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The Honduran Caravan: how did things get here, and what lies ahead?

By on November 5, 2018
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"The green stripe marks the approximate location of the largest contingent of migrants, as of 5 November." Source: IOM Missing Migrants' Project. https://missingmigrants.iom.int/mixed-migration-routes-central-america-incl-mexico

By the time this blog entry is online, the largest contingent of what has been called the Honduran migrant caravan will be approaching Mexico City, having covered mostly on foot over 1.000 kilometers from the time it entered the Mexico-Guatemala border on 18 October. Much has been written about the caravan in the past couple […]

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What can Interdependence tell us about Migration Governance?

By on July 12, 2018
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Poster of Gaddafi on Libyan Border, next to a slogan reading 'Relationships are between people, not between governments’. (c) Wikimedia Commons, JPRoger

Drawing from new research on migration in the Middle East, this blog post shows how migration-related interdependence does not simply allow ostensibly more powerful states – in this case Egypt – to push their policy agenda onto supposedly weaker states, such as neighbouring Jordan and Libya. Interdependence, in fact, can allow the ‘weak’ to coerce […]

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National institutions vs EU policies? Why and how differences in welfare states and other national institutions can contribute to political conflicts about the rules for the free movement of workers in the European Union

By on May 22, 2018
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Migration is today one of the most divisive issues in the European Union (EU). In the wake of the drastic rise in the number of refugees and other migrants arriving in Europe over the past few years, EU countries continue to disagree sharply about how to reform common EU policies for asylum and immigration from […]

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The New Chilean Government and its Shifting Attitudes on Migration Governance

By on May 3, 2018

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera has started his second term in office – his first presidency was 2010-14 – with a strong shift on migration policy and governance. The inability of the previous President, Michele Bachelet, to modify Chile’s out-dated Pinochet-era immigration law from 1975 has given Piñera the perfect excuse to make migration reform one […]

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The Special Eurobarometer on Integration of immigrants in the European Union: How do Italians differ in their views compared to the rest of Europe?

By on April 25, 2018

As the recent elections in March 2018 confirmed, immigration is a highly salient issue in contemporary Italy. The latest publication of the Special Eurobarometer survey on the integration of immigrants in the European Union (Special Eurobarometer 469) allows for preliminary comparisons between Italy and the rest of the European countries. Do Italians differ significantly in […]

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