10 Octobre – axe Identifications | Borbala Göncz et Breda Gray

12 h site Sciences Po Bordeaux, salle Mauriac

jeudi 10 octobre 2019 /// axe Identifications, Borbala Göncz et Breda Gray



chercheuse invitée au Centre Émile Durkheim

Protecting Non-Resident Citizens: The Changing Role of Church and State

Scholarly work on diaspora engagement and transnational social protection, while increasingly common, generally treats these as emergent forms of secular statecraft. The historical and continued imbrication of secular statecraft with religious discourses, practices and knowledge has not been part of the conversation.  In this paper I address this oversight by calling attention to the historical and contemporary interweavings of church and state ideas, authorities, and techniques of government in simultaneously forging transnational conceptions of social citizenship, extending social protection and fostering ethnically and religiously-identified subject-citizens.  I demonstrate the need to move beyond framing origin-state diaspora engagement as solely a project of secular statecraft by bringing to light some of the ways in which the Catholic Church (an example of only one religious institution) in the case study contexts of Italy, the Philippines and Mexico have pioneered migrant social protection in partnership with, in parallel, and in contestation with origin states. While church rationalities of protecting human dignity and preserving family life put it in conflict with origin and receiving state migration policies, church techniques of migration government through social protection also support sending state diaspora relations and social protection policies. Alongside the scholarly attention currently being paid to the extensification and intensification of origin state protection measures, I point in this paper to the continued significance of church actors in the social protection of non-resident citizens.


chercheuse invitée au Centre Émile Durkheim

When the EU is appealing to the disadvantaged: how utilitarianism and identity shape attitudes towards a social Europe

The member states of the European Union have been recently facing an economic and a refugee crisis that put under test one of the fundamental values of the European Union, solidarity. In this context of missing congruence between market integration and social integration many argued that further legitimacy, common identity and solidarity is needed for further integration stressing the importance of a social Europe.
Going beyond the widely researched topic of public support towards the European integration process this paper examines the potential public support for a social Europe. While recent studies approach European solidarity from the perspective of the welfare state and welfare attitudes, this paper links it to support for the EU and the concept of identity. It is argued that general support for the European integration process and support for a social Europe are different phenomena. Building on the analysis of the ESS survey data collected in 2016 results confirm that, while their drivers might be similar, i.e. interests and identities, the mechanisms at work behind are different also depending on the institutional context of a country.


site Sciences Po Bordeaux, salle Mauriac
entrée libre

Des sandwichs seront offerts aux participant·e·s à condition de s’inscrire avant le 6 octobre (en précisant le cas échéant pour un sandwich végétarien) auprès de Sophie Duchesne (s.duchesne@sciencespobordeaux.fr)
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