The Political Challenge of Migration Policy

Simon Green
 

Tuesday 24 January 2012

Inaugural lecture by Professor Simon Green

The management of migration represents one of the major political challenges for developed states across the globe, and especially in the European Union. Yet in meeting this challenge, governments have to juggle not only a range of powerful historical legacies, but also a series of contradictory pressures. These include economic, humanitarian and demographic pressures towards liberalisation and security, electoral and financial pressures towards restriction. Together, these conflicting pressures have served to frustrate and even prevent joined-up policy-making.

The lecture draws on the examples of the UK and Germany to illustrate this trend, while also pointing to growing similarities in the types of policy response adopted by these two countries.

Sumpner Lecture Theatre (Formerly the Warwick Lecture Theatre), Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET. 6.30pm start, tea and coffee from 6.00pm. A buffet will follow the lecture.

This lecture is free to attend and open to all. To book a seat please email events@aston.ac.uk or for further information please contact Jean Hasson on 0121 204 4551.