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.


Attitudes to immigration in the Arab world : explaining an overlooked anomaly

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DENNISON, James, NASR, Mohamed
  • Series/Report no.: Migration research series, No. 62, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), [OPAM]
  • Abstract: Authored by James Dennison and Mohamed Nasr, this Migration Research Series paper explores public attitudes to immigration in the Arab world and considers their effects on migration policies in the [...]
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Los efectos de la inmigración en la movilidad social en la Unión Europea : ¿frena o acelera?

  • Type: Contribution to book
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): RECCHI, Ettore, CIORNEI, Irina
  • Citation: S. FACHELLI and O. SALIDO CORTES (eds), Perspectivas y fronteras en el estudio de la desigualdad social : movilidad social y clases sociales en tiempos de cambio, Madrid : Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, pp. 175-199
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: This paper aims at assessing the amount of intergenerational social mobility experienced by migrants in Europe and the effects of immigration on European countries’ overall intergenerational mobility. In line with [...]
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What policy communication works for migration? : using values to depolarise

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2019
  • Author(s): DENNISON, James
  • Series/Report no.: Migration Policy Centre, [OPAM]
  • Abstract: This report starts by providing a summary of key recommendations from existing best-practice guides for migration communication The most common recommendation is to focus on values-based messaging. However, very little [...]
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How to perform impact assessments : key steps for assessing communication interventions

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DENNISON, James
  • Series/Report no.: Migration Policy Centre, [OPAM], 2020/10
  • Abstract: The demand for assessing the impact of communication campaigns across all sectors is increasing. In the field of migration, this demand is particularly acute because of, amongst other things, the [...]
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Aid for health, economic growth, and the emigration of medical workers

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): LANATI, Mauro, THIELE, Rainer
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/104, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: Debates on the extent to which developing countries suffer from a brain drain often focus on the emigration of locally scarce health personnel. In this paper, we empirically examine how [...]
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Political and legal responses to human mobility in South America in the context of the Covid-19 crisis : more fuel for the fire?

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): ACOSTA, Diego, BRUMAT, Leiza
  • Citation: Frontiers in human dynamics, 2020, Vol. 2, OnlineOnly
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: During the XXI century, South America has been the epicenter of vibrant discussions on human mobility. A new vocabulary emerged with legal principles such as the non-criminalization of irregular migration [...]
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What factors determine attitudes to immigration? : a meta-analysis of political science research on immigration attitudes (2009-2019)

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/86, [European Governance and Politics Programme], [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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Global trends and continental differences in attitudes to immigration : thinking outside the Western box

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): GONNOT, Jerome, DRAŽANOVÁ, Lenka, BRUNORI, Claudia
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2020/42, Migration Policy Centre
  • Abstract: In this Policy Brief we present a global overview of long-term trends and current attitudes to immigration across the world to highlight: Concerns about immigration in Western European and American [...]
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Immigration, international mobilization and local governance in post-industrial cities: Turin and Saint-Etienne compared

  • Type: Working Paper
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): CAPONIO, Tiziana, CLÉMENT, Anthony
  • Citation: Florence : European University Institute, 2020
  • Series/Report no.: EUI RSCAS, 2020/71, Migration Policy Centre (MPC)
  • Abstract: This working paper addresses the topic of cities’ trajectories of participation in Transnational City Networks (TCNs) on migration-related issues to identify factors and mechanisms of mobilisation. We present the results [...]
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Beyond the wall : US immigration policy under Trump

  • Type: Article
  • Year of Publication: 2020
  • Author(s): SANCHEZ, Gabriella
  • Citation: Mario DEL PERO and Paolo MAGRI (eds), Four years of Trump : the US and the world, Milan : ISPI, 2020, pp. 69-87
  • Series/Report no.: [Migration Policy Centre]
  • Abstract: In what follows, I summarize some of the most salient points of migration policy and practice under Trump. I must emphasize this is not a comprehensive review of all the [...]
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