PD Dr. Rother, Stefan

E-Mail: 
stefan.rother [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Telefon: 
+49 (0)761 888 78 41
Forschungsbereiche: 
Migration, Theory of International Relations, Regional Cooperation (ASEAN), Global Governance, Soziale Bewegungen
Regionale Schwerpunkte: 
Southeast Asia

Publikationen

Platzhalterbild Monographie (Wiss.)
Monographie (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Stefan Rother recently published a book in which he proposes a different approach to migration that challenges the prevailing view as a state-centered political issue that must be managed from the top down.
2022
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Labour migration has the potential to become an essential feature of people-to-people connectivity within the ASEAN community. It can contribute to the “soft” infrastructure of the regional organization by enabling the personal interactions between its citizens as well as the formation of transnational networks. It can also contribute to significant economic growth and development in the region. For the foreseeable future, though, the majority of intraregional labor migrants will fall into the so-called “low-skilled” category which is particularly prone to vulnerable working conditions.
2021
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
FES-Themenportal Flucht, Migration, Integration
The boom in video conferencing software driven by the pandemic has had a noticeable impact on communication in work and private spheres. International summits have in the past revolved around face-to-face meetings and direct exchange. But many of these conferences have now been cancelled or moved online.
2021
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Susanne Schultz / Mary B. Sentrana
AMMODI Policy Note
In 2015, the Valletta summit action plan recommended to “develop networks between European and African vocational training institutions, with a view to ensuring that vocational training matches labour market needs”. The EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum, moreover, proposes “talent partnerships” as a solution to match labour and skills needs in EU Member States with the relevant institutions in key countries of origin to eventually support mobility and migration schemes for labour and training purposes.
2021
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Mary B. Sentrana
This exploratory study discusses the potential for a transnational skills partnership in the construction sector between Ghana and the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). Ghana is considered to be a particularly suited partner country due to its young workforce, democratic and economic stability and high regard for technical and vocational education and training (TVET). This high regard, though, is not matched yet by a high level of formal training.
2021
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Prof. Dr. Nicola Piper
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1554291
This paper investigates the emerging regional governance of migration from the perspective of migrant rights activists and their strategies in advancing a rights-based framework in contrast to the ‘management’ (i.e. control-centred) approach typically championed by states. The key objective is to use the study of civil society activism, through its nodes and networks, to develop a ‘bottom-up’ approach as an alternative to the dominant perspective taken on multilateral migration governance thus far.
2021
Platzhalterbild Monographie (Wiss.)
Monographie (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Uwe Hunger
Migration geht alle an: Migration ist ein globales Phänomen, Migrationspolitik wird aber oft nur im nationalen Kontext gedacht und gemacht. Dr. Uwe Hunger und Dr. Stefan Rother beleuchten die aktuellen Migrationsbewegungen, erklären die Ursachen von Arbeitsmigration und Flucht und zeigen, wie auf nationalstaatlicher und supranationaler Ebene mit Migration umgegangen wird.
2021
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Dossier Innerstaatliche Konflikte
Ein Meilenstein bei der Aufarbeitung des Völkermords (1975-79) ist die Verurteilung hochrangiger Repräsentanten der Roten Khmer. Dadurch wurde die Geschichte des Genozids einer breiten Öffentlichkeit bekannt. Die Bevölkerung leidet unter Traumatisierung, politischer Repression, Landraub, Korruption und einem schwachen Justizsystem.
2020
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Felix Braunsdorf
Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft
Die Pandemie hat gravierende Auswirkungen auf Migranten und Geflüchtete. Gleichzeitig wird ihre Systemrelevanz deutlich.
2020
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Felix Braunsdorf
International Politics and Society
While exposing how essential they are to the system, the pandemic has grave consequences for migrants and refugees.
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Newsletter of the American Political Science Association’s Organized Section on Migration and Citizenship
Migrant civil society has played an influential role in the deliberations of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM). Setbacks notwithstanding, this influence can be found in the final document regarding the language used as well as the inclusion of civil society’s agenda and policy goals. The challenge for migrant civil society now is to get access to and eventually influence the complex process of monitoring and implementation of the GCM goals. This complexity is just one of several obstacles for meaningful civil society involvement.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development
The term civil society covers a variety of organisational forms, levels of operation, and advocacy. This also holds true for the spectrum of civil society organisations in the field of migration and development. This chapter discusses the role of the various actors, ranging from Hometown Associations (HTAs) and diaspora organisations to transnational advocacy networks and global migrant civil society.
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Prof. Dr. Nicola Piper
