Summer School - 2019

Global and Transnational Sociology Summer School 2019


June 17 – June 28, 2019

Oliver Schmidtke, Ph. D., (University of Victoria) The Governance of Migration and Diversity: A Transatlantic Perspective

In terms of its social-structural implications, international migration is a disruptive force and at the same time an important source of innovation. This course will examine how migration questions and transforms traditional modes of inclusion, forms of collective identities, and cultural-communal practices. From a comparative transatlantic perspective, students will examine different migration regimes (with a focus on Canada and Germany/ Europe) and how they govern modes of socio-economic and political incorporation of newcomers into the fabric of society. In this respect, the focus of discussion will touch on key settlement, integration and citizenship policies as well as societal practices that facilitate or impede forms of social, symbolic or political inclusion. The course will pay particular attention to the legacy of Canadian multiculturalism and how it compares to the way European societies have addressed the multi-dimensional process of immigrant incorporation. Based on the transatlantic comparison, the course will also address the advance and effects of populist-nationalist political mobilization.   

Kei Takata, Ph. D. (University of Duisburg-Essen) Global Public Sphere and Cosmopolitanism: Diffusion, Networks and Mobilities

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July 1 – July 12, 2019

Paul K. Gellert, Ph. D., (University of Tennessee Knoxville) Comparative Poverty and Development: Resource Extractivism in the US, Germany and Indonesia

In this course, we will critically examine the historical roots and contemporary manifestations of poverty and development in the global South, especially Southeast Asia, and the global North of the US and Germany. We will focus especially on the politics and economics of resource extraction and development in the coal mining peripheries of the Appalachian mountains of the US, the Ruhr area of Germany, and the Kalimantan (Borneo) provinces of Indonesia. As such, while this course is listed in sociology, it incorporates ideas from other disciplines, including economics, history, geography, and political science. This course will cover empirical data on poverty and theories of development and poverty. It will build on the “first world” US extractivism and poverty and compare that with German Ruhr area.

Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer (University of Duisburg-Essen) Social policy and Gender

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Contact information:

Lucia Bonikowski

Room: LK075
Tel.: +49 (0)203-379-1343

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