This cluster explores the dynamic relationship between migration and the state at global, national and local levels, contributing to COMPAS’ overall approach of locating migration within debates on wider social, political and economic change. It develops an understanding of the factors that shape why and how the state and other policy actors impact on migration and migration outcomes, and how that impact is mediated through governance processes. It analyses the increasingly complex terrain of citizenship, immigration status, rights and entitlements, developing understanding of the outcomes of changing policy regimes for the relationship between the state, communities, families and individuals, and for power relations and inequalities based on race, gender, class and immigration status.

Further details on the issues addressed by this cluster can be found in the Cluster Overview