Category Archives: integration

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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“It’s not just about the individual story”: Performing migrant experiences

By: Ida Persson, Research and Communications Officer When trying to have an “impact” in a research context it is often assumed that academics need to reach out to influential groups such as policy makers, politicians and civil society organisations. On … Continue reading

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Understanding foreign fighters: COMPAS November Breakfast Briefing

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher This summer, it emerged that a young woman brought up near where I live in Lewisham, South London, had travelled to Syria to join ISIS. I spent some time reading her Twitter interactions … Continue reading

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Immigration and ‘labour market tests’: Who should be protected against whom?

By: Martin Ruhs, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Senior Researcher The great majority of labour immigration programmes (and almost all temporary labour migration programmes) in high-income countries operate “labour market tests”, which aim to ensure that employers recruit migrant workers … Continue reading

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Turning British

By: Mikal Mast, PR & Communications Officer After over ten years living in the UK, I am finally applying for British citizenship. I put off this administrative procedure for so long for several reasons. For one thing, it is very … Continue reading

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