GFMD Blog Reloaded –free eprints and open access articles

The Philippine delegation to GFMD 2021 in UAE

Things have been a bit quiet around here in the past year, but with the upcoming International Migration Review Forum (IMRF) on the horizon this May, it is high time to reload this blog. I will post my “Global Migration Governance 2022 Outlook” in the next days. Until then, please find below a list of resources I have published during the blog hiatus, many of which are open access or come with a link to the free eprint:

Maybe let’s start off where the last blog post ended – which was a preview to the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) hosted in early 2020 by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and, for obvious reasons, all online

After the GFMD, I have written a piece on the effect the virtual format had on the mode and content of deliberations

“Participation in times of zoomification”, FES Portal on Displacement, Migration, Integration

It is available open access

I have examined this aspect in more detail in an article where I discuss the 50plus webmeetings I have attended which were held as follow-ups to the Global Compact, as consultations for the upcoming IMRF or as a reaction to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic (or sometimes all at once..).

Rother, S. Global migration governance from below in times of COVID-19 and “Zoomification”: civil society in „invited “ and „invented “ spaces. CMS 10, 1 (2022).

It is available open access

Employing a multi-level perspective, besides looking at the global I have also written on the regional and national level

In this article from an upcoming SI on regional migration governance, Nicola Piper & me use the concept of “nodal governance” in our analysis of the advocacy of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA)

Piper, Nicola / Rother Stefan (2021) Governing Regional Migration from the “Bottom Up”: a nodal approach to the role of transnational activist networks in Asia, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

It is behind a paywall, but I should be able to add a link for free eprints here in the next days

I also published a short piece on ASEAN and the ILO’s decent work agenda

Rother, Stefan (2021): “ASEAN connectivity through labour migration? The role of migrant civil society for the Decent Work agenda”. ASEAN and Global Connections Paper Series, University of Cambridge.​

It is available open access

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I discussed how the national level is connected to the regional and global level based on the Philippine migration policies – with some references to the GFMD and the Global Compact:

Rother, Stefan (2022) The “gold standard” for labour export? The role of civil society in shaping multi-level Philippine migration policies, Third World Quarterly, online first

It is behind a paywall:

Link to free eprints:

UPDATE: all links have been used up, there might be more when an issue number is assigned. Feel free to contact me when interested

One topic that has been central to the recent GFMD and GCM discussions is transnational skills partnerships. We conducted a pilot study and published a policy note.

Both are available open access, links below:

Rother, Stefan; Setrana, Mary (2021): “Transnational Skills Partnerships between Ghana and North Rhine-Westphalia. An Exploratory Study Commissioned by the Mercator Foundation”. Freiburg: ABI.

Rother, Stefan / Schultz, Susanne / Setrana, Mary (2021): Transnational Skills Partnerships between Ghana and Germany: “A “triple-win” solution?, AMMODI Policy Note

Finally, I came across links to free eprints for some older articles, maybe they are of interest:

Rother, Stefan (2019) The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) as a venue of “state socialization”: A stepping stone for multi-level migration governance?, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 45 (8), pp. 1285-1274.

Link to free eprints:

Rother, Stefan (2017) Indonesian migrant domestic workers in transnational political spaces: agency, gender roles and social class formation, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43 (6), pp. 956-973. 

Link to free eprint:

Piper, Nicola / Rother, Stefan (2012) Let’s Argue about Migration: advancing a right(s) discourse via communicative opportunities, in Third World Quarterly Vol.33 (9), pp. 1735–50.

Link to free eprints:

Rother, Stefan /Steinhilper, Elias (2019) Tokens or Stakeholders in Global Migration Governance? The Role of Affected Communities and Civil Society in the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees, International Migration Vol. 57(6), pp. 243-257

It is available open access


About Dr. Stefan Rother

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute at the University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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