COMPAS Working Papers

Series Editor - Ali Rogers

The working paper series is designed to communicate work in progress and to disseminate key findings in areas related to the core research themes of COMPAS. The series includes contributions from COMPAS staff, colleagues and invited authors.

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For further information please contact Emma Newcombe - emma.newcombe@compas.ox.ac.uk

2014

WP-14-118
Chinese Student Migration and Integration in the UK: An exploration of links to and engagement with local communities in Nottingham
Bin Wu

WP-14-117
Constructing Immigrants: Portrayals of Migrant Groups in British Newspapers, 2010-2012
Scott Blinder and William Allen

WP-14-116
Numbers and Waves, the Illegal and the Skilled: The Effects of Media Portrayals of Immigrants on Public Opinion in Britain
Scott Blinder and Anne-Marie Jeannet

WP-14-115
Foreign Detachment: The Making and Unmaking of Cross-Border Ties

Roger Waldinger

WP-14-114
The Internationalisation of Higher Education: Three European Universities in Comparative Perspective
Lucie Cerna

WP-14-113
Belonging on the Move: the question of clan amongst Somali migrants

Farhan Samanani

WP-14-112
Understanding the electoral breakthrough of Golden Dawn in
Greece: A demand and supply perspective

Roxani Roushas

WP-14-111
The Interactions of Ethnic Minorities in Beijing
Dr Reza Hasmath

2013

WP-13-110
Young Latin Americans in Barcelona, London, and Oxford: Building Identities in Contexts of Inequality and Discrimination
Núria Roca i Caparà

WP-13-109
Local Belonging, National Authenticity, and the Foreigner: The Encounter between Bangladeshi and Senegalese Street Hawkers and International Holidaymakers in Rome and Naples, Italy
Phoenix Paz

WP-13-108
Immigration and Extreme-Right Voting in France: A contextual analysis of the 2012 presidential elections
Sebastien Rojon

WP-13-107
Is Citizenship the Answer? Constructions of belonging and exclusion for the stateless Rohingya of Burma
Cresa L. Pugh 

WP-13-106
How to understand the outcomes of migration policy? A study of the return agreement between Norway and Ethiopia
Cathrine Eide

WP-13-105
Frenzied, Decelerating and Suspended: the Temporal Uncertainties of Failed Asylum Seekers and Immigration Detainees
Melanie Griffiths

WP-13-104
The Christianisation of Afghan and Iranian transit migrants in Istanbul: encounters at the biopolitical border

Shoshana Fine

WP-13-103
Deterring the ‘Boat People’: Explaining the Australian Government’s People Swap Response to Asylum Seekers
Reza Hasmath

2012

WP-12-102
Return to the Isle of Man: The Implications of Internment for Understanding Immigration Detention in the UK

Stephanie J. Silverman

WP-12-101
‘And they lived happily ever after’? Ecuadorian’s re-socialisation in the Spanish labour market through regularisation of immigration status
Charlotte Fiala

WP-12-100
Fragile convivialities: everyday living together in two stateless but diverse regions, Catalonia and Casamance
Tilmann Heil

WP-12-99
Migrant Britain, sustainable Germany: Explaining differences in the international migration of health professionals
Kirsten Hoesch

WP-12-98
Physical Insecurity and Anti-Immigration Views in Western Europe
Mihail Chiru and Sergiu Gherghina

WP-12-97
The Sweden Democrats: Anti-Immigration Politics under the Stigma of Racism
Vidhya Ramalingam

WP-12-96
Imagined Immigration: The Different Meanings of “Immigrants” in Public Opinion and Policy Debates in Britain
Scott Blinder

WP-12-95
Exclusionary Rhetoric Expansionist Policies? Right-wing Parties and Immigration Policy-making in Italy
Elif Çetin

WP-12-94
What does ‘The Migrant’ tell us about the (Good) Citizen?
Bridget Anderson

2011

WP-11-93
Young adults of Latin American origin in London and Oxford: Identities, discrimination and social inclusion
Núria Roca iCaparà

WP-11-92
“Daughters-in-law of Korea?”: Policies and Discourse on Migration in South Korea
Young Jeong Kim

WP-11-91
Commonplace diversity and the ‘ethos of mixing’: Perceptions of difference in a London neighbourhood
Susanne Wessendorf

WP-11-90
Nepali Nurses in Great Britain: The Paradox of Professional Belonging
Sondra L. Hausner

WP-11-89
Conceptualizing the Integration of Immigrants and Other Groups
Didier Ruedin

WP-11-88
Openness, Skills and Rights: An Empirical Analysis of Labour Immigration Programmes in 46 High- and Middle-income Countries
Martin Ruhs

WP-11-87
The Myth of ‘Weak Ties’ and the Ghost of the Polish Peasant: Informal Networks of Polish Post-Transition Migrants in the UK and Germany
Malgorzata Irek

WP-11-86
The Relationship between Immigration Status and Rights in the UK: Exploring the Rationale
Sarah Spencer and Jason Pobjoy

