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Housing First transformed homelessness in the USA, could it do the same for refugee resettlement?

Once again, the world’s refugee crisis has taken centre stage, with the count rising to more than 26 million refugees worldwide. At the current rate it will take 18 years just to meet today’s refugee resettlement needs. What might hold clues to the large-scale, systemic change that refugee resettlement needs? Homelessness. The parallels between homelessness […]

Are older people more hostile towards immigrants?

Older generations are often reported to more likely be opposed to or concerned about immigration, although elderly people can also benefit from immigration’s positive impact on the fiscal sustainability of pensions and health systems and lower costs of social care. In this blog post I ask what research tells us about generational differences in attitudes […]

International cooperation: does migration have a centrifugal or centripetal influence?

Recent political developments might suggest that migration-related issues entail centrifugal tendencies for matters of international cooperation, in that they appear to involve fragmentation and disengagement from wider forms of cooperation. But, can migration also entail centripetal tendencies leading to greater international cooperation and integration? And how does the tension between these centripetal and centrifugal drives […]

Inequality at the Border: How Visa Costs Penalize Citizens of Poor World Regions

The Covid-19 pandemic has made everybody aware that individual mobility is a major engine of social life but, at the same time, it is also politically channelled and limited. One after another, governments have shuttered borders and curtailed even short-distance trips. This is most extraordinary. In normal times, when travels are regulated less drastically, the […]