New book enhances understanding of the dynamics of irregular migration

New book enhances understanding of the dynamics of irregular migration
Thursday 25 January 2018

Congratulations to Marie McAuliffe on the publication of the new book she co-edited with Khalid Koser, A Long Way to Go: Irregular Migration Patterns, Processes, Drivers and Decision-making.

The book presents the findings of a unique migration research program harnessing work of some of the leading international and Australian migration researchers on the challenging and complex topic of irregular maritime migration. The book brings together selected findings of the research program, and in doing so it contributes to the ongoing academic and policy discourses by providing findings from rigorous quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research to support a better understanding of the dynamics of irregular migration and their potential policy implications.

Stemming from the 2012 Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers report, the Irregular Migration Research Program commissioned 26 international research projects involving 17 academic principal researchers, along with private sector specialist researchers, international organisations and policy think tanks. The centrepiece of the research program was a multi-year collaborative partnership between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and The Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Under this partnership, empirical research on international irregular migration was commissioned from migration researchers in Australia, Indonesia, Iran, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.

The book is available for download or purchase from ANU Press.

Marie McAuliffe is the head of the Migration Policy Research Division at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Geneva, and has almost two decades of experience in migration research, policy and practice. She is a senior fellow at the Global Migration Centre at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a visiting scholar at the Population Institute at Hacettepe University in Ankara. Marie co-convenes IOM’s Migration Research Leaders’ Syndicate in support of the 2018 Global Compact for Migration. She is currently co-editing IOM’s next World Migration Report (with Martin Ruhs) and is on the editorial board of the scientific journal International Migration. For three years (2012–2014), Marie directed the Australian irregular migration research program.

In late 2014, she was awarded a Sir Roland Wilson scholarship to complete her doctoral research at the ANU School of Demography and was recently approved for admission to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy for her PhD thesis entitled ‘Self-agency and asylum – a critical analysis of the migration patterns and processes of Hazara irregular maritime asylum seekers to Australia’.

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