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Workshop: Authoritarianism and (Im)Mobility: Moving Beyond Exile and Forced Migration
November 7 @ 8:45 - November 8 @ 14:30
Liberal democracy is in decline around the world. With 70% of the world’s population now living in autocracies, the third wave of autocratization is in full swing. This turn towards authoritarianism in world politics has drawn much scholarly attention in recent years. Existing research has demonstrated political discontent, dissatisfaction with deterioration of democratic and civil rights, and perceived corruption to be important emigration drivers both in democratic contexts and in autocratizing countries. Similarly, scholars have established democratic governance as an important incentive for prospective migrants. Recent studies on forced migration, exile and transnational repression have also contributed to our understanding of the relationship between authoritarianism and migration.
Connecting this literature with the “mobility turn” in migration studies, this workshop seeks to move beyond the existing focus on exile and forced migration to display the various paths of (im)mobility in authoritarian settings.
The workshop is co-organized by the Center for Comparative Research on Democracy (CCRD), Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB) and Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM)
Gülay Türkmen (WZB)
Zeynep Yanaşmayan (DeZIM Institute)
Ertuğ Tombuş (HU Berlin)