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.


Free movement and European welfare states : why child benefits for EU workers should not be exportable

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): RUHS, Martin, PALME, Joakim
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2022/69, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: The regulation of the free movement of workers in the European Union (EU), and specifically EU (migrant) workers’ access to welfare benefits in the host country, has generated considerable political [...]
  • Keywords: Free movement, Child benefits, Exportability, European Union
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Restricting human movement during the COVID-19 pandemic : new research avenues in the study of mobility, migration, and citizenship

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): PICCOLI, Lorenzo, DZANKIC, Jelena, RUEDIN, Didier, JACOB-OWENS, Timothy Craig
  • Citation: International migration review, 2022, OnlineFirst
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre], [GLOBALCIT]
  • Abstract: Every government in the world introduced restrictions to human mobility – that is, the movement of persons across and within state borders – in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Such [...]
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Externalization and the UN global compact on refugees : unsafety as ripple effect

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): ALS, Solveig, CARRERA, Sergio, FEITH TAN, Nikolas, VEDSTED-HANSEN, Jens
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC PP, 2022/12, Migration Policy Centre, [ASILE]
  • Abstract: This Policy Brief examines recent externalization policy and legal initiatives in Europe that are affecting asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to asylum. It analyses the main legal issues and policy [...]
  • Keywords: Externalisation, Offshoring asylum, Push backs, United Nations Global Compact on Refugees
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Understanding differences in attitudes to immigration : a meta-analysis of individual-level factors

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka, GONNOT, Jerome, HEIDLAND, Tobias, KRÜGER, Finja
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, [Migration Policy Centre], Kiel Working Paper, 2022/2235
  • Abstract: Public attitudes toward immigration have attracted much scholarly interest and extensive empirical research in recent years. Despite a sizeable theoretical and empirical literature, no firm conclusions have been drawn regarding [...]
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South-South refugee movements : do pull factors play a role?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2022
  • Author(s): LANATI, Mauro, THIELE, Rainer
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, Working Paper, 2022/60, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Studies analysing the pattern of international refugee flows have so far focussed on movements to OECD destinations, even though the vast majority of refugees live in non-OECD countries. Employing a [...]
  • Keywords: South-South refugee movements, Gravity model, Pull factors, Foreign aid
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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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