Downing, Joseph

Dr Joseph Downing  

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Experience keywords:

France; French politics; Islam; Lyon; Marseille; Muslims in Europe; Paris; cities; identity; integration; migrants; migration; minorities; policy; sociology

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My research interests include French Politics and Institutions. More specifically, I have expertise research integration of migrants and minorities in France and in Europe more generally, specifically post-colonial and Muslim minorities and migrants. I also have an interest in policy formulation and implementation at both the national and local levels. I am also very much interested in how the urban level interacts with, and effects these processes and the impact the urban arena has on the formation of identities.

Extensively and frequently consulted for print, broadcast and radio including by: BBC, ITV, Sky News, France 24, Associated Press, Newsweek, China Daily, El Mercurio, Hindustan Times, Sydney Morning Herald, Mainichi Shimbun Japan, Dziennik Gazeta Prawna Poland

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; France; Middle East; North Africa; UK

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream press

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)7596 980543

Alt email:

simoremedia@gmail.com

Publications

2017

Downing, Joseph (2017) The security problems now facing Emmanuel Macron, France's new president The Conversation (9 May 2017) opinion

Ahmed, Wasim and Downing, Joseph (2017) Campaign leaks and the far-right: who influenced #Macronleaks on Twitter? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (12 Jun 2017) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph (2017) End of Frexit, bad for Brexit? Macron’s win signals France’s resurgence in Europe LSE Brexit (8 May 2017) Blog entry

2016

Downing, Joseph (2016) Why France's state of emergency is not working Newsweek (24 Apr 2016) opinion

Downing, Joseph (2016) Blaming France's history for recent attacks in wrong - and dangerous Newsweek (29 Jul 2016) opinion

Downing, Joseph (2016) Doing and learning in Paris and London LSE Teaching and Learning Centre Blog (5 May 2016) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph (2016) Applying for post-doc funding? LSE Careers Blog (18 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph (2016) The role of freedom of movement in facilitating terrorism is far more complex than it may seem LSE Brexit blog (24 Mar 2016) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph (2016) Influences on state-society relations in France: analysing voluntary associations and multicultural dynamism, co-option and retrenchment in Paris, Lyon and Marseille Ethnicities, 16 (3). 452-469. ISSN 1468-7968

Downing, Joseph and L. Powell, Jason and Chen, Sheying (2016) Fighting cultural marginalisation with symbolic power in a Parisian banlieue International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, 36 (7/8). 516-530. ISSN 0144-333X

2015

Downing, Joseph and Jackson-Preece, Jennifer and Werdine-Norris, Maria (2015) The security threat posed by ‘outsiders’ is becoming a central theme of French politics in the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph and Jackson-Preece, Jennifer and Werdine-Norris, Maria (2015) The security threat posed by ‘outsiders’ is becoming a central theme of French politics in the aftermath of Charlie Hebdo LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (15 Apr 2015) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph (2015) Paris attacks: why France must avoid viewing its Muslim population as a security threat LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (16 Nov 2015) Blog entry

Downing, Joseph (2015) Understanding the (re)definition of nationhood in French cities: a case of multiple states and multiple republics Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 15 (2). 336-351. ISSN 1473-8481

Downing, Joseph (2015) European influence on diversity policy frames: paradoxical outcomes of Lyon's membership of the Intercultural Cities programme Ethnic and Racial Studies, 38 (9). 1557-1572. ISSN 0141-9870

Downing, Joseph (2015) Contesting and re-negotiating the national in French cities: examining policies of governance, Europeanisation and co-option in Marseille and Lyon Fennia – International Journal of Geography, 193 (2). 185-197. ISSN 1798-5617

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Awards

AHRC Block Grant Award; LSE Teaching prize Marie Curie Individual Fellowship

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