Category Archives: New Resources

Publication of UK Government Immigration Statistics for January to March 2016

Publication of UK Government Immigration Statistics for January to March 2016 and Office for National Statistics Reports

EU migration agenda as a cloud, Nando Sigona, 2015Thank you to the The International Migration team at the Migration Statistics Unit, ONS for circulating the details of these on the day of release via the Migration Stats Jiscmail list.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today, Thursday 26th May 2016, published the Migration Statistics Quarterly Report (MSQR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

The MSQR series brings together statistics on migration that are published by the ONS, Home Office, and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

ONS have also released the Short-Term International Migration Annual Report (STIMAR). The report can be accessed from the following link:

ONS have also released a ‘UK Perspectives’ article on international migration, which can be accessed from the following link:

A press release has been published covering the above publications and providing more detail about the main messages. This can be accessed from the following link:

Yesterday, ONS also published the 2014-based Subnational Population Projections for England:

The Home Office’s Immigration Statistics January – March 2016 release is published today. It provides the latest figures on those subject to immigration control. The release is available at:

Listing of the data tables included in ‘Immigration statistics, January to March 2016’.
Immigration statistics, January to March 2016
Cross cutting staffing data for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE).

Estimates of Short-Term International Migration (1 -12 months, 3 – 12 months and 3 – 12 months UN definition) to and from the UK for England and Wales.

A user guide to Home Office immigration statistics.

User Guide to Home Office Immigration Statistics

Forced Migration Review issue 52 on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’

FMR52: Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions.
May 2016

The new issue of FMR explores the ideas and practices that are being tried out in order to engage both development and humanitarian work in support of ‘transitions’ and ‘solutions’ for displaced people. What we need, says one author, is “full global recognition that the challenge of forced displacement is an integral part of the development agenda too”. FMR issue 52 includes 32 articles on ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition, solutions’, plus ten ‘general’ articles on other aspects of forced migration.

Reading and download options

Please note that both the magazine and the digest are published in A5 format (half of A4). In order to print them out properly, please use your printer’s ‘Booklet’ setting.

This issue of FMR will be available online and in print in English, Arabic, French and Spanish. The English versions of articles are also available in audio format.

Also available is the FMR 52 digest to help you gain easy online access to all the articles published in FMR 52. Formerly called the ‘Listing’, this is now in a new A5 format to match the magazine. It provides for each article: the title, the author(s) and their affiliation, the introductory sentences and links to the full article online. The digest will be available online and in print in all four languages.

If you would like printed copies of either the magazine or the digest, please email us at

Requesting copies
If you would like to receive a copy of FMR/FMR digest for your organisation, or if you require multiple copies for distribution to partners and policy/decision makers or for use at conferences/workshops, please contact the Editors at We will need your full postal address. (We prefer to provide the digest if large numbers are required for conferences and training, to save postage costs.)

Please help disseminate this issue as widely as possible by circulating to networks, posting links, mentioning it on Twitter and Facebook and adding it to resources lists. We encourage you to circulate or reproduce any articles in their entirety but please cite: Forced Migration Review issue 52

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New Report: Measuring well-governed migration – The 2016 Migration Governance Index

New Report:

Measuring well-governed migration – The 2016 Migration Governance Index

Poorly managed migration can lead to harm, danger and insecurity, says a report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. It can encourage migrant smuggling and human trafficking, as well as social unrest, xenophobia and discrimination—as observed amid Europe’s ongoing “migration crisis”. It can also create missed opportunities when receiving and sending countries are blocked from harnessing the development gains available through mobility.

Well-governed migration brings profound benefits to both “receiving” and “sending” countries. Receiving countries get productive workers who fill key gaps in the labour market and help their demographic profiles. Sending countries receive billions of dollars in remittances from their overseas workers, attract investment from affluent members of their diaspora, and leverage the benefits of “circular migration” when returning emigrants bring back their skills, expertise, contacts and personal wealth.

Text courtesy of Migrants’ Rights Network – Poorly managed migration harmful says report.


New Report: Shifting Ground: Views on immigration during the long term and during election campaigns

A new study by Ipsos MORI looking at how British attitudes towards immigration have changed over the long term and during election campaigns is published today. The report, “Shifting Ground”, combines existing data with new findings from a longitudinal study which followed voters during, throughout, and after the 2015 General Election campaign in order to track changes in individuals’ attitudes.

