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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


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

Seminar Series Podcasts

Event Podcast

Listen to Professor Valeria Pulignano's (University of Leuven) fascinating discussion on 'Trade unions, agency (migrant) workers and the insiders/outsiders debate' through a comparative study of Germany and Belgium

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 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

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

Integration of Brits in Turkey and Turks in Britain


Listen to this podcast from the 3 May seminar

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 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


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

African migration to and from Europe: Rethinking circular migration


Listen to this podcast from the 1 February seminar

Migratory flows, colonial encounters and the histories of transatlantic slavery


Listen to this podcast from the 25 January seminar

Migration to, through and from Africa: An African conversation | Seminar Series, Hilary 2017


Showcasing cutting edge research conducted by African scholars who examine migration to, through and from Africa

IMI December newsletter


Our December newsletter, recapping a year in migration research, is now available to read online

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

General Publication

Commentary by Robtel Neajai Pailey shortlisted for prestigious award

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