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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16 May, 2014
New Book: Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism by Kirsten McConnachie
16 May, 2014
Evelyn Ersanilli shortlisted for Student Union Teaching Award
12 May, 2014
Forced Migration Review 46 on Afghanistan's Displaced People Now Online
24 Apr, 2014
Work of RSC, IMI Highlighted in Oxford Today
11 Mar, 2014
New Blog Post: Olivia Sheringham and Maria Villares Introduce New LAC Migration Network
10 Mar, 2014
New Special Issue: Emerging Issues in Refugee Policy Around the World
07 Mar, 2014
New Blog Post: Naohiko Omata and Josiah Kaplan on Refugee Livelihoods
04 Mar, 2014
Humanitarian Innovation Project Team Write on Improving Work with Refugees for Guardian
20 Feb, 2014
Call for Papers: Migration, Faith, and Action - Shifting the Discourse
13 Feb, 2014
Forced Migration Review 45 on Crisis Now Online