The study finds concerns about immigration have indisputably risen over the long term. The importance of immigration as an issue facing Britain on the Economist/Ipsos MORI Issues Index reached record levels in 2015, with 56% of the public mentioning it in September; the highest level ever recorded since the series started in the 1970s.

As well as growing concern overall, there were changes in the profile of people who are concerned about the issue. In particular, in the early 2000s there was relatively little difference between the oldest and youngest generations on concern about immigration, but in the last few years there is a growing generational divide with older generations having become much more concerned than younger generations.

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Read Full Article: Shifting Ground: Views on immigration during the long term and during election campaigns.



New Report: OU research highlights benefits and risks of smartphones for refugees

New Report:

OU research highlights benefits and risks of smartphones for refugees

Today (16 May) marks the launch of a new academic report by the Open University, Mapping Refugee Media Journeys: Smart Phones and Social Media Networks. The research identified a huge gap in the provision of relevant, reliable and timely news and information for and with refugees that is endangering their lives.

“Our research suggests that the information and news needs of refugees are not sufficiently taken into account by governments and news organisation as they make perilous journeys from war-torn parts of the world to Europe and when they arrive. EU member states have failed to develop a coherent policy strategy to deal with refugees entering Europe,” said Marie Gillespie, OU Professor of Sociology and a member of the OU’s Citizenship and Governance priority research area.

“News and government agencies are effectively reneging on their responsibility under the UN Refugee Charter to provide information and news that can assist their search for protection and safety because they fear that they might be accused of facilitating and encouraging refugees to come to Europe. It’s now such a politicised issue.”

“Quick tech fixes don’t work.”

The research uses an innovative mix of methods: serial interviews with Syrian and Iraqi refugees as they make their journeys, an analysis of news media coverage of refugees and a ‘big data’ analysis of refugee social networks on Facebook and Twitter by computer scientists. It involves interviews with staff at the European Commission, among international broadcasters and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). It provides a best practice guide for those providing digital resources for refugees.

The report reveals that refugees access the news and information they need through their mobile phones mainly via links sent by trusted friends and family, as well as by smugglers. The smartphone is both a resource and a threat on their journeys. It is an essential navigation, translation and networking tool but it is also a threat as the digital traces refugees leave behind make them vulnerable to surveillance by extremists and smugglers. The smartphones also contain an ever-expanding photo album of violence and abuse that they may have witnessed.

The need for security forces refugees to go underground digitally where they use avatars and encrypted services to get vital information from smugglers and handlers whom they have to rely on and sometimes trust more than government sources and mainstream media.

Read full press release – OU research highlights benefits and risks of smartphones for refugees.

Mapping Refugee Media Journeys: Smart Phones and Social Media Networks was produced by The Open University and France Mèdias Monde.

Read more about OU research in Citizenship and Governance.


Table of Contents Alert: International Journal of Refugee Law

Oxford Journals have just published their latest Table of Contents journal alert for the International Journal of Refugee Law.  Further details on the articles included in  Vol. 28, No. 1 (March 2016) are detailed below:


Jane McAdam
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 1-6


The Origins of UNHCR’s Global Mandate on Statelessness
Matthew Seet
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 7-24

Fleeing Cartels and Maras: International Protection Considerations and Profiles from the Northern Triangle
Nicolás Rodríguez Serna
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 25-54

The Almaty Process: Improving Compliance with International Refugee Law in Central Asia
Cynthia Orchard
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 55-84

Lack of State Protection or Fear of Persecution? Determining the Refugee Status of North Koreans in Canada
Seunghwan Kim
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 85-108

Case Law Summaries

Case Law Summaries
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 109-115


Note on International Protection: Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 116-134

Statement by Volker Türk: Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 135-147

Alternatives to Detention: Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 148-155

Agenda for the Protection of Cross-Border Displaced Persons in the Context of Disasters and Climate Change: October 2015
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 156-162

Book Reviews

Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status: The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony
Julia Muraszkiewicz
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 163-166

EU Security and Justice Law: After Lisbon and Stockholm (Modern Studies in European Law)
Christopher Harding
Int J Refugee Law 2016 28: 166-168


New Publication: Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain

New Publication:

Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain

An IRR discussion paper on the Housing and Planning and Immigration Bills 2015-16.

