Monthly Archives: November 2013

From the 2013 Syrian Refugee Conference to the 1938 Conference of Evian: How far have we come?

By: Franck Düvell, Senior Researcher The suffering and dying of Syrian and other Refugees on the outskirts of Europe and which lessons could be learned from the failure of the international community to rescue the European Jews?[1] – ‘The British delegate … Continue reading

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Media, Public Opinion, Migration Policy: Multi- and Inter-Disciplinary Notes

By: William Allen, Research Officer, Migration Observatory Corpus and computational linguists, political scientists, anthropologists, and sociologists gathered in Oxford last weekend to explore two key questions in migration studies: (1) how do media outlets, public opinion, and policy interact in the … Continue reading

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The Political Power of the Social Norm against Prejudice

By: Scott Blinder, Acting Director, Migration Observatory (Blog post on Blinder, Ford, Ivarsflaten, “The Better Angels of Our Nature: How the Antiprejudice Norm Affects Policy and Party Preferences in Great Britain and Germany”, AJPS, October 2013) A great deal of research in … Continue reading

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