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Working paper immigration policy effects 2013 a conceptual framework

Working Paper: Immigration policy effects – A conceptual framework


Liv Bjerre provides a conceptual framework for the analysis of immigration policy effects by arguing that immigration policies have varying effects on different categories of immigrants whether they are regular immigrants, asylum seekers or irregular immigrants

Return migration in africa

Return Migration in Africa


IMI Researcher, Dr. Marie-Laurence Flahaux together with Dr. Bruno Shoumaker and Dr. Thierry Eggerickx edit a new issue of 'Space, Populations, Societies' which seeks to explore the understudied aspects of return migration in Africa

Working paper hopes and fears of migrants2019 contribution to political change a tunisian case study

Working Paper: Hopes and fears of migrants’ contribution to political change, a Tunisian case study


Marieke van Houte explores complexities of political change in relation to mobility and immobility through a fascinating Tunisian case study that challenges conventional notions that transnational political engagements contribute to democratization

Exploring domestic diasporic non government responses to liberian ebola crisis

Exploring domestic & diasporic non-government responses to the Liberian Ebola Crisis


New article published in the academic journal, African Affairs by IMI Senior Research Officer Robtel Neajai Pailey

Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me

Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me

Media coverage Publication

Senior Research Officer Robtel Neajai Pailey shares her experience of living as an undocumented migrant in the US for 14 years in a remarkable piece for Al Jazeera

Call for papers for new journal migration and society

Call for papers for new journal Migration and Society

General Publication

The first issue of the journal focuses on Hospitality and hostility towards migrants: Global perspectives

Working Paper: The Migration&Development Apparatus


Drawing on Michel Foucault's concept of apparatus, Laura Stielike investigates the contradictions in the migration and development paradigm

New article by robtel neajai pailey looks ahead to liberias 2017 election

New article by Robtel Neajai Pailey looks ahead to Liberia's 2017 election


A new briefing article co-authored by Robtel Neajai Pailey examines the forthcoming presidential elections in Liberia, which take place this October

Working paper: Global migration futures. Exploring the future of international migration with a scenario methodology


Simona Vezzoli, Ayla Bonfiglio and Hein de Haas introduce the use of a scenario methodology to better explore the future of international migration

Working paper the global evolution of travel visa regimes

Working paper: The global evolution of travel visa regimes


Mathias Czaika, Hein de Haas and María Villares-Varela draw on the new DEMIG VISA database to explore patterns and trends in international visa regimes. The analysis challenges the idea of a growing global mobility divide between ‘North’ and ‘South’, showing instead a more complex image reflecting the multi-layered nature of international relations

Working paper: How do Syrian refugee workers challenge supply chain management in the Turkish garment industry?


Emre Eren Korkmaz explores how the participation of Syrian refugees in the informal economy in Turkey has changed historical relations between formal and informal employment, and what can be done to ensure fair, legal employment of all workers in Turkey's garment sector, including Syrian refugees

Working paper: Is there a ‘pig cycle’ in the labour supply of doctors?


Yasser Moullan and Xavier Chojnicki explor whether training or immigration policies provide a more effective reponse to shortages of physicians within the OECD

Where is the ‘African’ in African Studies? nominated for African Arguments 2016 Prize

General Publication

Commentary by Robtel Neajai Pailey shortlisted for prestigious award

As unga adopts declaration on migrants and refugees new report launched on migrants in countries in crisis

As UNGA adopts declaration on migrants and refugees, new report launched on migrants in countries in crisis

Publication Research

ICMPD in partnership with IMI publish emerging findings from research on migrants caught in crisis situations

New article examines how 'Liberian citizenship' is constructed in Liberia and abroad


Research shows conceptualisation of citizenship changing alongside Liberia's transformation from country of immigration to one of emigration, and return

Working paper managing migrant labour in the gulf

Working paper: Managing migrant labour in the Gulf


Hélène Thiollet looks at the transnational dynamics of migration politics in the Gulf since the 1930s

Working paper exploring relationship between migration and change

Working paper: Exploring relationship between migration and change


The third TRANSMIC working paper proposes a new theoretical framework to better understand how migrants become active agents of change

Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative launches new guidelines

Publication Research

Guidelines aim at States, the private sector, international organisations and civil society responding to needs of migrants in countries experiencing conflicts or natural disasters

New book explores evolution of moroccan migration

New book explores evolution of Moroccan migration


Authors explore recent trends in Moroccan migration in edited collection Revisiting Moroccan Migrations

New article explores the role of new social media in articulation of the refugee voice

New article explores the role of social media in youth articulation of the 'refugee voice'


Based on research with young Congolese in the diaspora, new research shows how refugees use social media tools to challenge conventional understandings of 'refugee voices'

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