Entitlement_and_Belonging_coverThe Housing and Planning and Immigration Bills, currently going through parliament, contain measures which are central to the Conservatives’ stated belief in cohesive ‘One Nation’ government. In a discussion paper published by the IRR today, criminologist Dr Jon Burnett argues that the rapid social transformation that will inevitably take place through these mutually-reinforcing housing and immigration measures will be destructive for social cohesion. In fact, the break-up and displacement of multicultural neighbourhoods, coupled with the extended reach of immigration policing, will accentuate extremes of inequality in the inner city and lead to a marked deterioration in the quality of life for BAME communities.

Focusing largely on London, Entitlement and belonging suggests that a ‘SUS culture’ is developing in the UK as the ‘hostile environment principle’, long- established in immigration policy, is extended into housing. The government argues that nationally-implemented ‘right to rent’ checks, imposing a duty on landlords to carry out immigration profiling and allowing summary eviction of  tenants, are ‘justifiable’ measures aimed at forcing out those who have no legal right to stay in the country. Yet even its own evaluation provided compelling evidence of discrimination against BAME citizens.

According to Dr Burnett, author of the research: ‘In rolling out the measures, the government risks rolling out discrimination. Equally concerning though is the ideological assumptions underpinning the legislation about “who” belongs in particular localities. The poor in multicultural neighbourhoods are being dispossessed of their rights and uprooted from where they live. They have been deemed eminently disposable.’

The IRR hopes that this publication can encourage as wide a discussion as possible about the legislation as well as the wider goals of ‘One Nation’ government. IRR Director, Liz Fekete, asks: ‘Given that the cosmopolitan and multicultural nature of London was our brand in the  Olympic bid,  shouldn’t we be concerned when multicultural London is abandoned in favour of  a more elitist and monocultural urban future?’

Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain can be downloaded here (pdf file, 401kb)

Article reblogged from the Institute of Race Relations –


ToC Alert: International Journal of Refugee Law Vol. 27, No. 4 (December 2015)

Oxford Journals have published their latest journal table of contents alert for the International Journal of Refugee Law. Further details of the articles included in Vol. 27, No. 4 (December 2015) are detailed as follows:


Why Europe Does Not Have a Refugee Crisis
Geoff Gilbert
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 531-535


‘Turning Back the Boats’: Australia’s Interdiction of Irregular Migrants at Sea
Andreas Schloenhardt and Colin Craig
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 536-572

ICC Witnesses and Acquitted Suspects Seeking Asylum in the Netherlands: An Overview of the Jurisdictional Battles between the ICC and Its Host State
Tom de Boer and Marjoleine Zieck
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 573-606

Explaining Delayed Cessation: A Case Study of Rwandan Refugees in Zimbabwe
Andrew Stobo Sniderman
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 607-624

The Protection Paradox: Why Hasn’t the Arrival of New Media Transformed Refugee Status Determination?
Rosemary Byrne
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 625-648


Credibility Assessment in Claims based on Persecution for Reasons of Religious Conversion and Homosexuality: A Practitioners Approach
Uwe Berlit, Harald Doerig, and Hugo Storey
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 649-666

Case Law

Religious Persecution Subsequent to Conversion: Courts are not bound to baptising pastor’s assessment of sincerity of change of faith
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 667-674

Case Law Summaries

Case Law Summaries
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 675-681


Guidance Note on Refugee Claims Relating to Crimes of Lèse Majesté and Similar Criminal Offences
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 682-693

Book Reviews

Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement
Hannah Baumeister
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 694-697

Refugees and the Myth of Human Rights: Life Outside the Pale of the Law
Julia Muraszkiewicz
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 697-700

EU Asylum Procedures and the Right to an Effective Remedy
Dr Helen O’Nions
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 701-703

The Global Reach of European Refugee Law
Marija Jovanović
Int J Refugee Law 2015 27: 703-707

Table of Contents Alert: Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 34, No. 4 (December 2015)

Oxford Journals have released the latest table of contents alert for their Refugee Survey Quarterly journal.  Further details of the articles included in Volume 34 Number 4 (December 2015) can be found below:


