About us

The research group The Politics of Inclusion & Exclusion (INEX) was created in 2008 with the aim of studying issues related to the political regulations of diversity in the fields of migration/integration, democratic reform and innovation, religious governance, anti-discrimination, and gender politics at the European, national and local level. 

As a research group INEX is located at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. It builds upon existing expertise present at the department and is situated within the broader context of Migration and Citizenship Studies which is one of the main research focuses of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

NEWS 1/4/2020

New Open Access Book: Politics of (Dis)Integration

IMISCOE Research Series, Springer, 2020

This open access book explores how contemporary integration policies and practices are not just about migrants and minority groups becoming part of society but often also reflect deliberate attempts to undermine their inclusion or participation. This affects individual lives as well as social cohesion. By conceptualising these highly stratified processes and the corresponding negotiations as politics of (dis)integration, the book highlights the variety of ways in which integration and disintegration are related to, and often depend on each other. As one of the outcomes of the international training and research programme INTEGRIM, it features a fertile combination of comparative policy analyses and ethnographic research based on original material from six European and two non-European countries.

The book was officially launched at the IMISCOE Spring Conference 2020 in Lisbon on February 6-7.

Am 28.11.2019

Buchpräsentation: "Prayer, Pop and Politics"

Im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Schulgespräche. Junge Muslim*innen in Wien" präsentieren die Autor*innen Katharina Limacher, Astrid Mattes und Christoph Novak ihren interdisziplinären Sammelband. In diesem stehen junge, religiöse Menschen, die ihre Überzeugungen in einer von Migration geprägten Gesellschaft zu leben versuchen im Zentrum. Astrid Mattes gab im Rahmen eines Interviews mit der Presse Einblick in die Thematik und das Buch.

Wann: 28.11.2019, 19:00

Wo: Volkskundemuseum Wien, Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Wien


Der Eintritt ist frei!

(Für weitere Informationen siehe hier)

NEWS 10/8/2019

Interview: "Religiöses Leben ohne Fahrplan"

Die Presse hat die Erscheiung des Sammelbandes "Prayer, Pop and Politics" (Link) zum Anlass genommen, ein Interview mit Astrid Mattes zu führen.

NEWS 10/7/2019

Special Issue in Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies - "Social Policies as a Tool of Migration Control"

The core aim of this special issue is to contribute to academic debates on the intersection of migration control and social policies by providing new empirical analyses on policies and policy making at various political tiers. The special issue discusses welfare services as a tool for postentry migration-control aims, it deals with tensions, conflicts, and cooperation with regard to the provision of welfare services for irregular migrants and it collects articles that address the policy designs and strategies of actors that provide, limit, or expand access to welfare services for irregular migrants.

  • Ataç, Ilker / Rosenberger, Sieglinde (2018): Social Policies as a Tool of Migration Control, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, Introduction to Special Issue. (Link) (There are 50 copies available for free)
  • Rosenberger, Sieglinde (2018): Navigating the Representative-Politics-Liberal-Rights Dilemma: Social Policy Designs for Nonremoved Migrants, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. (Link)
  • Ataç, Ilker (2019): Deserving shelter: Conditional access to accommodation for rejected asylum seekers in Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies. (Link)

Further reading

NEWS 11/2/2019

We are proud to present two new publications by Leila Hadj Abdou and Sieglinde Rosenberger

As part of the research project "Taking Sides" Leila Hadj Abdou and Sieglinde Rosenberger discuss "the deportation state" as well as the "the permeability of the asylum protest arena in Austria".

  • Hadj-Abdou, Leila / Rosenberger, Sieglinde (2019): Party Activism: the permeability of the asylum protest arena in Austria. Social Movement Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2019.1567321. (Download, Open Access)
  • Hadj-Abdou, Leila / Rosenberger, Sieglinde (2019): Contesting the deportation state? Political change aspirations in protests against forced returns. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 42:16, 102-119, DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2018.1562194. (Link)

NEWS 17/12/2018

Jeremias Stadlmair hat in einem Buchkapitel das wichtige Thema der demokratischen Mitbestimmung von Fremden diskutiert

Stadlmair, Jeremias (2018): Demokratische Mitbestimmung von Fremden aus politikwissenschaftlicher Perspektive. In: Salzburger Landtag & Weiser, Katharina (Hg.): Demokratische Zukunft der (Salzburger) Landesgesetzgebung. Wien: Jan Sramek Verlag, S.121-155 (Download)

NEWS 20/6/2018

"Protesting Deportations: On the Importance of Civil Disobedience"

Sieglinde Rosenberger and Verena Stern wrote a blog-post for the PRIF (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung) Blog

NEWS 4/6/2018

"Der Einzelfall mobilisiert: Proteste gegen Abschiebungen"

Sieglinde Rosenberger und Verena Stern erläutern in einem Blog-Beitrag auf derstandard.at Ergebnisse aus dem Projekt Taking Sides.

(zum Beitrag)

NEWS 21/2/2018

Two new publications of Jeremias Stadlmair

  • Djorde Sredanovic & Jeremias Stadlmair (2018): Introduction: trends towards particularism in European citizenship policies, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, DOI: 10.1080/14782804.2018.1436531. (Link)
  • Jeremias Stadlmair (2018): Earning citizenship. Economic criteria for naturalisation in nine EU countries, Journal of Contemporary European Studies, DOI:10.1080/14782804.2018.1437025. (Link)