Category Archives: immigration

Anthology of writing about migration available free online

By: Michael Keith, Director, and Bridget Anderson, COMPAS Deputy Director This blog was first posted by Migrants’ Rights Network, 15 April 2014. This week the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford publishes online a … Continue reading

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The Crisis in Ukraine and its Implications for Migration in Europe

By: Franck Düvell, Senior Reseacher In Russia, Putin has established a kleptocracy, a regime which allows the elites to plunder the country and its people (Granville 2003, The Guardian 2010, Bobinski 2014 ), and it is this system as much … Continue reading

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Re-Thinking ‘Risk’ in Migration

By: Esra Kaytaz, DPhil Social Anthropology The recent tragedies in the Mediterranean[1] and the Pacific[2] drew attention to the dangers of irregular journeys. Despite the dangers, migrants continue to take undertake risky, hazardous journeys.[3] Partly in order to explain this phenomenon, … Continue reading

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Final Destination Maghreb: The transformation of transit countries

By: Myriam Cherti, Senior Researcher While European countries continue to restrict entry through ever tighter border controls, migrants heading for Europe continue to leave home, often becoming ‘stuck’ in countries that they had only hoped to pass through. As a … Continue reading

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Ten features of labour immigration policies in high-income countries

By: Martin Ruhs, University Lecturer in Political Economy and Senior Researcher How do high-income countries regulate labour immigration? I have analysed policies in over 46 countries and this blog summarises some of the key findings.  For a more detailed discussion, see … Continue reading

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