Laufende Projekte

Bus stops, triple wins and two steps: A comparative analysis of skilled migration systems in Canada, Germany and Singapore.
- Teilstudie Deutschland - 
Laufzeit: 2020 - 2025
Wissenschaftliche Partner*innen: Prof. Dr. Magaret Walton-Roberts (Laurier University Toronto), Prof. Dr. Brenda Yeoh (National University of Singapore).
Förderer: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada 

This project is a comparative examination of three country pairs that represent different migration models in the case of nursing; two-step (visa conversations from student to worker status), ‘triple win’ (or fair migration models) and bus-stop (a term we employ to denote migration regimes of temporary labour). 

Cities Need What They Can’t Plan Fully: Migration, Diasporas and

Planning for Cosmopolitan Urbanity

Laufzeit: 2019 - 2020
Förderer: Oxford-Berlin Initiative/Berlin University Alliance
Wissenschaftliche Partner*innen: Prof. Michael Keith und Jacqueline Broadhead (University of Oxford)

Cosmopolitan cities (those with a high degree of internal diversity and a great variety of incoming flows) are increasingly able to govern their migration-related diversity as juxtaposed to those cities that show are either smaller or show a more mono-ethnic structure (or both) which may (with some notable exceptions) tend to fend off newcomers. There is the risk that the cities with less experience in the urban governance of migration will miss the connection with the trend of proactive agency of the cosmopolitan cities. In the UK, the Centre for Towns has identified this phenomenon, and the Institute for Public Policy Research’s local migration panel on the northern English town of Corby has demonstrated how even closely
planned economic development can falter if the impacts of migration are not sufficiently included. Similar to the conceptualization of ethnicity as dynamic, multifaceted and socially constructed, cities started to construct “migration-related diversity profiles”.