A Continuum of Violence? Linking Sexual and Gender-based Violence during Conflict, Flight, and Encampment
Ulrike Krause
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 1-19

The Constitutive Effects of Time: Understanding the Evolution and Innovation of Refugee Governance along the Thai-Burmese Border
Patrick Cottrell
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 20-44

The Contribution of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to the Protection of Irregular Immigrants’ Rights: Opportunities and Challenges
Ana Beduschi
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 45-74

Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders: Discourse, Power, and Policy from a Crimmigration Perspective
Patrick van Berlo
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 75-104

Under the Gaze of the State: ICT Use and State Surveillance of Eritrean Refugees in Italy
Matthew E. Opas and David A. McMurray
Refugee Survey Quarterly 2015 34: 105-125


Migration Studies Table of Contents for Alert November 1, 2015; Vol. 3, No. 3

Oxford Journals have published the latest table of contents alert for their journal Migration Studies.  Further details of the articles include din Vol.3 No. 3 (November 2015) are as follows:


‘An inborn restlessness’: Migration and exile in a turbulent world
Alan Gamlen
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 307-314


Labour market activity, occupational change and length of stay in the Gulf
Mathias Czaika and María Villares Varela
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 315-342

Editor’s Choice: The happiness of international migrants: A review of research findings
Martijn Hendriks
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 343-369

Deporting social capital: Implications for immigrant communities in the United States
Jacqueline Hagan, David Leal, and Nestor Rodriguez
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 370-392

The case against removal: Jus noci and harm in deportation practice
Barbara Buckinx and Alexandra Filindra
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 393-416

The winner takes it all: Internal migration, education and wages in Ethiopia
Niels-Hugo Blunch and Caterina Ruggeri Laderchi
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 417-437

Capital and mobility in the stepwise international migrations of Filipino migrant domestic workers
Anju Mary Paul
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 438-459



Values and Vulnerabilities: The Ethics of Research with Refugees and Asylum Seekers. Edited by Karen Block, Elisha Riggs and Nick Haslam.
James Milner
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 460-463

Child Migration and Human Rights in a Global Age. By Jacqueline Bhabha.
Pablo Ceriani Cernadas
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 463-465

Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe. By Ruben Andersson.
Lucy Hovil
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 465-467

Immigration Economics. By George Borjas.
Pia M. Orrenius
Migrat Stud 2015 3: 467-469

New publication: FMR 50 – Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years on from Dayton Peace Agreement

FMR 50 now online – Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years on from Dayton Peace Agreement, plus general articles

Forced Migration Review issue 50, on ‘Dayton +20’, is now online at

Twenty years on from the signing of the Dayton Peace Agreement in November 1995, the consequences of conflict – including the long-term effects of displacement – are still being felt in the Western Balkans. FMR 50 examines the case of people who were displaced from and within Bosnia and Herzegovina as a result of the 1992-95 war, and reflects on the lessons that may be drawn from the successes and failures of the Agreement. These lessons have resonance for current crises – such as in Syria or Ukraine – and merit attention.

This issue of FMR includes 20 articles on ‘Dayton +20’, plus five ‘general’ articles on: safe shelters for survivors of SGBV, inconsistencies in asylum appeal adjudication in the UK, assisted voluntary return of young Afghans, refugees’ perspectives on successful resettlement in the US, and the fragmentation of the ‘protection landscape’.

The full list of contents, with web links, is given at the end of this email.

FMR 50 will be available in print in English, Bosnian (Latin and Cyrillic) and Arabic. These four editions plus Spanish and French editions will also be available online. FMR is free of charge in print and online.

If you do not regularly receive a print copy of FMR and would like to receive a print copy for your organisation, or multiple copies for onward distribution or for use in training or at conferences, please contact us at, specifying how many copies you need, in which language/s, and providing a full postal address.

We are grateful to Catholic Relief Services-USCCB, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and UNHCR’s Regional Bureau for Europe for their financial support of this issue.

Details of our forthcoming issues – on ‘Destination: Europe’ and ‘Thinking ahead: displacement, transition and solutions’ – can be found at

Apologies for any cross-posting.

