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Bridging the GapsLinking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration$

Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas, and Joakim Palme

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198834557

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198834557.001.0001

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(p.xvii) List of Editors and Contributors

(p.xvii) List of Editors and Contributors

Bridging the Gaps
Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas, Joakim Palme
Oxford University Press


  • Joakim Palme is Professor of Political Science at Uppsala University. He has published extensively on the welfare state and inequality as well as social investment. Joakim is the co-editor of Welfare and the Great Recession (Oxford University Press 2019). He was the Director of the Institute for Future Studies in Stockholm 2002–2010. Since 2013 he is Chairman of Delmi, the independent Swedish Migration Studies Delegation (www.delmi.se) appointed by the Swedish government in 2013 and actively engaged in migration policy discussion.

  • Martin Ruhs is Professor of Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute in Florence. Martin is the author of The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration (Princeton University Press 2013) and co-editor (with Bridget Anderson) of Who Needs Migrant Workers? Labour Shortages, Immigration and Public Policy (Oxford University Press 2010). He was a Member of the UK’s Migration Advisory Committee during 2007–2014.

  • Kristof Tamas is Director of Delmi, the Migration Studies Delegation. He has held positions as senior adviser in the secretariat for the Swedish chairmanship of the Global Forum on Migration and Development, Swedish national expert at the EU Commission, independent research consultant at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, and special adviser and later deputy director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice. He has over twenty-five years of experience in international collaboration in the field of migration and development. He is the co-editor (with Joakim Palme) of Globalizing Migration Regimes (Routledge 2006).

Chapter authors:

  • William Allen is a Fellow in Political and Development Studies at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and Research Officer at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). His main research areas are in political communication and public opinion, particulary how media relate to immigration attitudes and policymaking. He also has interests in developing theories of knowledge exchange among migration researchers and the wider public, in order to inform more effective practice. His recent publications on these subjects have appeared in journals including The International Journal of Press/Politics, International Migration Review, and Public Understanding of Science.

  • (p.xviii) Scott Blinder is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on public opinion toward migration and its impacts on elections and policy. Recent publications include ‘Imagined Immigration: The Impact of Different Meanings of “Immigrants” in Public Opinion and Policy Debates in Britain’ (Political Studies 2015) and ‘The better angels of our nature: How the anti-prejudice norm affects policy and party preferences in Great Britain and Germany’ (with Robert Ford and Elisabeth Ivarsflaten, American Journal of Political Science 2013).

  • Christina Boswell is Professor of Political Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research explores the relationship between knowledge and public policy. Recent publications include Manufacturing Political Trust: Targets and Performance Measurement in Public Policy (Cambridge University Press 2018) and The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge: Immigration Policy and Social Research (Cambridge University Press 2009/2012).

  • Grete Brochmann is Professor of Sociology at the University of Oslo. She specializes in international migration, European immigration policies, comparative integration policies in welfare states, and historical studies of immigration to Norway. Recent publications include Europe’s Immigration Challenge. Reconciling Work, Welfare and Mobility (co-edited with Elena Jurado, I.B. Tauris 2013) and Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945–2010 (with Anniken Hagelund, Palgrave Macmillan 2012).

  • Elizabeth Collett is the Founding Director of Migration Policy Institute (MPI) Europe and Senior Advisor to MPI’s Transatlantic Council on Migration. She is based in Brussels, and her work focuses in particular on European migration and immigrant integration policy. Ms. Collett has produced dozens of working papers, policy briefs, and memos focused on the future of EU immigration and asylum policy, as well as national-level policy developments, most recently “After the Storm: Learning from the EU response to the Migration Crisis” (2018) and “All at Sea: the Policy Challenges of Rescue, Interception and Long-Term Response to Maritime Migration.”

  • Howard Duncan is Executive Head of the ‘Metropolis’ Project and Secretariat, based at Carleton University in Canada. Howard has been Editor of the journal International Migration since 2015. He has published extensively on issues related to migration, integration, and cities. Howard is a frequent speaker on the management of migration and integration.

  • Han Entzinger is Professor Emeritus of Migration and Integration Studies at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Before that, he was Professor at Utrecht University and affiliated to the Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy and the United Nations in Geneva. Publications include Integrating Immigrants in Europe: Research–Policy Dialogues (with Peter Scholten et al., Springer 2015) and Migration between States and Markets (with Marco Martiniello and Catherine Wihtol de Wenden, Ashgate 2004).

  • Monique Kremer is Professor of Active Citizenship at the University of Amsterdam. Her research focuses on citizens in the welfare state. Monique has served as a senior academic staff member of the Scientific Council for Government Policy in the Netherlands since 2004, working on such research projects as ‘How unequal is the Netherlands?’ (2014) and ‘Making Migration Work’ (2014). She also co-authored ‘Identifications with The Netherlands’.

  • (p.xix) Katy Long is a researcher and a writer whose work explores the causes and consequences of migration for migrants, citizens and communities. Katy is a Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and a Senior Research Associate at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London. Recent books include The Point of No Return: Refugees, Rights, and Repatriation (Oxford University Press 2013) and The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (co-edited, Oxford University Press 2014).

  • Philip Martin is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics at UC Davis. He has published extensively on global labour migration. Recent books include Merchants of Labor (Oxford University Press 2017) and Managing Labor Migration in the 21st Century (with Manolo Abella and Christiane Kuptsch, Yale University Press 2006).

  • Robert McNeil is Researcher for COMPAS in Oxford, examining the social environments from which news stories and narratives about migration and migrants emerge; how media debate affects migration policy decisions (and vice versa); and how information gaps affect the way these issues are discussed. He lectures on migration and the media for Oxford’s MSc in Migration Studies. He is also the Head of Media and Communications at the Migration Observatory.

  • Peter Scholten is Professor of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam. Recent publications include Mainstreaming Integration Governance (Palgrave 2018) and The Politics of Immigration and Migration in Europe (with Andrew Geddes, Sage 2016).

  • Agnieszka Weinar is Adjunct Research Professor at the Institute for European and Russian Studies, Carleton University, Ottawa. She is also a Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Florence. Publications include the edited volumes: Migrant Integration Between Homeland and Host Society Vol 1 (2017), Emigration and Diaspora Policies in the Age of Mobility (2017), The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe (2018) with Saskia Bonjour and Lyubov Zhyznomirska, and the recent article ‘Cooperation on Migration and the Revised European Neighbourhood Policy’ (2017).

  • Klaus F. Zimmermann is Professor Emeritus of Economics at Bonn University and President of the Global Labor Organization (GLO); Co-Director of POP at UNU-MERIT; and Honorary Professor at Maastricht University, Free University of Berlin, and Renmin University of China, Beijing;. He is also the Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Population Economics. Recent publications include Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession (co-edited with Martin Kahanec, Springer 2016). (p.xx)