2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change: Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change

Страна: Германия

Город: Witten Germany

Тезисы до: 30.06.2015

Даты: 05.11.15 — 07.11.15

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: conference.wiwa@uni-wh.de

Организаторы: The Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa)


The Witten Institute for Institutional Change (WIWa) invites submissions of papers and organized sessions for the 2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change which will be conducted with the generous support by the Aktionsgemeinschaft Soziale Marktwirtschaft and the Forschungskolleg Siegen.

The 2015 Conference will focus on „Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change“. It will take place on 6 and 7 November at Witten/Herdecke University in Witten, Germany.

In recent years, the “institutional turn” in the social sciences has increasingly influenced migration research. Especially in economics, this has led to a broader view on the determinants of migration decisions and the consequences of migration for the countries of origin as well as for the target countries. The institutional perspective on migration offers various opportunities for co-operation among the different disciplines in the social sciences. So far, however, these opportunities have not been fully exploited.

The 2nd Witten Conference on Institutional Change intends to foster the inter-disciplinary discourse on the institutional dimension of migration. Papers dealing with the general topic of „Migration, Institutions, and Institutional Change“ from an economic, sociological, philosophical, political and/or legal perspective are equally welcome.

 Key questions (non-exclusive) are:

    How do formal and informal institutions influence “stay” or “go” decisions? And how do “stay” or “go” decisions influence institutions in the countries affected?
    What impact does migration have on economic growth in the target countries?
    What are the costs and benefits of migration, especially in the context of demographic change?
    What is the possible impact of migration within the EU on the future of European integration?
    What impact does migration have on social capital and social cohesion?
    How can social security systems be designed to cope with the challenges of migration?
    What are the consequences of migration for the culture and the population distribution both in the origin and target countries?
    What does migration mean for traditional philosophical concepts such as “the state”, “society”, “language”, and “the moral code”?
    What are the most important ethical aspects of migration, e.g. in a global justice perspective?
    How do mass media, old and new, represent and interpret migration issues?

Веб-сайт конференции: https://www.uni-siegen.de/fokos/aktuelles/633102.html