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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Rethinking refuge
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Teaming research and theatre to create dialogues on migration
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Refugees and renewable energy: the nature of refugee demand for sustainable energy in humanitarian...
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Gender in humanitarian policy and practice
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The resilience challenge in the midst of complex emergencies: a broader understanding of livelihoo...
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Beyond solutions? Pushing the development agenda in refugee assistance – data, drivers, dynamics a...
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Participation of Turkish migrants in the public sphere via trade unions in selected European state...
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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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Greta Semplici
Research Student
Angela Sherwood
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Refugees are Migrants: Refugee Mobility, Recognition and Rights
Jade Siu
Research Assistant, Refugee Economies Programme, RSC
Olivier Sterck
Senior Research Officer – Refugee Economies Programme
Maria Stierna
Research Assistant, RSC
Claire Walkey
Research Student
Roger Zetter
Professor Emeritus of Refugee Studies
Barbara Zeus
Research Student

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14 Mar, 2019
RSC publishes new research brief on Venezuelan migration to Colombia
27 Feb, 2019
Cathryn Costello appointed visiting professor at Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
27 Feb, 2019
ODID alumni set up new online magazine to explore migration
19 Feb, 2019
Alumnus Matthew Albert wins award for refugee advocacy work
04 Feb, 2019
'Refuge' shortlisted for Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize 2019
22 Jan, 2019
New RSC report assesses impact of Uganda's self-reliance strategy for refugees
28 Nov, 2018
The Myth of Self-Reliance by Naohiko Omata wins Honourable Mention award
13 Nov, 2018
New article by Emre Eren Korkmaz explores involvement of Turkish immigrant workers in German trade unions
07 Nov, 2018
New article co-authored by Ruben Andersson compares fights against terrorism, drugs and irregular migration
25 Oct, 2018
Alexander Betts gives evidence to House of Commons International Development Committee

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06 Feb, 2018
'Is Turkey really facing an "exodus"? It's not that simple'. Emre Eren Korkmaz writes for The Conversation
21 Jan, 2018
'In an illiberal world order, we need new ways to defend human rights'. Alexander Betts writes for the Observer
15 Dec, 2017
The Jordan Compact – 'an extraordinary pilot from which there will be many lessons'. Alexander Betts quoted in Guardian about a scheme to facilitate employment of Syrian refugees in Jordan
09 Oct, 2017
'Refugees good for the economy'. Alexander Betts interviewed on ABC Radio National
05 Sep, 2017
'The Hazards of Giving Shelter'. 'Refuge' by Alexander Betts and Paul Collier reviewed in the Wall Street Journal
28 Aug, 2017
'The Western belief that refugees are a burden is the root cause of today’s global crisis'. Alexander Betts featured in Quartz
01 Aug, 2017
'Empowering refugees in times of crisis'. Alexander Betts interviewed by the Council on Foreign Relations
26 Jul, 2017
'The economist who wants to put refugees to work'. Bloomberg Businessweek features RSC Director Alexander Betts.
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

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