Best wishes

Marion Couldrey & Maurice Herson
Editors, Forced Migration Review

FMR 50 Dayton +20 – contents with web links


Foreword: Addressing the legacy of violence
Valentin Inzko (High Representative to Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Annex 7: why are we still discussing it?
María del Pilar Valledor Álvarez (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos)

Political and social consequences of continuing displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lana Pašić (Consultant)

Bosnia and Herzegovina 20 years on from Dayton
Andrew Mayne (UNHCR)

Resolving a protracted refugee situation through a regional process
Olga Mitrovic (IOM Belgrade)

Voices in displacement
Claudia Meyerhoefer (social worker)

Property rights and reconstruction in the Bosnian return process
Inmaculada Serrano (Carlos III University)

Resolving protracted displacement through social housing
Marc D’Silva and Sanela Imamovic (Catholic Relief Services Bosnia-Herzegovina)

Asking the right questions in research on psychosocial well-being
Selma Porobic (Centre for Refugee and IDP Studies, University of Sarajevo)

Wartime division in peacetime schools
Valery Perry (independent researcher and consultant)

Their last name is ‘refugee’: return and local activism
Peter Lippman human rights activist and independent researcher)

Human rights shortcomings of the Dayton Peace Agreement
Lisbeth Pilegaard (Consultant) and Jasminka Dzumhur (Ombudsperson for Bosnia and Herzegovina)

If women are left out of peace talks
Gorana Mlinarević (Gender of Justice Project at Goldsmiths University), Nela Porobić Isaković and Madeleine Rees (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)

Interpretations of Annex 7: assessing the impact on non-returnees in the UK
Gayle Munro (The Salvation Army)

The role of remote voting in encouraging return
Djordje Stefanovic (Saint Mary’s University, Halifax) and Neophytos Loizides (University of Kent, UK)

Home after Dayton: IDPs in Sarajevo
Gruia Badescu (Centre for Urban Conflicts Research, University of Cambridge)

The compound effects of conflict and disaster displacement in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Wesli H Turner (Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre)

Prijedor: re-imagining the future
Damir Mitrić (La Trobe University) and Sudbin Musić (Bridges for the Future Association)

Mass evacuations: learning from the past
Caelin Briggs (Norwegian Refugee Council)

Bosnia revisited: a retrospective on the legacy of the conflict
Brad K Blitz (Middlesex University)


Inconsistency in asylum appeal adjudication
Nick Gill, Rebecca Rotter, Andrew Burridge, Melanie Griffiths and Jennifer Allsopp (Universities of Exeter, Edinburgh, Bristol and Oxford)

Sheltering displaced persons from sexual and gender-based violence
Julie Freccero (University of California)

Changing how we measure success in resettlement
Justin S Lee (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Suzie S Weng (University of North Florida) and Sarah Ivory (Church World Service)

Young Afghans facing return
Kim Robinson (Deakin University) and Lucy Williams (University of Kent)

A fragmented landscape of protection
Roger Zetter (University of Oxford)

ToC: Journal of Refugee Studies Table of Contents for September 1, 2015; Vol. 28, No. 3

Oxford journals have published the latest edition of the Journal of Refugee Studies for September 1, 2015; Vol. 28, No. 3.  Further details of the articles detailed in this volume are outlined as follows:


Searching for Directions: Conceptual and Methodological Challenges in Researching Refugee Journeys
Gadi BenEzer and Roger Zetter
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 297-318

Refugee Health and Wellbeing: Differences between Urban and Camp-Based Environments in Sub-Saharan Africa
Thomas M. Crea, Rocío Calvo, and Maryanne Loughry
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 319-330

The Resilient Voter? An Exploration of the Effects of Post-Election Violence in Kenya’s Internally Displaced Persons Camps
Stephanie M. Burchard
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 331-349

Becoming (Im)Perceptible: Forced Migrants and Virtual Practice
Saskia Witteborn
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 350-367

Factors Influencing Contraception Awareness and Use: The Experiences of Young African Australian mothers
Mimmie Claudine Ngum Chi Watts, Celia McMichael, and Pranee Liamputtong
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 368-387

Social Engineering for Reintegration: Peace Villages for the ‘Uprooted’ Returnees in Burundi

Jean-Benoît Falisse and René Claude Niyonkuru
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 388-411

