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.


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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Multilevel strategies of political inclusion : the contestation of voting rights for foreign residents by regional assemblies in Europe

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): PICCOLI, Lorenzo
  • Citation: Regional & federal studies, 2021, OnlineFirst
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Over the last fifty years, eighteen regional assemblies in Europe have debated the extension of voting rights to foreign residents. Yet only Scotland and the Swiss cantons of Neuchâtel and [...]
  • Keywords: Multilevel governance, Citizenship, Electoral rights, Immigration, Voting rights
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Return sponsorship in the EU asylum system : a normative assessment

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): MILAZZO, Eleonora
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/92, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: The ‘flexible’ interstate solidarity model envisaged by the 2020 ‘New Pact on Migration and Asylum’ (‘the Pact’) allows European Union (EU) member states to choose how to do their share [...]
  • Keywords: Asylum, Solidarity, Return sponsorship, New Pact on Migration and Asylum
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Asylum policy preferences among the European publics : conflict configurations at the transnational and domestic level

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): KRIESI, Hanspeter, OANA, Ioana-Elena
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/93, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: In this paper we aim to map public preferences in the domain of asylum policy in order to explore the various lines of conflict and their intensity in the aftermath [...]
  • Keywords: Europe, Migration, Asylum and refugee policy, Attitudes to immigration, Policy preferences
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