International and intergovernmental organisations in travel & migration

International and intergovernmental organisations play an important role in migration infrastructures. They provide information on travel and migration, facilitate refugee resettlement, support family reunification, administer refugee camps or provide humanitarian relief for displaced persons. They also set up and monitor international regulations preventing or constraining migration and conduct programmes for forced or voluntary return, fostering repatriation and reintegration.

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Migration Statistics in Europe: A Core Component of Governance and Population Research

Authors David Reichel, Albert Kraler, Han Entzinger
Book Title Integrating Immigrants in Europe
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1 Book Chapter

Multilevelling EU external governance: the role of international organizations in the diffusion of EU migration policies

Authors Sandra Lavenex
Year 2016
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 15
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2 Journal Article

Language rights and the Council of Europe: A failed response to a multilingual continent?

Authors Philip McDermott
Year 2017
Journal Name ETHNICITIES
Citations (WoS) 2
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3 Journal Article

Exchanging Knowledge, Enhancing Capacities, Developing Mechanisms: IOM's Role in the Implementation of the EU-Russia Readmission Agreement

Authors Oleg Korneev
Year 2014
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 6
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4 Journal Article

CRUMPLED FLAG, REMARKS ON THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE UN AND SOME OTHER ANNIVERSARIES

Authors Dimitrij Rupel
Year 2016
Journal Name TEORIJA IN PRAKSA
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5 Journal Article

Speaking Truth to Power? Why Civil Society, Beyond Academia, Remains Marginal in EU Migration Policy

Authors Ann Singleton
Book Title Integrating Immigrants in Europe
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6 Book Chapter

Migrants as transnational development agents: An inquiry into the newest round of the miaration-development nexus

Authors T Faist
Year 2008
Journal Name POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE
Citations (WoS) 231
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7 Journal Article

Rights in Exile

Authors Barbara Harrell-Bond† with Zachary Lomo, Guglielmo Verdirame, Hannah GarryWith a Foreword Justice Albie Sachs
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8 Book

Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies

Description
According to UN assessments, there are 214 million international migrants worldwide and another 740 million internal migrants . The OECD highlights that there seems little likelihood of substantial reductions in numbers of international migrants in the current decade . Rises in global population, new demographic trends including ageing population, environmental deterioration and an increased globalisation of the economy are some of the factors which will encourage emigration flows in coming years. International migration, firmly at the top of the EU’s political agenda, must be analysed from the integration perspective as the key factor for the future cohesion of European societies. The INTEGRIM programme is developed by a sound and well established network of 8 full partner academic institutions and 6 non-academic associated partners from the private and public sector, civil society and international organisations with outstanding research and training credentials on migration and integration issues. The aim of this programme is to structure the existing high-quality research capacity on migration and integration policies and processes in Europe through 480 person-months of Early-Stage Researchers. INTEGRIM will consider processes and policies concerning integration of foreign nationals within EU countries, including third-country nationals and European nationals migrating to other European states when they face substantial integration difficulties. The existing fruitful collaboration among the Network’s partners through existing research networks such as the EC acknowledged network of excellence IMISCOE has evidenced the capacity and added value to pool the talent to the benefit of a common critical mass and enhancement of the academic knowledge. INTEGRIM aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on integration and diversity management and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-governmental organisations.
Year 2013
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INTEGRIM: Integration and international migration: pathways and integration policies

Description
According to UN assessments, there are 214 million international migrants worldwide and another 740 million internal migrants . The OECD highlights that there seems little likelihood of substantial reductions in numbers of international migrants in the current decade . Rises in global population, new demographic trends including ageing population, environmental deterioration and an increased globalisation of the economy are some of the factors which will encourage emigration flows in coming years. International migration, firmly at the top of the EU’s political agenda, must be analysed from the integration perspective as the key factor for the future cohesion of European societies. The INTEGRIM programme is developed by a sound and well established network of 8 full partner academic institutions and 6 non-academic associated partners from the private and public sector, civil society and international organisations with outstanding research and training credentials on migration and integration issues. The aim of this programme is to structure the existing high-quality research capacity on migration and integration policies and processes in Europe through 480 person-months of Early-Stage Researchers. INTEGRIM will consider processes and policies concerning integration of foreign nationals within EU countries, including third-country nationals and European nationals migrating to other European states when they face substantial integration difficulties. The existing fruitful collaboration among the Network’s partners through existing research networks such as the EC acknowledged network of excellence IMISCOE has evidenced the capacity and added value to pool the talent to the benefit of a common critical mass and enhancement of the academic knowledge. INTEGRIM aims to enhance academic research capacity, encourage policy-relevant research on integration and diversity management and facilitate the use of that research by governments and non-governmental organisations.
Year 2013
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10 Project

EU Citizens Should Have Voting Rights in National Elections, But in Which Country?

