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Number 9 - Winter 2011


Borders and Diversity News


Received Books

Migraciones y fronteras. Nuevos contornos para la movilidad internacional. María Eugenia Anguiano and Ana María López Sala (eds.) Barcelona: CIDOB Foundation and Icaria Editorial (more)

Migrants albanais en Grèce: De la dissimulation identitaire à l'invisibilité territorial. Ifigeneia Kokkali. Sarrebruck: Editions universitaires europeennes (more)

The politics of international migrations management. Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud (eds.) London: Palgrave Macmillan. (more)

Born Entrepreneurs? Immigrant Self-Employment In Spain. Nahikari Irastorza. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University. (more)

Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour shortages, immigration, and public policy.  Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson (eds.) Oxford: Oxford University Press. (more)

Racisme et antiracisme au Québec. Discours et déclinaisons. Micheline Labelle. Québec: Presses de l'Université du Québec. (more)

Selected Journal Articles

(last issues appeared)

Transnational Migration, Gender, and Rights: Advocacy and Activism in the Malaysian Context. Juanita Elias. International Migration, 48, 44-71.

Immigrant Suburban Settlement and the "Threat" to Middle Class Status and Identity: The Case of Farmers Branch, Texas. Caroline B. Brettell and Faith G. Nibbs. International Migration, 49, 1-30. 

Empowerment or Intrusion? The Input and Output Legitimacy of Introductory Programs for Recent Immigrants. Anne Britt Djuve. Journal of International Immigration and Integration, 11:4, 403.422.

Moving Ahead in Madrid: Aspirations and Expectations in the Spanish Second Generation Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio, William Haller and Erik Vickstrom. International Migration Review, 44:4, 767-801

Social cohesion and the transformation from ethnic to multicultural society: The Case of Denmark Niels Kærgård Ethnicities, 10, 470-487

Ethnic Dimensions in the Discourse and Identity Strategies of European Converts to Islam in Andalusia and Flanders Johan Leman, Christiane Stallaert and Iman Lechkar  Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36:9, 1483 - 1497 

'There's One Shop You Don't Go Into If You Are English': The Social and Political Integration of English Migrants into Wales Graham Day, Howard Davis and Angela Drakakis-Smith, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36:9, 1405 - 1423 

Affiliative ethnic identity: a more elastic link between ethnic ancestry and culture Tomás Jiménez, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 33:10, 1756 - 1775

Towards Transnational Studies: World Theories Transnationalisation and Changing Institutions Thomas Faist, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36:10, 1665 - 1687

Official Discourses and Patterns of State Engagement with Muslim Communities in Britain and Russia Ekaterina Braginskaia, Diversities, 12:1, 38-55

The use and abuse of "universal values" in the Danish cartoon controversy Christian Rostbøll European Political Science Review, 2:3, 401–422

L’Affaire des Roms: A Challenge to the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice Sergio Carrera and Anaïs Faure Atger CEPS Liberty and Security in Europe Series. September 2010


World Migration Report 2010 - International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Calls and Conferences

Call for papers: ECPR General Conference. Section: Political incorporation of immigrant-origin minorities Reykjavic: ECPR-University of Iceland.

Call for papers: Mobile Borders. Geneva/Grenoble: BRIT (Border Regions in Transition) - University of Geneva and University Joseph Fourier-Grenoble I.

Call for papers: Administrative actors and immigration professionals: articulating national, European and international dynamics. Paris: Association Française de Science Politique and Centre d’études européennes at Sciences Po

Capital lecture: Religion, Democracy and Civil Liberties. Rome: ECPR

Conference: Ethnic Differences in Education across Europe. Budapest: EDUMIGROM - Central European University

Conference: Regional Conference. Istanbul: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.


Summer course: The Politics of Ethnicity, Nationality and Citizenship. Budapest: Central European University's Summer University

Summer course: Refugee and Forced Migration Issues. Toronto: Centre for Refugee Studies.

New website: Religious Diversity and Secular Models in Europe - Innovative Approaches to Law and Policy. RELIGARE Project.

