Category: Journal CMS
Publisher: Springer
Library: Journal Comparative Migration Studies
Year: 2021


Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal that provides a platform for articles that focus on comparative research in migration, integration, and race and ethnic relations. It presents readers with an extensive collection of comparative analysis, including studies between countries, groups, levels, and historical periods. CMS publishes research based on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies. Contributions cover a wide disciplinary angle across the social sciences and the humanities. We are looking for articles that push present understanding of migration integration, and race and ethnic relations in new conceptual, methodological, and empirical directions.

Topics include, but are not limited to: migration and integration in relation to citizenship, national identity, refugee and asylum policy, social movements (pro and anti-immigration), gender, racialization, whiteness, ethnic and religious diversity and (post)colonialism.



  1. A theory of migration: the aspirations-capabilities framework
    Hein de Haas - 

  2. The integrative force of political institutions? Direct democracy and voter turnout across ethnic and nativity groups
    Anita Manatschal - 

  3. Shaping migration at the border: the entangled rationalities of border control practices - Special Issue: How do organisations shape migration and inclusion?
    Christin Achermann -

  4. Regular matters: credibility determination and the institutional habitus in a Swiss asylum office - Special Issue: How do organisations shape migration and inclusion?
    Laura Affolter - 

  5. “By women, for women, and with women”: on the integration of highly qualified female refugees into the labour Markets of Berlin and Brandenburg 
    Felicitas Hillmann & Burcu Toğral Koca -

  6. Governing displaced migration in Europe: housing and the role of the “local” 
    Nasar Meer, Claudio Dimaio, Emma Hill, Maria Angeli, Klara Oberg & Henrik Emilsson -

  7. The aporia of refugee rights in a time of crises: the role of brokers in accessing refugee protection in transit and at the border 
    Sara Riva & Gerhard Hoffstaedter  - 

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