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.


Sailing against the law tides : implications of the 2018 refugee reception reform in small-medium towns and rural areas in Italy

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): BOLZONI, Magda, DONATIELLO, Davide, GIANNETTO, Leila
  • Citation: Comparative population studies, 2022, Vol. 47, No. SI, pp. 233-262
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Over the past decade, asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Italy were accommodated in reception facilities located not only in large metropolitan centres but also in Small-medium Towns and Rural [...]
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Doing the maths to end the refugee crisis : modelling responsibility-sharing in refugee response

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): ACKER HOUSMAN, Stephanie
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2022/39, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: The number of refugees worldwide is big and growing; solutions for them, however, lack ambition. The answer, as outlined by the Global Compact on Refugees, is supposed to lie in [...]
  • Keywords: Refugee policy, Durable solutions, Global compact on refugees, Responsibility-sharing, Refugee resettlement
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Real-world trends, public issue salience, and electoral results in Europe

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): DENNISON, James, KRIESI, Hanspeter
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2022/48, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Europe has experienced several marked, cross-national trends in electoral results in the 21st century, which scholars have explained using social structure and challenger party entrepreneurship. We propose a third theoretical [...]
  • Keywords: Issue salience, Challenger parties, Wave-riding, Agenda-setting, Issue agenda, Party system issue agenda
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The political determinants of the health of undocumented immigrants : a comparative analysis of mortality patterns in Switzerland

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): PICCOLI, Lorenzo, WANNER, Philippe
  • Citation: BMC public health, 2022, Vol. 22, No. 804, OnlineOnly
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: The health of undocumented immigrants is an important concern in most societies. However, there is no conclusive evidence that inclusive health care policies lead to better outcomes for this group [...]
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The variance in multilevel governance of asylum seekers’ reception in Italy : the key roles of policy legacy, politics and civil society

  • Type: Contribution to book
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): PONZO, Irene, GIANNETTO, Leila, ROMAN, Emanuela
  • Citation: Tiziana CAPONIO and Irene PONZO (eds), Coping with migrants and refugees : multilevel governance across the EU, London ; New York : Routledge, 2022, Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy, pp. 49-79
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: It is common knowledge that asylum seekers’ reception in Italy has been and still is a contentious matter. Under the pressure generated by the rapid succession of the “migration crisis” [...]
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Working conditions in essential occupations and the role of migrants

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): NIVOROZHKIN, Anton, POESCHEL, Friedrich Gerd
  • Citation: Economic analysis and policy, 2022, Vol. 74, pp. 250-261
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Following a national lockdown in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, state governments in Germany published lists of “essential” occupations that were considered necessary to maintain basic services such as health [...]
  • Keywords: Essential occupations, Essential workers, Key workers, Migrant workers, Working conditions
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Making sense of the multilevel governance of migration : city networks facing global mobility challenges

  • Type: Book
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): CAPONIO, Tiziana
  • Citation: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2021
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: This book examines the nexus between City Networks, multilevel governance andmigration policy. Examining several City Networks operating in the European Union and the United States of America’s multilevel political settings, [...]
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Sometimes it is the little things : a meta-analysis of individual and contextual determinants of attitudes toward immigration (2009–2019)

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka
  • Citation: International journal of intercultural relations, 2022, Vol. 87, pp. 85-97
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Attitudes toward immigration have attracted much scholarly interest and fuelled extensive empirical research in recent years. Many different hypotheses have been proposed to explain individual and contextual differences in attitudes [...]
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Guest workers : enduring questions and policy controversies

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): RUHS, Martin
  • Citation: International migration, 2021, Vol. 59, No. 6, pp. 238-241
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: As Germany marks the 60th anniversary of admitting its first Gastarbeiter (guest workers) from Turkey in 1961, it is important to recognize that guest-worker policies have a long and global [...]
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Migrants or refugees? ‘let’s do both’ : Brazil’s response to Venezuelan displacement challenges legal definitions

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): BRUMAT, Leiza
  • Series/Report no.: [RSCAS], [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: As Venezuelan large-scale displacement worsened and some South American countries adopted more restrictive policies, only one country in the region recognised large numbers of Venezuelans as refugees and, at the [...]
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