Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives, Political Practices and the Role of the State

Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: 

Narratives, Political Practices and the Role of the State

19-20 June 2017

Conveners: Félix Krawatzek & Lea Müller-Funk

Venue: Nuffield College, Clay Room


Panel 1: 1.00 – 3.00 pm: Political Practices

Discussant: Alexander Betts Chair: David Doyle

Stefan Rother& Nicola Piper: Political Remittances and the Diffusion of a Migrant Rights Agenda in Transnational Activist Networks: The Case of the Migrant Forum in Asia

Jürgen Schmidt: The Early German Labour Movement and Transnationalism, c. 1830-1860

Tamirace Fakhoury: Political Remittances in the Wake of the 2011 Arab Uprisings: The Case of Arab Communities in Hamburg and Berlin

Ana Isabel López García: The Political Attitudes and Practices of Mexican Deported Migrants Electre Mauche: “Living with the Anarchists in Eksarxeia”: Narrating Solidarity Movements in Eksarxeia’s Neighbourhood


Panel 2: 3.15 – 5.00 pm: Identity

Discussant: Nicholas Van Hear Chair: Ilka Vari Lavoisier

Lea Müller-Funk: “By the Will of the Youth, a New and Free Egypt will be Built up”: Diaspora Politics during the (Post-)Arab Spring and the Second Generation

Alexander Clarkson: Crossing Lines: Diaspora Identity and Political Transnationalism in Late Cold War Germany

Serena Hussain: Exporting British ‘Kashmiri-yat’ Jeffrey Ding: What Remittances Reveal: Political Transnationalism with Chinese and Indian



Panel 3: 5.15 – 7.15 pm: The Role of the State

Discussant: Laurence Whitehead Chair: Félix Krawatzek

Iain Anderson: “We’re Coming!” Danish American Identity, Fraternity, and Political Transnationalism during World War Two

Benjamin Bruce: Imams for the Diaspora: The Turkish State’s International Theology Programme

Eszter Herner-Kovács: Transnational Engagement of Hungarian Kin-State and Diaspora Communities

Ayumi Takenaka: Who Belongs to Japan? Ethnic Affinity and Nationhood through Diaspora Politics

Gerasimos Tsourapas: Public Diplomacy, Political Remittances and the International Dimension of Authoritarianism



Panel 4: 9.00 – 10.45 am: Narratives and Text Analysis

Discussant: Jennifer Bruns Chair: Ilka Vari Lavoisier

Félix Krawatzek & Gwendolyn Sasse: Patterns of Integration of German-US Migrants over 150 Years: How Local Conditions Shape Transnational Narratives of Integration

Lynne Hartnett: Relief and Revolution: Russian Migrants’ Political Remittances and the Building of Political Transnationalism

Emma Moreton & Patrick O’Sullivan: A Corpus-Linguistic Approach to Examining Social and Political Remittances in Nineteenth Century Irish Migrant Correspondence

Mathilde Zederman: Islamic Tunisian Mobilisations in France under Ben Ali’s regime


Panel 5: 11.00 am – 1.00 pm: Theory

Discussant: Gwendolyn Sasse Chair: Lea Müller-Funk

Katrina Burgess: Outsiders or Insiders? Explaining Patterns of Long-Distance Advocacy

Thomas Lacroix: The Transnational State: Enrolling Migrants in Development and Migration Policies

Marieke van Houte: Hopes and Fears of Migrants’ Contribution to Political Change: A Tunisian Case Study

Barry Maydom: Remittances and Democratisation: The Influence of Migrants' Destinations David Doyle: Migration and Preferential Trade Agreements


Panel 6: 2.30 – 4.15 pm: Methods

Stéphanie Pouessel: The Tunisian Diaspora in the Democratic Process. Return of the Next Generation and Political Remittances

Ilka Vari Lavoisier: Political Remittances in the Global South - Political Implications of the Surge in African Students Migration to Turkey

Davide Gnes: Theorizing Political Change in Organizations: Migrant Institutional Entrepreneurs and the Worker Center Model in Los Angeles


Source: https://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/departmental/political-remittances-and-political-transnationalism-narratives-political-practices-and-the-role-of-the-state.html