Multilayered Governance: Gains for International Migration? University of Bern 27 – 28 April 2016.
This interdisciplinary conference on the theme of how multilayered governance (MLG) matters for migration law and policy, regroups scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of governance and migration research.
The papers evaluate, on the basis of different disciplinary backgrounds, to what extent MLG could be a governance model for managing migration internationally. Like most governance theories, MLG amounts to a legal and political projection premised on enhancing efficiency and legitimacy. But its high flexibility and hybrid nature, combining vertical “layering” with horizontal “linkages” including systemic interpretation and specialization, distinguish MLG as particularly apt for promoting an interdisciplinary focus including international relations, law, economics and sociology.