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Interview ARD Mittagsmagazin

Report about the bilateral agreement on labour recruitment (Anwerbeabkommen) between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey that had its 50th anniversary on Oktober 30th. Interview with Thomas Faist. ARD Mittagsmagazin.
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New Publication

Thomas Faist and Nadine Sieveking (Eds.), 2011,Unravelling Migrants as Transnational Agents of Development - Social Spaces in between Ghana and Germany. Münster: Lit Verlag (ISBN: 978-3-643-90111-8).


Research: Climate-related Migration

Climate-related Migration: A Potential Horror Scenario?, a article about the research on the links between migration and climate change. Bi.Research 37.2011, pages 4-7.


Current debate about Multiculturalism in Europe

Reactions to the debate that was initiated by Tariq Modood, including a contribution by Thomas Faist.
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New Publication by Thomas Faist in "Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation "

Thomas Faist releases an article titled "The Crucial Meso-Level" in the book "Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation" edited by Marco Martiniello and Jan Rath.
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New publication by Thomas Faist: Diaspora and Transnationalism

In cooperation with Rainer Bauböck, Thomas Faist releases a new publication titled: Diaspora and Transnationalism. Concepts, Theories and Methods.

Diaspora and transnationalism are widely used concepts in academic as well as political discourses. Although originally referring to quite different phenomena, they increasingly overlap today. Such inflation of meanings goes hand in hand with a danger of essentialising collective identities. This book therefore analyses diaspora and transnationalism as research perspectives rather than as characteristics of particular social groups. Its contributions focus on conceptual uses, theoretical challenges and methodological innovations in the study of social ties that transcend nation and state boundaries. Bringing together authors from a wide range of fields and approaches in the social sciences, this volume is evidence that studying border-crossing affiliations also requires a crossing of disciplinary boundaries.

Contributors: Rainer Bauböck, Paolo Boccagni, Michel Bruneau, Anastasia Christou, Janine Dahinden, Thomas Faist, Nina Glick Schiller, Uwe Hunger, Koen Jonkers, Laia Jorba, Russell King, Kathrin Kissau, Maria Koinova, Valentina Mazzucato, Laura Morales, Karsten Paerregaard, Myra A. Waterbury, Agnieszka Weinar

“Diaspora and transnationalism have become buzzwords in popular debates. In this innovative work, Bauböck, Faist and their co-authors reclaim the concepts for social science by demonstrating their significance for contemporary migration research.” Stephen Castles, Research Chair in Sociology, The University of Sydney

“A strong, elegant and very welcome map and compass for the concepts, theories, questions and methodological challenges that drive research on the global condition.” Peggy Levitt, Author of /God Needs No Passport/ and Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College

“An insightful and thought-provoking contribution to the theoretical and methodological debates. The chapters provide both fresh and authoritative perspectives on the key issues at stake and underscore the value of cross-disciplinary dialogue.” Eva Østergaard-Nielsen, Associate Professor of Political Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona

“‘Compiled by foremost scholars in the field, this volume skilfully brings together compelling essays that examine concepts, theories and methods surrounding these two terms, their mixed definitions, critiques and social scientific impacts.” Steven Vertovec, Director, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Amsterdam University Press
IMISCOE Research
ISBN 978 90 8964 238 7 July 2010
paperback, 360 pages
price €44.50

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Press release, 19 July 2010


Special Issue: "Migration Politics" in spring 2010

In spring 2010 a Special Issue titeled "Migration Politics", containing an article by Prof. Thomas Faist, is anounced by Social Research.
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Job Announcement: INMD is looking for an Executive Director

The 'International Network of Migration and Development' is looking for an Executive Director.
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"The Great Trek"

An article of the German weekly newspaper 'Die Zeit' on the issue of "climate refugees' includes reference to Thomas Faist's critical position on the subject.
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Current 'Sociologus' Issue: Migration(s) and Development(s)

Thomas Faist and Gudrun Lachenmann (eds.) (2009): Migration(s) and Development(s): Transformation of Paradigms, Organisations, and Gender Orders. Sociologus - Zeitschrift für empirische Ethnosoziologie und Ethnopsychologie / Journal for Empirical Social Anthropology 59, 1. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.

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