foundation, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Bank. She also serves as Associate Editor of the journal Security Studies. 

Leila Hadj-Abdou 

“An Unstable Equilibrium: Freedom of Movement and the Welfare State in the European Union” with Andrew Geddes
Friday, 10:15-10:45 a.m. 

Leila is a research associate at the University of Sheffield in the "Prospects for International Migration" (MIGPROSP) ( project led by Professor Andrew Geddes. Prior to joining the University of Sheffield Leila was a Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington D.C. In 2013 Leila obtained her Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. From 2003-2009 Leila has worked as a research associate and project manager at the Institute for Political Sciences at the University of Vienna. Leila was a visiting researcher at the University College Dublin, the Centre de Recherches Sociologiques et Politiques, CNRS in Paris, and the Institute for Higher Studies in Vienna.

Marc Helbling

“Immigration, Integration and Citizenship Policies: Indices, Concepts and Analyses”

Friday, 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Marc Helbling is head of the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) research group at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. He was a visiting researcher and lecturer among others at Harvard, Princeton and New York University. His research interests include immigration and citizenship policies, nationalism, xenophobia/islamophobia, the accommodation of Islam, right-wing populism, and cosmopolitanism. He is a coauthor of Political Conflict in Western Europe (CUP, 2012) and editor of Islamophobia in the West (Routledge, 2012). His research has also appeared among others in Electoral Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, European Journal of Political Research, European Sociological Review, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Political Studies, and West European Politics. Ph.D. University of Zurich.

Thomas Janoski 

“New Measures and New Theories at Work in the Social-Process and Political-Economy Explanations of Naturalization”
Saturday 10:00-10:30 a.m. 

Thomas Janoski served in the U.S. Army in Korea, and then traveled to 27 countries in Asia and Europe over two years. After getting his Ph.D. in sociology at the University of California, Berkeley in 1986, he taught at Duke University and the University of Kentucky. His interests are in the area of politics and work. In 1998 Citizenship and Civil Society: Frameworks and Processes of Rights and Obligations in Industrialized Societies (1998) laid the basis of citizenship rights theory in terms of theorizing rights, emphasizing the balance of rights and obligations, and explaining how rights develop over decades and centuries in advanced industrialized countries. After this book was translated into Chinese, he has twice been a plenary speaker at Sun Yat-Sen University on citizenship. Building on that work and using a data set on 18 countries over 35 years, The Ironies of Citizenship: Naturalization Processes in Advanced Industrialized Countries (2010) provides systematic evidence for four regime types and shows the foundational basis of open naturalization policies in left party power. In the area of globalizing work, he has recently been the lead author on three other books in the last four years. He has received three NSF grants for these various projects, and is currently the Director of the Quantitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research organizing conferences and workshops.

Christian Joppke 

“Civic Integration in Europe: Continuity vs. Discontinuity” with Tobias Eule
Friday, 3:00-3:30 p.m.

Christian Joppke holds the chair in general sociology at the University of Bern, Switzerland.  He is also a Recurrent Visiting Professor in the Nationalism Studies Program at Central European University, Budapest, and Honorary Professor in the Department of Political Science and Government, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1989. His recent books are The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America (Cambridge: Polity 2015), Legal Integration of Islam: A Transatlantic Comparison (with John Torpey) (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press 2013), Citizenship and Immigration (Cambridge: Polity 2010), and Veil: Mirror of Identity (Cambridge: Polity 2009). His next book will be Is Multiculturalism Dead? Crisis and Persistence in the Constitutional State (Cambridge: Polity 2016).

Gallya Lahav

“Immigrant Integration and Terrorism in Europe: Some Preliminary Findings”
Saturday, 9:30-10:00 a.m.

Gallya Lahav is Associate Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where she has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  She holds graduate degrees in political science from the London School of Economics and the Graduate Center, CUNY.  Lahav was visiting Swiss Chair Professor of Mobility at the Swiss Forum for Migration, and visiting professor in the International MA Program in Migration at Tel-Aviv University, as well as research affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, NYU, and the European University Institute (Florence).   In addition to her many peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on migration, security, and European integration, she is also author of Immigration and Politics in the New Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2004), and co-editor of The Migration Reader (Lynne Rienner, 2006), and ISA The Compendium on Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration (Blackwell, 2010). She has been the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and has served as a consultant and expert witness to the UN Population Division, the US Special Operations Forces, the Israel Population and Immigration Authority (PIBA), and the European Parliament on international migration.  

Leo Lucassen 

“Cross-Cultural Migrations and Social Development in the Long Run: The Case of Eurasia Since 1500”
Friday, 5:30-6:00 p.m. 

Leo Lucassen (1959) is Research Director of the IISH and part time professor of Global Labour and Migration History at the Institute of History of Leiden University. He received his PhD (1990) cum laude at Leiden University. He is a former fellow of the New School for Social Research in New York and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS) and since 2011 a member of the Academia Europaea. He received a NWO Pioneer grant (1998-2004) and specializes in migration history, urban history, state formation, eugenics and other socio-political developments in modern states.

Anna Maria Mayda

“Economic Effects of Migration and Attitudes Toward Social Policy” with Giovanni Fachinni and Elie Murard
Friday, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Anna Maria Mayda is an Associate Professor of Economics at Georgetown University, with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the School of Foreign Service. She studied statistics and economics at University of Rome La Sapienza, where she received her degree summa cum laude in 1997. Before graduate school, she worked at the World Bank in the Latin America and Caribbean Region Unit. In June 2003, she completed a Ph.D. in Economics at Harvard University, where she was also a doctoral fellow at the Center for International Development. Since 2003 she has been at Georgetown University, first as an Assistant Professor (2003-2009), next as an Associate Professor with tenure (2009-now). In the spring of 2004, she held a visiting position at the International Monetary Fund where she served as a Resident Scholar at the Trade Unit of the Research Department. During the 2007-2008 academic year, she was on leave at Centro Studi Luca d'Agliano, University of Milan, with a Marie Curie Fellowship within the TOM (Transnationality of Migrants) program, financed by the European Commission.