Authors Rainer Bauböck
Book Title Debating European Citizenship
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11 Book Chapter

The Politics of Protection: The Right to Food in Protracted Refugee Situations

Authors Marcia Oliver, Marcia Oliver, Suzan Ilcan, ...
Year 2018
Journal Name REFUGEE SURVEY QUARTERLY
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12 Journal Article

EUROMED Migration IV

Description
The overall objective of EUROMED Migration IV (2016-2019), a programme financed by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD, is to support EU Member States and ENI Southern Partner Countries in establishing a comprehensive, constructive and operational dialogue and co-operation framework, with a particular focus on reinforcing instruments and capacities to develop and implement evidence-based and coherent migration and international protection policies and activities. In order to achieve this objective, EMM4 builds upon the results of the first three phases of the programme (2004-2015) and tailors its activities around two pillars: the first pillar facilitates an effective North-South and South-South regional co-operation dialogue in the area of migration and international protection-related issues (legal migration, irregular migration, migration and development and international protection). The second pillar focuses on capacity-building, applying a new outcome-oriented approach which includes sub-regional activities, tailor-made national training programmes and a targeted technical assistance package for small-scale concrete actions. Both pillars are supported by a horizontal and cross-cutting component, with a particular focus on communication through the dissemination of reliable information in order to contribute to a more balanced narrative on migration. The EMM4 is inclusive in its approach and actively engages with a broad variety of stakeholders including government authorities, international organisations and civil society representatives, academia, and the media in the implementation of its activities.
Year 2016
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13 Project

Self-legitimation through knowledge production partnerships: International Organization for Migration in Central Asia

Authors Oleg Korneev
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 2
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14 Journal Article

Inter-Organisational Cooperation in Resettlement Programmes: A Tripartite Approach

Authors Mariana Nardone
Year 2019
Journal Name REFUGEE SURVEY QUARTERLY
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15 Journal Article

Reframing the Debate on Migration, Development and Human Rights

Authors RD Wise, Humberto Marquez Covarrubias, Ruben Puentes
Year 2013
Journal Name POPULATION SPACE AND PLACE
Citations (WoS) 32
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16 Journal Article

The International Postal Network and Other Global Flows as Proxies for National Wellbeing

Authors Desislava Hristova, Cecilia Mascolo, Alex Rutherford, ...
Year 2016
Journal Name PLOS ONE
Citations (WoS) 2
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17 Journal Article

‘Inside Out’: The Politics of Enumerating the Nation by Ethnicity

Authors Victor Thompson, Tahu Kukutai
Book Title Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity
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18 Book Chapter

Biodiversity and Security: understanding environmental crime, illegal wildlife trade and threat finance.

Description
The core intellectual aim of BIOSEC is to explore whether concerns about biodiversity protection and global security are becoming integrated, and if so, in what ways. It will do so via building new theoretical approaches for political ecology. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary General and Executive Director of UNEP recently stated ‘the scale and role of wildlife and forest crime in threat finance calls for much wider policy attention’. The argument that wildlife trafficking constitutes a significant source of ‘threat finance’ takes two forms: first as a lucrative business for organised crime networks in Europe and Asia, and second as a source of finance for militias and terrorist networks, most notably Al Shabaab, Lord’s Resistance Army and Janjaweed. BIOSEC is a four year project designed to lead debates on these emerging challenges. It will build pioneering theoretical approaches and generate new empirical data. BIOSEC takes a fully integrated approach: it will produce a better conceptual understanding of the role of illegal wildlife trade in generating threat finance; it will examine the links between source and end user countries for wildlife products; and it will investigate and analyse the emerging responses of NGOs, government agencies and international organisations to these challenges. BIOSEC goes beyond the ‘state-of-the art’ because biodiversity protection and global security currently inhabit distinctive intellectual ‘silos’; however, they need to be analysed via an interdisciplinary research agenda that cuts across human geography, politics and international relations, criminology and conservation biology. This research is timely because in the last two years, the idea that the illegal wildlife trade constitutes a major security threat has become more prevalent in academic and policy circles, yet it is an area that is under researched and poorly understood. These recent shifts demand urgent conceptual and empirical interrogation.
Year 2016
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19 Project

