Author: Kacper Szulecki

Illiberal Remittances. Is Mass Migration and the Demise of the Myth of the West Fueling Populism in CEE?

Author: Kacper Szulecki; Published in: Aspen Review Central Europe (February 2020), available in Open Access. Freedom of movement—particularly to travel and work in the “West”—was something Central Europeans dreamed of behind the Iron Curtain, and used to be given as the number one rationale for joining the EU. What if mass migration and democratic backsliding […]

International Workshop ‘Central European Diasporas in Western Europe 15 years since the EU’s Eastern Enlargement’

Within the framework of the DIASPOlitic project, the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw hosted the workshop “Central European Diasporas in Western Europe 15 years since the EU’s Eastern Enlargement: Political and Social Dynamics”. The event gathered migration researchers from Warsaw (SWPS and the Center for Migration Research at the University of Warsaw) and […]

Illiberal Remittances? Studying the Political Dynamics and Voting Patterns of CEE Migrants in Western Europe

Authors: Ben Stanley and Kacper Szulecki; Presented at: ECPR General Conference, University of Wroclaw, 6 September 2019, Panel “Migration and Electoral Politics in Europe and Beyond” While populism scholars have looked at the ways in which migrants become objects of populist politics, we understand too little about the role of migrants as subjects in the […]

DIASPOlitic at ECPR 2019 in Wroclaw

Ben Stanley and Kacper Szulecki will present the DIASPOlitic project and its early findings at the annual General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), hosted by the University of Wroclaw, 5-6 September 2019. As part of the section International Migration from a Comparative Perspective: Policies, Practices, and Outcomes the panel ‘Migration and […]

DIASPOlitic at the MFA

Dr. Kacper Szulecki presented the DIASPOlitic project at the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The event was hosted by the desk for Central Europe, as part of the project’s user engagement and outreach under the UTENRIKS/EUROPA funding scheme. Photo: The Royal Norwegian Department of Foreign Affairs building in Oslo, Norway, J. P. Fagerback, Wikimedia […]

DIASPOlitic launch workshop at the University of Oslo

The project’s official kick-off event took place at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. The event gathered some 30 participants, including the project team: Dr. Kacper Szulecki (Principal Investigator), Prof. Marta Bivand-Erdal and Dr. Ben Stanley (Co-investigators); representatives of the Advisory Board – Dr. Cathrine Thorleifsen (C-Rex, UiO), Prof. Thomas Hylland Eriksen (Social […]

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