DIAMINT is a European research group on ‘Science-society dialogues on migration and integration in Europe“. The cluster aims to reconstruct how science-society dialogues on this contested topic have evolved and how these dialogues have shaped the understanding of migrant integration in the respective countries. It focuses on various European countries, as well as on the European and local levelsl. Until 2013, DIAMINT led a comparative project that was funded by the VolkswagenStiftung. In 2014, DIAMINT was awarded the status of Standing Committee of the IMISCOE Research Network. On this website you can find more information on the background of the project, the objectives of the research, publications and the agenda of the research network.
On august 28th (13:00), during the upcoming IMISCOE conference in Madrid, DIAMINT organizes a book workshop. During the workshop, the book ‘Integrating immigrants in Europe: research policy dialogues’ will be presented, a.o. by Han Entzinger, Rinus Penninx and Peter Scholten. Discussants will be Gianni d’Amato, Ilke Adam and Ronald Derks. For more info see http://www.imiscoe.org
A comparative paper based on the DIAMINT project (www.diamint.eu), co-authored by Peter Scholten and Stijn Verbeek, has been accepted by the journal Science & Public Policy. The paper is titled ‘Politicization and Expertise: Changing Research-Policy Relations on Migrant Integration in Europe’, and compares case-studies of Austria, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands and the EU. A key finding in the paper is that politicisation does not pre-empt the role of expertise in policy formulation, but rather changes the nature of research-policy dialogues in the context of politicisation. This involves more symbolic knowledge utilisation, a coproduction of knowledge that contributes in particular to facts and information that can sustain policies, and a more selective configuration of research-policy relations to promote the provision of instrumental expertise rather than fundamental research.
Based on DIAMINT’s performance over the past years, our research cluster has been awarded the status of ‘Standing Committee’ in the IMISCOE Research Network. This provides a solid foundation for the continuation of our research activities. For more information, see www.imiscoe.org.
The first three DIAMINT journal articles have been accepted! The three articles are part of a special issue on ‘Policy Analysis at Times of Crises’ of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, edited by Peter Scholten and Frans van Nispen. The articles are already available online, and will be published in an issue in late 2014. At least several DIAMINT articles are still in process of review with other journals.
- Geddes, A. and Scholten, P. (2014). Policy Analysis and Europeanization: An analysis of EU migrant integration policymaking. In Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. See link.
- Entzinger, H. and Scholten, P. (2014) The interplay of knowledge production and policymaking: A comparative analysis of research and policy-making on migrant integration in Germany and the Netherlands. In: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. See link.
- Caponio, T., A. Hunter and S.R. Verbeek (2014). (De)constructing expertise: comparing knowledge utilisation in the migrant integration ‘crisis.’ In: Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
The text of the valedictory address of Han Entzinger, ‘Boundaries’ (27 September 2013), is now available online, see link.
The final conference of the DIAMINT project is to take place at Erasmus University Rotterdam on 26-27 September 2013. The 26th involves a closed meeting for the research partners. On the 27th, a discussion seminar will take place with various invitees, a.o. Giulia Amaducci, Marco Martiniello and Liz Collett. The conference will end with the valedictory address of Han Entzinger. For more information, see link.
The DIAMINT project is hosting a panel at the upcoming 10th IMISCOE conference in Malmo, Sweden (27-29 August 2013). The panel, chaired by Han Entzinger and Peter Scholten, is titled “Deconstructing the Migration Crisis: Towards Reflexive Research-Policy Dialogues?”. For more information, see link.