Research-Policy Dialogues in Austria

Authors Maren Borkert
Book Title Integrating Immigrants in Europe
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20 Book Chapter

'Knowledgeable' Governors of Uncertainty? International Organisations in the Absence of a Global Migration Regime

Description
The MIGGOV seeks to break new ground in the analysis of international organizations (IOs) as key objects of study in the broader research field of international migration governance and of international governance more generally. The key questions are: to what extent, how and why do IOs impact upon and shape international migration governance in the absence of a global migration regime. In order to address these questions the project shifts the focus from international governance as a (changing) structure to international governors as sources of agency and to the outcomes that flow from interactions between various agents. As most international migration governance takes place under conditions of uncertainty about future migration scenarios, this project will specifically explore the issues of the production and the use of expert knowledge by IOs striving to impact upon international migration governance. The project will study the involvement of eight IOs in migration governance in Central Asia, which has been selected for analysis because it has so far escaped the attention of scholars despite evidence of multi-layered migration governance in the region. The project will specifically look at four Central Asian countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan that share many similar features, but also exhibit some distinct political and socio-economic differences that make them highly relevant objects of study. The focus on Central Asia is also justified by the strategic importance that many international actors, including the EU, ascribe to the region. In addition to the Central Asian regional case study and intra-regional comparisons, the MIGGOV will produce overarching comparisons with the EU’s ‘Eastern Neighbourhood’. The project addresses topics on which the EU has called for further research in its 2013 Work Programme, namely those within activities 8.3 ‘Major trends in society and their implications’ and 8.4 ‘Europe in the World’.
Year 2013
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21 Project

Socialism and leftist Catholicism in France and Italy (1956-1972)

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'The SOCIALCATH research project deals with the intercultural connection between Socialism and Catholicism in two cases in which this meeting was very evident: the French 'Parti Socialiste Unifié' (PSU) and the Italian 'Partito Socialista Italiano di Unità Proletaria' (PSIUP). PSU and PSIUP put together Socialists and Catholics who did not accept the main strategy of their respective political families. PSU and PSIUP wanted represent a radically democratic form of modernity, giving great attention to social ferments and to defend all discriminated or under-represented categories: workers, women and young people. PSU and PSIUP were libertarian and they refused the hierarchical structures of a mass party, adopting a fluid organisation totally open to different cultural models. The political relationship between PSU and PSIUP, their ideological exchanges and the contacts between their members have never been explored within a scientific context. The SOCIALCATH project aims to fill this scientific gap, bringing to light many unedited documents. The interdisciplinary approach, the multi-methodological analysis and the comparative nature of the SOCIALCATH project are all new instruments to be used in these arguments. The SOCIALCATH project aims to reach three main objectives: 1. to describe the meeting between opposite cultural areas such as Socialism and Catholicism, in order to support the policies for intercultural dialogue promoted by the EU and other international organisations such as UNESCO. 2. to highlight alternative aspects of Socialist and Catholic cultures, in order to discover the anti-dogmatic spirit of the 60s and its today's inheritance in the collective European conscience. 3. to explore the relationship between the PSU and PSIUP's political class and the new social issues of the 60s (feminism, 'the young' issue, etc.), in order to compare those events with the present attitude of the European leading class towards society and collective issues.'
Year 2012
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22 Project

Conclusion

Authors Joëlle Moret
Book Title European Somalis' Post-Migration Movements
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23 Book Chapter

Assessing the Quality of Democracy: The International IDEA Framework

Authors Todd Landman
Year 2012
Journal Name EUROPEAN POLITICAL SCIENCE
Citations (WoS) 2
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24 Journal Article

Key Knowledge Questions on Migration Infrastructures

Authors Franck Düvell, Carlotta Preiss
Year 2020
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25 Policy Brief

People on the move in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Stuck in the Corridors to the EU

Authors Nidzara Ahmetasevic, Gorana Mlinarevic
Description
Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) have been part of the “Balkan route” for smuggling people, arms and drugs for decades, but also a migrant route for people who have been trying to reach Western Europe and the countries of the EU in order to save their lives and secure a future for themselves. While in 2015, when millions of people arrived in Europe over a short period of time, BiH was bypassed by mass movements, the situation started changing after the closure of the EU borders in 2016, and later on, in 2017, with the increase of violence and push backs in Croatia, and other countries at the EU borders. This report offers insight into the situation on the field: is there a system responsible for protection, security, and upholding fundamental human rights? What has the state response been like? What is the role of the international community?
Year 2019
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26 Report

