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The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration. The relationship between migration and societal change is only partly understood. Research at the Centre on Migration, COMPAS, core funded by the Economic and Social Research Council is to understand the relationship.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

Module: 01
01 Migrant subjectivities and crisis narratives in the Euro-Mediterranean region 00:55:00
02 Unravelling the Mediterranean migration crisis: Reflections from the field 00:45:00
03 The time of our lives: Migration and slow pain 00:32:00
04 Love and Legality: questions of wellbeing for irregular migrants and their citizen partners 00:52:00
05 Migrants, conditionality and welfare in the UK 00:52:00
06 Beyond the ‘asylum-seeking market’: spaces of responsibility and moments of care within the privatisation of asylum accommodation 00:47:00
07 Migration and the health trajectories of immigrants and host country nationals 00:58:00
08 Intergenerational and inter-ethnic wellbeing of migrants: an analysis for the UK 00:48:00
09 Migration in the Media 00:28:00
10 The cage of freedom: Mobility and labour in contemporary Bangkok 00:49:00
Module: 02
11 Immigration and the NHS 00:38:00
12 Damaged trust and a changing electorate?: Migration as a contemporary political issue in the UK 00:53:00
13 The border is everywhere: Refugee journeys in Europe 00:41:00
14 The Urban Outlaw as Rights Broker 00:45:00
15 How informalities and diversification make an arrival neighborhood: International migrants in Kumkapi, Istanbul 00:46:00
16 Arrival cities under occupation? Political economies of urban consolidation and rural migration in the contemporary West Bank 00:46:00
17 The xenophobic city: Security, neoliberalisation and violence from the bottom of Aegean Sea to the centre of Athens 00:54:00
18 The scale and scope of citizenship in early modern Europe: Preliminary estimates 00:47:00
19 Safeguarding children from destitution: How do local authorities respond to families with ‘No Recourse to Public Funds’? 00:27:00
20 What can the lived experiences of white working class communities tell us about social cohesion? 00:39:00
Module: 03
21 Climate change and migration: how are they linked? 00:32:00
22 Why are westerners drawn to fight with IS in Syria and Iraq? And what can we do in response? 00:23:00
23 How did the UK national press portray Bulgarians and Romanians prior to the lifting of transitional controls on 1 January 2014? 00:27:00
24 Decade of Migration, Session 4: How are changing patterns of globalisation manifested in shifts in global wealth and power? 00:54:00
25 Decade of Migration, Session 3: Mobility and the global labour market: What can the past tell us about the future? 00:53:00
26 Decade of Migration, Session 1: How does the growth of the world’s cities reframe our understanding of the social, the economic and the political? 00:43:00
27 Decade of Migration, Introduction 00:36:00
28 “We’re all excluded together”: work-related conditionality and the welfare entitlements of UK, EEA and non-EEA citizens 00:39:00
29 “The next day you are on the street”: The tactics of time in managing welfare support to young people subject to immigration control as they make the transition to adulthood 00:45:00
30 Feeding a xenosceptic culture: legal and administrative penalties for being European 01:01:00
Module: 04
31 Provision of welfare to irregular migrants: exploring the borders of the Norwegian welfare state 00:47:00
32 Becoming less illegal: Deservingness frames and undocumented migrant incorporation 00:44:00
33 The fundamental social rights of irregular migrants under the European Social Charter: Central or marginal to their access to services in Europe? 00:38:00
34 How to strike a balance between mainstream and targeted efforts for immigrant integration in Europe? 00:26:00
35 What is the role of NGOs in the assisted voluntary returns of asylum seekers and irregular migrants? 00:22:00
36 What shapes migrant destitution and what can be done about it? 00:42:00
37 Migration and Human Rights: Trends and Priorities for Action 00:34:00
38 How can far-right extremism be tackled through policy? Lessons from 10 EU countries 00:38:00
39 ‘We don’t want to be sent back and forth all the time’: Chagossian reflections on compulsion and choice in the context of forced displacement, onward migration, and prospective return 00:46:00
40 Forced marriage and immigration policies: understanding diversity or punishing difference? 00:41:00
Module: 05
