Publications

Our publications include academic publications (peer-reviewed books, journal articles, and book chapters), working papers (presenting work in-progress), a wide range of research and policy reports (primarily aimed at a non-academic audience), and blogs. For an overview of ongoing MPC research projects, click here.


A need for control? : political trust and public preferences for asylum and refugee policy

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): JEANNET, Anne-Marie, ADEMMER, Esther, RUHS, Martin, STÖHR, Tobias
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/01, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Political trust matters for citizens’ policy preferences but existing research has not yet considered whether this effect depends on how policies are designed. To fill this gap, this article analyses [...]
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Out there on your own : absence of the spouse and migrants' integration outcomes

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): POESCHEL, Friedrich Gerd
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/04, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: In many countries, policies on family reunification of migrants are under review. Rules have become more restrictive in a number of cases, with unknown consequences for integration. This paper investigates [...]
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Impact of public attitudes to migration on the political environment in the Euro-Mediterranean region : Second chapter: southern partner countries

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DENNISON, James, NASR, Mohamed
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Migration Policy Centre, OPAM
  • Abstract: This chapter overviews public attitudes to migration in Southern Partner Countries (SPCs) and considers their effects on migration politics and policies in the region over the past 20 to 30 [...]
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Fundamental rights challenges in border controls and expulsion of irregular immigrants in the European Union

  • Type: Book
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): CARRERA, Sergio, STEFAN, Marco
  • Citation: London : Routledge, 2020
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: This edited volume examines the extent to which the various authorities and actors currently performing border management and expulsion-related tasks are subject to accountability mechanisms capable of delivering effective remedies [...]
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Migration policy scoreboard : a monitoring mechanism for EU asylum and migration policy

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DI SALVO, Mattia, BARSLUND, Mikkel
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2020/11, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Managing migration across the EU’s external border requires a comprehensive policy response. For policies to be effective, member states need to work together and share responsibility in several policy areas, [...]
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Assessing visa costs on a global scale

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): RECCHI, Ettore, DEUTSCHMANN, Emanuel, GABRIELLI, Lorenzo, KHOLMATOVA, Nodira
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/18, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Visas are an important means for countries to regulate incoming mobility flows. Past datasets and quantitative research on visas have focused on visa waivers, ignoring the fact that visas, where [...]
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The complex relationship between immigrants' concentration, socioeconomic environment and attitudes towards immigrants in Europe

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): HOXHAJ, Rezart, ZUCCOTTI, Carolina Viviana
  • Citation: Ethnic and racial studies, 2020, OnlineFirst
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Research has shown that positive attitudes towards immigration are often associated with a higher presence of immigrants at the local level; however, this relationship might not apply everywhere. While a [...]
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The Strasbourg court judgement N.D. and N.T. v Spain : a carte blanche to push backs at EU external borders?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): CARRERA, Sergio
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/21, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: This Paper examines the N.D. and N.T v Spain judgment by the European Court of Human Rights (EtCHR) of 13 February 2020. The Grand Chamber of the Strasbourg Court concluded [...]
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In their own words : children and the facilitation of migrant journeys on the U.S.-Mexico border

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): SANCHEZ, Gabriella, ZHANG, Sheldon X.
  • Citation: Victims and offenders, 2020, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 370-389
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: This essay documents a qualitative study of the perspectives of a group of children from neighbourhoods (called colonias) with a history of involvement in the facilitation for profit of irregular [...]
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Victimization, offending and resistance in Mexico : toward critical discourse and grounded methodologies in organized crime research

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): SANCHEZ, Gabriella
  • Citation: Victims and offenders, 2020, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 390-393
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Granted, critical, empirically-based research on highly politicized criminalized practices is difficult to carry out. And therefore citing the clandestine nature of illicit markets, or often legitimate concerns over personal safety, [...]
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