Refugee Organizations’ Public Communication: Conceptualizing and Exploring New Avenues for an Underdeveloped Research Subject

Authors David Ongenaert
Year 2019
Journal Name Media and Communication
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28 Journal Article

Border policies and migrant deaths at the Turkish-Greek border

Authors Orcun Ulusoy, Orcun Ulusoy, Martin Baldwin-Edwards, ...
Year 2019
Journal Name NEW PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY
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29 Journal Article

The microfoundations of diaspora politics: unpacking the state and disaggregating the diaspora INTRODUCTION

Authors Alexandra Delano Alonso, Harris Mylonas
Year 2019
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
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30 Journal Article

Inclusion, exclusion or indifference? Redefining migrant and refugee host state engagement options in Mediterranean 'transit' countries

Authors Kelsey P. Norman
Year 2019
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 2
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31 Journal Article

Book Review of The national versus the foreigner in South America: 200 years of migration and citizenship law

Authors Victoria Finn
Year 2019
Journal Name Ethnic and Racial Studies
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32 Journal Article

Biblioteca digital sobre migraciones e interculturalidad

Authors Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Year 2019
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33 Data Set

Secundaire migratie van asielzoekers in de EU

Authors Koos Richelle, Minze Beuving, Helga de Valk, ...
Year 2019
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34 Report

Promising more to give less: international disputes between core and periphery around European posted labor, 1955–2018

Authors Emmanuel Comte
Year 2019
Journal Name Labor History
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35 Journal Article

Labor Pioneers: Economy, Labor, and Migration in Filipino-Danish Relations, 1950-2015

Authors Nina Trige Andersen
Year 2019
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36 Book

Portuguese policies fostering international student mobility: a colonial legacy or a new strategy?

Authors Thais França, Elisa Alves, Beatriz Padilla
Year 2018
Journal Name Globalisation, Societies and Education
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37 Journal Article

Talking "land grabs' is talking politics: land as politicised rhetoric during Tanzania's 2015 elections

Authors Sina Schlimmer
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF EASTERN AFRICAN STUDIES
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38 Journal Article

Non-Territorial Autonomy as Minority Protection in Europe: An Intellectual and Political History of a Travelling Idea, 1850-2000

Description
Over the past 150 years, non-territorial autonomy has been one of three models for dealing with linguistic or ethnic minorities within several European states. Compared with the other two, i.e. the recognition of minority rights as individual rights and territorial self-rule, non-territorial autonomy has received little attention. This project proposes to write the first history of non-territorial autonomy as an applied policy tool in minority protection and as an intellectual concept with a chequered history across Europe. Intellectuals, politicians, and legal scholars across the political spectrum from the far left to the far right supported this idea, although they were aware of the risks of strengthening national differences by promoting such a collective approach to minority protection. The project explores how this idea of granting cultural rights to a national group as a corporate body within a state, as a means of integrating diverse nationalities, travelled and transformed throughout the Habsburg Empire from 1850 to the present. We propose to 1) trace the development/circulation of theoretical conceptions and political applications of non-territorial autonomy within the Habsburg Empire, by mapping the networks of scholars as well as politicians who advocated for it; 2) explain the continuities in the development of the idea, and its manifestations in policies adopted by interwar Central and Eastern European nation states, where communists, socialists, liberals and fascists alike were able to translate elements of non-territorial autonomy into their ideologies and programs; 3) analyse the treatment of non-territorial autonomy, which was advocated by minority lobby groups, in international minority protection in the 20th century despite strong opposition to practices based on it by international organisations. We rely on a mixture of historiographical methods developed in nationalism studies to analyse the idea’s translation in entangled transnational spaces.
Year 2018
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39 Project

Political-Economic Transnational Behavior: A Case Study of the Polish American Economic Forum

Authors Mary Erdmans
Year 2018
Journal Name Studia Migracyjne – Przegląd Polonijny
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40 Journal Article

A cross-cultural perspective of voluntary disclosure: Italian listed firms in the stakeholder global context

Authors Daniela Coluccia, Stefano Fontana, Eugenio D'Amico, ...
Year 2017
Journal Name EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
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41 Journal Article

