Monthly Archives: November 2011

A picture paints a thousand words…..

By: Ida Persson, Events and PR Officer Like a good song that makes you sigh, a line in a poem that resonates, or a smell that makes you nostalgic but you can’t quite figure out what for, a picture can … Continue reading

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Spinning the Threads of Poverty: Cotton Subsidies and The Political Economy of Trafficking in Southern Benin

By: Neil Howard, PhD student, Department of International Development, University of Oxford, writing his thesis on anti-trafficking discourse and policy Almost everywhere in the world, ‘poverty’ is said to be the prime ‘root cause’ of human trafficking. Pushing people to migrate, encouraging … Continue reading

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How will climate change impact on migration?

By: Ida Persson, Events and PR Officer With climate change at the forefront of everyone’s mind these days and with migration being the focus of COMPAS research, we thought it appropriate to arrange a COMPAS Breakfast Briefing on the subject, … Continue reading

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Swedish Exceptionalism

By: Martin Ruhs, Senior Researcher and Director of the Migration Observatory at COMPAS Many high income countries’ labour immigration policies have, over the past few years, become more selective in terms of who they admit – with most countries prioritising skilled … Continue reading

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Time to embrace the Daily Mail…

By: Rob McNeil, Senior Media Specialist, Migration Observatory There is little secret about the fact that the migration debate in the British media often lacks subtlety and nuance. In one media camp are those for whom immigration is the root … Continue reading

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