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Social Citizenship & Migration

Social Citizenship & Migration (SCM) is one of the two pillars within the Leiden University programme Citizenship and Global Transformations. The latter is one of the eight interdisciplinary programmes launched by Leiden University in 2020. The Social Citizenship & Migration pillar is led by the Faculties of Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Humanities, and Social Science.

The main goal of the SCM research pillar is to provide objective information based on rigorous analysis leading to a better understanding of the relationship between migration, citizenship, governance, and public policy. Migration raises questions in relation to important topics such as integration and social participation, the need for (re-)defining individuals’ identity, the relevance of civic responsibilities, the understanding of racism and prejudice, and the sustainability of social welfare regimes among others. This research programme tackles these and other related questions by bringing together scholars from history, economics, law, political science, and anthropology.

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