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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20 Mar, 2013
BLOG: Mathias Czaika on Aspirations and Capabilites in Migration Processes
13 Feb, 2013
BLOG: Melissa Siegel on Understanding Afghan Migration
09 Jan, 2013
Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh Wins IASFM Lisa Gilad Prize for Research on Faith and Humanitarianism
06 Dec, 2012
Forced Migration Review 41 on Preventing Displacement Now Online
04 Dec, 2012
RSC Marks 30th Anniversary with Conference on Understanding Global Refugee Policy
30 Nov, 2012
IMI's Hein de Haas quoted in New York Times on Treatment of Migrants in Morocco
28 Nov, 2012
IMI Issues Final Report on Using Scenarios to Explore Future Migration in Horn of Africa and Yemen
27 Nov, 2012
New Book: The Social, Political and Historical Contours of Deportation Co-edited by Matthew Gibney
19 Nov, 2012
RSC's Humanitarian Innovation Project Features in The Independent
12 Nov, 2012
Humanitarian Innovation Project Launch Event