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Old Wine in New Bottles? The European Union's Organizational Response to Reforming EU–African Migration Cooperation

In 2015, the European Commission responded to renewed demands from its political environment to achieve more results in its external relations with African countries in migration. This article explores how calls for action from domestic arenas formed an adaptation pressure on the EU's external migration governance, and first examines the implications of this for political cooperation and instrumentation. In assessing adaptation in these areas, this article addresses the question of whether a fundamental redefinition of the EU's engagement with African states has occurred. Secondly, the article proposes that mal-integration of policy emerges as an organizational compromise that allows a number of functional interests to be met. It allows for the broad enlisting of support from different parts of the administration; it enables the performance of a response to demands that cannot be realistically met; and allows a reconciling of different interests under one approach.


Identifying the research gap of zoonotic disease in displacement: a systematic review

Global Health Research and Policy volume 6, Article number: 25 (2021)

Outbreaks of zoonotic diseases that transmit between animals and humans, against a backdrop of increasing levels of forced migration, present a major challenge to global public health. This review provides an overview of the currently available evidence of how displacement may affect zoonotic disease and pathogen transmission, with the aim to better understand how to protect health and resilience of displaced and host populations.


Lockdowns, lives and livelihoods: the impact of COVID-19 and public health responses to conflict affected populations - a remote qualitative study in Baidoa and Mogadishu, Somalia

Conflict and Health volume 15, Article number: 47 (2021)

Authorities in Somalia responded with drastic measures after the first confirmed COVID-19 case in mid-March 2020, closing borders, schools, limiting travel and prohibiting most group functions. However, the impact of the pandemic in Somalia thereafter remained unclear. This study employs a novel remote qualitative research method in a conflict-affected setting to look at how some of the most at-risk internally displaced and host populations were impacted by COVID-19, what determined their responses, and how this affected their health and socio-economic vulnerability.


Usman, M. Maslova, S. and Burgess, G (2020) Urban informality in the Global North: (il)legal status and housing strategies of Ghanaian migrants in New York City, International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2020.1814189



Edited by Breeze, M and Scott-Smith, T  (2020) Forced Migration - Volume 39, Structures of Protection? Rethinking Refugee Shelter



Perraton, H. (2020) International students 1860-2010: Policy and practice round the world, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan




Campana, P. (2020), “Human Smuggling: Structure and Mechanisms”. Crime&Justice,





Campana, P. and Gelsthorpe, L (2020), "Choosing a Smuggler: Decision-making Among Migrants Smuggled to Europe", European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 




S. Maslova, S. & King, R. (2020). Residential trajectories of high-skilled transnational migrants in a global city: Exploring the housing choices of Russian and Italian professionals in London. Cities, 96, 102421.




Cetin. E (with G. Özerim) "The interplay between migration and women: The case of Syrians in Turkey", in O. B. Çelik and M. İnce Yılmaz (eds.), Women's Economic Empowerment in Turkey (Routledge), 2019.




Cetin. E “Turkey Country Report: Legal & Policy Framework of Migration Governance”

(co-authored with Neva Övünç Öztürk, N. Ela Gökalp Aras, Zeynep Şahin Mencütek), as part of the EU funded Horizon2020 project RESPOND- Multilevel Governance of Mass Migration in Europe and Beyond, available at, 2018.



Edited by Katz, I, Martin, D and Minca, C (2018) Revisited: Multifaceted Spatialities of a Modern Political Technology London, Rowman and Littlefield International