Rueben Okine
Wissenschaftler | Regenerierung von Städten

Rueben Okine is a Research Associate in the research department “Regeneration of Cities and Towns” at the IRS since February 2017. He works in a third party funded project “New Regional Formations: Rapid Environmental Change and Migration in Coastal Regions of Ghana and Indonesia” with specific focus on the sub-project “Migrants Trajectories in the Diaspora”. His empirical work is on the role of the Ghanaian diaspora in Europe regarding processes of urban regeneration and environmental change in Keta, Ghana. His theoretical interest is on the way migrant trajectories structure the diaspora and transnational activities and how the established relationships speak to the country of origin.

Over the years, Rueben has been involved in public administration and (migration) policy development in Ghana. In September 2016, he graduated from European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations with studies at University of Oldenburg (Germany), University of Stavanger (Norway) and University of Nova Gorica (Slovenia). Motivated by his policy background, he researched on the notion of enfranchising Ghanaian citizens in the diaspora without actual implementation of the policy and the implications of this asymmetry for the state and citizens abroad. His thesis is a contribution to a better of understanding of the complex relationship between governance, citizenship and migration within and across a transnational space. He also has a Master in Migration Studies from University of Ghana in 2012. His interests are in migration and migration policies, diaspora and transnationalism, citizenship, public policy and labour migration.

Forschungsinteressen und Expertise

Forschungsschwerpunkte
Governanceforschung
Migrationsforschung
Resilienzforschung
Fachdisziplinen
Politikwissenschaft
Internationale Beziehungen
Methodisch-konzeptionelle Schwerpunkte
Experteninterviews
Standardisierte Befragungen
Fallstudien-Methodik
Gruppendiskussion

Projekte

Drittmittelprojekte

Das Forschungsprojekt widmet sich am Beispiel von Regionen in Ghana und Indonesien aktuellen Umweltveränderungen, die auf die Küstengebiete ein- und rückwirken und setzt diese in Beziehung zu den sich ebenfalls verändernden Migrations- und Mobilitätsmustern. Ein besonderes Forschungsinteresse des Teilprojektes am IRS liegt in der Betrachtung von migrant trajectories, die unter anderem durch migration industries gespeist werden. mehr Info