Asylum and Refugees

The division between forced migrants and economic migrants has been fundamental to the governing of mobility at both national and international level. In recent years the academic study of migration has moved away from, and sometimes challenged this policy binary. Yet persecution and conflict continue to be important factors in understanding internal, regional and international mobility. Furthermore, the legal differentiation between forced and economic migration has important consequences for the lives of migrants.

Blog Posts

Imagining Refugia

Nicholas Van Hear

People Move

Ben Doherty

Gendering the Irregular

Melanie Griffiths

Reports

Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications

ECONREF Research Note: 1

The Health of Refugees in the UK

Zovanga Kone and Carlos Vargas-Silva

Research Brief

Understanding the dynamics of migration to Greece and the EU: Drivers, decisions and destinations

Heaven Crawley, Franck Duvell, Katharine Jones and Dimitris Skleparis

Research Brief

Unpacking a Rapidly Changing Scenario

Heaven Crawley, Franck Duvell, Nando Sigona, Simon McMahon, Katharine Jones

LAMFOR Policy Briefing 1

The Consequences of Refugee Return

Carlos Vargas-Silva

LAMFOR Policy Briefing 2

The Consequences of Hosting Refugees

Carlos Vargas-Silva

LAMFOR Policy Briefing 3

Conflict, Displacement and Education

Carlos Vargas-Silva

Global Exchange briefings

What works in social-economic integration?

Jenny Phillimore

Projects

Early Legal Advice for Protection Applicants

Bridget Anderson | September 2012 – June 2014

Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools

Bridget Anderson, Vanessa Hughes and Ida Persson | October 2014 – September 2015

Online Tool to Improve the Assessment of Destitute Families’ Eligibility for Support

Caroline Oliver and Sarah Spencer | May 2016 - May 2019

The Economic Integration of Refugees in the UK (ECONREF)

Carlos Vargas-Silva and Zovanga Kone | February 2017 - January 2019

The ethics and politics of the refugee crisis

Bridget Anderson and Emma Newcombe | May 2016- Mar 2017

The Labour Market Impacts of Forced Migration (LAMFOR)

Carlos Vargas-Silva | June 2013 – December 2015

Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK

Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes | January 2010 – June 2012

Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (MEDMIG)

Franck Düvell | Sep 2015 - Aug 2016

Utrecht Refugee Launchpad

Caroline Oliver and Sarah Spencer | November 2016 - October 2019