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MigMap – Governing Migration

A virtual cartography of European migration policies

MIG MAP, a virtual cartography of european migration policies - one of the results of the transnational research project TRANSIT MIGRATION. It could be appropriated, used and further developed by migration related movements...

MigMap conveys a picture of how and where the production of knowledge is currently taking place in the area of migration – and of who is participating in and has access to it. MigMap investigates precisely how the new forms of supranational governance that can be observed in the European migration regime function. It looks, for example, at how European standards in politics and civil society are implemented, and at the authorities, persons and institutions taking part in this process. It examines how the various key players in the public and private spheres are interrelated and funded, as well as at the ways in which these spheres overlap or differ in terms of focus, location or personnel. Finally, it analyses how responsibilities are allocated and legitimised – and explores the theories, data and discourses upon which current paradigms in migration are based. The four maps “Key Players”, “Discourses”, “Europeanisation” and “Places + Practices” provide access to a broad range of information on players, debates, processes and events that together comprise Europe’s present day migration policies.

MigMap was produced in collaboration with TRANSIT MIGRATION and in the framework of "Projekt Migration". The Exhibition "Projekt Migration" is still open untill January 15, 2006.