From Bottom-Up to Top-Down: The ‘Pre-History’ of Refugee Livelihoods Assistance from 1919 to 1979
Evan Elise Easton-Calabria
Journal of Refugee Studies 2015 28: 412-436


International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: Special Issue on Islamophobia and Crime

Please find details of the the new edited volume of the International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy which is a special issue on the subject of “Islamophobia and Crime.” The journal is available today and it is free to access at:

A table of contents for the journal is reproduced below:

Vol 4, No 3 (2015): International Journal for Crime, Justice and Social Democracy

Table of Contents

CMRB: Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel online paper series

CMRB, the Runnymede Trust and the Centre for Palestine Studies, London Middle East Institute, SOAS are delighted to announce the publication of:

“Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel” online paper series, edited by Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim.

The series aims to to explore the multiple, complex and inter-related ways that anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms are constructed in relation to the question of Palestine/Israel from within an anti-racist normative framework

The first tranche of articles can be found at, and includes:

Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim, ‘Anti-Jewish and Anti-Muslim Racisms and the Question of Palestine/Israel Series Introduction’

Antony Lerman, ‘The “New Anti-Semitism”’

Hilary Aked, ‘The Undeniable Overlap: Right-wing Zionism and Islamophobia’

Helga Embacher and Jan Ryback, ‘Anti-Semitism in Muslim Communities and Islamophobia in the Context of the Gaza War 2014: The Example of Austria and Germany’

Anabelle Sreberny, ‘The Idea of Jewish Anti-Semitism and Recuperating the “Semites”’

Keith Kahn-Harris, ‘The Interplay between Internal and External Factors in the Stimulation of Intra-Jewish conflict over Israel and Antisemitism’

Stefano Bellin, ‘How Should We Speak About the Jews and the Palestinians? Constructing a Non-Racist Space for Criticism’

The series has been constructed as an open-ended forum for dialogue between academics, activists and interested parties differently situated across the globe. We will consider all submissions that explore any aspect of how anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms and the question of Palestine/Israel intersect, from within an anti-racist normative framework. Please e-mail your submission to

This series has been given the front page of openDemocracy the week commencing Wednesday 28th September. Each day of that week one of five of the articles will be published at

Nira Yuval-Davis and Jamie Hakim

Journal: Syrian Crisis and Syrian Movers by Migration Letters – Special Issue

We would like to share with you the new special issue of Migration Letters journal on Syrian crisis and migration. The content is made available open access for a limited period. Please see the content list below:

Migration Letters – Volume 12 No 3 – September 2015

Table of Contents


Syrian Crisis and Migration

Pinar Yazgan, Deniz Eroglu Utku, Ibrahim Sirkeci

  1. 181-192

Special Issue Articles

The international migration and foreign policy nexus: the case of Syrian refugee crisis and Turkey


  1. Ela Gökalp Aras, Zeynep Şahin Mencütek
  2. 193-208

Deconstructing Turkey’s “Open Door” Policy towards Refugees from Syria


Burcu Togral Koca

  1. 209-225

Educational Assessment of Syrian Refugees in Turkey


By Tuba Bircan, Ulaş Sunata

  1. 226-237

Perceptions and newspaper coverage of Syrian refugees in Turkey


By Filiz Göktuna Yaylacı, Mine Karakuş

  1. 238-250

Vulnerability leading to mobility: Syrians’ exodus from Turkey


By N. Aslı Şirin Öner, Deniz Genç

  1. 251-262

A Socio-economic Perspective on the Urbanisation of Zaatari Camp in Jordan


By Ayham Dalal

  1. 263-278


A Missing Element in Migration Theories


By Douglas S. Massey

  1. 279-299

Dissatisfied, feeling unequal and inclined to emigrate: Perceptions from Macedonia in a MIMIC model


Marjan Petreski, Blagica Petreski


Migrant mobilities in Europe: Comparing Turkish to Romanian migrants


By Steffen Pötzschke

  1. 315-326


Reform and the HuKou System in China


By Rong Cui, Jeffrey H. Cohen

  1. 327-335

Measuring impact and the most influential works in Migration Studies


By Ibrahim Sirkeci, Jeffrey H. Cohen

  1. 336-345

Book Reviews


  1. 346-35