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.


Refugee protection : “here” or “there”?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): ALEINIKOFF, Alexander, OWEN, David
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/64, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: Policymakers in states of the Global North are in the privileged position of having a genuine ethical choice concerning whether to devote their resources to providing refugee protection in their [...]
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Restricting emigration for their protection? exit controls and the protection of (women) migrant workers

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): LENARD, Patti Tamara
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/62, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: Abuse and exploitation of migrant workers in Gulf States is common and well-documented, and women domestic workers are at special risk. Sending states – often relatively poorer South Asian states [...]
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Safeguarding the integrity of the asylum system and the moral rights of rejected asylum seekers : a conditional right to remain

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): HADJ-ABDOU, Leila, KOLLAR, Eszter
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/63, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: Following the 2015 refugee crisis, concerns about the integrity and the sustainability of the asylum system have deepened. Policies that aim to deter ingenuine asylum seeking through economic and social [...]
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Immigrant legalization : a dilemma between inclusion and the rule of law?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): SONG, Sarah, BLOEMRAAD, Irene
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/61, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Immigrant legalization policies pose an ethical dilemma for liberal democracies. On the one hand, liberal democracies aspire to respect the basic equality of all persons. Compelling moral arguments have been [...]
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Floating sanctuaries : the ethics of search and rescue at sea

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): MANN, Itamar, MOURÃO PERMOSER, Julia
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), 2021/59
  • Abstract: Search-and-Rescue NGOs in the Mediterranean have been increasingly criminalized. This criminalization has chilled conversation about the real ethical dilemmas that the practice involves. What, if any, can be the adverse [...]
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The elusive triple win : can temporary labour migration dilemmas be settled through fair representation?

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): BAUBÖCK, Rainer, RUHS, Martin
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSC, 2021/60, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: Temporary Labour Migration Programmes (TLMPs) are controversial because they are caught in a dilemma between global and domestic justice. From a global justice perspective, TLMPs expand opportunities for workers in [...]
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Understanding the interplay between structural and systemic vulnerability : the case of migrant agricultural workers during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): TAGLIACOZZO, Serena, PISACANE, Lucio, KILKEY, Majella
  • Series/Report no.: Migration Policy Centre, MigResHub, Commentary, 2021/10
  • Abstract: Disasters and emergencies, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, are known to expose and exacerbate the vulnerabilities of our societal systems. In this short commentary, we propose to distinguish between structural [...]
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Implementing the united nations global compact on refugees? global asylum governance and the role of the European Union

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): CARRERA, Sergio, VOSYLIUTE, Lina, BRUMAT, Leiza, TAN, Nikolas Feith
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, RSC, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), 2021/26
  • Abstract: This Policy Brief presents the preliminary findings and policy recommendations emerging from the first 18 months of the ASILE H2020 project (Global Asylum Governance and the EU’s Role). It provides [...]
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Regional responses to Covid-19 : systemic resilience, human mobility, and cross-country supply chains

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): KHARLAMOVA, Anna, BILGER, Veronika
  • Series/Report no.: Migration Policy Centre (MPC), MigResHub, Commentary, 2021/11
  • Abstract: The disruption of production, financial, and mobility systems caused by Covid-19 has reminded global and local actors that the ability to adapt to unexpected shocks depends critically on the ability [...]
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EU-Turkey : toward sustainable cooperation in migration management and refugee protection

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): LÜCKE, Matthias, NEIDHARDT, Alberto-Horst, ÖZÇÜRÜMEZ, Saime, RUHS, Martin, SUNDBERG DIEZ, Olivia
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), MEDAM
  • Abstract: When the von der Leyen European Commission took office on December 1, 2019, it committed to delivering a “fresh start on migration” through a New Pact on Migration and Asylum. [...]
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