Category Archives: integration

Backing themselves: East Timorese labour migrants in Oxford

By: Andrew McWilliam, Associate Professor, Australian National University Andrew was a visiting academic at COMPAS September –December 2014. His blog post reports on recent research with migrants in Oxford. Most afternoons in East Oxford, one can find small groups of young … Continue reading

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What do we know about the reasons for migration and the social and economic characteristics of migrants in the UK?

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher The March COMPAS Breakfast Briefing was presented by Jon Simmons, who leads the migration research at the UK Home Office. He presented three important recent Home Office Science reports on migrants into the … Continue reading

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How do local authorities deal with the increasing diversity of their clients and residents?

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In the 1890s, philanthropist Charles Booth and a team of assistants – the pioneers of sociological research in the UK – walked the whole of London, visually noting the wealth of each street’s … Continue reading

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The roots of radicalism: Family, society and the solace of religion

By: Morwari Zafar, DPhil in Anthropology, COMPAS/School of Anthropology This blog was first posted on Opedspace, 24 November 2014 Have you ever been so heartbroken that you joined the conservative faction of a local mosque? Khalid did, because he felt … Continue reading

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