Tag Archives: International Migration

Events: The Global Governance of International Migration: What Next?

The Global Governance of International Migration: What Next?

The regulation of international migration and migrant rights are among the most contested public policy issues around the world. In 2013-14 a series of high-level policy meetings (including the High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York – http://bit.ly/UNDESA-dialogue – and the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm – http://www.gfmd.org/en/) will debate the global governance of migration, migrant rights and development.

Do we need more global governance of international migration? If so, why and what should it aim to achieve? How, if at all, should international migration be integrated in the post-2015 development agenda?

Join us for a panel discussion on Friday 29th November at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and take part in the debate. This event is led and hosted by Kellogg College (http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/) and jointly sponsored with COMPAS (http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk), RSC (http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk) and IMI (http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk).

Chair: Robin Cohen (Kellogg College and International Migration Institute, Oxford) http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/robin-cohen


*  Paul Collier (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford), author of Exodus: How Migration is Changing the World, Oxford University Press 2013
http://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/people/paul-collier, http://bit.ly/exodus-change

*  Ian Goldin (Oxford Martin School), author of Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future, Princeton University Press 2012
http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/director/, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9301.html

*  Cathryn Costello (Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford), author of The Human Rights of Migrants in European Law, Oxford University Press 2014
http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/cathryn-costello, http://bit.ly/migrants-euro-law

*  Martin Ruhs (Kellogg College, OUDCE and COMPAS, Oxford), author of The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration, Princeton University Press 2013
http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/martin-ruhs, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10140.html


17.00-18.30 Panel Discussion in the lecture hall at the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History 18.30-19.30 Drinks Reception at Kellogg College 19.30-21.30 Dinner at Kellogg College

Both the panel discussion and drinks reception are FREE of charge. The dinner at Kellogg College is £15.00 per person.

To book please email: bookings@kellogg.ox.ac.uk Please specify whether your booking pertains to the discussion, drinks and/or dinner. Include names of all guests and any dietary requirements.


Towards New Migration Systems, Patterns and Policies in Eurasia: The Case of Turkey and the Russian Federation Monday 25 November http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/forthcoming/


The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

More about COMPAS: http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/


ToC: International Migration – Special Issue: Incorporating Faith: Religion and Immigrant Incorporation in the West

International MigrationThe latest Table of Contents Alert for the journal International Migration has just been published.  This is a Special Issue on: Incorporating Faith: Religion and Immigrant Incorporation in the West and is Volume 51, Issue 3 (June 2013).  Further details of the articles include din this volume are available below:

International Migration – Special Issue on: Incorporating Faith: Religion and Immigrant Incorporation in the West and is Volume 51, Issue 3 (June 2013) : Pages 1–217

Guest Editor Phillip Connor


  1. Introduction (pages 1–7)Phillip Connor

    Article first published online: 23 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/imig.12094

  2. God Bless Our Children? The Role of Generation, Discrimination and Religious Context for Migrants in Europe (pages 23–37)Koen Van der Bracht, Bart Van de Putte and Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe

    Article first published online: 15 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/imig.12075

  3. Piety in a Secular Society: Migration, Religiosity, and Islam in Britain (pages 57–66)Valerie A. Lewis and Ridhi Kashyap

    Article first published online: 23 MAY 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/imig.12095

  4. Religious Dimensions of Contexts of Reception: Comparing Two New England Cities(pages 84–98)Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky and Casey Clevenger

    Article first published online: 15 APR 2013 | DOI: 10.1111/imig.12074

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    1. Voluntary Association Involvement and Immigrant Network Diversity (pages 133–150)S.R. Lauer and M. C. Yan

      Article first published online: 16 FEB 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2010.00602.x

    2. Transnational Ties During a Time Of Crisis: Israeli Emigration, 2000 To 2004 (pages 194–216)Steven Gold and Rona Hart

      Article first published online: 12 OCT 2009 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2435.2009.00574.x

Event: the 2013 Marie Jahoda Summer School on the issue “Migration and Inequality”.

Event: the 2013 Marie Jahoda Summer School on the issue “Migration and Inequality”.

Link:  www.soz.univie.ac.at/marie-jahoda-summer-school-2013/

Migration is a key challenge in contemporary societies. The magnitude of people who live and work abroad has never been as large as today, with migrants making crucial contributions to economic, social, cultural and political transformation in modern societies. This situation is a momentous challenge for the social sciences: The issues to be addressed include the causes, progress and consequences of migration; the relevance of (familial) networks as well as cultural, symbolic and economic capital for migrational processes; migrants’ living conditions; and the manifold and partially conflictual relationships between natives and immigrants. Moreover, spatial structures and processes of delimitation are paramount to international migration and are to be explored in terms of divergent political frameworks.

Attending to the subjects of migration and inequality, the Marie Jahoda Summer School of Sociology is pleased to invite dedicated PhD students to send in their applications. The work will focus on five core themes supervised by a high-ranking international faculty.

The Summer School will be hosted by the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, and is funded by the University of Vienna.

A programme for the Summer school is available by clicking on the image below:

ToC: International Migration February 2013, Volume 51, Issue 1 Pages 1–212

International MigrationThe latest Table of Contents for the journal International Migration has just been published.  Further details for this issue, namely Volume 51, Issue 1 Pages 1–212 (February 2013) can be found by following the link below and details of some of the articles available are also included.

Link – http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/imig.2013.51.issue-1/issuetoc

Rationalities and Images Underlying Labour Migration from Bangladesh to Malaysia (pages 40–60)
By Petra Dannecker

Foreigners and Outsiders: Exclusionist Attitudes towards Labour Migrants in Israel (pages 136–151)

By Rebeca Raijman.

