Managed migration

Recent Publications

November 16, 2017

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity

Humanitarianism: the unacceptable face of solidarity is the product of a six-month research project into the hostile political and legal environment facing humanitarian actors who seek to protect life at Europe’s sea and land borders.

October 9, 2017

Race and Class, October 2017

The October 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available.

July 13, 2017

Race and Class, July 2017

The July 2017 issue of Race & Class is now available and you can download the lead article for free (for a limited time only).

April 18, 2017

Race & Class, April 2017

The April 2017 Race & Class tackles two key current themes: the impact of Fox News  in (mis)representing news and creating racist discourses, and the  way in which Canadian  ‘neoliberal multiculturalism’ is marginalising  Arabs, Muslims and those in solidarity with Palestine.

January 12, 2017

Race & Class, January 2017

The January 2017 issue of Race & Class features articles on how ultra-nationalism plays out in the EU, murals in Colombia, collusion in Northern Ireland and popular racism in Japan.

December 2, 2016

Racial violence and the Brexit state

Racial violence and the Brexit state examines the link between the language and behaviour of perpetrators of racial violence, the rhetoric and policy pronouncements of politicians over recent years and the stigmatising frameworks of the media.

March 10, 2016

Entitlement and belonging

Entitlement and belonging: social restructuring and multicultural Britain examines the Housing and Planning and Immigration Bills 2015-16. It suggests they will accelerate the break-up and displacement of multicultural neighbourhoods, whilst facilitating the development of a 'SUS culture' as the ‘hostile environment principle’, long- established in immigration policy, is extended into housing.

April 9, 2015

Catching History on the Wing

A new film of A. Sivanandan, in conversation with Colin Prescod, entitled Catching History on the Wing. 

March 31, 2015

Briefing Paper no. 10

The briefing paper, Unwanted, Unnoticed: an audit of 160 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe, by Reem Abu-Hayyeh and Frances Webber, documents the asylum and immigration-related deaths of migrants in Europe over the past five years. 

December 23, 2014

Briefing Paper no. 9

The briefing paper,  Hidden despair: The deaths of foreign national prisoners, by Frances Webber, examines recent suicides of foreign national prisoners in prisons and young offenders institutions. 

April 4, 2013

Race & Class, April 2013

The April 2013 issue of Race & Class contains a special section on Cuts, crime and racialisation, which examines how neoliberalism, at a time of austerity, changes the very nature of racism and criminal justice.

October 11, 2012

Borderline justice: the fight for refugee and migrant rights

From pre-arrival to detention and deportation, Borderline Justice describes the exclusionary policies, inhumane decisions and obstacles to justice for refugees and migrants in the current legal system.

July 30, 2012

New geographies of racism: Peterborough

A report focusing on racial violence in Peterborough, where the city’s migrant workers have been demonised and vilified by the tabloids in recent years.

June 30, 2011

New geographies of racism: Plymouth

A report focusing on racial violence in Plymouth which is based on detailed research into the history and political economy of the city.

October 17, 2010

Driven to desperate measures 2006-2010

A report cataloguing the deaths of the 77 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK from 2006-2010.

October 7, 2010

Briefing Paper no. 4

Accelerated removals: a study of the human cost of EU deportation policies, 2009-2010 examines the 38 asylum and immigration-related deaths in Europe over an 18-month period and shows the human cost of EU moves to slash budgets for refugee integration and accelerate the pace of removals – thereby undermining international conventions.

September 21, 2006

Driven to desperate measures 1989-2006

The IRR has catalogued a roll call of death of the 221 asylum seekers and migrants who have died either in the UK or attempting to reach the UK in the past seventeen years.

April 27, 2006

European Race Bulletin no. 55

'Asylum: from deterrence to criminalisation' by Frances Webber draws attention to the threat posed to international conventions by the adoption of a penal framework to prevent the arrival of would-be refugees in Europe and to aid the departure of failed asylum seekers.

July 1, 1999

A world to win: essays in honour of A. Sivanandan

This special double issue of Race & Class focuses on the work of one of today's seminal thinkers on Marxism, imperialism and racism, who is also a key figure in the black movement, an often trenchant critic of the Left and an award-winning novelist.