Interdisciplinary Research: Unwanted People and Desired Citizens

The proposed international project framework is constructed on the basis of simultaneous work of three research teams. The project is thus divided to ensure high efficiency of the research while upholding limited contact between groups and their members due to COVID-19 health-related hazards and restrictions. Therefore, the teams (Team 1 – Italy, Team 2 – Central Europe, Team 3 – Military Researchers) and their members conduct their work on assigned research topics individually and within the groups and does not enter in physical contact with other groups members. The project is highly decentralised, therefore its sub-topics varies in terms of methodology and concept – they are discussed separately.

The scope of the project is oriented around the two main phenomena interconnected with each other – migration and integration. These phenomena shall be researched by three teams of highly-qualified scholars in their fields, ranging from philosophers, to historians, to economy, religion and political scientists, to lawyers and to military researchers.

The research topics cover following urgent issues related to migration and integration that require an updated academic attention. These range from the discourse and perception analysis, to violence and conflict related with migration and integration, to legal acts and migrants’ status, to trends of future migration. According to the ECR Peer Evaluation Panels they can be listed as follows:

  1. Sub-Panel 1: SH2 Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour: SH2_6 Violence, conflict and conflict resolution.
    1. Topic 1: Effects of Armed Conflict Exposure on the Capability to Integrate: A Case Study from Germany (2014-2020)
    2. Topic 2: Ethnic conflicts and immigration-related violence in contemporary Russia
  2. Sub-Panel 2: SH2 Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour: SH2_1 Social structure, inequalities, social mobility, interethnic relations
    1. Topic 1: Ideological Background of Contemporary Polish Nationalists’ Attitude Toward Refugees
    2. Topic 2: The intellectual foundations of moral and political immigration and integration discourse
    3. Topic 3: Forecast of migration phenomena in the 21st century according to global trends in the post-industrial information era.
    4. Topic 4: Patterns of Ukrainians’ adaptation in Poland. An example of a large and small town
    5. Topic 5: International Migration and Transnational Social Protection: Theory and Practices
  3. Sub-Panel 3: SH2 Institutions, Values, Beliefs and Behaviour: SH2_8 Legal studies, constitutions, comparative law, human rights
    1. Topic 1: Migration and Marriage. The Legal Consequences and Procedures Regarding the International Marriage in Poland
    2. Topic 2: Legal Status of Foreign Students in Poland
    3. Topic 3: „Nobody should be forgotten!”. The migratory phenomenon in the law of the Church at the time of the Coronavirus
    4. Topic 4: Deficits in the protection of third country nationals by the EU anti-discrimination law: extent, consequences, causes.
  4. Sub-Panel 4: SH6 The Study of the Human Past: Archaeology, history and memory: SH6_8 Social and Economic History
    1. Topic 1: Minorities and Foreigners in the Early Modern Economy: Integration, Coexistence, Rivalry

In total: 12 independent research topics

The methodology of research varies depending on the topics and can be found in short descriptions of precise research topics – as listed.

The project duration spans over 24 months, while after 18 months after the project commencement the participants will be required to deliver their texts for publication (monographs chapter or research reports).

Participants: Research Teams Leaders and Members:

  1. Andrea Zanini, University of Genova, Genova, Italy, Department of Economics and Business Studies
  2. Dr hab. Marcin Górnikiewicz, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  3. Dr hab. Marcin Górnikiewicz, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland