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.


Rethinking Maslow’s hierarchy of needs : the role of aesthetics in refugee shelter

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): NEUMARK, Devora, ACKER HOUSMAN, Stephanie
  • Series/Report no.: EUI, RSC, Working Paper, 2024/16, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs has long served as a cornerstone for understanding human motivation and guiding interventions across diverse populations, including responses to forced migration. However, this working paper challenges [...]
  • Keywords: Maslow, Hierarchy of Needs, Refugee, Shelter, Aesthetics in the built environment, Third realm beauty, Mental health
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Sfide e tradimenti : accoglienze e territori nelle trasformazioni del diritto di asilo

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): BOLZONI, Magda, DONATIELLO, Davide, GIANNETTO, Leila
  • Citation: Sociologia urbana e rurale, 2024, Vol. 133, pp. 86-103
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: The paper, based on qualitative research conducted in three Italian small and medium-sized towns, offers an analysis of the implications and repercussions of the regulatory changes in the Italian asylum [...]
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Emergent numeracy : how the Crowd Wisdom of non-rounding respondents generates accurate immigration estimates

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): DEUTSCHMANN, Emanuel
  • Series/Report no.: EUI, RSC, Working Paper, 2024/15, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Survey respondents overestimate, on average, the number of immigrants living in their country. This phenomenon, known as immigration innumeracy, contradicts the wisdom-of-crowds effect, which suggests that large samples of individuals [...]
  • Keywords: Wisdom of crowds, Immigration innumeracy, Rounding, Uncertainty, ALLBUS, European Social Survey
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Caught in the crossfire : unravelling the complex interplay of exploitation and agency in children associated with Boko Haram

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): ACHILLI, Luigi
  • Citation: Anti-trafficking review, 2024, No. 22, pp. 12-33
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: This paper investigates the experiences of children associated with Boko Haram in Northeast Nigeria. The central argument posits that, within highly coercive environments, exploitation and agency are mutually constitutive. While [...]
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Invisibility and (dis)integration : examining the meaning of migrant inclusion in everyday lived experience in rural areas

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): GIANNETTO, Leila, VAN DER MAAREL, Shirley
  • Citation: Social inclusion, 2024, Vol. 12, No. 7771, OnlineOnly
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: The settlement of migrants in rural areas that are facing population decline has gained increased attention in recent years as an economic, social, and political issue, as well as an [...]
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Swearing loyalty : should new citizens pledge allegiance in a naturalisation oath?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): LENARD, Patti Tamara, BAUBÖCK, Rainer
  • Series/Report no.: EUI, RSC, Working Paper, 2024/13, [Migration Policy Centre], [GLOBALCIT]
  • Abstract: In many countries, immigrants conclude their naturalisation by swearing a citizenship oath. In her kick-off piece, Patti Lenard defends naturalisation oaths as permissible on three grounds. First, even if mandatory, [...]
  • Keywords: Oath, Pledge, Allegiance, Affiliation, Ceremony
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Civil society organisations and the healthcare of irregular migrants : the humanitarianism-equity dilemma

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): PICCOLI, Lorenzo, PERNA, Roberta
  • Citation: Comparative migration studies, 2024, Vol. 12, No. 20, OnlineFirst
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: Individuals who reside in a country without regular authorisation generally find it difficult to access public medical services beyond emergency treatment. Even in countries with universal healthcare, there is often [...]
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Introduction : control, complexity, and creativity

  • Type: Contribution to book
  • Year of Publication: 2023
  • Author(s): KYLE, David, ACHILLI, Luigi
  • Citation: Luigi ACHILLI and David KYLE (eds), Global human smuggling : buying freedom in a retreating world, Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2023, 3rd edition, pp. 1-36
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: In recent decades, despite concerted efforts to mitigate it, human smuggling has become increasingly entrenched within migratory patterns. To enhance understanding of this complex phenomenon, this paper proposes a new [...]
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Alternatives to immigration detention in Türkiye : what’s the European Union got to do with it?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): INELI CIGER, Meltem
  • Series/Report no.: EUI, RSC, Working Paper, 2024/08, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Türkiye, hosting the world’s largest refugee population, has become an important partner for the European Union in managing large-scale arrivals of refugees and migrants. Over the years, the EUTurkey Statement [...]
  • Keywords: Alternatives to immigration detention, Türkiye, EU-Türkiye cooperation in the field of migration, Electronic monitoring
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Targeted by terrorists : child recruitment, exploitation and reintegration in Indonesia, Iraq and Nigeria

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2024
  • Author(s): ACHILLI, Luigi, MELOTTI, Giulia
  • Series/Report no.: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Research Study, 2024, STRIVE Juvenile, [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: This study was carried out in Indonesia, Iraq and Nigeria with the aim of increasing knowledge regarding children associated with groups designated “terrorist” (henceforth terrorist groups). Children’s association with such [...]
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