New website: People's Rights. Centre for Policy Alternatives


Shaping the normative contours of the European Union: a Migration-Border Framework Ricard Zapata-Barrero (ed.)  Barcelona: CIDOB Foundation. 2010

"A Migration-Border Framework". Ricard Zapata-Barrero. In: Ricard Zapata-Barrero (ed.)  Shaping the normative contours of the European Union: a Migration-Border Framework Barcelona: CIDOB Foundation. 2010

"The Externalisation of the Asylum Function in the European Unio". Sílvia Morgades.  n: Ricard Zapata-Barrero (ed.)  Shaping the normative contours of the European Union: a Migration-Border Framework Barcelona: CIDOB Foundation. 2010

"Fronteras y confines de un Estado poscolonial. El caso de Malasia". Blanca Garcés Mascareñas. In: María Eugenia Anguiano and Ana María López Sala (eds.) Migraciones y fronteras. Nuevos contornos para la movilidad internacional.  Barcelona: CIDOB Foundation and Icaria Editorial

"Multicultural identity: What it is and why it matters." Angela-Minh Nguyen and Veronica Benet-Martinez. In R. Crisp (Ed.), The psychology of social and cultural diversity. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Cultural and interpresonal conflict resolution: Role of acculturation. Tina Kim-Jo, Verónica Benet-Martínez and Daniel J. Ozer. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology  41:2, 264-269 March 2010.

Diversity within policy forces: a framework for comprehensive analysis. Anne van Ewijk. MMG Working Paper, 10 / 12 September 2010

Gendered Networks and Mexican Migration. Mathew Creighton and Fernando Riosmena. GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series, 5, Autumn 2010.

Inmigración: las prioridades de hoy. Ricard Zapata-Barrero. El Periódico, 24 January 2011.


In the framework of the Joint action GRITIM-UPF / CIDOB Masters Seminars. CIDOB Foundation

10th March - 18:00
The EU Border Management Strategy
Sergio Carrera
The Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

24th March - 18:00
Multiculturalism and Social Inequalities in Comparative Perspective
Thomas Faist
Bielefeld University

31st March - 18:00
Ethnic discrimination and anti-discrimination in the area of employment in comparative EU perspective
John Wrench
Danish Centre for Migration and Ethnic Studies

In the framework ofthe Join action GRITIM-UPF / IEMed Master Seminars. IEMed

3rd March - 18:00
Demografía migratoria en el Mediterráneo
Philippe Fargues
CARIM - European University Institute

17th March - 18:00
Migration movements and migration control in Western Mediterranean
Hassan Boussetta
Centre d'Études de l'Ethnicité et des Migrations de la Université de Liège

GRITIM-UPF Seminar Series

27th January -12.30
Immigrants' irregular stay: local policies and social movements in France and Spain
Flora Burchianti
GRITIM-UPF posdoc researcher
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

22nd February - 12.30
Migrants' Organizational Networks and Political Integration

Mario Diani

ICREA Researcher Professor
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
with the collaboration of Lorien Jasny (University of California Irvine) 

22nd March - 12.30
Multiple reference groups: Towards the mapping of immigrants' complex social worlds
Gabriel Horenczyk
Director of the Melton Centre
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Check the GRITIM-UPF Seminars Calendar


Project ACCEPT: New incorporation of the GRITIM-UPF postdoc research fellow, Flora Burchianti. (more)


GRITIM-UPF postdoc research fellow, Blanca Garcés Mascareñas, has received a Juan de la Cierva Fellowship. (more)

GRITIM-UPF Director, Ricard Zapata-Barrero, is now associate editor of the Journal of Contemporary European Research (more)

GRITIM-UPF has been included in the CHE Ranking as area of excellence (more)

GRITIM-UPF has joined the IMISCOE Network (more)

Call for Papers: In the framework of ECPR General Conference - Reykjavic:

Immigration and Multi-level Party Politics

Ethno-cultural differences and the city:  Comparative perspectives on local responses to immigration

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