Sport policy in Cameroon

Authors Joanne Clarke, John Sunday Ojo
Year 2017
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT POLICY AND POLITICS
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42 Journal Article

Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences

Authors V. Squire, A. Dimitriadi, N. Perkowski, ...
Description
This report provides a unique, in-depth analysis of the impact of EU policies in addressing the socalled European migration or refugee ‘crisis’ in 2015 and 2016. Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat undertook 257 in-depth qualitative interviews with a total of 271 participants across seven sites in two phases: Kos, Malta and Sicily from September-November 2015, and Athens, Berlin, Istanbul and Rome from May-July 2016. Uniquely, the project focused directly on the impact of policies upon people on the move, drawing together policy analysis and observational fieldwork with in-depth analysis of qualitative interview data from people making – or contemplating making – the dangerous journey across the Mediterranean Sea. As such, the report provides previously-unconsidered insights into the effects of policy on the journeys, experiences, understandings, expectations, concerns and demands of people on the move. In addition to providing seven site-based case study analyses, the project also provides the first detailed assessment of policies associated with A European Agenda on Migration in terms of policy effects both across routes (eastern and central Mediterranean) and over time (2015 and 2016). The findings and analysis summarised in this report are presented with the aim of informing policy developments, moving forward.
Year 2017
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43 Report

The New Odyssey

Authors Patrick Kingsley
Year 2016
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44 Book

Dashboard of indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development (PICMD)

Description
The dashboard of indicators for measuring policy and institutional coherence for migration and development (PICMD) is a user-friendly tool that has been developed by the KNOMAD Thematic Working Group on Policy and Institutional Coherence. The dashboard aims to measure the extent to which public policies and institutional arrangements are coherent with international best practices to minimise the risks and maximise the development gains of migration, and can be used by domestic policy makers and other stakeholders such as researchers, civil society and international organisations. For policy makers, the dashboard should serve as a particularly useful tool during the policy formulation, evaluation and adjustment process. Indicators are organised around the following five policy dimensions: promote institutional coherence, reduce the costs of migration, protect the rights of migrants and their family, promote reintegration, enhance the development impact of migration. There are two distinct dashboards – one from the perspective of countries of origin and the other from the perspective of countries of destination – with separate indicators except in the area of institutional coherence. Any given country can be considered both a country of origin and a country of destination. The Thematic Working Group is currently operationalising the dashboard in 15 pilot countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cabo Verde, Germany, Jamaica, Kenya, Moldova, Morocco, the Philippines, Portugal, the Netherlands, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, and Trinidad and Tobago.
Year 2016
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45 Data Set

Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015

Authors H Crawley, F Duvell, K Jones, ...
Description
Europe’s response to the so-called ‘migration crisis’ has been driven almost exclusively by a border control agenda. This has significantly reduced the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece, for the time being at least, but has done nothing to address the drivers or causes of migration to Europe, including the movement of people from Libya which continues unabated, or the protection and integration needs of those who are already here. The research aims to: • Shed light on the dynamics (determinants, drivers and infrastructures) underpinning the recent unprecedented levels of migration across, and loss of life in, the Mediterranean; • Provide insights into the interaction of refugees and migrants with a multitude of non-State actors (for example smugglers, facilitators, and Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and State actors (for example, the navy / coastguard) in order to better understand their decision making processes; and • Explore how the decisions made by refugees and migrants on their journeys interact with dramatically changing global economic, security and political contexts.
Year 2016
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46 Report

Unpacking a rapidly changing scenario: migration flows, routes and trajectories across the Mediterranean

Authors H Crawley, F Duvell, N Sigona, ...
Description
In 2015 over one million people crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in search of safety and a better life. Thousands died along the way. The MEDMIG project seeks to better understand these unprecedented movements in the region by examining the journeys, motivations and aspirations of refugees and migrants in Italy, Greece, Turkey and Malta.
Year 2016
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47 Report

Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU: Drivers, decisions and destinations.

