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 the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC) and a group of migration-focussed academics in the department, who between 2006 and 2017 worked as part of the International Migration Institute (IMI).

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Architectures of Displacement
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The Global Governed? Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance
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Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights (REF-MIG)
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An ethnography of policy stability, change and subversion in the distribution of asylum responsibi...
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India’s emerging ‘rurbans’: aspirational yet precarious
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Precarious politics: nationalism and pragmatism among Palestinian refugee youth
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Barbara Zeus
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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
03 Nov, 2016
Cathryn Costello wins ERC Starting Grant for 'Refugees are Migrants' project
01 Nov, 2016
Guardian's Patrick Kingsley gives Annual Harrell Bond Lecture on Reporting Refugees
28 Sep, 2016
Forced Migration Review 53 on local community responses to displacement now online
20 Sep, 2016
Alexander Betts speaks at UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants side event on self-reliance
14 Sep, 2016
Call for papers: Beyond Crisis: Rethinking Refugee Studies
11 Aug, 2016
ODID welcomes Ruben Andersson as new Associate Professor
06 Jul, 2016
Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award goes to IMI's Ali Chaudhary

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20 Sep, 2016
'UN summit on refugees fails to offer solutions'. Alexander Betts writes for Irish Times
18 Sep, 2016
'UN and White House summits could offer a ray of hope to those stuck in camps'. Alexander Betts writes for the Observer
12 Sep, 2016
'UN Refugee Summit: abstract discussions in the face of a deadly crisis'. Alexander Betts writes for Refugees Deeply
07 Sep, 2016
'Walls... create more dangerous entry methods'. Ruben Andersson interviewed on BBC's PM about plans for Calais border wall
09 Aug, 2016
'Microfinance: Startup Seed Funding for Refugees'. Naohiko Omata and Evan Easton-Calabria write for Refugees Deeply
05 Aug, 2016
'Destination Europe: Final Thoughts'. Alexander Betts interviewed on BBC World Service's The Compass
13 Jul, 2016
'Brexit: avoiding the wrong conclusions'. Alexander Betts interviewed by Refugees Deeply
11 Jul, 2016
Four post-Brexit steps toward a more inclusive world. Alexander Betts on TEDTalks
08 Jun, 2016
'If we empower refugees, they will help themselves and their host societies'. Alexander Betts talks to PBS Newshour
25 May, 2016
'Would a new international convention help refugees?'. Cathryn Costello speaks to BBC World Service's The Inquiry

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