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What Feminist Epistemology has to Offer to Reflexive Migration Studies

Khazaei, Faten

(Working Papers MAPS ; 4)

This paper investigates the normative, epistemological, and methodological challenges of achieving reflexivity in migration studies, and it suggests a better engagement with feminist epistemology as a solution to these challenges. Specifically, it argues that feminist standpoint theory and the situated knowledge paradigm can contribute to critically interrogating key concepts in the field and...

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R.I.C.E. – An Integrated Model of Welfare Deservingness Perceptions

Knotz, Carlo ; Gandenberger, Mia ; Bonoli, Giuliano ; Fossati, Flavia

(nccr on the move ; 26)

Research on deservingness perceptions is currently one of the most vibrant areas in the field of welfare state analysis. In this manuscript, we critically assess the state-of-the-art in this field of research and, in particular, the two dominant theoretical approaches, the C.A.R.I.N. framework and the ‘deservingness heuristics’ model. In doing so, we identify some important problems,...

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Precarity among mobile academics: The price of a (successful) academic career?

Schaer, Martine

(Working Papers MAPS ; 3)

In the early stages of their career, academics often move abroad for fixed-term positions, urged by the normative imperative to gain international experience and the need to accept academic opportunities where they arise. This paper examines the obstacles and challenges that three academics who engaged in a series of mobility episodes confronted and how they articulated competing demands from...

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Between Flows and Places: Conceptualizing the Migration-Mobility Nexus

Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik, Paula

(nccr on the move ; 25)

This paper sets out to conceptualize the nexus between migration and mobility as the connection between two contrasting perspectives on human movement. I use the notion of a “nexus” as an analytical lens to identify connections, overlaps or contradictions between the terms “migration” and “mobility”. I find that although migration and mobility are often seen as distinct phenomena, the...

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Interdépendances et collaborations dans les systèmes agro-alimentaires : penser l’autonomie en agriculture au-delà de l’agricole

Forney, Jérémie

(Working Papers MAPS ; 1)

Prenant le contre-pied d’une vision individualiste de l’autonomie, de nombreuses pratiques de collaboration se déploient dans les mondes agricoles avec pour but notamment de faire gagner en autonomie les agriculteurs qui les portent. Ces actions rappellent que le contraire de l’indépendance est la dépendance, et non l’interdépendance (Emery 2015) et que l’autonomisation passe...

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Migration, Sustainability and Democracy. Current Debates on Environmental, Social, and Political Issues

Sontag, Katrin

(nccr on the move ; 24)

This paper explores connections between migration on the one hand and sustainability and democracy on the other. It presents an introduction to ongoing debates and will be submitted to the Handbook of Sustainability and Democracy in a later version. The paper addresses three issues. Firstly, climate change as a cause of migration. It argues that the relation is not straightforward and the...

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Drought-Induced Human Displacement in Turkey

Delju, Amir H. ; Piguet, Etienne ; Rebebez, Martine ; Ceylan, Abdullah

(Working Papers MAPS ; 5)

This paper analyses the correlation between drought spells, using the Standardized Precipitation Index and internal migration in rural communities in Turkey between 2007 and 2015. It aims to assess the quantified and evidencebased relationship between the compound effect of drought and migration in Turkey. As the correlation coefficient between the SPI and the Rate of Net Migration showed direct...

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De-qualification and de-emancipation among recently arrived highly skilled immigrant women in Switzerland

Gerber, Sarah ; Wanner, Philippe

(nccr on the move ; 23)

Immigrants face numerous obstacles to integrating themselves into the Swiss labor market. One issue is the underutilization of skills, qualifications, and knowledge, which results in a brain waste for the migrants as well as for the Swiss society. This study examines the determinants of dequalificationand de-emancipation among the recently arrived highly skilled immigrant women in Switzerland....

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Segregation Patterns among Foreigners in Switzerland: A Multi-Scalar Approach (1990 – 2014)

Zufferey, Jonathan

(nccr on the move ; 22)

This ‘nccr on the move’ working paper examines the settlement and segregation of foreigners in Switzerland between 1990 and 2014. Based on a novel approach that addresses the modifiable areal unit problem common in most of the research on the topic, this paper compares 12 groups of foreigners at the regional, cantonal and neighborhood levels for the years 1990, 2000 and 2014. The...

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International Graduates in Switzerland: Transitioning into the Labor Market

Lombard, Annique ; Zufferey, Jonathan

(nccr on the move ; 21)

International students are potential highly skilled workers who can enter in their host country’s labor market. In Switzerland, migration policies regulate the selection criteria for migrant workers, including international students who subsequently seek employment after graduation. However, Switzerland has competing national interests: on the one hand, economic efficiency requires highly...