Comparing and Combining Disciplinary Approaches to Migration Issues : The Perspectives of Law and Social Sciences


Comparing and Combining Disciplinary Approaches to Migration Issues : The Perspectives of Law and Social Sciences



This international conference aims to initiate a dialogue between disciplines in field of migration studies, by sharing and comparing approaches from sociology, political science and law. Although these disciplines commonly draw on the same concepts, they are often used in different ways or to refer to different phenomena.

The conference is an opportunity to discuss discordances, divergences and similarities between disciplinary approaches to migration and integration issues.

The objective is not only to critically compare disciplinary perspectives but also to examine whether (and how) they can be combined to create a renewed interdisciplinary approach to these issues.

The conference will more specifically three topics at the heart of migration studies : the construction and transformation of borders and boundaries ; the categorizations and figures of the migrant ; issues of 'integration' and 'assimilation'.




Thursday 28 June 2018

(Room 031)


14:30 : Welcoming and coffee

14:45 : Introduction to the Conference
Dr. Géraldine Bozec
Dr. Soline Laplanche-Servigne
and Prof. Antonello Tancredi, Université Côte d'Azur


Borders and boundaries, session 1 : External borders and their consequences on boundaries between groups

15:00 : Asylum and migration control beyond borders
Prof. Jean-François Durieux, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London

Building boundaries at the border : 'migrant crisis' and inhabitants' mobilizations in Ventimiglia
Dr. Daniela Trucco, Université Côte d'Azur

Judicial Archives and the Study of Immigration in France in the 20th Century
Dr. Riadh Ben Khalifa, University of Tunis

Chair : Prof. Christian Rinaudo, Université Côte d'Azur

17:00 : End


Friday 29 June 2018

(Room 128)


Borders and boundaries, session 2 : Ethnic and religious borders/boundaries

09:00 : Religious borders or borders of religions : the Nigerian case
Dr. Ramzi Ben Amara, University of Sousse

Migration, borders, state sovereignty and governance of xenophobia in Africa
Prof. Samuel A. Nyanchoga, Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya

Chair : Dr. Soline Laplanche-Servigne, Université Côte d'Azur

10:15 : Coffee Break


Categorizations and figures of the migrant

10:45 : Evolution of categories of migrants in international and European law
Dr. Yves Pascouau, Université de Nantes, Institut Jacques Delors

Reconceptualizing Citizenship from the Inside. The figure of the migrant in the History of Political Thought
Dr. Annalisa Furia, University of Bologna

The good, the bad, and the ugly in contemporary migration policies : the discrepancies between juridical and political categories
Dr. Annalisa Lendaro, CERTOP/CNRS, University of Toulouse

Chair : Prof. Jean-Christophe Martin, Université Côte d'Azur


12:45 : Lunch


Integration, assimilation and (super-) diversity

14:00 : From Park's classical concept of assimilation to the theory of 'super-diversity' : a century of sociological debate on immigrant integration
Dr. Géraldine Bozec and Prof. Christian Rinaudo (Université Côte d'Azur)

Beyond settlement and integration. Capturing anchoring, un-anchoring and re-anchroing of Polish migrants in the time of Brexit
Dr. Aleksandra Grzymala-Kazlowska (University of Warsaw)

Uses of the integration notion by the European Court of Justice regarding the movement of people
Dr. Mehdi Mezaguer, Université Côte d'Azur

Chair : Dr. Alessandro Bergamaschi, Université Côte d'Azur

16:00 : Conclusion
Soline Laplanche-Servigne and Prof. Jean-Christophe Martin, Université Côte d'Azur


Saturday 30 June

(Room 128)


09:45 : Coffee

10:00 : Meeting on master's programs
(with all the interested partners)

12:00 : End

Co-organisé par le LADIE, ERMES et l'URMIS, il s'inscrit dans le cadre de l'axe 3 de la MSHS et préfigure le lancement du Master Migration Studies.

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