Migrations - Knowledge Production/Policy Making
|Keywords:||migration; knowledge production; policy making|
Knowledge Production in Migration Studies In this session we will focus on the practices that, speaking of migrations, transform an event into a research topic and interests that stand behind it. The production and circulation of knowledge on migration has a differing logic in the areas of politics, public life and the academic world. The crucial question is what types of migration are discursively produced as normal or deviating social process and how different discursive fields interfere. Migrations Policymaking Theoretical concepts and research findings are re-defined in the political sphere and thus shape contemporary migration events. Political players have usually only slight understanding for broader than a national perspective - to be part of the administration of the nation state also means in some way believing in this "real fiction" or at the very least acting pragmatically in line with it. We welcome contributions critically analyzing migration policies, in particular their making, background ideas and assumptions and legitimization discourses.