Human Migration Research Projects

Published by:

Scalabrini Migration Studies Centres

International Migration Policy Report : Responsibility Sharing for Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants in Need of Protection

The 2017 International Migration Policy Report is the first in an expected series of annual reportson international migration policy and refugee protection by the global network of think tanksor study centers founded by the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles – Scalabrinians.These institutions are members of the Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN). TheScalabrini migration study centers consist of the Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS)in the United States, the Scalabrini Migration Center...

Published by:

The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA)

Media Portrayal of Immigration in the South African Media

The issue of media representation of immigrants is particularly pertinent today, given the current anti-immigrant sentiment in parts of Europe and the United States. In South Africa, negative attitudes towards foreigners are common and media discursive descriptions of immigrants as illegal, undocumented or a dangerous threat is typical. This study utilises quantitative tools of analysis to explore the media coverage of immigration adopting the RASIM Corpus Linguistics (CL) approach. The rubric – REFUGEE, ASYLUM-SEEKER, IMMIGRANT, MIGRANT is adjusted to RASFIM...

Published by:

Sergio Carciotto & Mike Mavura

The Evolution of Migration Policy in Post-apartheid South Africa: Emerging Themes and New Challenges

International migration is perceived by states as a global challenge and its governance represents a controversial matter for policy-makers, who try to ramp up their consensus over policy matters. In recent years, scholars have debated migration policies’ effectiveness, grappling with the question of why such policies tend to fail and produce unintended consequences. In post-apartheid South Africa, migration policies and legislation have failed the declared objective of enhancing the development potential of migration, leaving critical issues such as social cohesion...