198 Immigration and Social Systems: Collected Essays of Michael Bommes

Thursday, June 27, 2013: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM
C3.17 (Oudemanhuispoort)
Michael Bommes was one of the most brilliant and original migration studies scholars of our time. He influenced several generations of schaolrs well beyond Germany. He passed away on 26 December 2010. Published by Amsterdam University Press. Immigration and Social Systems: Collected Essays of Michael Bommes is a posthumous collection that brings together a selection of his most important work on immigration and the welfare state, immigrant integration, discrimination, irregular migration, migrant networks and migration policy research. The volume has been edited by Christina Boswell Professor of Politics at the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh . Gianni D’Amato isProfessor of Migration and Citizenship studies at the University of Neuchâtel and Director of the Swiss Forum of Migration and Population Studies (SFM). They will present the book and its making of diiscuss what they see as Michael Bommes' contribution to migration studies. Two other renowned migration scholars who worked closely with Michael on collective projects will also discuss his work and outlook: Andrew Geddes, professor at Politics at the university of Sheffield (UK) and Giuseppe Sciortino, professor of sociology at the university of Trento; Virginie Guiraudon (CNRS Research Professor at the Sciences Po Paris Center for European Studies ) will chair the panel.
Virginie Florence Guiraudon
Christina Boswell , Andrew Geddes , Giuseppe Sciortino and Rinus Penninx
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