05 January 2018

Thematic Focus: General

2017 in review/2018 forecast:

  • 10 Conflicts to Watch in 2018 (International Crisis Group, Jan. 2018) [text]
  • 11 Humanitarian Hotspots for the World to Watch in 2018 (Lutheran World Relief, Dec. 2017) [text]
  • "18 Refugees, 18 Countries – and Their Hopes for 2018," The Guardian, 1 Jan. 2018 [text]
  • 2017 Year in Review (OCHA, Dec. 2017) [access]
  • Ten Humanitarian Crises to Look Out for in 2018 (IRIN, Dec. 2017) [text]
  • "Top 10 Migration Issues of 2017," Migration Information Source (Dec. 2017) [access]
  • "With Crises Set to Worsen, What are Aid Groups' Priorities for 2018?," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 27 Dec. 2017 [text]
  • Year in Review: The Refugee Crisis in 2017 (Refugees Deeply, Dec. 2017) [text]

Blog posts:

Can International Frameworks or Compacts Reduce Onward Migration? (AMMODI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

The Global Compact on Refugees: Reasons for Hope (RI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Researching (with) Refugees? Ethical Considerations on Participatory Approaches (AMMODI Blog, Dec. 2017) [text]

Reports & journal articles:

Deterring Emigration with Foreign Aid: An Overview of Evidence from Low-Income Countries (Institute of Labor Economics, Dec. 2017) [text]

A Fair Share: Refugees and Responsibility-Sharing (Delmi, Dec. 2017) [access via RSC]
- Follow link for report and policy brief.

Foreign Aid and Asylum Immigration: Does Development Matter?, DEMB Working Paper, no. 120 (Univ. of Modeno & Reggio Emilia, Dec. 2017) [text]

A Long Way to Go: Irregular Migration Patterns, Processes, Drivers and Decision-making (ANU Press, Dec. 2017) [free full-text]

"The Political Economy of Resource Conflicts and Forced Migration: Why Afghanistan, Colombia and Sudan are the World's Longest Forced Migration," Societies Without Borders, vol. 12, no. 1 (2017) [open access]

"Strengthening the Global Refugee Protection System: Recommendations for the Global Compact on Refugees," Journal of Migration & Human Security, vol. 5, no. 4 (2017) [open access]

Research project:

The Global Mobilities Project (Migration Policy Centre) [access]
- "[E]mpirical research on mobilities has remained either too metaphorical or overly compartmentalized. True, there are rigorous data-driven studies on different forms of migration, asylum-seeking, student mobility, tourism, commuting, ethnic diasporas, virtual friendships, online interactions… But it is rare for simultaneous and integrated studies to be carried out, examining the wide spectrum of human mobility practices. To address this knowledge gap, as part of the Global Mobilities Project, we intend to set up a Global Mobilities Database (GMD), collecting information on a large palette of spatial mobilities. ..."

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: General (18 Dec. 2017)

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