Category: Journal CMS
Publisher: AUP
Pages: 138
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. Special Symposium of Comparative Migration Studies - After the Arab Spring: EU Asylum and Migration Policy in Flux (pp. 123-126)
    Christian Kaunert and Sarah Léonard
  2. The Arab Spring and the Italian Response to Migration in 2011 - Beyond the Emergency (pp. 127-150)
    Emanuela Paoletti
  3. Money for nothing, the cricks for free - Five paradoxes in EU migration policy (pp. 151-180)
    Jan Claudius Völkel
  4. Solidarity and Trust in the Common European Asylum System (pp. 181-202)
    Valsamis Mitsilegas

Regular articles

  1. The transfer of pre-departure integration requirements for family migrants among member states of the European Union (pp. 203-226)
    Saskia Bonjour
  2. The Transition from School to Work for Children of Immigrants with Lower-Level Educational Credentials in the United States and France (pp. 227-254)  
    Amy Lutz, Yaël Brinbaum and Dalia Abdelhady

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