264 Race, Rights, and the Law: A Multi-Disciplinary Examination of the Politics of Immigration and Citizenship in Western Europe

Thursday, June 27, 2013: 4:00 PM-5:45 PM
C0.17 (Oudemanhuispoort)
How are the rights of territorially present non-citizens articulated in a supranational entity like the European Union, with multiple levels of citizenship operating? What obligations do Western European governments owe non-citizens on their territory, both those legally resident and those who are undocumented? How can dominant discourses and narratives about both immigration and the rights owed to territorially present non-citizens from their host governments be feasibly challenged/interrupted/ruptured? This panel examines the roles that CJEU and ECtHR case law, anti-immigrant sentiment, national identity, history, and race play in answering these questions. Panelists will draw on varying disciplinary and methodological perspectives including interview data, legal analysis, qualitative empircism, political theory, and historical analysis.
Mina Barahimi
Oliver Schmidtke
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