(Re-)Evaluating migration policy on a global scale: evidence and practice
This hybrid Migration Working Group session will examine state practices and policies in a changing world.
The two studies that will be presented during the meeting will connect to each other in the realms of diplomacy and public policy. While one highlights the Philippine’s interstate negotiation strategies when it comes to migration governance, the other focuses on transnational governance affecting refugees in times of disaster.
Based on semi-structured interviews with senior state and non-state officials and migration experts, combined with process tracking and documentary analysis of government, political and media sources in English, Arabic and Tagalog, the first study by Froilan T. Malit demonstrates that migrating states strategically employ more complex and diverse migration diplomacy strategies such as inter-state coalition building and cooperative migration diplomacy, than the traditional zero-sum game approach, in order to strengthen their long-term inter-state bargaining power vis-à-vis powerful states in the international system.
While policy brief by Sema Merve Is explores how to ensure that responses are timely, efficient, on an appropriate scale and accountable to those affected by the disaster in Turkey and Syria, addressing national and international actors.
Migration Policy Centre.
Prof. Andrew Geddes (Migration Policy Centre, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI).
Froilan T. Malit (University of Glasgow);
Sema Merve Is.