Theories of Migration and Social Change
Tuesday, 01 July 2008 to Thursday, 03 July 2008, 5pm - 5pm
St Anne's College, University of Oxford
Hosted by International Migration Institute
Organised in response to an IMISCOE call for conferences on ‘fundamental and strategic issues in theories, concepts and methodologies for the study of migration and integration’. It aimed to make innovative and significant contributions to theory and methodology: themes included `theories of global mobility’, `gender in the migratory process’, and `transnationalism and the migratory process’.
This conference was sponsored by the EU Network on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE). We are also grateful to the John Fell OUP Research Fund for their sponsorship.
The conference has been jointly organised by the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the International Migration Institute (IMI) at Oxford University, in collaboration with several other IMISCOE partners: SociNova, Lisbon; Sussex Centre for Migration Research; MIGRINTER, University of Poitiers; International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO); and Centre d'Etudes de l'Ethnicité et des Migrations (CEDEM), University of Liege, Belgium.
Keynote: Migration and Social Change
Professor Alejandro Portes (Princeton University)
Understanding Global Migration: A Social Transformation Approach
Stephen Castles (International Migration Institute)
Internal Dynamics of Migratory Processes
Hein de Haas (International Migration Institute)
Helma Lutz (University of Frankfurt)
Internal and International Migration: Bridging the Theoretical Divide
Russell King, Ron Skeldon and Julie Vullnetari (University of Sussex)
Participants included Rinus Penninx (IMES, University of Amsterdam), Maruja Asis, (Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila), Russell King (University of Sussex), Takyiwaa Manuh (University of Ghana), Helma Lutz (University of Frankfurt), Raul Delgado Wise (University of Zacatecas), and Marco Martiniello (University of Liege).