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World Social Forum on Migrations 2016: A regional affair?


You might not have noticed it, but the World Social Forum on Migrations gathered this month in São Paulo, Brazil, for its 7th meeting. According to the organizers, “3,600 militants and activists from 57 countries from all continents” came together … Continue reading

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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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Out now: My book chapter “A Tale of Two Tactics: Civil Society and Competing Visions of Global Migration Governance from Below”


Today, the edited volume by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pecoud “Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People” has been published. The contributions critically examine how “a core feature of contemporary migration politics lies in the claim to regulate and discipline the … Continue reading

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HLD parallel event I: Registration open for People’s Global Action (PGA) on Migration, Development and Human Rights


(At least) two parallel events organized by civil socety will take place during the UN High-Level Dialogue (HLD) this coming October. One of them is the People’s Global Action (PGA) on Migration, Development and Human Rights, a process that actually … Continue reading

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International Migrants’ Tribunal: Miss Saigon vs. the GFMD


“GUILTY as charged”: This was the – not completely surprising  – verdict spoken today in the “Internation Migrants’ Tribunal on the GFMD”. In a parallel event to the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM), five “judges”, among them the renowned … Continue reading

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IMA will hold Migrants’ Tribunal on the GFMD


The International Migrants Alliance (IMA) will organize a Tribunal on the GFMD; it will take place November 28-29 in Manila, followed by a mass demonstration on November 30. The events are scheduled for the same week that the World Social Forum on Migration … Continue reading

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(almost) All about remittances and development – new web anthology online


The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) has published the second, revised and expanded, online edition of the  Anthology on Migrant Remittances and Development. This collection should be of interest not only to researchers but also to NGOs and migrant representatives since

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