41 Conceptualizing and Measuring Immigration Policies: The Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) Index 00:36:00
42 Roads of separation: infrastructure politics, “creeping migration” and de facto delimitation in rural Central Asia 01:03:00
43 Everyday practices at the Russia – China – Mongolia border 01:07:00
44 Postsocialist subject as a new other: global coloniality, border thinking and decolonial option 01:00:00
45 Survival Migration: Failed Governance and the Crisis of Displacement 00:46:00
46 Precarious outcomes to the Pursuit of Happiness: Lifestyle migration and liminality 00:42:00
47 A matter of convention? Drawing lines between slavery and freedom, and between forced and voluntary migration 00:36:00
48 The Political Economy of Tied Migrant Labour 00:21:00
49 Where does migration sit within the debate over the future of the UK and Scotland? 00:30:00
50 What choices and constraints do undocumented migrants experience in the labour market? 00:24:00
Module: 06
51 More migrants, fewer rights?: How shall we balance openness and rights in labour immigration policy? 00:26:00
52 What are the social and public service impacts of international migration at the local level? 00:20:00
53 What are the consequences of changing policies for family migrants in the UK? 00:26:00
54 Building Regionality into Immigration Policy: Does it Work? Evidence from Canada 00:49:00
55 What does the 2011 census tell us about ethnic diversity and integration in England and Wales? 00:24:00
56 Rethinking Migration: Joining the dots between migration, trade theory and business strategy 00:38:00
57 Feeling like a citizen, living as a denizen: deportees’ sense of belonging 00:29:00
58 Lives in Limbo; Immigration, Schooling, and the and the Transition to Illegality 00:32:00
59 Campzenship: rethinking the camp as a political space 00:31:00
60 Citizenship Shadow; Obscene Inclusion, Abject Belonging, or, the Regularities of Migrant Irregularity 00:52:00
Module: 07
61 Care, Markets and Migration in European Welfare States: Why the study of migration is important to social policy and vice versa 00:58:00
62 Decades of Migration and ‘Europe’ in Question 00:39:00
63 Migration and inter-generational replacement in Britain and Europe 00:46:00
64 The Price of Rights. Labour immigration policy and the rights of migrant workers 00:48:00
65 Border Regimes and Human Rights 00:37:00
66 Do Human Rights Treaties Help or Hurt Asylum-Seekers?: The U.K. Case 00:43:00
67 Integrating the human rights of migrants into the global governance of migration: the 2013 High-Level Dialogue and beyond 00:46:00
68 In Defense of the Migrant Workers Convention: Standard Setting for Contemporary Migration 00:32:00
69 What are the migration pathways of UK graduates? 00:00:00
70 With a lot of help from my friends: How do migrants use social networks to access jobs? 00:21:00
Module: 08
71 Are potential supporters of the English Defence League economic losers, protestors, Islamophobes or xenophobes? 00:33:00
72 Researching migrant journeys: conceptual and methodological challenges 00:52:00
73 Migration and multi-dimensional poverty in Moldovan communities: linking journeys and community development 00:30:00
74 The smuggling of migrants and refugees into Europe: social and economic aspects 00:48:00
75 An arbitrary outcome: political and economic regulation of mobile labour 00:29:00
76 What do highly skilled French migrants in London teach us about European talent migration? 00:24:00
77 The injustices of high- versus low-skilled temporary labour migration programs: With evidence from Canada 00:34:00
78 What is the evidence about migrant living conditions in the private rented sector and how could they be improved? 00:27:00
79 What is the latest picture from migration statistics? 00:36:00
80 What works in integration? 00:17:00
Module: 09
81 Migrants and the state of long term care in England: opportunities and challenges 00:59:00
82 Migration and the resilience and vulnerability of place 00:55:00
83 Understanding the neighbourhood impacts of new immigration 00:57:00
84 Wage inequality and immigration in the US and the UK 00:43:00
85 How does diversity affect the British neighbourhood? Can it reinforce segregation? 00:59:00
86 Crime and immigration 00:54:00
87 What is the relationship between new migration and community change? 00:30:00
Citizenship, and the Migrant Metropolis: Life Within and Against the Spaces of the Law 00:48:00
Land of Strangers: From a Politics of Social Ties to a Politics of the Commons 00:34:00
Homophily is not an explanation 00:47:00
Module: 10
Nostalgia and everyday multiculturalism: Anglo-Indian and Chinese Calcuttans in London and Toronto 01:30:00
