Hej, Salut, Moin... warm welcome whatever the weather in your station !
My name is Mahama Tawat and I am an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. I am also a research associate at the Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, Sweden. I was a research fellow at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg, Germany and Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland and a visiting scholar at the Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies of the University of California at San Diego... Go Tritons !
I hold a PhD in comparative public policy and administration from the University of Otago in New Zealand and other postgraduate degrees from Stockholm, Malmö and Dalarna Universities in Sweden. My trade is the study of policymaking and implementation across countries. My areas of expertise are migration policies and public management reforms namely New Public Management and Good Governance.
My research currently focus on two long-term projects. The multilevel governance of the 2015 refugee crisis by the EU and its multilateral partners (Turkey and the African Union). And the immigrant cultural policies of Nordic countries in a comparative perspective as expressed by their Ministries in charge of Culture.
Please, give me a shout if you are involved or interested in any of these issues.
© Tawat. Last updated February 2018
New article on the birth of Sweden's multicultural policy and the impact of Olof Palme and his ideas.
Two review articles
on the refugee crisis and state capacity published in 2016 in Governance.
Routledge has included an article of mine in his selection on migration and culture. Free access to the collection.
New article on the Syrian refugee crisis and policy responses in Eastern Europe published in East European Politics, 2016. and included in the reading list of the University of Florida course on East European Politics (Summer 2016)
New book chapter The Ethics of Multiculturalism. A Reappraisal published in Clennon, D. O. (ed) International Perspectives of Multiculturalism 2015.