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Migrations and the way they affect the property rental business in Oxford

When the floodgates in Eastern and Central Europe were opened for migrants from migrants from countries such as Afghanistan, Syria and Irak, property owners didn’t quite think of the effect this could have on the way they rent out their … Continue reading

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The politics of belonging: Transnational Korean adoptees in Denmark

By Youngeun Koo, former student, MSc in Migration Studies This guest post is part of series featuring writing by current and former students of the MSc in Migration Studies programme In recent years, transnational adoption has become a much-contested area. The long-held … Continue reading

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Leaving Palestine

By Nick Van Hear, Senior Researcher and Deputy Director Musa was jailed six times in the course of the first and second intifadas – the Palestinian uprisings in the late 1980s and early 2000s. The longest stretch was three years from … Continue reading

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Refugee crisis, compassion and Eastern Europe

By Dace Dzenovska, Associate Professor in the Anthropology of Migration Losing Europeanness Every crisis dismantles and produces Europeanness anew. Greek Europeanness was recently questioned by the financial ‘core of Europe’ led by Germany because Greece refused to behave like a responsible … Continue reading

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Which migration journal has the highest Impact Factor?

By Carlos Vargas-Silva, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher at the Migration Observatory In March 2013 I joined several friends to launch the Migration Studies journal. We had been working hard on the concept for over a year, but doubts always remained. Would top … Continue reading

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Immigration and Austerity: Only Connect

By Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS There have been two big shifts in British public debate in recent months. The first is the growing discontent with the politics of austerity, most evident in the … Continue reading

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Immigration Acts and health bills

By: Myriam Cherti, Senior Researcher, COMPAS The Immigration Act 2014 heralds a new ‘crackdown’ on so-called ‘health tourism’ in the UK. The two main changes to health policy that it enacts are designed to control the supposed ‘burden’ that immigrants place on NHS finances by … Continue reading

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People move

By: Ben Doherty, Thomson Reuters Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and reporter for Guardian Australia. The history of humanity is a history of migration. Since the earliest movement of Homo erectus out of Africa across Eurasia, humankind has had reason … Continue reading

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What to do about Calais, in 50 words

By Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS Five thousand people in Calais wanting to cross the Channel to the UK has meant my inbox is overflowing with invitations for interviews and top lines on ‘what … Continue reading

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The base: From peasant revolution to labour migration management

By: Biao Xiang, Professor in Social Anthropology Mao assured his comrades in 1930 that the Chinese socialist revolution would succeed when the red army encountered unprecedented difficulties. The sure victory was not because the revolutionary force was strong and the enemy … Continue reading

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