Mariana Medina 

"The Paradox of Highly Skilled Migration: Wanted, but Restricted"
Friday, 2:30-3:00 p.m.

Mariana Medina is an instructor in the Department of Political Science at Texas Tech. She did her undergraduate work at ITAM, in Mexico City; and earned a Ph.D. in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis in December of 2010. From 2011-2013 she was an Assistant Professor at Iowa State University. Her research focus is the political economy of international migration, and more generally she is interested in both international and comparative political economy

Anthony Messina 

“’Securitizing’ Immigration in Europe:  Sending Them the Same Old Message, Getting the Same Old Reply?”
Friday, 11:45-12:15 p.m.

Anthony M. Messina, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Politics at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, has published numerous articles on the politics of ethnicity and immigration in Europe. He has also authored Race and Party Competition in Britain (OUP 1989) and The Logics and Politics of Post-World War II Migration to Western Europe (CUP 2007) and edited or co-edited five volumes. His latest book, Europe’s Contending Identities: Supranationalism, Ethnonationalism, Religion, and New Nationalism (CUP 2014), is co-edited with Andrew C. Gould.

Nikola Mirilovic 

Co-Editor and Conference Organizer

Dr. Nikola Mirilovic is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Central Florida (UCF). He received his political science PhD from the University of Chicago. Dr. Mirilovic's publications include articles in Comparative Politics and in the International Political Science Review and a chapter in an edited volume Worldviews of Aspiring Powers published by Oxford University Press. His research examines links between domestic and international politics. In particular, his research interests include migration and diaspora politics and the study of the role of ideology and religion in international relations. In addition to teaching at UCF, Dr. Mirilovic has taught at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University.

Jeannette Money 

“Why Migrant Rights Are Different than Human Rights”
Saturday, 12:45-1:15 p.m.

Professor Money is a faculty member in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Davis.  Her research agenda focuses on various dimensions of immigration control and immigrant integration. Her book, Fences and Neighbors. The Political Geography of Immigration Control, argues that the geographic concentration of immigrants in wealthy western democracies is critical for understanding the politics of immigration control. In Migration, States, and International Cooperation, co-edited with Randall Hansen and Jobst Koehler, the role of regional organizations in managing international migration flows is analyzed. She has published numerous pieces on immigrant political participation and is currently working on a book manuscript evaluating the origins of and change in nationality legislation globally.

Francesc Ortega 

“Immigration and the Political Economy of Public Education”
Friday, 3:00-3:30 p.m. 

Francesc Ortega is the Dina N. Perry Associate Professorof Economics at Queens College of the CUNY. His research focuses on the determinants of international migration and its effects on the receiving economies. His research combines the use of empirical methods and theoretical models. He has published articles on the political economy of immigration policy, the effects of immigration on the labor and housing markets, and the determinants of natives’ attitudes toward immigrants. His previous appointments were Assistant and Associate Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from New York University, in 2004.

Floris Peters

“Citizenship and the Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants: A Life-Course Perspective” with Maarten Vink
Friday, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Floris Peters is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Political Science at Maastricht University and part-time researcher at Statistics Netherlands. His Ph.D. project focuses on the relevance of citizenship acquisition for the socio-economic integration of immigrants and makes use of longitudinal data derived from population registers and household surveys.

Margaret Peters

“Goods vs. People: Immigration and Trade Policy in a Globalized World”
Friday, 12:45-1:15 p.m.

Margaret Peters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Yale University.  Prior to coming to Yale, she was an Assistant Professor and Thrice Family Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Her research focuses broadly on international political economy with a special focus on the politics of migration.  She earned her Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2011.  Her dissertation on the relationship between trade and capital policy and immigration policy won the American Political Science Association’s Helen Dwight Reid award for the best dissertation on international relations, law and politics.  Her work has appeared in International Organization, World Politics and International Interactions. She teaches classes on international political economy and migration.

S. Irudaya Rajan 

“Migration and Development:  The Indian Experience”
Saturday, 9:00-9:30 a.m.

Dr S. Irudaya Rajan is Chair Professor, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA) Research Unit on International Migration at the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. He has three decades of research experience and has coordinated six major migration surveys (1998. 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010) in Kerala (with Professor K C Zachariah), Goa Migration Survey 2008, and instrumental in the conduct of Punjab Migration Survey 2011, Gujarat Migration Survey 2012 and Tamil Nadu Migration Survey, 2014. He has published books and articles on the social, economic and demographic implications of international migration. He is member of the National Migration Policy drafting group appointed by the MOIA. He is editor of the Annual Series India Migration Report brought out by Routledge since 2010, and since 2012 also the global journal, Migration and Development

Maarten Vink

“Citizenship and the Socio-Economic Integration of Immigrants: A Life-Course Perspective” with Floris Peters
Friday, 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Maarten Vink is Professor at the Department of Political Science at Maastricht University and Co-Director of the Maastricht center for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE). He is also part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, where he is Co-Director of the European Union Democracy Observatory on Citizenship (EUDO CITIZENHIP).

Chris F. Wright 

“Control Signals and the Social Policy Dimensions of Immigration Reform”
Saturday, 11:00-11:30

Chris F. Wright is a University Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, University of Sydney. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2011. Chris’s research covers various issues relating to the intersection of employment, globalization and public policy, with a particular interest in immigration, labor market regulation and supply chains. His research on immigration has been published in leading journals including Governance, West European Politics, and Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.



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