Comparative Migration Studies

(The TQCC of Comparative Migration Studies is 6. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 500 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-08-01 to 2023-08-01.)
A theory of migration: the aspirations-capabilities framework117
New directions in migration studies: towards methodological de-nationalism70
After the refugee crisis: public discourse and policy change in Denmark, Norway and Sweden41
Multilevel governance in trouble: the implementation of asylum seekers’ reception in Italy as a battleground37
Rethinking minority status and ‘visibility’30
Barcelona: municipalist policy entrepreneurship in a centralist refugee reception system23
Rethinking labour migration: Covid-19, essential work, and systemic resilience23
The impact of externalized migration governance on Turkey: technocratic migration governance and the production of differentiated legal status22
How do refugees affect social life in host communities? The case of Congolese refugees in Rwanda22
Reframing ‘integration’: acknowledging and addressing five core critiques22
Externalization at work: responses to migration policies from the Global South20
Migration as one of several adaptation strategies for environmental limitations in Tunisia: evidence from El Faouar18
Theorizing interactions of migrant transnationalism and integration through a multiscalar approach17
Second generation from refugee backgrounds in Europe16
Refugee immigration and the growth of low-wage work in the EU1514
Data and research to inform global policy: the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration13
Between fragmentation and institutionalisation: the rise of migration studies as a research field13
Atypical citizenship regimes: comparing legal and political conceptualizations13
Migration studies: an imposition13
Immigration policy mismatches and counterproductive outcomes: unauthorized migration to the U.S. in two eras12
Shifts in the global migration order and migration transitions in Europe: the cases of Turkey and Russia12
Unequal internationalisation and the emergence of a new epistemic community: gender and migration12
Governing displaced migration in Europe: housing and the role of the “local”11
Hybrid identity and practices to negotiate belonging: Madrid’s Muslim youth of migrant origin11
Young refugees and locals living under the same roof: intercultural communal living as a catalyst for refugees’ integration in European urban communities?11
Challenges of reverse migration in India: a comparative study of internal and international migrant workers in the post-COVID economy11
Towards a typology of social protection for migrants and refugees in Latin America during the COVID-19 pandemic10
Mapping differential vulnerabilities and rights: ‘opening’ access to social protection for forcibly displaced populations10
Unpacking domestic preferences in the policy-‘receiving’ state: the EU’s migration cooperation with Senegal and Ghana9
Campaigning across continents: how Latin American parties link up with migrant associations abroad9
On migration, geography, and epistemic communities9
Three sub-Saharan migration systems in times of policy restriction9
Multifocality and opportunity structure: towards a mixed embeddedness model for transnational migrant entrepreneurship9
Ambiguous goals, uneven implementation – how immigration offices shape internal immigration control in Germany8
Social contact and encounter in asylum seeker reception: the Utrecht Refugee Launchpad8
Naturalisation in context: how nationality laws and procedures shape immigrants’ interest and ability to acquire nationality in six European countries7
Comparing the racialization of Central-East European migrants in Japan and the UK7
Transnational migration, health and well-being: Nigerian parents in Ireland and the Netherlands7
Two cheers for Migration Studies7
Innovative strategies for the reception of asylum seekers and refugees in European cities: multi-level governance, multi-sector urban networks and local engagement7
The Grandhotel Cosmopolis – a concrete utopia? Reflections on the mediated and lived geographies of asylum accommodation7
Narratives: a review of concepts, determinants, effects, and uses in migration research7
Bridging the state and market logics of refugee labour market inclusion – a comparative study on the inclusion activities of German professional chambers7
(Dis)connecting migration: transnationalism and nationalism beyond connectivity6
Extending mixed embeddedness to a multi-dimensional concept of transnational entrepreneurship6
Organising labour market integration support for refugees in Austria and Sweden during the Covid-19 pandemic6
The migration ban policy cycle: a comparative analysis of restrictions on the emigration of women domestic workers6
Gendered dynamics of transnational social protection6
Migration drivers and migration choice: interrogating responses to migration and development interventions in West Africa6
“By women, for women, and with women”: on the integration of highly qualified female refugees into the labour Markets of Berlin and Brandenburg6
A comparative analysis of changes in anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim attitudes in Europe: 1990–20176
Institutionalization of transnationalizing political parties: the case of the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia6
The architecture of national boundary regimes: mapping immigration and citizenship policies in 23 democracies 1980–20106
Is migration a unique field of study in social sciences? A response to Levy, Pisarevskaya, and Scholten6
A place migrants would call home: open-ended constructions and social determinants over time among Ecuadorians in three European cities6
Migration infrastructures and the production of migrants’ irregularity in Japan and the United Kingdom6
Commemorating the deadly other side of externalized borders through “migrant-martyrs”, sacrifices and politizations of (irregular) migration on the international migrants' day in Mali6