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  1. This paper focuses on the intra-EU movement of young adults from Finland, Poland, and Spain who have settled, short- or long-term, in London and its wider region. In our comparative analysis, we find that the ...

    Authors: Saara Koikkalainen, Aija Lulle, Russell King, Carmen Leon-Himmelstine and Aleksandra Szkudlarek
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:26
  2. To test the contagion effect of fear migration between countries, and to show its causality direction, our paper contributes to the economic literature by providing a new study based on migration fear indices ...

    Authors: Hassan Guenichi, Nejib Chouaibi and Hamdi Khalfaoui
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:20
  3. It is well known that children of immigrants experience inequality. Less is known about how inequalities compare across multiple life domains and multiple generations. We conduct a case study of England and Wa...

    Authors: Matthew Wallace, Ben Wilson and Frances Darlington-Pollock
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:18
  4. This paper deals with non-citizen voting rights from the perspective of grassroots initiatives that campaign for more inclusive local voting rights for migrants. It looks at three initiatives in three European...

    Authors: Katrin Sontag, Metka Herzog and Silva Lässer
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:17
  5. This paper takes stock of the emerging literature on the governance and framing of both migration and asylum as ‘crises’. This study carries forward this line of thinking by showing how the crisis governance o...

    Authors: Zeynep Sahin-Mencutek, Soner Barthoma, N. Ela Gökalp-Aras and Anna Triandafyllidou
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:12
  6. The notion of migration as being at least partly about ‘choice’ is deeply rooted in both academic thought and public policy. Recent contributions have considered migration choice as step-wise in nature, involv...

    Authors: Richard Black, Alice Bellagamba, Ester Botta, Ebrima Ceesay, Dramane Cissokho, Michelle Engeler, Audrey Lenoël, Christina Oelgemöller, Bruno Riccio, Papa Sakho, Abdoulaye Wotem Somparé, Elia Vitturini and Guido Nicolas Zingari
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:10
  7. In this commentary piece, we argue that we must interrogate the meaning of race and examine why and how race does matter in different societies across contexts before we can even consider moving “beyond race.” We...

    Authors: Sayaka Osanami Törngren and Karen L. Suyemoto
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:9
  8. Research often focuses on individual-level factors shaping refugee labour market participation. Less research has been conducted on the implications of the roles of employers, integration programmes, migrant s...

    Authors: Katarina Mozetič
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:8
  9. Today there is a disjuncture between migration flows that are complex, mixed and constantly evolving and the emerging global migration governance paradigm that seeks to impose clarity, certainty, regularity an...

    Authors: Natasha Maru, Michele Nori, Ian Scoones, Greta Semplici and Anna Triandafyllidou
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:5
  10. While at the moment the world seems to be divided along racial lines and ‘race’ appears to be a central axe of social inclusion and exclusion, in this article we ask whether it is thinkable to go ‘beyond race’...

    Authors: Sawitri Saharso and Tabea Scharrer
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:4

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  11. Migration is the basis for development—economic, social, and psychological. In this paper I will examine borders on migration that entail the ambivalent relating by the societal context of migration to the act...

    Authors: Jaan Valsiner
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:2
  12. This article addresses transnational migrant entrepreneurship, which refers to migrants involved in cross-border entrepreneurial activities. Previous models and concepts in migrant entrepreneurship studies hav...

    Authors: Giacomo Solano, Veronique Schutjens and Jan Rath
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:3
  13. The global pandemic has resulted in ad hoc unilateral policies on migration, mobility and border management while at the same time emphasizing the need for global cooperation. For global governance in this fie...

    Authors: Stefan Rother
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2022 10:1
  14. The introductory article of this Special Issue explores the potential of an organisational perspective in comparative migration studies and for migration studies more broadly. Although organisations shape migr...

    Authors: Christine Lang, Andreas Pott and Kyoko Shinozaki
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:60
  15. Transnational Nigerian immigrant entrepreneurs have been in Ghana for a long time, operating by utilizing a wide range of resources available to them. Key among these resources are their own socio and ethno-cu...

    Authors: Thomas Antwi Bosiakoh and Bernard Acquah Obeng
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:55
  16. The interest in human migration is at its all-time high, yet data to measure migration is notoriously limited. “Big data” or “digital trace data” have emerged as new sources of migration measurement complement...

    Authors: Jasper Tjaden
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:59
  17. Around 30,000 children living in Shenzhen, Mainland China cross the border to Hong Kong to attend school every day. This paper focuses on the school as a key meso-level organisation that mediates macro-level p...

    Authors: Maggi W. H. Leung, Johanna L. Waters and Yutin Ki
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:58
  18. Refugee women from the Near and Middle East face specific challenges when entering the Austrian labour market. Particularly gender-based factors, including care and reproductive work, exert pressure on these w...

    Authors: David W. Schiestl, Bernhard Kittel and Maite Ibáñez Bollerhoff
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:53
  19. Japan and the UK are long-established countries of immigration which although having different histories both share experience as colonial powers which have shaped their somewhat hostile attitudes towards migr...

