Many political parties have similar stances on migration: policies on the right to asylum for genuine refugees, attracting ‘the brightest and the best’, clamping down on illegality, are all likely to be agreed on by parties of the left and the right. However, migration is unavoidably political as it raises questions about what attends the distinction between citizen and non-citizen, and indeed the validity of that distinction in the first place.



Journal Articles

Working Papers

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

What does the 2015 election mean for migration to the UK?

Rob McNeil, Madeleine Sumption and Carlos Vargas-Silva


Diaspora Politics

Dace Dzenovska | 2013 – 2014

Migration in the Media and Public Opinion in Britain

William Allen and COMPAS Communications | June 2012 – May 2013

Political Engagements of Latin American Immigrants in the UK

admin@compas | July 2004 – June 2006

The ethics and politics of the refugee crisis

COMPAS Communications | May 2016- Mar 2017

Tracking Public Attitudes and Preferences for Post-COVID-19 Labour Migration Policies

Jacqui Broadhead, William Allen, Mariña Fernández-Reino, Denis Kierans and Madeleine Sumption | July 2020 - June 2021

Understanding Attitudes and Policy Preferences in Response to South-South Migration

Carlos Vargas-Silva and William Allen | May 2020 - November 2021

Urban Transformations Coordination

Michael Keith and Nathan Grassi | 2015 - 2019