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Artificial Intelligence and Big Data – An Uncharted Territory for Migration Studies?

11.04.2017 , in ((Politics)) , ((2 Comments))

The technological advances in machine learning, big data, and artificial intelligence – for a long time confined to the realm of science fiction – are increasingly entering our daily lives. By scientifically predicting future migration patterns, changing the underlying economics of migration, facilitating legal procedures, and upgrading risk profiling and border protection, they are also highly relevant to the field of migration and mobility. ...

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Que se passe-t-il aux frontières de l’Europe ?

07.03.2017 , in ((Media, Politics)) , ((No Comments))

Alors que l’élection de Trump et ses premiers pas à la présidence ont monopolisé l’attention des médias au cours des derniers mois, on pourrait penser qu’il ne se passe plus grand-chose aux frontières de l’Europe. Que reste-t-il de la soi-disant « crise des réfugiés » qui a déchaîné tant de passions entre 2015 et 2016 ? Que s’est-il passé depuis la fin de l’année 2016 aux frontières de l’Europe ? ...

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Migration und Sicherheit: die Suche nach einem neuen Schwerpunkt

23.02.2017 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

Die als «Flüchtlingskrise» kaschierte europäische Krise der Regierungsführung hat es vor Augen geführt: Angesichts des Auftauchens von Hunderttausenden von Flüchtlingen aus dem Süden und Nahen Osten, angesichts des Wiedererstarkens der Nationalismen und einer großen Skepsis gegenüber der Bewältigung der Finanz- und Schuldenkrise wird die mangelnde Fähigkeit vieler europäischer Führungsspitzen augenscheinlich, diesen Phänomenen mit adäquaten Antworten zu begegnen. ...

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In the Aftermath of US Presidential Elections

09.12.2016 , in ((Politics)) , ((No Comments))

Recently we witnessed the election of Donald Trump as the next President of the United States of America. Given that he has no prior political experience, his election was for a long time considered unthinkable. And since he built his election campaign on xenophobic, racist and sexist language, many dreaded such an outcome. Immediately, questions were also raised about what Trump’s election means for international relations and whether it will boost other populist movements worldwide. ...

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Carcerazione amministrativa

29.09.2016 , in ((What do we mean by…)) , ((No Comments))

Solitamente, le persone recluse in carcere hanno commesso un crimine o un delitto (pena detentiva) o sono sospettate di averlo commesso (carcere preventivo). Eppure, nelle carceri svizzere si trovano centinaia di persone private della libertà per motivi amministrativi legati esclusivamente alla loro condizione di stranieri. Che cos’è la carcerazione amministrativa? Quando può essere ordinata nei confronti di un migrante? Quali sono le condizioni di detenzione vigenti in Svizzera in materia di carcere amministrativo? ...

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