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Migration & Forced Displacement

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Migration and forced displacement are amongst the most pressing global challenges of our era. Our research focuses on two key areas:
 
Mobility, Skills and Development. The huge rise in refugee movements has recast the relationship between mobile populations and skills. Our research seeks to understand the linkages and analyse the implications for development. We also aim to build capacity amongst organisations to address the skills needs of these populations.
 
Integration and Citizenship. How are mobile populations challenging notions of citizenship and rights? How do these get reshaped in the context of new nationalisms both within Europe and in other continents? Such questions are addressed both theoretically and through engagement with local, national and international organisations.

Current projects

Inclusive Societies: Migration for Inclusive African Growth

Significant growth in African economies, driven by trade in commodities, has prompted more migrants to move to, and within, African countries. What impact is this migration is having on growth, and how can we harness its potential contribute to growth that is sustainable and inclusive?

Between protection and exclusion: Separated child migrants' care relationships and caring practice

Understanding the experiences of children affected by transnational displacement and migration, and how best to care for and support them.

Completed projects

Migration for Inclusive African Growth Network

Although the link between migration and development is well established, the implications for inclusive growth of North-South flows and migration within the global South have been underplayed.

Social and Political Impacts of South-South Migration: A Comparative Analysis of Chinese Migrant Integration in West Africa

China's impact on Africa has been discussed in terms of promoting 'bad' governance and/or signalling a new 'imperialism'. Yet, beyond this, Chinese migration represents a profound social change.