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Looking beyond ‘the refugee crisis’, can migrants be the new agents of democracy?


Stefan Rother, Freiburg University This article is part of the Democracy Futures series, a joint global initiative with the Sydney Democracy Network. The project aims to stimulate fresh thinking about the many challenges facing democracies in the 21st century. Over … Continue reading

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Migrants on #InternationalWomensDay : Stop gender-based violence –and its xenophobic instrumentalisation #IWD2016


Today is International Women’ Day and in the light of the current political situation, the rights of migrant and refugee women receive particular attention. Several migrant organisations have issued statements today, addressing issues such as labor exploitation, subhuman wages and … Continue reading

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On International #MigrantsDay : No progress on UN Convention, #IamaMigrant Candlelight Vigil


Today is International Migrants Day, marking the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the “International Convention on the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families” by the General Assembly of the United Nations. But even with major … Continue reading

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#European #Migration Forum 2016: Call for applications open


The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) have launched the call for applications to participate in the 2nd meeting of the European Migration Forum, which will take place on 6-7 April 2016 in Brussels. The goal … Continue reading

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Today is International #DomesticWorkers Day – Campaign #OurHands launched


Today marks the fourth anniversary of the adoption of the ILO Convention 189 on “Decent Work for Domestic Workers” (including migrant domestic workers) and since then June 16 is celebrated as International Domestic Workers Days.  After a slow start, the … Continue reading

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Out Now: Our Special Journal Issue on #Migration and #Democracy


A special theme of the journal “International Migration”, which I guest edited together with Nicola Piper, University of Sydney, has just been released. Its aim is to make an explicit link between migration and democracy or democratization which so far has … Continue reading

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Out now: articles on #ASEAN, civil society, #migration and “alternative regionalism”


This blog concerns itself predominantly with the global governance of migration (or lack thereof), but if such a regime is to evolve, it needs to rest on some solid foundation. Besides the transnational level, the regional level seems to be … Continue reading

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