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. Parties beyond national borders: exploring the activities of Israeli political parties abroad - Special lssue: Political parties as actors of transnational politics
    Avital Friedman & Ofer Kenig - 

  2. Exchange rates and immigration policy
    Adrian J. Shin - 

  3. Campaigning across continents: how Latin American parties link up with migrant associations abroad
    Nicolas Fliess - 

  4. EU migrant retention and the temporalities of migrant staying: a new conceptual frameworkSpecial Issue: Migrations and diversifications in the UK and Japan
    Helena Hof, Simon Pemberton & Emilia Pietka-Nykaza - 

  5. Reframing ‘integration’: acknowledging and addressing five core critiques
    Sarah Spencer & Katharine Charsley - 

  6. Street-level workers, managers and institutional tensions: a comparative ethnography of healthcare practices of in/exclusion in three Italian public organisations
    Roberta Perna - 

  7. Seeking asylum in Scandinavia: a comparative analysis of recent restrictive policy responses towards unaccompanied afghan minors in Denmark, Sweden and Norway
    Marianne Garvik & Marko Valenta - 

  8. Addressing seeming paradoxes by embracing them: small state theory and the integration of migrants
    Thomas Kolnberger & Harlan Koff - 

  9. An organizational approach to the Philippine migration industry: recruiting, matching and tailoring migrant domestic workers - Special Issue: How do organisations shape migration and inclusion?
    Julien Debonneville - 

  10. Party expats? Mapping transnational party branches of French, German and UK parties - Special Issue: Political parties as actors of transnational politics
    Felix-Christopher von Nostitz - 

  11. How migrants manifest their transnational identity through online social networks: comparative findings from a case of Koreans in Germany 
    Sunyoung Park & Lasse Gerrits - 

  12. How do borders influence migration? Insights from open and closed border regimes in the three Guianas
    Simona Vezzoli -

  13. British and Japanese international retirement migration and creative responses to health and care challenges: a bricolage perspectiveSpecial Issue: Migrations and diversifications in the UK and Japan
    Kelly Hall, Mayumi Ono & Ayako Kohno - 

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

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

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

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

  18. “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 -

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

  20. 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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