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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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
Julien Brachet
Marie Curie Fellow, IMI
Mark Breeze
Research Officer, Architectures of Displacement Project
Dawn Chatty
Fellow Emeritus and Professor of Anthropology & Forced Migration

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21 Mar, 2017
New book: Refuge by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier
15 Mar, 2017
RSC conference to reflect on role of Refugee Studies
15 Mar, 2017
New report on EU’s relocation of asylum seekers from Greece and Italy to other Member States
09 Feb, 2017
Forced Migration Review 54 on Resettlement now online
18 Jan, 2017
New book on EU asylum policies by RSC's Natascha Zaun
12 Jan, 2017
Tom Scott-Smith wins ESRC-AHRC award for project on Architectures of Displacement
12 Dec, 2016
Alexander Betts, Paul Collier named as 2016 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy
06 Dec, 2016
Cathryn Costello wins Odysseus Network Prize for 'The Human Rights of Migrants and Refugees in European Law'
21 Nov, 2016
New book on refugee economies by HIP team
18 Nov, 2016
New book: Mobilising the Diaspora: How Refugees Challenge Authoritarianism by Alexander Betts and will Jones

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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
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
28 Mar, 2017
'Radical ideas to fix refugee system'. Alexander Betts and Paul Collier interviewed by CNN's Christiane Amanpour
22 Mar, 2017
'Why denying refugees the right to work is a catastrophic error'. New book by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier extracted in the Guardian
28 Feb, 2017
'Around the world, refugees face significant restrictions on their economic lives'. Alexander Betts quoted in Guardian article on refugee entrepreneurs
20 Feb, 2017
'What is needed are strong regulations pertaining to wages and conditions at work, which would prevent all workers - local or migrant - from being exploited'. Indrajit Roy quoted in article for Hinudstan Times
19 Feb, 2017
'Are refugees good for the economy?'. Alexander Betts featured in Global Citizen magazine
07 Feb, 2017
'A combination of aspiration and desperation is fuelling migration in India'. Indrajit Roy interviewed by Hindustan Times

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