An Estimation of the Economic Impact of Migrant Access on GDP: the Case of the Madrid Region (pages 169–185)

By Rafael de Arce and Ramon Mahia.

New Publications on National Legislation; International migration; and Egypt

New Publications on National Legislation

Details of these new publications were originally circulated by Elisa Mason on the incredibly useful: Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog.  Further details can be found on the website at:  http://fm-cab.blogspot.co.uk/

The Refugee Rights Unit at the University of Cape Town has published the following working papers as part of its “Analysis of Domestic Refugee Legislation in the SADC” research project:

  • Working Paper on Namibia’s Refugee Legislation, Paper no. 1 [text]
  • The Institution of Asylum in Malawi and International Refugee Law: A Review of the 1989 Refugee Act, Paper, no. 2 [text]
  • Working Paper on Zambia’s Refugee Legislation, Paper no. 3 [text]

UNHCR is another useful resource for this type of analysis. You can find many of its comments on national laws and policies in Refworld under the following sections:

  • Category: Policy documents–UN High Commissioner for Refugees–Comments on national legislation [access]
  • Category: Policy documents–UN High Commissioner for Refugees–Commentaries (these are mainly related to EU developments) [access]
  • Category: Legal information–UN High Commissioner for Refugees–Comments on national legislation [access]

Actually, since these documents are not consistently indexed, it may be best to look to see what is available for a specific country.  For example, to see if UNHCR commented on Canada’s recent legislative developments, select the country from under the appropriate regions list, then select “UN High Commissioner for Refugees” from the publisher tab.  The subsequent listing includes “UNHCR Submission on Bill C-31: Protecting Canada’s Immigration System Act.”

Other Publications

International migration and over-indebtedness: the case of Filipino workers in Italy.
By Charito Basa, Violeta De Guzman, Sabrina Marchetti for the International Institute for Environment and Displacement, (IIED).

Remittances from international migrants are a crucial component of the economy of the Philippines and a vital resource for many households, increasingly so as the prices of basic commodities skyrocket as a result of the current global financial crisis. The latter also affects Italy, a main destination for Filipino migrants, with declining demand for workers in domestic and care services where migrants concentrate. The upshot is growing levels of indebtedness among Filipino migrants. Building on the long-standing work of the Filipino Women’s Council, a grassroots migrants’ association, this paper explores the various dimensions of such indebtedness and its root causes. It analyses how limited access to formal financial institutions, responsibilities towards relatives and the combined impacts of economic pressures in both the Philippines and Italy affect migrants’ incomes and the need to borrow. While indebtedness has long been overlooked in debates on migration and development, there is growing evidence that it is a rapidly emerging problem that requires further investigation and appropriate, supportive policies.

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Rampant Impunity: Still no justice for protestors killed in the `25 January Revolution.’
By Amnesty International.
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See Also: Press Release – Egypt: Security forces continue to get away with murder two years on from start of uprising



Table of Contents: International Migration

The latest Table of Contents alert for the journal International Migration has just been published.  This is for Volume 50, Issue 6 Pages 1–231, (December 2012) and some of the articles included in this volume include:

New Publications on South-South Humanitarianism;Emigration from the UK; Roma; Burma; and International Migration

South-South humanitarianism

South-South humanitarianism

Workshop report: South-South Humanitarianism in contexts of forced displacement.
By Julia Pacitto.

This workshop report offers a thematic discussion of the main issues covered throughout the course of the international workshop on ‘South-South humanitarian responses to forced displacement’ convened by Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford in October 2012, in addition to presenting areas and questions for further research.

The workshop was generously supported by the Oxford Department of International Development and Refugee Studies Centre (University of Oxford) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ Policy Development and Evaluation Service (UNHCR-PDES). Dr. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh’s broader research project, South-South Humanitarianism in Contexts of Forced Displacement, is funded by an Oxford University Fell Fund Award (2012-2013).

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Emigration from the UK
Home Office Research Report 68, November 2012.
By Rosemary Murray, David Harding, Timothy Angus, Rebecca Gillespie
and Harsimran Arora.

Home Office Research Report 68 presents information from academic research and surveys drawn together to present key aspects of long-term emigration from the United Kingdom. This includes recent outward migration and some trends over the last twenty years, separately for British, European Union (EU) and non-EU citizens.

The report considers where emigrants go, how long for, and their motivations. The evidence suggests emigration is mainly for work, and that key destinations for British citizens are Australia, Spain, the United States, and France.  Reasons and drivers for emigration from the UK appear to vary across citizenship groups. Whilst many factors influence emigration, British and EU citizen emigration appears to be associated with changes in unemployment and exchange rates. This is less apparent for non-EU citizens.

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Czech Republic: Five more years of injustice: Segregated education for Roma in Czech Republic.
A report by Amnesty International.
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Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (April – September 2012).

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (April - September 2012)

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (April – September 2012)

Produced by the Network for Human Rights Documentation–Burma.
From the introduction:

Over the period of this report, the political landscape in Burma has undergone noticeable shifts. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, once a political prisoner under house arrest, recently returned from a whirlwind tour of the United States where she received the Congres- sional Gold Medal, America’s highest civilian honour. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and members of the U.S. Congress touted her cooperation with Burmese President Thein Sein, who visited the United Nations in New York City. The trip, at the urging of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, also resulted in the further easing of sanctions on the Burmese gov- ernment, including an end to the crippling ban on imports.

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International Migration Outlook 2012

International Migration Outlook 2012

International Migration Outlook 2012.
Produced by the OECD.

This publication provides an analysis of recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and two analytical chapters, covering the role of migration in renewing the skills of ageing workforces and the role of Asia in international migration.

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