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In a new article in the journal Migration Studies, Alexander Betts (Leopold Muller Professor of Forced Migration and International Affairs) and co-author Lena Kainz (Migration Policy Institute Europe) examine the issue of fragmentation in global migration governance. They aim to explain why it is that global migration governance has historically emerged as a patchwork of international institutions.

Betts and Kainz present an original theoretical framework based on the power asymmetries between predominantly ‘sending’ and ‘receiving’ countries, and apply this framework to four key historical turning points in the recent history of global migration governance.

The article, 'Power and proliferation: explaining the fragmentation of global migration governance', is available to read at