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The International Migration Institute is pleased to announce the publication of three Working Papers arising from its April 2011 workshop on social theory and migration

‘The positive and the negative: Assessing critical realism and social constructionism as post-positivist approaches to empirical research in the social sciences’, by Justin Cruickshank (University of Birmingham) (IMI Working Paper 42)

‘A generic conceptual model for conducting realist qualitative research: Examples from migration studies’, by Theodoros Iosifides (University of the Aegean) (IMI Working Paper 43)

‘Studying international migration in the long(er) and short(er) durée: Contesting some and reconciling other disagreements between the structuration and morphogenesis approaches’, by Ewa Morawska (University of Essex) (IMI Working Paper 44)

You can also download a full report of the workshop.

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