Monthly Archives: June 2014

By: Rob McNeil,  Head of Media and Communications, Migration Observatory (This piece was first published as a Migration Observatory Commentary) Emigration and identity Much of the discussion around the relevance of migration and migrants to the Scottish independence debate revolves around the effects … Continue reading

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Reverse missionizing: Migration, Christianity, and civic engagement in London

By: Leslie Fesenmyer, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow Much current public and policy discourse in the United Kingdom is concerned with migrants and with religion. When these topics converge, it is typically in relation to Muslim (im)migrants.  Yet, at Easter this year, … Continue reading

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Why should social scientists in migration studies care about big data?

By: William Allen, Research Officer, Migration Observatory Earlier this year, Universities and Science Minister David Willetts announced that the UK government was releasing £73 million for research which would harness the economic and social potential of Big Data. This term carries a great deal … Continue reading

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