WP-11-85
Cast(e) in Bone: The Perpetuation of Social Hierarchy among Nepalis in Britain
Mitra Pariyar

WP-11-84
Polish Migration to the UK: Continuities and Discontinuities
Franck Düvell and Michal Garapich

WP-11-83
The Importance of Peers: Assimilation Patterns among Second-Generation Turkish Immigrants in Western Europe 
Syed Ali and Tineke Fokkema

2010

WP-10-82
Building Demography into Migration Research: Population Change and the Latent Demand for Migration in 21st Century Europe
Alessio Cangiano

WP-10-81
Labor Shortages and US Immigration Reform: Promises and Perils of an Independent Commission
Philip Martin and Martin Ruhs

WP-10-80
Immigration Detention in America: A History of its Expansion and a Study of its Significance
Stephanie J. Silverman

WP-10-79
Migration and Climate Change: an overview
Etienne Piguet, Antoine Pécoud and Paul de Guchteneire

WP-10-78
Being children and undocumented in the UK: A background paper
Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes

WP-10-77
Standing together apart: Bilateral migration agreements and the temporary movement of persons under “mode 4” of GATS
Marion Panizzon

WP-10-76 (for a copy of the paper, please contact the author)
For Love and Money: Second-Generation Indian Americans in the Indian Knowledge Economy
Sonali Jain

WP-10-75
Voluntary Return Programmes: Could they Assuage the effects of the Economic Crisis?
Piotra Plewa

2009

WP-09-74
Globalisation Backlash? The Influence of Global Governance in Trade and Immigration
Lucie Cerna and William Hynes

WP-09-73
‘To belong or not to belong': Is that the question?' Negotiating belonging in multi-ethnic London
Sofia Hamaz and Ellie Vasta

WP-09-72
"No one comes here on their own": The system of child labour migration in Bangladesh
Karin Heissler

WP-09-71
The controllability of difference: social solidarity and immgrant integration.
Ellie Vasta

WP-09-70
International student migration and social stratification in China
XIANG Biao and Wei SHEN

WP-09-69
Migrant Labour in Kazakhstan: A cause for concern?  
Bridget Anderson and Blanka Hancilova

WP-09-68
Migration from Iraq between the Gulf and the Iraq wars (1990-2003): historical and socio-spatial dimensions   
Géraldine Chatelard

WP-09-67
A Global perspective on Transnational Migration: Theorizing Migration without Methodological Nationalism
Nina Glick-Schiller

WP-09-66
Coercion/Consent in Labour
Robert Steinfeld

2008

WP-08-65
Towards an EU Blue Card? The Delegation of National High-Skilled Immigration Policies to the EU Level
Lucie Cerna

WP-08-64
“Illegal immigrant”: Victim or Villain?
Bridget Anderson

WP-08-63
Why Engage Diasporas?
Alan Gamlen

WP-08-62
Transnationalising Civil Society?: 'Theoretical and Empirical Reflections on how to Transnationalise Citizenship
Martin Bak Jorgensen

WP-08-61 
The Paper Market:'borrowing' and 'renting' of identity documents
Ellie Vasta

WP-08-60
A Ritual Economy of 'Talent': China and Overseas Chinese Professionals
Xiang Biao

WP-08-59
Local Attachments and Transnational Everyday Lives: Second Generation Italians in Switzerland
Susanne Wessendorf

2007

WP-07-58
Libyan Nationals in the United Kingdom: Geo-political considerations and trends in asylum and return
Brad Blitz

WP-07-57
New Europeans on the move: a preliminary review of the onward migration of refugees within the European Union
Anna Lindley and Nicholas Van Hear

WP-07-56
Legality and Labour: Chinese Migration, Neoliberalism and the State in the UK and China
Frank N. Pieke & Xiang Biao

WP-07-55
Battles in Time: the Relation between Global and Labour Mobilities
Bridget Anderson

WP-07-54
Between courting and controlling: The Moroccan state and 'its' emigrants
Hein de Haas

WP-07-53
Accommodating diversity: why current critiques of multiculturalism miss the point
Ellie Vasta

WP-07-52
'London the Leveller': Ghanaian work strategies and community solidarity
Ellie Vasta and Leander Kandilige

WP-07-51
Are you being served? Employer demand for migrant labour in the UK 's hospitality sector
Gareth Matthews and Martin Ruhs

WP-07-50
Anthropological Perspectives on Migrants' Political Engagements
Davide Però

WP-07-49
Political exclusion and the politics of recognition among the second generation: the Swiss citizenship debate
Susanne Wessendorf

WP-07-48
Motherhood, Apple Pie and Slavery: Reflections on Trafficking Debates
Bridget Anderson

WP-07-47
The early morning phonecall: remittances from a refugee diaspora perspective
Anna Lindley

WP-07-46
French and British models of integration public philosophies, policies and state institutions
Christophe Bertossi

WP-07-45
The 2006 French Immigration and Integration Law: Europeanisation or Nicolas Sarkozy's Presidential Keystone?
Meng-Hsuan Chou and Nicolas Baygert

