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Featured article: From forced migration to forced arrival: the campization of refugee accommodation in European cities

In the aftermath of large refugee arrivals in 2015, EU regulations and national asylum laws were tightened, especially those regarding reception and accommodation. This article introduces the concept of “campization” to explain the impact of law and policy changes on the socio-spatial configuration and functions of refugee accommodation in European capital regions, based on qualitative research in Athens, Berlin, and Copenhagen.

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The editors of Comparative Migration would like to extend their gratitude to all of the researchers who have dedicated their time and expertise to review manuscripts for the journal in 2017. Without their help, the quality of this publication would not be possible.


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Sampling Migrants in Europe: How to develop a comparative design?
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 3 November 2017

The Impact of Economic Crisis on Local Immigrant Policies: Evidence from European Cities
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 1 September 2017

The Civic Turn of Immigrant Integration Policies in the Scandinavian Welfare States
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection published: 1 March 2017

Social Remittances and the Changing Transnational Landscape
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection published: 3 November 2016

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Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and ethnic studies. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods and helps promote the theoretical development of migration studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle, from sociology to political science, anthropology to economics and law. Topics include: assimilation, migration policies, incorporation policies, governance of migration and integration, ethnic/cultural/religious diversity, migrant rights, gender and migration, migration and citizenship, migration and national identity, migration and security, civic integration, nationalism and migration, and ethnic entrepreneurship.

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Submissions to Comparative Migration Studies should be between 8,000 and 9,000 words.

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Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 4 September 2017

Solidarity in diverse societies: Nationhood, immigration and the welfare state
Comparative Migration Studies
Collection first published: 20 June 2016

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