Hein de Haas
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Myths of migration: Much of what we think we know is wrong
The debate over migration is plagued by a variety of inaccuracies and misunderstandings - on both the right and the left. Here is what the ...
Friday, 16 December 2016
There is no 'silver bullet' migration policy
By Katharina Natter Intensified border controls and development cooperation have become the pillars of European immigration policy ov...
Friday, 28 October 2016
While migration has become a political 'hot topic', public debates about migration have often remained remarkably fact-less. T...
Monday, 29 August 2016
The case for border controls
Sovereign states have good reasons for controlling their borders. States are political communities with a need to define who is member, an...
Monday, 22 August 2016
Refugees: A small and relatively stable proportion of world migration
The recent news coverage about migration, and particularly the 'refugee crisis', often gives the impression that border crossings b...
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
Don't blame the smugglers: the real migration industry
The billions spent on the militarisation of border controls over the past years have been a waste of taxpayers' money. As we are able t...
Tuesday, 22 September 2015
A general sense of panic is dominating media coverage of what has come to know as Europe's 'refugee crisis'. It conveys the ima...
Saturday, 16 May 2015
How much do we really learn from history?
"German Jews Pouring into This Country". This is what the The Daily Mail, a British tabloid newspaper, had to say about German Je...
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Of course 'expats' are just emigrants. They only don't like to be called that way. These days, in Western Europe, the term '...
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
Will a 'Brexit' curb immigration?
Leaders of anti-immigration parties such as Nigel Farage of the UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) and Geert Wilders' of the Dutc...
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