Seminar to be held on Monday, January 28th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm.
A largely dysfunctional American immigration system is only poorly explained by simple depictions of the political economy of lawmaking in this area, blaming functional economic policy-setting, longstanding public attitudes, explicit presidential discretion, or general gridlock. Instead, the structure of immigration law emerges from intersecting effects of three separate political economies – statutory compromises rooted in the political economy of lawmaking, organizational practices reflecting the political economy of implementation, and public reactions implicating the responses of policy elites and the larger public to each other. Together, these factors …
Seminar to be held on Monday, November 26th in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm
Social psychology research has shown that priming both emotion-giving and perspective-taking empathy can increase positive attitudes towards other groups. Yet, political scientists have yet to explore the attitudinal implications of this emotional construct in a political context. However, in a previous pilot study of students, Chris Haynes finds evidence that empathy can have a permissive effect on people’s immigration policy preferences. Here, he builds on these insights by presenting the results of two experiments, one laboratory and one online M-Turk, which evaluate the following expectations: First, he …
Tuesday, November 13th in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm
A Roundtable Discussion on the 2012 Presidential Elections: Ethnic Politics and the Politics of Immigration Reform
1. Marisa Abrajano, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, UCSD
2. Efren Perez, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
3. Tom Wong, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UCSD
Book discussion to be held on Monday, October 22nd in ERC 115 at 12:00 pm
The Politics of Trafficking: The First International Movement to Combat the Sexual Exploitation of Women
Sex trafficking is not a recent phenomenon. Over 100 years ago, the first international traffic in women for prostitution emerged, prompting a worldwide effort to combat it. The Politics of Trafficking provides a unique look at the history of that first anti-trafficking movement, illuminating the role gender, sexuality, and national interests play in international politics.
Initially conceived as a global humanitarian effort to protect women from sexual exploitation, the movement’s feminist-inspired vision failed …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, June 5th in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm
In this research, Professor Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal uses ethnographic longitudinal data collected in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico as well as the U.S. to introduce the concept of Migration-Trust Networks (MTN) from a transnational perspective. The concept contributes to the existing social capital theories of international migration by defining the particularities that characterize the social networks of migration in which a large number of migrants from Mexico to the U.S. lack legal documentation. She specifies membership requirements to participate in a MTN for those who migrate from …
Seminar to be held on Thursday, May 31st in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
Governments adopt a variety of approaches to regulating immigration, and make adjustments to these policies frequently. But currently there exist no comprehensive, cross-nationally comparable data on immigration laws and policies and how they have changed over time. This is a major problem for ongoing research on the determinants and impacts of immigration policies. The project is aimed at addressing this problem by compiling and analyzing comparable data on immigration laws and policies in 26 major recipient countries from 1960 until the present, with annual updates to follow. …
Seminar to be held on Tuesday, May 8th in ERC 115 at 12:30 pm.
What is the relationship between security and immigration to the U.S? How have security objectives factored into U.S. immigration policy? These questions are significant for the U.S. because the volume of international migration has been increasing in recent decades and many analysts argue that without sound policy planning immigration can for America serve as a source of conflict with foreign states, tax the ability of its domestic systems to assimilate diverse peoples without violence, and expose its citizens and immigrants to crime, contagious disease, and terrorism. This …
John Skrentny, CCIS Director, will be presenting “After Civil Rights: Law and the Meaning of Race in the American Workplace” at the “Fractures: Defining and Redefining the Twentieth-Century United States,” at the Department of History, University of Pennsylvania.
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The 28th Meeting of the Politics of Race, Immigration, and Ethnicity Consortium (PRIEC)
Friday, May 4th, 12:00 – 7:30pm
The Village at Torrey Pines, 15th Floor
Co-sponsored by: The Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, Department of Political Science
12:00-12:15pm LUNCH AND INTRODUCTION
12:15-2:45pm PANEL 1
Allison Anoll, Stanford University, Dissipating Cuban Distinctiveness: A Study of the Increasing Homogeneity of Latino Political Participation Among Post-1980 Immigrant and U.S. Born Cubans
Zoltan Hajnal and Michael Rivera, UCSD, Attitudes Toward Latinos and the White Vote
Chris Haynes, University of California Riverside, Calling All Empathizers: How Empathy Moderates the Effect of Empathic Capacity on Immigration …
CCIS Director, John Skrentny, will present “Research Universities in the American Education System” at the “Education in a New Society Seminar” to be held at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.
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