Faith and suburbia: secularisation, modernity and the changing geographies of religion in London suburbs 01:35:00
Whiteness, Class and the Legacies of Empire: On Home Ground 00:45:00
New Geographies of Migration and Multiculture: Degrees of Intimacy between English Villagers and Eastern European Migrants in Rural Worcestershire 00:36:00
Crossing the Threshold: Identity, Integration and Multiculturalism in British and German Muslim Ethnic Minority Neighbourhoods 00:46:00
Negotiating urban citizenship: British Muslim encounters with new migrants 00:42:00
Experiences at the sharp end: Practitioners’ perspectives on inclusion and exclusion (Panel Discussion) 01:06:00
Where’s your bloody pigtail?: Liberalism, Empire, and the Chinese Labour Question 00:48:00
Gender and interventions in integration 00:32:00
Module: 11
When is an asylum seeker not an asylum seeker? The representation of immigration in the UK press 1996-2005 00:49:00
UK Immigration Policy and the Political Functions of Research 00:50:00
Immigration and Political Trust in Europe 00:48:00
Numbers and Needs – the urban and the rural: Immigrant settlement in Shropshire and Tower Hamlets 00:59:00
Between strategic nostalgia and banal nomadism: Arab diaspora watching satellite and digital television across Europe 00:42:00
The politics of migration in the UK: Catering to a public of (at least) two minds 00:53:00
‘Integration’ as Illiberal Exceptionalism in Migration Law: The Role of the European Union 01:01:00
Immigrant Integration and Human Rights: Lessons from the US-Mexico Border 00:42:00
What is the role of schooling in the integration and settlement process of new Polish migrants to the UK? 00:27:00
Migration policy and skills policy: substitutes or complements? 00:25:00
Module: 12
The right to participate: law, equality, and the prospective impact on immigrant integration in Europe and abroad 00:54:00
Shifts in the Public/Private Divide as mode of inclusion and exclusion 00:55:00
Migrants’ access to goods and services in the context of international human rights law 00:44:00
What is the impact of new migration on cohesion and integration? 00:22:00
Civic Stratification and Migrants Rights 00:56:00
Between welfare states and markets: the migrant-policy nexus in comparative perspective and reflections on social rights and antidiscrimination law 00:54:00
Entitlement, belonging and outsiderness: Britain’s Gypsy Travellers in the twentieth century 00:47:00
What does new Home Office evidence on the Migrant Journey and family migration tell us about migration in the UK? 00:25:00
What is migration policy for? 00:15:00
Immigration and welfare chauvinism: Britain since 1800 00:43:00
Module: 13
Identification and mobility Control: Police sciences, technology, and international cooperation in West Europe, 1900-1930 01:03:00
What are the impacts of restrictions on participation in the labour market and civic life on young migrants? COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:18:00
How will climate change impact on migration? 00:34:00
Where’s your bloody pigtail?: Liberalism, Empire and the Chinese Labour Question 00:41:00
No rights for the wicked; human rights and foreign national prisoners 00:57:00
Punishment and Migration between Europe and the United States: A Gllobalized ‘Less Eligibility’? 00:56:00
Introduction to the Seminar Series ‘A Chrysalis for every kind of criminal? Mobility, Crime and Citizenship’ 00:10:00
What does migration mean for the ‘white working class’ in the UK? 00:22:00
Who are the UK’s new citizens? 00:18:00
Where is the UK going on migrant integration policy? A comparison to Europe and North America – COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:25:00
Module: 14
What are the key evidence gaps in Britain’s migration debate, and what are the implications for policy? COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:16:00
What does the “Big Society” mean for migrant communities? – COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:22:00
Mapping Turkish International Migration Studies: Old Questions, New Challenges 00:47:00
The Immigrant Divide: How Cuban Americans are Changing the US and their Homeland 00:47:00
Political Organizing of Temporary Migrants in Asia 00:33:00
What are the latest trends in migration into and out of the UK? – COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:17:00
Who Needs Migrant Workers? – COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:23:00
What Could be the Impact of a cap on overseas Higher Education students? – COMPAS Breakfast Briefing 00:14:00
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