Politics of Migration

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Lawrence McKay

Gabriele, thank you for your paper – I was very interested and impressed by the methodology!

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Gabriele Pinto

Thank you very much for your appreciations Liam and Lawrence

Lawrence McKay

Hi Gabriele – Okay, now I’ve had time to sit and think about some of this! I have a couple of comments/suggestions: I’m interested by a certain tension in your theory. The effect on mood is theorized as almost a collective experience but the number of people carrying out an attack is so tiny. What I’m wondering is whether that suggests the population of people that can be driven by mood to commit (or not commit) attacks is actually very small because there are few people who are that extremely prejudiced in the first place. Or whether as part of… Read more »

Gabriele Pinto

Hi Lawrence, first I want to thank you for your valuable feedbacks. 1- On your first point, I think this is very relevant. I need more time to reason about it, I will try to get back to you in the next days. 2-On your second point. In the first place, my idea was to estimate the model for each individual category of attack. However, the information we have on the category of attack poses a limitation. In fact, the majority of the records of the Arvig dataset are labelled as “misccellaneous attacks”. I report here the distribution: miscellaneous attack… Read more »

Lawrence McKay

Ah, I see the problem but definitely promising that taking out demonstrations helps!

You don’t need to reply to (1) necessarily, just something to think about… 🙂

Joshua Thorp

Hi Gabriele – such a great presentation, and a very cool idea.

One concern I had was that you may be observing a microcosm of a broader trend in violence after large-scale, public sporting losses. I’ve heard of similar papers which find increases in rates of intimate partner/domestic violence after football matches (I think in New Zealand, though I could be mistaken). A stronger test of your theoretical mechanism might be to compare the rate of anti-immigrant violence with violent crime rates in general over the same period.

I look forward to seeing it in print one day!

Gabriele Pinto

Hi Joshua, and thanks for your comments.
Indeed, comparing the rate of anti-immigrant violence compared to violent crime rates is a very good idea. I think this could also address the comment made by .
 
I will look up the data, but if you have any other suggestions please let me know.
 
thanks again

Nick Dickinson

Hi everyone, I’m Dr Nick Dickinson and I am the discussant for this panel. I am a Fellow in Politics at Balliol College, Oxford and I research and teach political science and comparative government within the Department of Politics and International relations here. I’ll leave separate comments on each paper below, all of which I really enjoyed listening to!

Nick Dickinson

EXPECTATIONS VS REALITIES IN INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SOUTH TO SOUTH MOBILITES. Thank you for this paper Leonald. I found this a very interesting exploration of the experiences and expectations of international students in Algeria and the complexities associated with south to south mobility. The framing around an expectation-reality gap – with students consequently students evolving strategies to cope with the situation was a very good way to explain the topic and to show how students behaviours are related to the context and the issues they face. I have a few comments on ways you could develop the paper. First, I’d… Read more »

Leonald Kazibwe

Hi Nick,Thank for you the comments about my paper.I would like to answer to a few comments above.About the motivations to study abroad the interviews some students said they do talk to their peers who are already abroad to tell them if going there its worth it and then the majority do not have an-accurate representation of where they are going. secondly Algeria is not the first choice for some students however when other countries do not come through its taken up since its also an opportunity to study abroad.Then others come here because its a scholarship hence it reduces… Read more »

Nick Dickinson

Affective conditions of deportability: the temporalities of fractured presence in resistance to Israel’s migration regime Hi Sophie and thanks for a stimulating paper about a topic which, for reasons you outline in the contribution, receives less attention than we might expect given the prominence of both the Israel-Palestine conflict and associated issues, and migration studies – which I think already speaks to the relevance of what you discuss here about visibility and invisibility of certain individuals and groups. The paper looks at how affective and temporal conditions shaped the appearance of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees in Israel as new political… Read more »

Sophie Crowe

Hi Nick; thank you for these comments. They highlight areas to clarify that will be useful in attempting to develop a publication. The penultimate comment (about understanding the possibilities for politics) is something I’ve struggled with pinning down more generally in the thesis but its helpful to have it noted in this particular context. It seems to me that, for some people at least, the decision to consent to deportation in conditions of such precarity suggests a sense that the space for politics was closed down to the extent that it had become almost impossible in that moment. Regarding the… Read more »

