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  • Istituto DIRPOLIS
  • Conferenza

Borders and Migration Governance: Research trends and avenues

Date 28.05.2024 time

Piazza Martiri della Libertà, 33 , 56127 Italy

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Monday, May 27 and Tuesday, May 28, 2024, are scheduled for two days dedicated to the International Workshop Addressing Governance Challenges, an event included in the teaching programs of the Ph.D. in Transnational Governance courses, in collaboration with the Scuola Normale Superiore, and the course of Honours Students  “L’Africa nel (dis)ordine internazionale”.

May 28th 2024, ore 10:00

"Borders and Migration Governance: Research trends and avenues”


Border and migration studies have emerged as an interdisciplinary field between political science, anthropology, sociology, science and technology studies, geography. As the world continues to witness unprecedented levels of migration, driven by factors such as conflict, economic disparities, climate change implications and the ideal freedom of movement, understanding these phenomena becomes increasingly crucial. This workshop aims to discuss trends and future of border and migration studies and underscore their relevance in contemporary global governance contexts.

Migration is not merely a movement from one place to another; it involves a myriad of social, economic, political, and cultural dimensions that intersect and interact in complex ways. Border and migration studies contribute to the investigation of bordering practices, policies, technologies, institutions and organizations roles involved in mobility governance. These scholarships interrogate the people on the move implications on the tensions between sovereignty exigencies and transnational mobility. In an increasingly interconnected and globalized world, the concept of borders is not static or monolithic; rather, it is fluid and constantly negotiated. Migrations challenge rigid border regimes and prompts to reconsider the ways in which territorial boundaries are conceptualized and governed. Lastly, while experiences and perspectives of people on the move are hardly problematized in the process of policy-making, border and migration studies counteract these narratives by centring the voices and experiences of migrants, thereby fostering reconfiguration of analytical tools.

This workshop aims to debate current and future trends in migration and borders studies facing the challenges of governance in hectic times.