    Authors: Jenny Phillimore, Gracia Liu-Farrer and Nando Sigona
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:54
  20. Muslims and immigrants have both been subjected to negative attitudes over the past several decades in Europe. Using data from the European Values Study, this study analyses the changes in these attitudes in t...

    Authors: David Andreas Bell, Marko Valenta and Zan Strabac
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:57
  21. The COVID-19 health crisis has put to the test Latin America’s already precarious social protection systems. This paper comparatively examines what type of social protection has been provided, by whom, and to ...

    Authors: Marcia Vera Espinoza, Victoria Prieto Rosas, Gisela P. Zapata, Luciana Gandini, Alethia Fernández de la Reguera, Gioconda Herrera, Stephanie López Villamil, Cristina María Zamora Gómez, Cécile Blouin, Camila Montiel, Gabriela Cabezas Gálvez and Irene Palla
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:52
  22. In India, the major drivers of both internal and international migration are the prevailing unemployment, competitive labour market and enhanced livelihood prospects in the destination state or country. Howeve...

    Authors: Asma Khan and H. Arokkiaraj
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:49
  23. Recent studies suggest that the hiring of migrants in the food processing industry has increased the migrant population outside large cities among affluent migrant-receiving countries. This study examines how ...

    Authors: Yusuke Mazumi
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:46
  24. Is there a place in particular that international migrants would call home? How do they talk about it, where does it lie, and what characteristics is it expected to have, given their demographics and patterns ...

    Authors: Paolo Boccagni, Bernardo Armanni and Cristiano Santinello
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:47
  25. This paper addresses the question of how the Covid-19 pandemic has affected the labour market integration support (LMIS) organised for refugees in Austria and Sweden, and the potential consequences of the chan...

    Authors: Almina Bešić, Andreas Diedrich and Petra Aigner
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:48
  26. The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly changed the context of global migration. From a migration perspective, the pandemic is a source of insecurities that challenge migrants, their livelihoods and migration ...

    Authors: Asel Murzakulova, Mengistu Dessalegn and Neelambari Phalkey
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:44
  27. Policies banning women domestic workers from migrating overseas have long been imposed by labour-sending states in the Indo-Pacific region. This article presents the complexities surrounding such bans by devel...

    Authors: Richa Shivakoti, Sophie Henderson and Matt Withers
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:36
  28. This paper explores the activities of Swedish state supported ethnic associations (most of which are immigrant organizations), thus shedding empirical light on how immigrants organize with the help of state su...

    Authors: Olle Frödin, Axel Fredholm and Johan Sandberg
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:35
  29. Subjective assessments of well-being are becoming routine indicators, considering that material resources are insufficient to capture people’s satisfaction with life. Examining the unique situation of undocume...

    Authors: Claudine Burton-Jeangros, Aline Duvoisin, Liala Consoli, Julien Fakhoury and Yves Jackson
    Citation: Comparative Migration Studies 2021 9:42

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Volumes 1 and 2 of Comparative Migration Studies are available here​​​​​​​

The journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) invites applications for several new members of the Editorial Board. In particular, CMS invites non-European scholars working on migration and (migration-related) diversity from various disciplines, including sociology, demography, anthropology, political sciences, law, geography and economics.

Comparative Migration Studies is an international peer-reviewed journal that has been selected for inclusion in the Web of Science. CMS is associated with the IMISCOE Research Network. CMS distinguishes itself as a journal on three elements:

  • An explicit comparative orientation. We believe that a focus on comparative research can promote the theoretical development of migration studies. This can involve various types of comparative studies (between countries, groups, levels, historical periods).
  • A wide disciplinary angle. CMS aims to develop a wide disciplinary angle, such as political science, economics, law, history, demography, social geography, sociology, cultural studies, literature, psychology and anthropology.
  • An open access journal. We believe open access nowadays is the best way to get the widest possible exposure for the work published in our journal. Publishing your articles with CMS means that other scholars will have easy access to your work and will be more likely to actually read it and refer to it. Open access publishing is not without costs.

In order to develop the journal further, and to make sure that all relevant disciplines and methodological traditions are well represented, the editorial board will be expanded. We invite applications from scholars from various disciplines:

  • working in the field of migration studies
  • special interest in comparative research
  • quantitative research background

Being member of the editorial board means that you will be involved in policymaking regarding the journal and that as editor you will be in charge of reviewing articles that are in your area of expertise (on average a couple of hours per month).

Applications should include 1 A4 with a motivation letter and a full CV. The current editorial board will select a number of applicants for a personal meeting. Subsequently, we expect to add 3 new members to the editorial board of CMS starting from September this year. Applications should be sent to no later than July 15, 2022. For more information on the journal, please visit .

Editors in Chief of CMS

Prof.dr. Sawitri Saharso
Prof.dr. Peter Scholten

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