Nick Dickinson

Nationalist moods, soccer, and attacks against immigrants: evidence from Germany. Thank you Gabriele for a really interesting paper and presentation which I think, echoing Lawrence’s comments, is a really nicely designed and well conducted study. I won’t provide a detailed commentary on methods, though I think the empirical work is very solid and appropriate to establish the link you hypothesise between football games and the occurrence of anti-immigrant attacks (though I also noted the point made by Lawrence that the measure includes demonstrations, which seems somewhat conceptually distinct for these purposes and may be muddling the data). I have a… Read more »

Gabriele Pinto

Hi Nick, First, I want to thank you for your interesting suggestions. I was not aware of this recent literature on the alcohol mediating factor. I will mention those studies in the paper, as I think they are very relevant. I would be grateful if you could give me your opinion on these two remarks: 1) In my analysis, the treatment is applied in the days AFTER the match (not including the day of the match), with different time windows of 2-3-4-5 days. All the studies you cited apply the treatment to a smaller time window (day of the match… Read more »

Micaela Musacchio Strigone

For Gabriele Pinto Ciao Gabriele! Thank you very much for your presentation and paper. I enjoyed the presentation a lot and your work is very very promising.  I see that you have already received quite a few feedbacks on this brilliant presentation and they cover some of the things that I would have raised. Mainly, the link between attitudes and behaviour and the cases of organised demonstrations.  I will add only a couple of ideas that I hope could be useful for you in expanding your research. I think you could extend the time period of your analysis. In fact,… Read more »

Gabriele Pinto

Ciao Micaela! thanks for your very grateful comments.   I did not know this C-Rex RTV dataset, seems promising to enlarge the analysis to other countries and a larger timeframe. So far, my timeframe is guided by the coverage of the Arvig Dataset (2013-2017).   NUMBER OF ATTACKS I am not worried about the number of attacks, the Arvig dataset contains more than 7.000 (1750 per year) events with a lot of variance between days, I think that is satisfactory. It has many more records per day than another similar dataset that has more restrictive inclusion criteria. Of course, we… Read more »

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Micaela Musacchio Strigone

Hi Gabriele,

Thank you for your reply. It all makes perfect sense. I’m glad you find the C-Rex dataset useful, it is an invaluable tool.
Good luck with your great work!

Leah Rea

Hi Kazibwe – thank you for your presentation! I think this is a really interesting area because as you note in your introduction, there is much discourse around examining and analysing migration from countries such as Algeria to European countries for economic purposes, but examining students seeking education in Algeria is understudied. I note you have referenced students in receipt of scholarships – is this the category you focused on, or are there other categories of students including those who are not in receipt of scholarships? Could there be different experiences for students who have not been awarded financial supports… Read more »

Leonald Kazibwe

Hi Leah,Thank you for your question and comment.In Algeria mostly students come here on scholarships since the country has a free education for all.Those who pay tuition are those that attend to private institutions.In my research i focused mainly on those that are on scholarships at the university.Thank you.

Leah Rea

Hi Sophie, thank you for your presentation on an issue which is overlooked or underexamined. I enjoyed your presentation and thought it was really comprehensive.

I was wondering if you had any thoughts as to the extent of / the impact of politicisation in the matter of Sudanese and Eritrean refugees? Thank you!

Sophie Crowe

Hi Lea, thanks for your comments and your question. I think the political impacts of these refugees has been located in the sharpening of racialised boundaries within the ethnonational self and the creation of new discursive and affective spaces that could be recreated despite the closing down of these spaces by internal border policing and the spatial containment of the refugees. I hope I understood (and answered) your question correctly!

Leah Rea

Gabriele – ben fatto! This was a really interesting and informative presentation; I really enjoyed it. I find your theory compelling; I would be interested if you have considered other factors which could fuel the nationalist mood within the context of sporting events. Also, have attacks perpetrated against immigrants increased within other contexts external to sporting events, e.g. election campaigns, or a perceived “moral panic” – I think here of the 2015-2016 New Year’s Eve celebration in Germany and the reports of alleged attacks against women by immigrants, which sparked a rise in attacks perpetrated against immigrants and also anti-immigration… Read more »

Gabriele Pinto

Hi Leah and thank you for your comments. I think that within sport events there are several factors that could fuel the nationalist mood. For instance the case of the ukraine t-shirt this year at euro 2020 is one of them. Political leaders are aware of the potential of sports for nationalistic/patriotic campaigns (from Mandela to Hitler). I give some references in the paper. Beside these factors that are strictly related to sports, there are of course other factors (such as those you mentioned or those highlited in other comments) that can fuel xenophobic violences. Political context, presence of immigrants,… Read more »

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