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1554291
2020
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
This paper will analyze a process that attempts to democratize the governance of migration within and from Asia through connectivity from below: the Asian Inter-Parliamentary Caucus on Labour Migration. The caucus was initiated by the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), the major regional network of migrants’ rights organizations, in 2007. Since 2008, meetings have been held in parallel to the ASEAN Inter- Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA).
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
MIGRACIÓN y DESARROLLO
La emergente gobernanza mundial de la migración se caracteriza por su fragmentación en términos de instituciones, normativas y convenciones subyacentes. La Organización Interna- cional para las Migraciones (oim) ocupa un lugar peculiar dentro de este marco: por un lado, hasta hace muy poco se había situado fuera de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (onu), se considera un organismo «no normativo» y ha actuado principalmente como un proveedor de servicios basado en beneficios para los Estados nacionales.
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
MIGRACIÓN y DESARROLLO
The emerging global governance of migration is characterized by its fragmentation in terms of institutions, underlying norms and conventions. The International Organization for Migration (iom) holds a peculiar place within this framework: On the one side, it has been si- tuated outside the United Nations System until very recently, considers itself a «non-normative» agency, and has mostly acted as a profit-based service provider for nation-states.
2020
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Themenportal Flucht, Migration, Integration
Der Untergang des Abendlandes schien nah: Als vor knapp einem Jahr der Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) - hierzulande verkürzt „Migrationspakt“ genannt - verabschiedet wurde, markierte dies den Höhepunkt einer hitzig geführten Debatte. Nachdem die Verhandlungen für das umfangreiche Rahmenwerk lange Zeit bei Medien und breiterer Öffentlichkeit auf wenig Aufmerksamkeit gestoßen waren, wurden die Regierungen unvermittelt von einem „heißen Herbst“ überrumpelt.
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Vereinte Nationen
In den Jahren 2017 und 2018 übernahm Deutschland gemeinsam mit Marokko den Vorsitz beim Globalen Forum für Migration und Entwicklung (GFMD) und gab Impulse in Bereichen wie Arbeitsmigration und Rückkehr. Auf die Debatte zum Migrationspakt war man dagegen nicht vorbereitet.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Prof. Raúl Delgado Wise / Prof. Carl-Ulrik Schierup / Prof. Aleksandra Ålund
Migration, civil society and global governance
Chapters in this volume have followed different fora and deliberations on the global governance of migration initiated by the UN High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development (UNHLD) in 2006 up till and including the summit of the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Berlin 2017. The focus of the book is on the impact of civil society groups and organizations on these processes concerned with the formulation of an overall normative framework for the govern- ance of migration. This postscript addresses venues taking place after the Berlin GFMD.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance
Labour migration has become one of the defining features of Southeast Asia. However, the governance response has so far been markedly uneven. First, with regard to the ‘objects’ of governance: the scope of governance is very different when it comes to so-called high-skilled labour and low-skilled labour). Second, uneven resources and bargaining power of countries of origin and destination in the region lead to equally uneven governance measures Third, the progress and depth of governance contributions is very uneven between responses from the top-down and the bottom-up.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
Democracy, Diaspora, Territory. Europe and Cross-Border Politics
This chapter discusses the ideas, strategies and political practices of migrant communities and conceptualises them as political – and potentially democratic – remittances. The term ‘political remittances’ encompasses migrants’ political attitudes, political activism abroad as well as engagement after return to the countries of origin and, more largely, diasporic circulation of material and immaterial goods with a distinctive political dimension caused by migration.
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Prof. Dr. Nicola Piper
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
https://doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2018.1554291
This paper aims to address a rarely researched dimension of political remittances by moving from the (trans)national to the regional level, and from the individual to the institutional level of collective action. We base our analyses of the regional and institutional aspects on the case of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), a regional network comprising migrants’ rights organisations that span across Asia (from West to East).
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Dr. Elias Steinhilper
International Migration
https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12646
Focussing on the inclusion of those primarily affected as stakeholders (refugees and other migrants), this article addresses a key ambition of the compacts themselves. We employ an ‘inside-outside’ perspective and firstly ask: which groups participated in the consultative pro- cesses, what agenda did they set ‘inside’ the meetings, what alliances did they establish and how did they influence the outcomes? Secondly, we investigate what kind of advocacy took place ‘outside’ of these formalized spaces and what impact it had?
2020
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan
GFMD blog
2019
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
PD Dr. Rother, Stefan / Prof. Dr. Nicola Piper / Jürgen Prof. Dr. Rüland
European Journal of East Asian Studies
2019