Davide Bertelli left PRIO in 2020. The information on this page is kept for historical reasons.
Migration; sense of belonging; political participation; citizenship; home; voting; Italy.
By Davide Bertelli, Marta Bivand Erdal, Anatolie Cosciug, Angelina Kussy, Gabriella Mikiewicz, Kacper Szulecki & Corina Tulbure in Central and Eastern European Migration Review
By Marta Bivand Erdal, Kacper Szulecki, Davide Bertelli, Anatolie Cosciug, Angelina Kussy, Gabriella Mikiewicz & Corina Tulbure in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
The title of Davide's master thesis is: Sense of Belonging and Political Participation. A qualitative case study connecting migrants’ sense of belonging and political participation in Brescia, Italy (Available for download and consultation)
Davide is affiliated with the SocDyn department and Marta Bivand Erdal is his PRIO supervisor.
Journal Article in Central and Eastern European Migration Review
Journal Article in Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Book Chapter in Onward Migration and Multi-Sited Transnationalism Complex Trajectories, Practices and Ties (IMISCOE Research Series)
Journal Article in Migration Studies
PRIO Policy Brief
New article in the journal Migration Studies analyses why migrants vote from abroad in elections in countries of origin, based on 80 interviews with Polish and Romanian migrants in Barcelona and Oslo. Whereas analyses of external voting patterns offer insights into the results of external voting compared to origin populations, there is a lacuna of knowledge about why migrants choose to vote, or not, when they have the right to do so.
Why do migrants vote? How do they compare countries of origin and residence? This new PRIO paper summarizes findings from 80 semi-structured interviews and offers insights from Polish and Romanian migrants living in Barcelona and Oslo. These interviews
were conducted as part of
the DIASPOlitic project
“Understanding the Political
Dynamics of Émigré
Communities in an Era
of European Democratic
Backsliding”. The project
is funded by the Research
Council of Norway and led
by the University of Oslo,
in collaboration with SWPS
University in Warsaw and the
Peace Research Institute Oslo
Why do migrants want vote in country of origin elections? Do they seek to drive change? And what are the reasons why some migrants also feel they ought not to have the right to vote in their origin contexts? Through 80 semi-structured interviews with Polish and Romanian migrants in Barcelona and Oslo the DIASPOLitic team sought to find out.
Join the winter seminar in human geography session on geographical
perspectives on migration and borders (Thursday 11 March 10.30-12.00
CET). The four presentations and introduction will focus less on border
control, but instead offer multiple views on borders &
boundary-making in relation to migration, and to geographical research