16 April 2008, by Brouwer Evelien
The European Commission’s proposals for a European Border Management Strategy are based on an almost blind faith in the use of large-scale databases, identification measures and biometrics for immigration and border control purposes. Yet these measures entail a risk to the protection of not only the right to privacy and the right to data protection, but also to the freedom of movement and the principle of non-discrimination.
7 April 2008, by Faure Atger Anaïs
This paper assesses the implications and practicalities stemming from the removal of land and sea internal border controls in an enlarged EU on December 2007. Freedom of movement represents a central feature of the supranational status of EU citizenship. Its practical application to the enlarged EU territory has constituted a necessary step to ensure equality among all European citizens. After providing an account of the processes and logic leading to the removal of checks at common borders, the state of play within the Schengen area is described. Particular attention is paid to the national security strategies carried out by the EU-15 member states currently in place and their consequences on the freedom of movement of individuals and on liberty.
7 April 2008, by Tsoukala Anastassia
This paper addresses the issue of the increasing infringement of European football supporters’ civil rights and liberties since the mid-1980s. The analysis of the national and supranational regulation of football hooliganism in the light of the evolution of crime control policies in Europe uncovers that this jeopardising of freedoms, owing to the institutionalisation of the control of deviance and to the blurring of the frontiers between the executive and the legislative powers, is not a side-effect of the counter-hooliganism policies.
2 April 2008, by Könninger Sabine,
To understand the motives of the public to support technological innovations is essential for several reasons. On the one hand, it enables to build an «acceptable social balance » but it allows to consider the civil society as an active partner in the diffusion of technological innovation as well. In the case of nanotechnologies, defective information exists about the way in which the public constructs a relationship to such abstract technologies. These defectives have to be rounded out by paying attention to the
31 March 2008, by Centre for European Policy Studies
The Training School will address the social, legal and political issues comprised in the construction of a common EU Immigration and Asylum Policy. The ‘migration dossier’ is highly complex as it comprises a considerable number of different facets. Therefore, the Training school seeks to focus on the various issues and questions related to «migrations» from an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective. This event brings together young researchers to deepen and widen their knowledge on the issues at stake along with key academics and policy makers
26 March 2008, by Schiller Hans-Ernst
The article shows how the -both sociological and philosophical- current known as the Francfort School is able to deconstruct U. Beck’s concept of «Risk society». Juste like Porf. Oskar Negt, H.E. Schiller places the discorses on risks in the wider theoretical frame of individualization in modern societies.
26 March 2008, by Beck Ulrich
In this recent article, Beck resumes his own arguments concerning the «world risk society». The author asserts that we must distinguish between ecological or financial dangers, on the one hand, which he considers as a «side effect», and the threat from terrorism on the other hand. In his opinion, the principle of chance and accident will be replaced by the principle of deliberatley exploiting the vulnerability of modern society.
26 March 2008, by Panzer Gerhard
In the published version of the PhD Dissertation about the "Kairos of Risk society", G. Panzer comments the success of Beck’s famous concept. The introduction of the idea of "Risk society" changed the frame of sociologogy, finds the author. Panzer examines particularly the factors of risk and uncertainety which are rising up inside the process of rationalization.
20 mars 2008, par Mashkova Elena
Dans un monde du travail de plus en plus marqué par la flexibilité professionnelle et la précarité de situations, les risques que courent les salariés durant leur parcours se multiplient. Ces risques peuvent être liés à l’emploi (menace de chômage), aux conditions de travail (accidents de travail et maladies professionnelles), ou à l’intégration des travailleurs dans la société
18 March 2008, by Bigo Didier,
This edited volume questions the widespread resort to illiberal security practices by contemporary liberal regimes since 9/11, and argues that counter-terrorism is embedded into the very logic of the fields of politics and security.
18 mars 2008, par CEVIPOF,
Plus de deux cents personnes - universitaires, chercheurs, doctorants, de différentes disciplines, cadres d’administration rattachés à divers secteurs (police, Justice, Équipement…), personnels de collectivités locales (Politique de la Ville, Jeunesse, Action sociale, Prévention/Sécurité…), élus, travailleurs sociaux, membres d’associations, urbanistes - étaient réunies pour participer à cette journée, animée par une vingtaine d’intervenants : d’une part, des chercheurs et universitaires, français et étrangers, de différentes disciplines (sociologie, sciences du politique, ethnologie, histoire, économie, droit …) et d’autre part, des praticiens - élus, hommes politiques, responsables d’administration (police)....
