Category Archives: media

What’s in a name? An overview of the latest COMPAS Breakfast Briefing

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In a week in which a government minister described parts of Britain as “swamped” by migrants and “under siege”, it is clear that the language we use to talk about migration is … Continue reading

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Saving the Lifeline: Studying the Somali diaspora involvement in the 2013-14 campaign

By: Giulia Liberatore, Research Officer For most Muslims around the globe, Ramadan is a quiet time of the year, dedicated to introspection and prayer. It is a period where the pace of life slows down and tranquillity reigns. But in … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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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