Category: Journal CMS
Publisher: AUP
Pages: 128
ISBN: ISSN: 2214-8590 (print) / 2214-594x (online)
Library: Journal Comparative Migration Studies
Year: 2014


Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. CMS distinguishes itself on the following points: An explicit comparative orientation. We believe that a focus on comparative research can promote the theoretical development of migration studies. This can involve various types of comparative studies (between countries, groups, levels, historical periods). A wide disciplinary angle. CMS aims to develop a wider disciplinary angle than most existing journals: besides sociology, political science and anthropology, the journal also aims at economics and law. An open access journal. We believe open access nowadays is the best way to get the widest possible exposure for the work published in our journal. Publishing your articles with CMS means that other scholar will have easy access to your work and will be more likely to read it and refer to it. The field of comparative migration studies has evolved rapidly in recent decades, with contributions from a variety of disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, political sciences, law and economics. In methodological terms, migration studies has also become an increasingly diverse field. Comparative Migration Studies aims to reflect these developments and welcomes research based on qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. Contributions are invited in particular on the following topics: migration, integration, assimilation, migration policies, incorporation policies, governance of migration and integration, ethnic/cultural/religious diversity, migrant rights, gender & migration, migration & citizenship, migration & national identity, migration & security, civic integration, nationalism and migration, ethnic entrepreneurship.


  1. Lessons from Canada and Germany: Immigration and Integration Experiences Compared (pp. 1-7)
    Harald Bauder, Patti Tamara Lenard & Christine Straehle
  2. Re-Imagining the Nation: Lessons from the Debates of Immigration in a Settler Society and an Ethnic Nation (pp. 9-27)
    Harald Bauder
  3. Traditions of Nationhood or Political Conjuncture? Debating Citizenship in Canada and Germany (pp. 29-56)
    Elke Winter
  4. When Extremes Converge: German and Canadian Labor Migration Policy Compared (pp. 57-75)
    Holger Kolb
  5. Beyond National Models? Governing Migration and Integration at the Regional and Local Levels in Canada and Germany (pp. 77-99)
    Oliver Schmidtke
  6. Shifting Up and Back: The European Turn in Canadian Refugee Policy (pp. 101-122)
    Dagmar Soennecken

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