21 January 2008, by International Political Sociology
On October 26th and 27th, 2007, researchers and specialists gathered at the premises of Sciences Po-Paris to start a debate on the concepts of international, political and sociology at the conference organized by IPS (International Political Sociology Journal ) and the COST network , under the scientific responsibility of Didier Bigo (CERI-Sciences Po-Paris) and R.B.J. Walker (University of Victoria / Keele University).
2 January 2008, by Centre d’études pour l’emploi
The aim of the research report is to establish a comparative understanding of precarious employement, as one of the main aspects of social insecurity and risks in European societies. The report is divided into three major parts ; a comparative policy analysis, case studies about specific local situations in several countries, policy implications on the european level (Esope project).
17 December 2007, by Cornelisse Galina
For the early French Revolutionaries, the concept of the nation did not serve as a vehicle for territorial states’ exclusionist practices. Neither did they conceive of national identity primarily as a criterion by which to distinguish between «us» and «them». For them, the concept of the nation gave expression to the radical idea of an inclusive political community based the concept of popular sovereignty, equality and unalienable rights. However, the territoriality of global political organisation led to a different role for nationalism on the global political stage than which could have been foreseen by the early Revolutionaries. Contemporary nationalism is defined by the very distinction between «us» and «them» and its original promise of individual rights and freedoms often seems to be in direct contradiction with everyday reality.
17 December 2007, by Frendo Henry
This Challenge project report is sourced through a privileged access to archived documentation held at the Refugee Appeals Board, Fort St Elmo, Valletta. This is the tribunal responsible for finally determining refugee status, which the author has chaired since its inception in November 2001. That was just after Malta had legislated to assume responsibility for asylum applications, forgoing its earlier opt-out on the 1967 New York Protocol modifying the 1952 Geneva Convention on Refugees, i.e. no longer limiting asylum to refugees from Europe but extending access to any provenance. This meant, too, that Malta would no longer rely on UNHCR, mainly through its Branch Office in Rome, to interview or review asylum-seekers including appellants, and to help directly by means of arranging permanent third country resettlement for refugees or special humanitarian cases.
12 décembre 2007, par Sotteau-Léomant Nicole
La précarisation sociale, qui s’est fortement développée depuis les années 1980, reflète les transformations du travail salarié et de l’institution familiale qui ont évolué vers des formes caractérisées, pour l’un comme pour l’autre, par la fragmentation, l’individualisation et la flexibilisation. Ces transformations touchent l’ensemble des milieux sociaux, mais de façon très différenciée, renforçant les inégalités et les discriminations sociales, notamment pour les populations qui sont parmi les plus démunies en capital scolaire et en ressources économiques.
4 décembre 2007, par Galligo Dinah
La conférence était organisée pour le lancement de la revue « International Political Sociology ». Participant à la section éponyme de l’International Studies Association, cette revue renouvelle la recherche en relations internationales grâce à l’apport innovant de chercheurs d’Europe, des Etats-Unis, du Canada et d’Australie.
28 November 2007, by Simon Patrick
ECRI published this study following its consultations with international non-governmental organisations and national specialised bodies to combat racism and racial discrimination on the issue of ethnic data collection. The study offers an overview on the legal and practical framework for ethnic data collection in the Member States of the Council of Europe. It includes case studies on the collection of these «sensitive» data in France, Hungary Germany and United Kingdom.
26 November 2007, by Lodge Juliet
The question of proving identity using biometric information, storing, accessing and verifying it raises more than technical questions. It goes to the heart of the legal and political values of our politics. The prospect of cross-border automatic information exchange and e-governance beg questions about how an abuse of power can be avoided, democratic accountability sustained, and liberty and security brought into balance.
19 November 2007, by McGinley Marie,
European home affairs cooperation has often been characterised by the disinclination of national security officials to submit themselves to robust common rules, institutions and human rights standards. Cooperation has frequently occurred outside the formal framework of the European Union (EU) at a more informal and ad-hoc level. Even within the EU framework, rights standards as well as judicial and parliamentary oversight remain patchy.