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My name is Mahama Tawat and I am an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow and 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.
I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Otago in New Zealand and other postgraduate degrees from Stockholm, Malmö and Dalarna Universities in Sweden. My academic endeavours revolve around comparative migration policy, peace and conflict studies and public management reforms namely New Public Management and Good Governance (public economics).
My research currently focus on two long-term projects. The immigrant cultural policies of Nordic countries in a comparative perspective and the multilevel governance of the 2015 refugee crisis by the EU and its multilateral partners (Turkey and the African Union). I have also been involved in research on economic sanctions and foreign policy.
Please, give me a shout if you are involved or interested in any of these issues.
© Tawat. Last updated February 2019
Working paper published on divergence and convergence in the Nordic countries' multiculturalism policies between 1964 and 2006 Read here
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.
New article on the Syrian refugee crisis and policy responses in Eastern Europe published in East European Politics, 2016. Also 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.