Authors H Crawley, F Duvell, K Jones, ...
Description
The Brief focuses on four main themes: The factors affecting the decision to leave; Journeys and routes taken to reach Greece; Intended destinations of those migrating; The use of smugglers to facilitate the journey.
Year 2016
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48 Report

Stakeholders and Competition in the Transportation of Migrants: Moving Greeks to Australia in the Post-War Era

Authors Ioannis Limnios-Sekeris
Year 2015
Journal Name The Journal of Transport History
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49 Journal Article

Globalization and Legal Translation: New Research Pathways

Authors Fabrizio Megale
Year 2015
Journal Name INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE SEMIOTICS OF LAW-REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE SEMIOTIQUE JURIDIQUE
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50 Journal Article

CREATING CONDITIONS FOR STUDENTS TO FLOURISH: A CASE STUDY OF CAPABILITIES DEVELOPED THROUGH A NON-FORMAL LEARNING COMMUNITY IN A COLLEGIATE UNIVERSITY

Authors Eleanor Brown
Year 2015
Journal Name KULTUR-REVISTA INTERDISCIPLINARIA SOBRE LA CULTURA DE LA CIUTAT
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51 Journal Article

Flights of Shame or Dignified Return? Return Flights and Post-return Monitoring

Authors Jari Pirjola
Year 2015
Journal Name EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW
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52 Journal Article

Flights of Shame or Dignified Return? Return Flights and Post-return Monitoring

Authors Jari Pirjola
Year 2015
Journal Name EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF MIGRATION AND LAW
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53 Journal Article

Analyzing intra-regional migration in Sub-Saharan Africa: Statistical data constraints and the role for regional organizations

Authors Stefano degli Uberti, Philippe De Lombaerde, Sonja Nita, ...
Year 2015
Journal Name Regions and Cohesion
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54 Journal Article

Migration Management and International Organizations: A history of the establishment of the International Organization for Migration

Authors Lina Venturas
Year 2015
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55 Book

Migrants In Countries In Crisis

Description
The Migrants in Countries in Crisis project aims at providing accessible, methodologically robust and policy relevant data on the migration implications of crisis situations in host countries. It does so with the broader objective of informing efforts to strengthen the preparedness of countries of origin, transit and destination and of other relevant actors to address and respond to future crises. Research objectives: Crisis situations investigated include natural disaster, violent conflict or civil unrest, which have led to a breakdown of or serious challenges to public order, and, as a result, entail a serious threat to the personal safety, physical and psychological integrity and protection of migrants. While focusing on longer term impacts of and responses to crises in countries of destination, origin and transit, the research will also investigate the availability of relevant mechanisms ensuring the protection of migrants before, during and after crisis in countries covered by the research. Six crises situations have been selected as case studies for in-depth research: Central African Republic (civil unrest 2014); Cote d'Ivorire (civil unrest 2000-2011); Lebanon (2006-today, impact on migrant domestic workers); Libya (civil unrest 2011); South Africa (xenophobic violence 2008-2015); Thailand (natural disaster 2011). The research is conducted as part of a wider project led by ICMPD supporting the global Migrants in Countries of Crisis Initiative. It is coordinated by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and is conducted in partnership the International Migration Institute (IMI) of Oxford University. In addition, local research partners are involved in the fieldwork and analysis for the case studies. The Research employs an interdisciplinary approach to assess the impact of crises on migrants in the countries under study. The research will combine secondary desk research and primary research in the field with relevant stakeholders, including migrants, policy makers and public officials, representatives of international organisations, civil society stakeholders and humanitarian organisations, diaspora organisations, academics and journalists, and employers and recruitment agencies Project Partners: International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford
Year 2015
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56 Project