WP-07-44
How (not) to think about ethnicity in immigrant societies: A boundary making perspective
Andreas Wimmer

WP-07-43
The role of transnational networks and legal status in securing a living: Ghanaian migrants in The Netherlands
Valentina Mazzucato

WP-07-42
Differentiating irregularity and solidarity: Turkish Immigrants at work in London
Aykan Erdemir and Ellie Vasta

2006

WP-06-41
Diasporas good? Diasporas bad?
Steven Vertovec

WP-06-40
Numbers vs. Rights: Trade-offs and guest worker programmes
Martin Ruhs and Philip Martin

WP-06-39
Colombian migration to Europe: Political transnationalism in the middle of conflict
Anastasia Bermúdez Torrez

WP-06-38
Greasing the wheels of the flexible labour market: East European labour immigration in the UK
Martin Ruhs

WP-06-37
EU and the Migration-Development Nexus: What Prospects for EU-Wide Policies?
Meng-Hsuan Chou

WP-06-36
The Externalisation of EU Asylum Policy: The Position of African States
Alexander Betts and James Milner

WP-06-35
'Roots-migrants':transnationalism and 'return' among second-generation Italians in Switzerland
Susanne Wessendorf

WP-06-34
Can the government manage migration? A study of UK legislation and policy from 1996-2006
Cathy Gardner

WP-06-33
Crossing the fringes of Europe: Transit migration in the EU's neighbourhood
Franck Düvell

WP-06-32
Diaspora Engagement Policies: What are they, and what kinds of states use them?
Alan Gamlen

WP-06-31
States of insecurity: Consequences of Saharan transit migration
Michael Collyer

WP-06-30a
REVISED VERSION NOW AVAILABLE. The origins and functions of illegality in migrant labour markets: An analysis of migrants, employers and the state in the UK (Previously 'Semi-compliance in the migrant labour market')
Martin Ruhs and Bridget Anderson

WP-06-29
Islam as a symbol of protest: Reactions of Dutch-Moroccan youths to the Debate on Islam
Lenie Brouwer

WP-06-28
A very private business: migration and domestic work
Bridget Anderson

WP-06-27
How to Balance Rights and Responsibilities on Asylum at the EU's Southern Border of Italy and Libya
Rutvica Andrijasevic

WP-06-26
From Ethnic Minorities to Ethnic Majority Policy: changing identities and the shift to assimilationism in the Netherlands
Ellie Vasta

WP-06-25
The Emergence of Super-Diversity in Britain
Steven Vertovec

2005

WP-05-24
Community and Identity in the New Chinese Migration Order
Frank N. Pieke

WP-05-23
Evidence on Attitudes to Asylum and Immigration: What We Know, Don't Know and Need to Know
Heaven Crawley

WP-05-22
Re-casting Societies in Conflict
Nicholas Van Hear

WP-05-21
Deserving of Decent Work: The Complications of Organizing Irregular Workers Without Legal Rights
Nicole Silverman

WP-05-20
The Realities of a New Asylum Paradigm
Liza Schuster

WP-05-19
Immigrants and the Politics of Governance in Barcelona
Davide Però

WP-05-18
Migration and Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Diversity in Europe : An overview of issues and trends
Steven Vertovec and Susanne Wessendorf

WP-05-17
International Migration and Knowledge
Allan Williams

WP-05-16
Does Migration Research Matter in China ? A Review of Migration Research and its Relations to Policy Since the 1980s
Xiang Biao and Tan Shen

WP-05-15
"No Pizza without Migrants": Between the Politics of Identity and Transnationalism: Second-Generation Italians in Switzerland
Susanne Wessendorf

WP-05-14
Backlash Against Diversity? Identity and Cultural Politics in European Cities
Ralph Grillo

WP-05-13
The Political Importance of Diasporas
Steven Vertovec

WP-05-12
How far are the left-behind left behind? A preliminary study in rural China
Xiang Biao

WP-05-11
Theoretical Fashions in Australian Immigration Research
Ellie Vasta

WP-05-10
The Brain Drain is Dead, Long Live the New Zealand Diaspora
Alan Gamlen

WP-05-09
What does 'efficiency' mean in the context of the global refugee regime?
Alexander Betts

2004

WP-04-08
Policy options for increasing the benefits of remittances
Jørgen Carling

WP-04-07
Migration and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Literature Review with Focus on Peru and Argentina
Mette Louise Berg

WP-04-06
'I went as far as my money would take me': conflict, forced migration and class
Nicholas Van Hear

WP-04-05
The epidemiology of migration and AIDS in South Africa
Mark Lurie

WP-04-04
Skilled health professionals' migration and its impact on health delivery in Zimbabwe
Abel Chikanda

WP-04-03
Trends and Impacts of Migrant Transnationalism
Steven Vertovec

WP-04-02
Informal Employment and Immigrant Networks: A Review Paper
Ellie Vasta

WP-04-01
The Exclusion of Asylum Seekers in Europe
Liza Schuster