Seminar Series Hilary 2015

Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30
Seminar Room, Pauling Centre,  58a Banbury Road, Oxford

Shifting Powers, Shifting Mobilities

Convened by: Dace DzenovskaNick Van Hear and Ben Gidley

The world economic and financial meltdown and its social, economic and political aftermath have helped to consolidate and accelerate shifts in the global political economy, which in turn are re-shaping the global migration order, as emergent powers become increasingly important players on the world migration scene. Moreover, power is not only shifting socio-economically and spatially, but arguably its very nature is shifting too. This seminar series will explore how these shifts are playing out in three related spheres: the connection between mobility and politics (‘fight and flight’), global urban transformation, and the limits of governance.  The series will open with three scene-setting sessions looking at recent shifts and shocks and the recent wave of protest and revolt, before moving on to consider how generation, class, gender and ethnicity play into the choices between moving and staying put, and between protesting, enduring and acquiescing in the face of adverse and threatening conditions.

22 January
Shifting powers, shifting mobilities: What’s up?  
Dace Dzenovska, Ben Gidley & Nick Van Hear, COMPAS

29 January
'Emerging worlds': The reconfiguration of the global south 
Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen

5 February
Beyond exit and voice: Two perspectives
Nick Van Hear & Dace Dzenovska, COMPAS

12 February
'We go to bring something back': A comparison between strategies of going and staying among frustrated youth in southern Nepal 
Amanda Snellinger, University of Oxford

19 February
The border is everywhere: Refugee journeys in Europe
Daniel Trilling, New Humanist

26 February
Continuity and change in the perceptions and political behaviour of Polish migrants in the UK
Gwendolyn Sasse, University of Oxford

5 March
Migration, exile and revolution: Recent experience from the Middle East  
Helene Thiollet, Sciences Po

12 March
Shifting powers, shifting mobilities: Developing a research agenda
Bridget Anderson, Mette Berg, Franck Düvell, Caroline Oliver & Martin Ruhs, COMPAS