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Victor Piché

Victor Piché is a sociologist-demographer specialized in the field of international migration. For the last ten years, he has been interested in the links between international migration and globalization, focusing on the rights of migrant workers. He has directed a study for UNESCO on the reasons why Canada refuses to ratify the UN Convention on the Protection of the Rights of Migrants and Members of their Families.

He has carried out several surveys on migration in West Africa as well as in Quebec. Most of his research deals with the economic integration of migrants in Montreal as well as in major West African cities (Ouagadougou, Bamako and Dakar). He has recently completed a survey on remittances to Haiti of Haitians living in Montreal in collaboration with colleagues from York University (Toronto) who have carried out the same survey among Jamaicans. Finally, he was director of a Bill & Melinda Gates project which has developed a masters degree in population and health at the University of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso).

Victor Piché was professor in the Department of Demography at the University of Montreal from 1972 to 2006. He was also senior advisor on international migration and human rights for Action Canada for Population and Development (Ottawa).

He is presently working on three main projects: (1) a history of labor migration in West Africa, focusing on Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast (1900-2000); (2) a short book on demography as a profession; and (3) the organization of a workshop on epistemological aspects of the production of migration theories in Africa and the Arab world.

E-mail : v-pic hotmail.com

Recent publications :

Simon, Patrick and PICHÉ, Victor (2013), Accounting for Ethnic and Racial Diversity: The Challenge of Enumeration, Routledge (formerly published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies in 2012).

PICHÉ, Victor (2013), "Contemporary Migration Theories as Reflected in their Founding Textes", Population (English version), vol. 68, no 1: 141-164.

PICHÉ, Victor (ed.) (2013), Les théories de la migration, Paris : INED (Collection Les Manuels, Séri des Textes Fondamentaux).

PICHÉ, Victor (2013), « Les fondements des théories migratoires contemporaines », dans Piché, Victor (éd.), Les théories de la migration, Paris : INED (Collection Les Manuels, Séri des Textes Fondamentaux), pp. 15-60.

PICHÉ, Victor (2012), « In and Out the Back Door : Canada’s Temporary Worker Programs in a Global Perspective », dans Geiger, Martin & Pécoud, Antoine (eds), The New Politics of International Mobility : Migration Management and Its Discontents, Osnabrück (Allemagne), IMIS – Beiträge, pp. 113-132.

PICHÉ, Victor, Kabbanji, Lama, Ouédraogo, Dieudonné & Cordell, Dennis (2012), « From Colonial to National and Multilateral Management of Migration : A Century of International Migration Between Burkina Faso and Côte d’Ivoire », in Oucho, John O. (ed), Migration in the Service of African Development; A Book in honour of Professor Aderanti Adepoju, Ibadan, NOMRA, Safari Books Ltd, pp. 61-112.

Simon, Patrick & PICHÉ, Victor (eds), numéro spécial de la revue Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol.35, no 8, 2012 : Accounting for ethnic and racial diversity : the challenge of énumération.

Simon, Patrick & PICHÉ, Victor (2012), « Accounting for ethnic and racial diversity : the challenge of énumération », Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol.35, no 8 : 1357-1365.

PICHÉ, Victor (2011), “Catégories ethniques et linguistiques au Quèbec: quand compter est une question de survie”, Cahiers québécois de démographie, 40 (1): 139-154.

PICHÉ, Victor (2009), “Migrations internationales et droits de la personne : vers un nouveau paradigme?”, dans Crépeau, François. Nakache, Delphine et Atak, Idil (eds), Les migrations internationales contemporaines. Une dynamique complexe au cœur de la globalisation, Montréal, Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, p.350-369.

PICHÉ, Victor, Eugénie PELLETIER & Dina EPALE (2009), “Obstacles to ratification of the ICRMW in Canada”, dans De Guchteneire, Paul, Pecoud, Anbtoine & Cholewinski, Ryszard, (eds). Migration and Human Rights: The United Convention on Migrant Workers’ Rights, Cambridge University Press, Chapter 8.

PICHÉ, Victor, Eugénie PELLETIER & Dina EPALE (2008), “La Convention des Nations Unies sur les droits des travailleurs migrants: la situation au Canada », Hommes et migrations, no 1271, janvier – février, p. 66-81. Piché, Victor (2008), « Les travailleurs migrants, nouveaux non-citoyens du monde », Possibles, vol. 32, no 3-4, p.41-51.

PICHÉ, Victor (2007), « Une politique canadienne discriminatoire», Relations, no. 720, oct.-nov.), p. 15-18. OUÉDRAOGO, Dieudonné et PICHÉ, Victor (eds) (2007), Dynamique migratoire, insertion urbaine et environnement au Burkina Faso : Au-delà de la houe, Paris et Ouagadougou, L’Harmattan et Presses universitaires de Ouagadougou.


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