In this section, you will find information on past IMI blog posts, news, and events. For the most recent IMIn blog posts, news and events please refer to the main menu.
Past IMI Blog posts
Climate refugees: The fabrication of a migration threat
8 June 2020
In recent years, it has become popular to argue that climate change will lead to massive North-South movements of ‘climate refugees’. Concerns about climate change-induced migration have emerged in the context of debates on global warming. Without any doubt, global warming is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity, and the lack of willingness of states and the international community to address it effectively – particularly through reducing of carbon emissions – is a valid source of major public concern and global protest.
The unfolding of the ‘refugee crisis’ in Denmark and Sweden
18 May 2017
MSc Migration Studies student Katryna Mahoney reflects on a recent study trip to Copenhagen and Malmö
Migration from Turkey to the UK
Professor Ibrahim Sirkeci charts the history of reciprocal migration between Turkey and the UK and predicts future movements
The potential cost of visa regimes
8 May 2017
Dr Emre Eren Korkmaz pleads for greater equity and transparency in visa regimes
Turkey’s diaspora engagement policy under the Justice and Development Party
24 April 2017
Dr Bahar Baser tracks the development of Turkey's diaspora-building
Past IMI News
Study: Minor in Global Migration
15 June 2021
Why do people migrate? Are borders beyond control? Are immigrants taking away jobs? Has integration ‘failed’? Or do we badly need immigrants to boost growth and innovation in ageing societies? And how does migration affect development in origin societies?
New article: Crafting a ‘liberal monarchy’: regime consolidation and immigration policy reform in Morocco
5 August 2020
In a new article published in the Journal of North African Studies, IMI researcher Katharina Natter analyses Moroccan immigration policymaking and ties to the monarchy's authoritarian consolidation agenda.
New in IMI Working Paper Series: Social Transformation
5 August 2020
In our latest working paper, Hein de Haas, Sonja Fransen, Katharina Natter, Kerilyn Schewel and Simona Vezzoli introduce the 'social transformation framework' as a conceptual tool to study social change.
Vacancy for two student assistants within the Teaching Immigration in European Schools (TIES) project
7 July 2020
The Teaching Immigration in European Schools (TIES) project, affiliated to the International Migration Institute (IMI) Amsterdam, aims to bring migration research to schools across Europe.