Migration and Refugees in a Global Context

The integration of global markets now permits free movement of capital, goods and services, but the same is not true of people. Migration in its various forms has become a central feature of international development in its economic, political, legal, social and cultural dimensions. Oxford now leads the world in research on this vital subject.

The department has recognised strength in the fields of refugee studies – including forced migration and internal displacement – in a world where almost all refugees come from developing countries; and in the analysis, modelling and understanding of international migration flows both between developing and developed countries, and within developing regions themselves.

Our strength in this field is due primarily to two of our research groups: the International Migration Institute (IMI), and the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC).

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Building the plane as you fly it: young diasporan engagement in Ethiopian development
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Migrants in countries in crisis: Supporting an evidence-based approach for effective and cooperati...
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Family strategies of migrants in West Africa
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European welfare systems in times of mobility
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Refugees in international relations
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The nation outside the state: transnational exile in the African state system
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Geraldine Adiku
Research Student
Ali Ali
Research Officer, The Politics of the Syrian Refugee Crisis, RSC
Ruben Andersson
Associate Professor of Migration and Development
Oliver Bakewell
Senior Research Officer, IMI, and Associate Professor
Nora Bardelli
Research Student
Alexander Betts
Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs, and Director, RSC
Mark Breeze
Research Officer, Architectures of Displacement Project
Dawn Chatty
Fellow Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology & Forced Migration
Robin Cohen
Professor Emeritus of Development Studies

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14 Aug, 2017
New article by Naohiko Omata explores political dynamics in Liberian refugee camp
14 Aug, 2017
New article by Georgia Cole on rethinking role and value of refugee ‘label’
20 Jul, 2017
New book: The Myth of Self Reliance by Naohiko Omata
21 Jun, 2017
Forced Migration Review 55 on Shelter in Displacement now online
20 Jun, 2017
New issue paper co-authored by Cathryn Costello urges lifting of obstacles to refugee reunification
23 May, 2017
New article co-authored by Mathias Czaika explores visa restrictions
16 May, 2017
Alexander Betts appointed to new World Refugee Council, launched today
27 Apr, 2017
Sarah Rosenberg-Jansen wins 2017 Frederick Soddy postgraduate award
21 Mar, 2017
New book: Refuge by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier
15 Mar, 2017
RSC conference to reflect on role of Refugee Studies

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01 Aug, 2017
'Empowering refugees in times of crisis'. Alexander Betts interviewed by the Council on Foreign Relations
23 May, 2017
'Legal invisibility was the best thing to happen to me'. Robtel Neajai Pailey writes for Al Jazeera
15 Apr, 2017
'How to improve prospects for refugees'. Refuge by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier reviewed in the Economist
12 Apr, 2017
'Can Uganda’s progressive refugee policies survive the influx of people fleeing South Sudan?'. Alexander Betts writes for the Conversation
11 Apr, 2017
'How to fix the refugee crisis'. Alexander Betts writes in Prospect magazine
03 Apr, 2017
'The engagement of migrant workers into the local economy'. Emre Eren Korkmaz interviewed in the New European
02 Apr, 2017
'Our best gift to refugees is a job near their home'. Refuge by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier reviewed in the Sunday Times
01 Apr, 2017
'The "British Model": Give Refugees Work'. Refuge by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier reveiwed in Standpoint
30 Mar, 2017
'What can we do about this global crisis?'. Refuge by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier reviewed in the Evening Standard
28 Mar, 2017
'The world’s refugee system can be fixed: here’s the ten-point plan to save lives and create hope'. Alexander Betts and Paul Collier write for iNews

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