Migration

The Sri Lankan civil war and Australia's migration policy response: a historical case study with contemporary implications

Sri Lanka’s civil war lasted almost 26 years and cost tens of thousands of lives. Since the end of the war in 2009, several thousand asylum seekers from...

‘Climate refugees’: an Oceanic perspective

The primary argument of this article seeks to highlight the irresponsible and insensitive categorisation of the Pacific peoples as ‘climate refugees’....

Controlling irregular migration in the Asia-Pacific: is Australia acting against its own interests?

Australia invests heavily throughout the Asia-Pacific region in mechanisms to control irregular people movements. Information has been leaked about...

The ‘Paradox of Diversity’: economic evidence from US cities 1980–2010

We evaluate the economic significance of linguistic barriers to communication in 226 US cities from 1980 to 2010. We address the question: to what extent...

Statistics on ethnic diversity in the land of Papua, Indonesia

This paper aims to quantitatively uncover ethnic diversity in multi-ethnic Land of Papua, an Indonesian region with a large inflow of migration and rising...

Demographic change in the Asian Century: implications for Australia and the region

Declining fertility and mortality rates in the second half of the twentieth century have led to the twenty-first century being characterised as the...

New prospects in regional health governance: migrant workers' health in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has potential in creating regional health governance frameworks. Yet in light of the ASEAN Economic...

Twenty years' evolution of North Korean migration, 1994–2014: a human security perspective

Over the past two decades, there have been notable changes in North Korean migration: from forced migration to trafficking in women, from heroic...

Why does the government fail to improve the living conditions of migrant workers in Shanghai?

How to get affordable housing is the primary concern of many peasant migrants working in Shanghai. Although the central government has issued a series of...

Migration and law in Japan

It has been claimed that Japan is not a country of immigration. Where is Japan’s distinctiveness evident, and what features does it share with other...

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