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    A reply to Anne Jenichen on the link between immigration and sexual violence

A reply to Anne Jenichen on the link between immigration and sexual violence

In a recent EUROPP article, Anne Jenichen argued that establishing tougher migration policies in response to the cases of sexual violence that took place in German cities on New Year’s Eve is unlikely to be successful. In a reply to the article, Daniel Falkiner argues that while restricting immigration will not solve the issue of sexual abuse in Germany, […]

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    We have been overlooking the relationship between immigration and international trade in services

We have been overlooking the relationship between immigration and international trade in services

The volume of international trade in services has grown rapidly over recent decades and, in fact, has outpaced growth in goods trade. Over the same period many developed countries experienced rapid growth in immigration. Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright argue that while many studies have analysed the link between immigrants and trade in goods, the link between […]

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    Book Review: Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and its Human Impact

Book Review: Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and its Human Impact

The collection Immigration Detention: The Migration of a Policy and its Human Impact,edited by Amy Nethery and Stephanie J. Silverman, gives an overview of the practice and human impact of detention as an integral part of immigration management and control through a series of country case studies. While Gayle Munro would have welcomed more direct engagement with individual detainee […]

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Would leaving the EU reduce immigration to the UK?

Would a Brexit have a true impact on the flow of migrants coming to the UK? Madeleine Sumption envisages two scenarios. If the UK was to follow Norway and Switzerland and sign an association agreement that included free movement, then the impact of Brexit on curbing migration would be relatively limited. If, on the other hand, no such agreement would be found, then […]

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    Connecting discontent with austerity and support for migrants

Connecting discontent with austerity and support for migrants

To what extent has there been a shift in attitudes toward asylum seekers in the UK during the refugee crisis? Bridget Anderson writes that in the wave of support for welcoming refugees there has been a surprising silence about the situation of asylum seekers already in the UK. She argues that if we are to avoid a competition between […]

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What would UK immigration policy look like after Brexit?

What impact would Britain leaving the EU have on UK immigration policy? Jonathan Portes writes that exiting the EU would not be a magic solution to immigration problems. For a start, the UK would have to accept an exit from the single market and make alternative plans. He argues that difficult policy questions would still remain, as recent data […]

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