Manuel Aßner

Manuel Aßner
Image Credit: © Manuel Aßner

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

PhD Candidate

Field of Activity

Project: "Irregular Migration and Development – Residence status and the migration and development nexus"

Address Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin
Email assner@zedat.fu-berlin.de

2008 - 2011

Freie Universität Berlin, Master of interdisciplinary Latin American Studies

2004 - 2008

Universität Hamburg, Diplom on Social-economics, Focused on Economics

2007

Universidad de Buenos Aires, Study of Economics

2000 - 2001

Universität Frankfurt, Short-time Study at the Akademie der Arbeit

Work experience

2012 - 2013

Lecturer and junior researcher at the Latin American Institute, Department of Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Barbara Fritz

2012 - 2013

Partial organization of the Seminar „Migrant Communities“, HAW Hamburg, Course Intercultural Communication for Prof. Dr. Adelheit Iken

Since 2010

Free-lance researcher and trainer on development and migration, conceptualization and realisation of research projects, trainings and thematic city tours

2009 - 2010

German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Student assistant, conceptualization of the lecture "Development economics I" for Prof. Dr. Jann Lay, Universität Göttingen

2008

Internship at the "Migration Research Group", research project "Migrants without a valid residence permit in Hamburg”, with Dr. Dita Vogel

2006 - 2007

Universität Hamburg, Tutorial "Empirical economic research II" for Prof. Dr. Ulrich Fritsche, Department of economics and politics;

Tutorial "Development: political solutions and development modells" for Dr. Bert Hoffmann and Dr. Susan Steiner

 

Memberships

  • Network Migration in Europa e.V.

  • One-World Network Hamburg

  • Trainer of Open School 21

 

"Irregular Migration and Development – Residence status and the migration and development nexus"

 


Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Fritz (Freie Universität Berlin)


 

The nexus on migration and development has been met with much interest over the last decades, especially with regard to remittances. Migration and remittances are flows that bridge nation-states but go beyond geographical spaces. Both flows can constitute spaces of networks outside the institutional control, but are at the same time entangled with conditions in certain local places. By increasing the enforcement of border controls in the Western Hemisphere, nation states have narrowed legal spaces of entrance and belonging. Residence outside the legal space affects overall social and economic migrant behavior. Insecure income situations, low wages and other difficulties are therefore supposed to find their reflection in the remitting behavior. As remittances have receivers, how does this influences the economic development at the receiving end? This dissertation project aims to contribute to the scientific debate on the migration and development-nexus by having a close look at the remittances sent from irregular migrants in Spain to Latin America. A triangulation of qualitative and quantitative methods with a systematic review of secondary sources constitutes the methodological setting to address the questions of this project.

 

Monographies

  • (2011), ‘Is there anyone left on the farm? Amazon urbanisation revisited - reinterpreting the urbanisation trend considering translocal households - the case of Roraima’ Master thesis. Berlin/Hamburg: Freie Universität Berlin.

Articles

  • (2013), ‘Colonial roots and current routes. Migration in the Harbour City of Hamburg’, Documentation prepared for the 24th European meeting of Cultural Journals, 14.-16.09.2012.
  • (2012), and Vogel, D., ‘Umfang, Entwicklung und Struktur der irregulären Bevölkerung in Deutschland’ Expertise for the national contact point of the European Migration Network (EMN) at the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF). Brüssel/Nürnberg: EMN/BAMF.
  • (2011), and Hartberger, K. , ‘'Entwicklung' ent-wickeln. Weltbild, Hierarchie und Differenz im Alltagsgebrauch von 'Entwicklung'’. Habari 2011 (3), p. 30-36.
  • (2010), and Vogel, D., ‘Kinder ohne Aufenthaltsstatus - illegal im Land, legal in der Schule. Kurzstudie', Berlin: Sachverständigenrat deutscher Stiftungen für Migration und Integration (SVR-Migration).
  • (2009), and Vogel, D./Mitrovic, E./Anna, K., ‘Menschen ohne Papiere in Hamburg’, Hamburg Institute for International Economics (HWWI). Study prepared for Diakonisches Werk Hamburg. Hamburg: Diakonisches Werk.

Articles in anthologies

  • (2011), ‘(K)eine postkoloniale Entwicklungsökonomie in Sicht?’ in: Aßner, M./Breidbach, J./Mohammed, A.-A./Schommer, D./Voss, K. (eds.): AfrikaBilder im Wandel? Quellen, Kontinuitäten, Wirkungen und Brüche, Afrika und Europa. Koloniale und Postkoloniale Begegnungen/Africa and Europe. Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters. Chapter 6. Frankfurt a. M.: Peter Lang, p. 221-232.

Editor

  • (2011), and Breidbach, J./Mohammed, A.-A./Schommer, D./Voss, K., AfrikaBilder im Wandel? Quellen, Kontinuitäten, Wirkungen und Brüche, Afrika und Europa. Koloniale und Postkoloniale Begegnungen/Africa and Europe. Colonial and Postcolonial Encounters. Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang.