Published: 10 September 2019
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This book includes a selection of papers written in the last ten years (2009-2019) in affiliation to Swiss academic institutions. They have been updated and edited for this publication. The idea behind the present collection is to make full value of comparative research carried out both from a theoretical or empirical perspective on different categories of migrants from the elderly to second generation and from low to highly skilled, originating from a variety of regions and geographical contexts. They come from the Sub-Saharan African region as well as Western and Eastern Europe presently living on the European continent. Paolo Ruspini is a political scientist who has been researching issues of international and European migration and integration since 1997 with a comparative approach and by drawing on mixed methods. His current research deals with transnational migration from a theoretical and empirical perspective.
CHAPTER ONE – Migrants unbound? Transnationalism, Immigrant Integration and Return in Europe and Beyond
CHAPTER TWO – Social capital and networking for sub-saharan migrant women
CHAPTER THREE – Russian Transnational Migrant Communities as Agents of Cooperation and Integration
CHAPTER FOUR – Elderly Migrants in Europe: Trends, Policies and Practices
CHAPTER FIVE – Second Generation Migrants: Focus on Southern Switzerland
Paolo Ruspini (MA Pol. Sci., PhD, Milan) is a political scientist who has been researching issues of international and European migration and integration since 1997 with a comparative approach and by drawing on mixed methods. His current research deals with transnational migration from a theoretical and empirical perspective. The geographical focus of his work spans from Western to Central and South-Eastern Europe and cover also the post-Soviet migration space with emphasis on the dynamics and multimodal character of migration flows in a changing policy context. He is currently affiliate scholar at Franklin University Switzerland, Lugano, Switzerland (since December 2018); associate researcher at the Institute of Sociological Research (IRS), Geneva School of Social Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland (since September 2017); member of the Karl Polányi Research Center for Global Social Studies at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary (since July 2016); honorary research fellow at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom (since January 2016); associate fellow at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Institute of Law, Politics and Development (DIRPOLIS), Pisa, Italy (since July 2014); and he has been senior researcher for more than nine years at the Faculty of Communication Sciences of the University of Lugano (USI), Switzerland (starting from February 2008). From October 2013 until May 2014 he was visiting professor at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in Pisa. He has also been associate fellow at the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations (CRER) of the University of Warwick for ten years until the CRER closed in September 2011. In the year 2001, Ruspini received a Marie Curie individual fellowship for his project “Living on the Edge: Irregular Migrants in Europe” (2001-2002) and he also received a German Marshall Fund and other smaller grants for holding the position of principal investigator at CRER for the research project in collaboration with the Centre of Migration Research of Warsaw University, “In Search for a New Europe: Contrasting Migratory Experiences” (2001-2005). Paolo Ruspini was also visiting scholar at the Mershon Center for Education, Ohio State University (1998) and worked for the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (1995-1996). He combines research activities with routine lectures in a number of universities and international institutions.
Publisher: Transnational Press London
Published: 10 Sept 2019
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