Common EU policies and legal instruments are advancing truly European approaches to migration. Nationally, Ireland will remain reliant on immigration in some sectors, while seeking to harness the Diaspora and avoid the pitfalls of poor integration. Thus, it is timely to reflect on migration regimes. The important question, often posed but rarely explored, is how can migration be managed?
Within migration studies, spurred by critical social theory, there has been renewed attention to bio-political theories. From refugee and asylum studies to integration policy and migration ‘management,’ current thinking is being framed around notions of governmentality and bio-power – in short, the politics of life itself. The central challenge is to promote the mobility necessary to participation in the global economy while at the same time controlling that same mobility. Thus, both scholarly theory and policy agree on the framework for debate, and we aim to bring policy and contemporary theory together to consider ‘Managing Migration?’.
Keynote speakers include: Michel Agier (École des Hautes Études) and Anthony Good (Edinburgh), author of Expertise in the Asylum Courts (2008)
Abstracts deadline on the precise theme of the conference only by April 6, 2009.
Conference date: May 6, 2009
Mark Maguire, PhD
Department of Anthropology, NUI Maynooth
Room: 1.1.6, Education House (Tel.+353 1 7086744)
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