Monthly Archives: May 2014

Norway’s not so cuddly welfare state

By: Sarah Spencer, Senior Fellow Who might we expect to be more caring of migrants in need of health care than Norway, its welfare state renowned for comprehensive, cradle to the grave protection? Not so, it seems, if they are among … Continue reading

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Integration: a European research agenda

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor In my contribution to Migration: The COMPAS Anthology, which discussed the concept of integration, I concluded with a series of unanswered questions which I think researchers have a duty to address. In this blog post, I take up those … Continue reading

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Numbers and Waves: The Effects of Media Portrayals of Immigrants on Public Opinion in Britain

By: Scott Blinder, Migration Observatory Director and Anne-Marie Jeannet, Department of Social Policy and Intervention How do people form their impressions of and attitudes toward immigrants? This question is easy to talk about but hard to answer with social scientific research. Immigration … Continue reading

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#Unplugging > Beyond Hyper-Connected Societies

By: Igor Calzada, Future of Cities/COMPAS and Cristobal Cobo, Oxford Internet Institute Technology is never neutral, it has the potential and capacity to be used socially and politically for quite different purposes, argued Raymond Williams in 1983. Indeed, recently we both watched … Continue reading

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