Lecture by Christina Boswell


Topic: 'The political uses of research in migration politics and policymaking'

Tuesday, March 8 · 5:00pm - 6:30pm
LSE, room KSW.G108

Speaker: Dr. Christina Boswell

Christina Boswell is a Senior Lecturer and the Deputy Director of Research at the University of Edinburgh. Her research explores problems of regulation and steering, state legitimation, and the use of knowledge, especially in relation to European immigration policy. Her work draws on theories from public policy, organisational sociology and Luhmann's systems theory.

Her most recent project, completed in 2009, explored the different functions of expert knowledge in political mobilization and policy-making. The research was part of a major EU project she led on "Expanding the Knowledge Base of European Labour Migration Policies". She also recently finalised a project on "Migration Policy and Narratives of Societal Steering", funded through an ESRC Seminar Series organised together with Andrew Geddes (University of Sheffield). Findings from the series will be published as a special issue of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, and as a monograph (co-authored with Andrew) on "Migration and Mobility in the EU".

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