Flüchtlingslager. Geschichte einer humanitären Technologie

Principal investigator Joël Glasman (Principal Investigator)
Description
Humanitäre Nothilfe in Flüchtlingslagern ist in Afrika keine Ausnahmesituation. Seit einem halben Jahrhundert prägen Flüchtlingslager die Geschichte des Kontinents. Von der Entstehung des UNO Flüchtlingswerks (UNCHR, 1951) bis zu den heutigen Flüchtlingswellen aus der Zentralafrikanischen Republik nach Kamerun (2014) haben sich Flüchtlingslager als das dominante standardisierte Instrument für die Versorgung und Unterbringung von Flüchtlingen durchgesetzt. Anthropologen, Soziologen, Politologen und Geographen haben bereits wichtige Studien zu Flüchtlingslagern vorgelegt, historische Untersuchungen sind jedoch bisher ein Forschungsdesiderat. Das hier vorgestellte Projekt untersucht Flüchtlingslager als technisches Dispositiv der globalisierten humanitären Hilfe. Es analysiert wie seit der Gründung des UNHCR im Jahre 1951 ein Ensemble von physischen Artefakten (Zelte, Kits, Gegenständen), wissenschaftlichen Komponenten (Handbücher, Verfahren, Statistiken), Normen (Regeln, rechtlichen Kategorien) und Experten (Ingenieure, Ärzte, Stadtplaner, Architekten) entstanden ist. Das Projekt analysiert zunächst die Kontroversen um die Planung von Flüchtlingslagern, zweitens die Standardisierung von Verfahren, und drittens die kreative Anpassung der Lagertechniken durch die Hilfsempfänger. Empirisch konzentriert sich das Vorhaben auf drei Aspekte der Lagertechnologien: a) das Screening von Flüchtlingen, die durch die Auswertung der technical mission reports im Archiv von UNHCR in Genf Archiven analysiert wird; b) die Konzeption und Planung von Modelllagern, deren Entstehung in der Grauliteratur und Handbüchern des UNHCR nachgegangen wird und c) die Frage der Zuteilung der Hilfe, die durch Feldforschung und Experteninterviews in den Flüchtlingslagern um Meiganga (Nordosten von Kamerun) herausgearbeitet werden soll. Dieses Projekt kann als historische Analyse einen wichtigen Beitrag zum Schwerpunktprogramm leisten, indem es das Flüchtlingslager als Technik der humanitären Ordnung untersucht. Flüchtlingslager verknüpfen verschiedene Bereiche (Gesundheit, soziale Kategorisierung, juristische Normen, Sicherheitsfragen) und vernetzen verschiedene Akteure und Interessen (Experten, NGO Angestellte, Flüchtlinge, lokale Bevölkerung, usw.). Sie sind daher in ein gutes Beispiel, um die Artikulation von Visionen globaler Ordnungen und lokale Ordnungskonstellationen zu studieren.
Year 2015
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57 Project

International Organisations and the Politics of Migration

Authors Martin Geiger, Antoine Pecoud
Year 2014
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 31
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59 Journal Article

Reproducing Deportability: Migrant Agricultural Workers in South-western Ontario

Authors T Basok, Daniele Belanger, Eloy Rivas
Year 2014
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 30
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60 Journal Article

Channelled Policy Transfers: EU-Tunisia Interactions on Migration Matters

Authors Jean-Pierre Cassarino
Year 2014
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
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61 Journal Article

"UE cultural policy and intercultural dialogue in time of globalization: a comparative study of values concerning cultural heritage for civil society (Faro-Convention, 2005)"

Description
'VALOGLOB project has the scope to analyse Faro-Convention (2005) using a research methodology based on a systemic approach (Morin, 2005), a cross-cultural comparative study (Demorgon, 2004) with the World Heritage Convention (UNESCO, 1972) and field case studies in Europe, Euro-Mediterranean area and Russia. These objectives have the aim to better understand theoretical and practical mechanisms of a legal text (Faro-Convention, 2005) with great impacts on civil society (museums and inhabitants). Since the Second World War, tens of Conventions, Recommendations and Declarations on cultural heritage were adopted by governments. These normative instruments are rarely studied in a cross-cultural approach with main focus on citizenship as a key actor regarding its implementation. Faro-Convention (2005) stresses its aims on the values of cultural heritage for society. In time of globalisation, cultural heritage cannot be anymore a topic discussed only by specialists, but a dialogue in permanent interaction with the civil society in order to build a common European identify based on “diversity” and “unity”. To carry out this project, the researcher (PhD) has a great research experience (temporary Lecturer at University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France), has been involved in French and international projects (FP6, FP7, AECID, ANR), got a research award nomination titled “Cultural Policy Research Award” (CPRA, 2010), has published 3 peer-reviewed articles has an extended professional experience (Cambodia, Gabon, Sudan, Latin America, Russia, etc.) in international organisations (International Council of Museums (ICOM), UNESCO, APSARA, etc.). The IUEE, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) will give to the applicant the opportunity to carry out her research project in a major European and multicultural centre for intercultural dialogue and cultural policies dissemination for the Mediterranean basin and beyond (Russia).'
Year 2013
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62 Project

Cross-border mobility of health professionals: Contesting patients' right to health

Authors Evgeniya Vadimovna Plotnikova
Year 2012
Journal Name SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE
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63 Journal Article

