Category Archives: Opinions

Increasing economic opportunity, addressing ethnic inequalities

Labour market disadvantage is one of the factors highlighted in the green paper as affecting integration, given the emphasis on equalising economic opportunities as a priority. IRiS academic, Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips, explores this issue in more detail. Fulfilling individuals’ potential

Increasing economic opportunity, addressing ethnic inequalities

Labour market disadvantage is one of the factors highlighted in the green paper as affecting integration, given the emphasis on equalising economic opportunities as a priority. IRiS academic, Dr Laurence Lessard-Phillips, explores this issue in more detail. Fulfilling individuals’ potential

Meaningful mixing? Promoting social integration in England

By Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) The new DHCLG Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper places much emphasis on the importance of social integration which they refer to as mixing with people from different backgrounds. 

Meaningful mixing? Promoting social integration in England

By Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) The new DHCLG Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper places much emphasis on the importance of social integration which they refer to as mixing with people from different backgrounds. 

Has time come for integrated communities? IRiS response to DHCLG green paper in a blog series

The much awaited Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (DHCLG) Integrated Communities Strategy green paper was released on the 14th of March. The paper sets out the Government’s proposals to create integrated communities and is the official response to

Has time come for integrated communities? IRiS response to DHCLG green paper in a blog series

The much awaited Department of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s (DHCLG) Integrated Communities Strategy green paper was released on the 14th of March. The paper sets out the Government’s proposals to create integrated communities and is the official response to

How the refugee crisis of 2015 turned into a “crisis of the European Union”: The Atlas of Transitions interviews Dr Nando Sigona

In this interview, Dr Nando Sigona offers some insights into how the 2015 refugee crisis has turned into a “solidarity crisis” and into a “crisis of the European Union (EU) as a project”. http://www.atlasoftransitions.eu/focus/interview-with-nando-sigona/    

How the refugee crisis of 2015 turned into a “crisis of the European Union”: The Atlas of Transitions interviews Dr Nando Sigona

In this interview, Dr Nando Sigona offers some insights into how the 2015 refugee crisis has turned into a “solidarity crisis” and into a “crisis of the European Union (EU) as a project”. http://www.atlasoftransitions.eu/focus/interview-with-nando-sigona/    

Irregular migration and the new global governance of human mobility

In this interview, Dr Nando Sigona offers some insights in the changing nature of undocumented migration and how the UN global compact agenda may contribute to further exclude the migrants it claims to protect. Dr Sigona draws on research carried

Irregular migration and the new global governance of human mobility

In this interview, Dr Nando Sigona offers some insights in the changing nature of undocumented migration and how the UN global compact agenda may contribute to further exclude the migrants it claims to protect. Dr Sigona draws on research carried

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

Guest blog by Charlotte Galpin (POLSIS) and colleagues On 25th March 2017, a pro-EU march – the March for Europe – took place in London, with crowd estimates ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 participants. Similar, smaller-scale marches took place in other cities

The Tragedy of Brexit: Pro-European Mobilisation After the Referendum

Guest blog by Charlotte Galpin (POLSIS) and colleagues On 25th March 2017, a pro-EU march – the March for Europe – took place in London, with crowd estimates ranging from 50,000 to 100,000 participants. Similar, smaller-scale marches took place in other cities

Rome mayor’s anti-migrant stance signals shift to right for Italy’s Five Star Movement

Originally posted on Postcards from …:
Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, believes the Italian capital is facing a new migrant emergency. “We can’t afford new arrivals,” she argued in a letter sent to Italy’s Ministry…

Rome mayor’s anti-migrant stance signals shift to right for Italy’s Five Star Movement

Originally posted on Postcards from …:
Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham The mayor of Rome, Virginia Raggi, believes the Italian capital is facing a new migrant emergency. “We can’t afford new arrivals,” she argued in a letter sent to Italy’s Ministry…