Category Archives: research

Claiming the flag

By: Ole Jensen, Research Officer Mid-April, and approaching another St. George’s Day. Last year, at approximately this time, we were getting ready for the first leg of the EUMIA fieldwork, focussing on the St. George’s Day celebration in Bermondsey, South … Continue reading

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Figuring out diaspora roles in social recovery

by: Nick Van Hear, Deputy Director, COMPAS The attitude to diasporas in settings of conflict and crisis has shifted over the years.  A decade or more ago they were seen as troublesome ‘long distance nationalists’ exerting power from abroad while … Continue reading

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Health and border control

By: Hiranthi Jayaweera, Senior Researcher The UK coalition government has recently put forward proposals to further regulate migrants’ access to health care provision by extending charging for some services, for some groups. This includes an ‘immigration health surcharge’ (proposed around … 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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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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