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  1. Content type: Original Article

    Immigrants’ access to citizenship in their country of residence is increasingly debated in Western democracies. It is an underlying premise of these debates that citizenship and national belonging are closely ...

    Authors: Kristina Bakkær Simonsen

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2017 5:3

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    Family migration policy, once basing citizens and resident foreigners’ possibilities to bring in foreign family members mainly on the right to family life, is increasingly a tool states use to limit immigratio...

    Authors: Emily Cochran Bech, Karin Borevi and Per Mouritsen

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2017 5:7

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    The civic integrationist turn usually refers to the stricter requirements for residence and citizenship that many states have implemented since the late 1990’s. But what of other policy spheres that are essent...

    Authors: Christian Fernández and Kristian Kriegbaum Jensen

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2017 5:5

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    One of the defining features of contemporary Europe is the freedom of movement of persons. Despite its advantages, this ‘freedom of movement’ is also contested, since it has been shown to cause discrimination,...

    Authors: Mark van Ostaijen, Ursula Reeger and Karin Zelano

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2017 5:6

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    Migrants’ aspirations are a meaningful and under-appreciated research subject. My paper investigates their development and implications over the life course, building on an archive of life stories of immigrant...

    Authors: Paolo Boccagni

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2017 5:4

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    This article compares the pre- and post-migration labour market position of recent migrants to the Netherlands from Poland and Bulgaria. Previously it has been hypothesized that migrants loose job-status due t...

    Authors: Marcel Lubbers and Mérove Gijsberts

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:22

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    This article investigates the drivers and mechanisms of emigrants’ electoral and nonelectoral political engagement with their homeland. Our analysis concentrates on the diverse experiences of Polish migrants i...

    Authors: Anar K. Ahmadov and Gwendolyn Sasse

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:12

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    This paper explores the link between legal status and transnational engagement through the lenses of territorial confinement and blocked transnationalism. We hypothesize that irregular legal status results bot...

    Authors: Erik R. Vickstrom and Cris Beauchemin

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:15

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    In this article, we examine whether migration experience provides an opportunity for Malian migrants to learn and adopt new political values and norms, and whether this translates into different attitudes towa...

    Authors: Lisa Chauvet, Flore Gubert and Sandrine Mesplé-Somps

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:19

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    How does the reception of remittances change the views of those left behind? In this paper, we compare the impact of financial remittances (transmission of money) with the impact of social remittances (transmi...

    Authors: Covadonga Meseguer, Sebastián Lavezzolo and Javier Aparicio

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:13

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  11. Content type: Editorial

    The term “social remittances” was coined over fifteen years ago to capture the notion that, in addition to money, migration also entails the circulation of ideas, practices, skills, identities, and social capi...

    Authors: Thomas Lacroix, Peggy Levitt and Ilka Vari-Lavoisier

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:16

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    Enquiry into the factors which impact on ‘integration’ requires clarity on the nature of the integration processes in which individuals are engaged, the intersection of those processes and the factors that may...

    Authors: Sarah Spencer and Katharine Charsley

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:18

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Newspaper data are popular in Comparative Migration Studies as they allow diachronic and cross-national comparison and are relatively easy and inexpensive to acquire. Critics, however, warn that newspaper data...

    Authors: Liza M. Mügge

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:17

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    This paper compares the motivations and characteristics of the recent migration to London of young-adult graduates from Germany, Italy and Latvia. Conceptually the paper links three domains: the theory of core...

    Authors: Russell King, Aija Lulle, Francesca Conti and Dorothea Mueller

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:3

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    Africa is often seen as a continent of mass migration and displacement caused by poverty, violent conflict and environmental stress. Yet such perceptions are based on stereotypes rather than theoretically info...

    Authors: Marie-Laurence Flahaux and Hein De Haas

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2016 4:1

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  16. Content type: Original Article

    This paper outlines the methodology of DEMIG POLICY, a new database tracking around 6,000 migration policy changes in 45 countries between 1945 and 2014. The article conceptualizes the notion of migration poli...

    Authors: Hein de Haas, Katharina Natter and Simona Vezzoli

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:15

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  17. Content type: Editorial

    Recent literature has emphasised the importance of family involvement within immigrant families in determining their children’s educational pathways. On the one hand, the focus on family involvement and the tr...

    Authors: Philipp Schnell, Rosita Fibbi, Maurice Crul and Martha Montero-Sieburth

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:14

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  18. Content type: Original article

    This study is based on 86 in-depth interviews with second-generation people of Turkish and Moroccan background in the Netherlands who have achieved upward educational mobility. We used an inductive approach to...

    Authors: Sara Rezai, Maurice Crul, Sabine Severiens and Elif Keskiner

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:12

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Streaming into educational tracks forms a turning point in the school careers of young people living in the Netherlands and in France. Yet the two countries differ from each other with regards to tracking cond...

    Authors: Elif Keskiner

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:9

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Traditionally, there are two contrasting views on the way states can use naturalisation and immigrants’ rights policies to set out their broader agenda of immigrant integration. First, citizenship acquisition ...

    Authors: Thomas Huddleston and Maarten P Vink

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:8

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  21. Content type: Original article

    The article compares the explanatory power of assimilationist and transnational frameworks with a historically informed generation (historical cohort) thesis that addresses the long-term cross-border impact of...

    Authors: Zoua M Vang and Susan E Eckstein

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:6

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    This paper revisits the comparative approach used by Penninx and Roosblad (Trade Unions, Immigration and Immigrants in Europe, 1960-1993. New York: Berghahn Books) to study trade unions’ attitudes and actions ...

    Authors: Stefania Marino, Rinus Penninx and Judith Roosblad

    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2015 3:1

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