An anthropological investigation of muscular politics in South Asia

Description
Over the past decade, the media, international organisations, as well as policy-making bodies have voiced increasing concern about a growing overlap between the criminal and political spheres in South Asia. Many 'criminal politicians' are accused not simply of embezzlement, but of burglary, kidnapping and murder, so that the observed political landscape emerges not only as a 'corrupt', but also a highly violent sphere. This project is a collaborative and cross-national ethnographic study of the criminalisation of politics in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bringing together local-level investigation, surveys and historical analysis, the project will produce comprehensive political ethnographies in sixteen sites across the subcontinent, providing empirical material and theoretical directives for further charting of the virtually unexplored terrain of extra-legal muscular politics in the region. Central to the proposed programme of research are the following interrelated objectives: 1) To further develop the method of collaborative political ethnography by designing, collecting and producing case studies which will allow us to write thematically across sites; 2) To generate policy relevant research in the fields of security, conflict, democracy and development; 3) To produce capability by forging an international network of scholars on issues related to democratisation, violence, crime and support the work and careers of the project's 4 Post-docs. The study capitalises on previous research and skills of the PI in the cross-cultural study of democracy and muscular politics in the global South. All members of the research team have expertise in ethnographic research in the difficult spheres of criminal politics, informal economies, and political violence and are hence well and sometimes uniquely equipped to pursue this challenging research thematic.
Year 2012
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64 Project

UNESCO-MOST Conference 2012: Labour Rights as Human Rights? Migration, Labour Market Restructuring, and the Role of Civil Society in Global Governance

Principal investigator Carl-Ulrik Schierup (REMESO Project Leader), Aleksandra Ålund (Participants from REMESO), Anders Neergaard (Participants from REMESO), Branka Likic-Brboric (Participants from REMESO), Christophe Foultier (Participants from REMESO), Karin Krifors (Participants from REMESO), Nedzad Mesic (Participants from REMESO), Jorge Romero Leon (Participants not from REMESO), Kenneth Abrahamsson (Participants not from REMESO), Stephen Castles (Participants not from REMESO), Raul Delgado Wise (Participants not from REMESO), Ronaldo Munck (Participants not from REMESO), Sam Hägglund (Participants not from REMESO), Veronica Melander (SIDA)
Description
The overall purpose of thi conference wasto reflect on knowledge and promote social dialogue on the role of labour unions and other organisations of civil society in the global governance of migration. These issues were discussed against the background of labour market restructuring and emerging international norms pertaining to labour rights as human rights. The conference was organised so as to systematipromote exchange of perspectives between leading scholars and representatives of international organisations, labour unions and activists in other civil society organisations on questions of migration, 'decent work' and global governance. Conference participants investigated jointly and elaborated on policy alternatives for promoting migrants', citizens', and labour rights, as well as conditions for equitable international coordination and a more inclusive role for civil society. The conference was organised by the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University and the International Network for Migration and Development (INMD) in collaboration with the Swedish UNESCO-MOST Committee, Norrköping May 30-June 1st, 2012
Year 2010
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65 Project

Study on Airport Asylum Procedures at European Airports

Principal investigator Martin Wagner (Project Coordinator)
Description
The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (BFM) has commissioned the ICMPD to undertake a comparative study of asylum procedures at seven European airports - Zürich, Brussels, Frankfurt a.M., London-Heathrow, Vienna, Paris-Roissy and Schiphol. Objectives • To provide an overview of the legal and practical framework and methods applied in the selected airports • To enable the BMF to put the Swiss policies into a European perspective • To design better and more rational airport asylum procedures Outcomes Comparative analysis of: • Asylum procedure at the airport • Accommodation of asylum seekers during the procedure in the transit zone • Deportation and securing The study includes elements of field research (qualitative interviews with governmental, non-governmental and international organisations involved as well as visitation of the respective premises at the airport) and desk research (examination of legal texts, literature and relevant statistics).
Year 2008
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66 Project

EC Readmission Agreements: A Re-evaluation of the Political Impasse

Authors Annabelle Roig, Thomas Huddleston
Year 2007
Journal Name European Journal of Migration and Law
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67 Journal Article

Crossing Borders: International Migration and National Security

Authors Fiona B. Adamson
Year 2006
Journal Name International Security
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68 Journal Article

Humanitarianism in Praxis? Probing Power Dynamics around Key Actors in Zimbabwe’s Forced Migration

Authors Abigail R. Benhura, Abigail R. Benhura, Maheshvari Naidu, ...
Year 2018
Journal Name JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION AND INTEGRATION
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69 Journal Article
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