Coordinators

Anders HELLSTRÖM, MIM (Malmö University) (SE) 
Ov Cristian NOROCEL, AGS (Université libre de Bruxelles) (BE)
Martin BAK JØRGENSEN, CoMID (Aalborg University) (DK)

Introduction

We have previously organized and chaired workshops that have been well-attended and highly appreciated on the wider topic of politics of migration at various IMISCOE conferences. More precisely, we have approached this topic from the perspective of the somewhat elusive concept of populism as a threat or conversely a corrective to democracy. Beginning with a workshop in the IMISCOE conference in Rotterdam 2017, followed up by a workshop in Malmö by November 2017, we are now in the process of finalizing a joint book project (an anthology), which we plan to publish as part of the Springer IMISCOE series. The anthology consists of 12 chapters, authored by both established and emerging scholars in the field, from various universities from across Europe. The book project explores the interplay between such concepts as hope and nostalgia, at the intersection between welfare and culture. The socio-cultural cleavage is presently juxtaposed to the traditional cleavage structure opposing welfare (left) and capitalism (right), leading to a polarization between (closed) demarcation and (open) integration. We argue that socio-economic analyses must take into account also the socio-cultural aspects, and by the same measure all socio-cultural analyses must be aware of the socio-economic elements on the matter. In other words, it is not a question of either or, but of both one and the other. We aim to show this in three interrelated sections. The book goes both through party-politics and beyond that focus on movements in Europe and the world, which thrive on feelings of either nostalgia and hope. Besides the aforementioned 12 chapters, the anthology contains an introduction and an afterword written by a reputed scholar in the field of politics of migration. The chairs of this research initiative are the editors of the book project, and authors of the introduction to the anthology.

Our volume contains apart from 12 twelve individual chapters, divided into three separable sections also an introduction and after words. The book is edited by the three chairs of this research initiative who also have written the introduction to this volume.

Names and institutional affiliations of members

Trine LUND THOMSEN (Aalborg University) (DK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Didier RUEDIN (University of Neuchâtel) (CH) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Linn SANDBERG (University of Oslo) (NO) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jonas OTTERBECK (Lund University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pieter BEVELANDER (Malmö University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Karin ZELANO (University of Gothenburg) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Henrik EMILSSON (Malmö University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andrea SPEHAR (University of Gothenburg) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Simon BORNSCHIER (University of Zürich) (CH) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Radu CINPOES (Kingston University) (UK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Michael MINKENBERG (European University Viadrina) (DE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Christian FERNÁNDEZ (Malmö University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emil EDENBORG (Södertörn University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Susi MERET (Aalborg University) (DK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jerome JAMIN (University of Liège) (BE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mats DELAND (Uppsala University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gabriella ELGENIUS (University of Gothenburg) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Camilla HAAVISTO (Åbo Academy University) (FI) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Andreas ÖNNERFORS (University of Gothenburg) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Katarina MELICA (University of Helsinki) (FI) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ann-Cathrine JUNGAR (Södertörn University) (SE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alexandra Ana (Scuola Normale Superiore) (IT) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gökay OZERIM (Yaşar University) (TR) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Selcen ONER (Bahcesehir University) (TR) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Larisa LARA-GUERRERO (Université de Liège & Université Paris Diderot) (BE & FR) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

María VIVAS-ROMERO (Université de Liège) (BE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Anita NISSEN (Aalborg University) (DK) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Agenda of activities

·         An anthology: Hope and Nostalgia at the intersection between welfare and culture
·         A planned panel debate on our book at the IMISCOE-conference 2019