Monthly Archives: May 2013

Migration data and attitudes in the context of the Scottish independence referendum

By: Scott Blinder, Acting Director, Migration Observatory Earlier this month I had the good fortune to travel to Edinburgh for a conference centered on the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council) project entitled The Future of the UK and Scotland. The ESRC project includes funding … Continue reading

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Nostalgia and diversity: Understanding integration at the local level

By: Ben Gidley, Senior Researcher Bermondsey They never call it Bermondsey any more A couple of weeks ago, in Bermondsey, South London with my colleagues Ole Jensen, Simon Roweand Ida Persson, we met a man called Albert, at the entrance to his council flat. … Continue reading

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Merger of Europe’s human rights and equality bodies is on the agenda: good news or bad for migrants’ rights?

By: Sarah Spencer, Senior Fellow The paucity of debate among migration researchers or civil society on the future of Europe’s National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) is surprising, given the attention otherwise given to migrants’ rights. This may be the time to … Continue reading

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Stuck in traffic: How helpful is the trafficking framework?

By: Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS ‘Trafficking’ seems to extend the audience of those engaged with the human rights of migrants. Even those who are not usually sympathetic to the plight of undocumented migrants … Continue reading

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Taking popularity seriously

By: Bastian Vollmer, Research Officer and Leverhulme Fellow The horrifying incident of Jose Matada, who recently fell to his death from the undercarriage of an aeroplane , spurred me to click through the online newspaper landscape in the UK. Reading about the background … Continue reading

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