Emmanuel Comte’s working paper
for the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme’s BRIDGES project (grant agreement no.101004564) has been cited in El País in an article
on discourses about human mobility.
The working paper entitled “Historical analysis on the evolution of migration and integration narratives. British-French narratives to restrict immigration from the Global South, 1960s-mid-1980s” looks at five prominent transnational narratives in France and the UK that aimed to justify restrictions towards immigrants from the Global South, from the 1960s to the mid-1980s. In particular, the paper shows that the humanitarian narrative – presenting migrants as victims to protect – became the most successful to justify state intervention to restrict immigration.